LRT Helping To Revitalize Houston CBD

Houston is hopping these days with new public and private investments.

The new light rail is one of several changes in downtown Houston that have revitalized the center of a city better known for sprawl: "We're downtown on Main Street on a Saturday night, and the sidewalks are swarming. Live music drifts through nearly every doorway, where abandoned storefronts have become trendy nightclubs and restaurants. Through the upper-story windows of old office buildings and hotels, you glimpse the telltale track lights and art of expensive apartments. Every 12 minutes, a sleek white light rail train glides by. According to the map, we're in downtown Houston... Ha ha. OK, where are we really?"

Thanks to Bill Barker, AICP

Full Story: Houston's downtown development, light rail system have revamped city's image


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