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El Corazon de la Communidad – Navigation Boulevard

El Corazon de la Communidad – Navigation Boulevard

Navigation Boulevard has become the East End’s new Main Street, El Corazon de la Communidad, with a wider esplanade and walkable, shaded sidewalks. The $5 million ARRA stimulus grant that brought improvements to Sampson and York is also funding the exciting, community-driven changes on Navigation. Residents and visitors will enjoy safe crosswalks, pedestrian level solar lighting, an active area of commerce, restaurants, and attractions.

The new esplanade features amenities that are both functional and artistic. Pedestrian-level lamps have bands of color around the LED lights, and are powered by solar generators with enough battery power to run year round, even on cloudy days. Benches in the esplanade are faux bois, and look like centuries-old wood. The bench backs are tiled and the seats have well-known sayings that are applicable to Texas culture and history. Bike racks feature Spanish and English words in script text. Overhead, an iron archway crosses the boulevard, and is fashioned like papel picata, with imagery of some of the original industry in the East End: shipping, railroads, and oil.

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METRO Unveils Much Anticipated New Bus Network this August

METRO Unveils Much Anticipated New Bus Network this August

On August 16, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) will unveil its much anticipated, New Bus Network The unveiling marks the beginning of a 5-year plan to revitalize Houston’s bus system, which has changed little since the 1980’s. The agency’s approval process for a better bus system began in early 2015, when METRO’s…

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Jenkins Garden Dedication Set for April 16

Jenkins Garden Dedication Set for April 16

Jenkins Garden, the new green space at the corner at Lockwood and Harrisburg, was recently planted with native trees and plants that will provide shade and a place for the public to enjoy nature while waiting for the bus or MetroRAIL. The garden, developed with the assistance of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and…

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