Houston Astrodome Renovation Will Be Decided By Voters

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT) -- Some Houston-area residents will decide this fall if Harris County should issue up to $217 million in bonds to redevelop the 1965-built Astrodome into a convention center, this after the Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously voted Tuesday to put the decision in voters' hands.

The Astrodome has been empty since 2009, and the impending Nov. 5 vote could be the light at the end of a long process in which the county repeatedly and unsuccessfully sought private proposals for the stadium. If the measure is approved,...
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