Houston Street seen as downtown’s undervalued thread

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From Katie Burke, reporter for the San Antonio Business Journal:

At the Urban Land Institute’s Infill Workshop this morning, I sat next to someone who summed up downtown’s biggest problem in the clearest way I’ve heard it phrased: Everyone is on the edge of the pool and watching what’s going on inside, but not quite ready to jump in themselves.

The uncertainty that has long shrouded San Antonio’s urban core has created a multi-layered conundrum in terms of what to focus on first — residential, office, retail or leisure.

Speaking to the crowd, Centro CEO Pat DiGiovanni said that the biggest priority for the city organization right now is to make “downtown a special place.”

And that’s going to start by focusing on Houston Street. The 0.7-mile-long stretch is already seen as the most walkable, with plenty of retail opportunities lining the way.

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