downtown goes green

New greenspace sprouting up in downtown Houston

New greenspace sprouting up in downtown Houston

new downtown park rendering
The new park will take up nearly one block.  Courtesy photo

If you live or work downtown, you will soon have another place to enjoy the outdoors.

The city announced it is building a new green space near the Toyota Center. The public park will occupy three-fourths of a block near Bell, San Jacinto, Leeland, and Fannin streets.

The remaining one-fourth serves as a parking area for South Texas College of Law faculty and staff.

This project supports Plan Downtown — a 20-year vision plan for the downtown area that was approved last November — by creating an open space to promote visitor appeal, business climate, livability, and connectivity.

Construction of the new park is expected to begin in mid-2019 and should open in the summer of 2020.

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