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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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Downtown Houston Seeks Public Engagement for Plan Downtown

Downtown Houston Seeks Public Engagement for Plan Downtown

The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) kicks off the public engagement phase of Plan Downtown with the launch of My Downtown, an interactive survey and mapping tool designed by project consultant and international interdisciplinary planning and design firm Sasaki Associates. “My Downtown is an integral piece of the community engagement strategy for Plan Downtown, a new 20-year vision that will position Downtown at the forefront of Houston’s advancement as a global city,” said Bob Eury, Executive Director of the Downtown District. “Along with text surveys, public workshops and topical focus groups, the My Downtown survey results will provide us with indispensible insight into the ways in which people experience Downtown Houston, whether they’re residents, workers or visitors.”

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Food Trucks Flock to Houston Food Park

Everything from tacos and burgers to pho and cupcakes are being dished out by mobile street vendors on a mission to bring some of Houston's finest cuisine to a corner near you. Food trucks in Houston's East End are no exception. On any given day,  you can find 6-8 trucks gathered for lunch and dinner service at the…

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