BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT
A recommitment to the Jewish community
By joining with the J on this project, we demonstrate our continued commitment to maintaining the central hub of Jewish life in Southwest Houston. While we recognize the geographic disbursement of our community and will continue to support programs to meet as broad of a reach as possible, we are committed to the success of the neighborhoods and Jewish community located around our home.
Protecting the campus from future flooding
While the Federation building did not take on water during Hurricane Harvey, it did sustain damage from the storm. The new building will be elevated to the current level of the first-floor lobby of the J and thereby provide necessary flood mitigation in the event of another major weather event.
Enhancing security and improving accessibility
We must be ever mindful of the security risks we face as a community. We and the J also recognize the opportunity this campus redevelopment plan presents to make all parts of the campus more accessible to all in our community. By building with the issues of security and accessibility in mind, we will create a more secure and welcoming environment.
Managing monthly costs
A new building enables us to create a more modern and productive working environment while keeping our monthly costs lower than if we had to purchase or rent land offsite. The new Federation building will be equipped with more efficient systems and more flexible workspaces than the current aging facility, which is already in need of updates and renovation.