Brownsville, TEXAS – The Market Square Revitalization Project is currently underway in the heart of Downtown Brownsville.
Slated for completion in May 2017, the Market Square Revitalization Project includes the undergrounding or relocating of electric distribution systems – wires, transformers and other equipment – along Market Square Street and within the alleyways between East Washington Street and East Adams Street, along East 10th Street and East 14th Street in Downtown Brownsville.
The Market Square Revitalization Project will permanently close Market Square Street to vehicular traffic, yielding a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly plaza with landscaping, fountains, the addition of a life-size chess board, and other amenities.
Additionally, undergrounding improvements to the alleyways and Market Square Street will be coupled with street paving improvements on East 11th Street and East 12th Street, between East Adams Street and East Washington Street.
The Market Square Revitalization Project seeks to provide visual and functional improvements throughout Brownsville’s Main Street District by making Market Square safer, and more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, while facilitating future economic growth.
Funding for the $3.4 million project is provided by the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board.
“Market Square is going to be transformed,” said Ramiro Gonzalez, assistant director for the city planning & zoning division. “We’re really excited for this project. It’s going to bring life to Market Square and the Main Street District. Our ultimate goal is to protect and showcase this historic site, while providing a safe space for the community to enjoy.”
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