LRT Helping To Revitalize Houston CBD

Houston is hopping these days with new public and private investments.
February 23, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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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

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Published on Sunday, February 22, 2004 in San Antonio Express-News
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