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20-Year 'Plan Houston' Would More Than Double Downtown's Population

The Houston Downtown Management District and Central Houston Inc. have released a new 20-year vision for Downtown Houston.
November 16, 2017, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Nancy Sarnoff reports from Houston: "Downtown officials [have released] an ambitious vision for the heart of the city, a plan they say builds on the dramatic growth of recent years while considering the technological advances and cultural shifts facing modern metropolises."

"Plan Downtown" sets a 20-year agenda for Downtown Houston that includes a target for 12,000 new residents and the "Green Loop"—"a five-mile transportation and recreation circuit connecting neighborhoods along the edges of downtown." According to a separate article by Rachel Dovey, the plan is organized into four "pillars":

  • Downtown is Houston’s Greatest Place to Be
  • Downtown is the Premier Business and Government Location
  • Downtown is the Standard for Urban Livability
  • Downtown is the Innovative Leader in Connectivity

In total, the plan includes 144 specific recommendations.

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Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Houston Chronicle
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