The City of Houston continues to grow and change. Downtown is evolving and becoming home to more businesses, residents, venues, and parks. A critical missing piece was an iconic shopping district with local and national retailers, restaurants, and hotels. Clark Condon worked with the Houston Downtown Management District to reimagine the Dallas Street corridor from Milam to La Branch as a destination within the heart of this emerging shopping district.
Through planning with multiple stakeholders, the Dallas corridor was to become a pedestrian-friendly district with less emphasis on vehicles. To achieve this, one lane of traffic was removed to increase sidewalk areas. This change created a better, stronger pedestrian environment that includes trees, signature paving, custom lighting, and plantings. This all came together to create a new east-to-west corridor in downtown. Project partners included the Houston Downtown Management District, Downtown Redevelopment Authority, the Mayor’s Downtown Retail Task Force, and various downtown business owners. The project was completed on time to welcome Super Bowl LI to Houston.
|CLIENT:||Houston Downtown Management District + AECOM|
|SERVICES:||Design through CA|
|HIGHLIGHTS:||Transformation of Downtown Corridor to Iconic Shopping District. Pedestrian-Friendly. Enhanced Streetscapes. Street Trees. Signature Paving. Custom Lighting. Plantings.|