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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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Join Mayor Turner at the East End Chamber's Vision 2016 Luncheon

Join Mayor Turner at the East End Chamber's Vision 2016 Luncheon

Join the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce on Monday, February 29th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby Airport (8181 Airport Blvd) for a discussion on the Houston East End Vision from our City of Houston's elected officials: Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Member Robert Gallegos and Council Member Karla Cisneros. During the luncheon,…

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Houston’s East End to Become the Region’s Hub for Entrepreneurs

Houston’s East End to Become the Region’s Hub for Entrepreneurs

Neighboring downtown Houston is the East End, a community with deep historic roots and entrepreneurship. It was in the East End that the Allen Brothers envisioned and built Harrisburg, Houston’s founding cornerstone for what has become today, the fourth largest city in the country. Almost 200 years later, this largely Hispanic community is charting a new vision: To become Houston’s primary makers hub.

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