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Corpus Christi Downtown Management District shifts their focus to pedestrian safety

Posted at 7:09 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 20:09:14-05

Corpus Christi played host to the 2018 Texas Downtown Association conference, bringing in experts from around the country who know a thing or two about revitalizing downtown areas.

Management officials say they took a lot away from the conference, but one particular thing the Corpus Christi Downtown Management team is aiming their sights on is pedestrian safety.

More than 150 downtown management representatives from all over Texas, including Garland, Houston, and the Dallas metro area, explored different shops, restaurants, and other local hot spots during their visit to the Sparkling City by the Sea.

The main way these visitors navigated the downtown area was by walking, and experts learned a lot about the Corpus Christi downtown.

These Texas downtown experts were able to share recommendations on making improvements to the experience, like finding ways to make the Corpus Christi downtown area unique and to capitalize on that.

Executive Director of the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District Alyssa Barrera says, “We’re very excited for voters to approve two projects that will benefit walkability in the downtown area, including pedestrian improvements across Shoreline and new lights to help people feel safer.”

The Corpus Christi downtown District Management District say those who travel through downtown Corpus Christi must be able to do it in a safe way, and recently passed bond 2018 will help them do just that.

Among the items in that $22,000,000 bond are sidewalk and lighting improvements. Downtown district management says this will help visitors come back for years to come.