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Navigation Esplanade Earns Prestigious ULI Development of Distinction Award

Navigation Esplanade Earns Prestigious ULI Development of Distinction Award

The Navigation Esplanade was recently awarded the prestigious designation of best Urban Open Space at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Development of Distinction Award Ceremony.

Navigation_Esplanade from Urban Land Institute on Vimeo.

“The Navigation Esplanade exemplifies what a community can achieve when it works together. A weekly farmers market in a food desert, and support of local artists through commissioned work are just two ways the Esplanade connects the community through its thoughtful programming and design. The judges appreciated the development team’s attention to community concerns while still designing with the future in mind.”

The Navigation Esplanade, a project completed by the Greater East End Management District (GEEMD) and operated by the East End Foundation was completed in 2013.

“The Navigation Esplanade is a direct result of the Greater East End Management District working with the local community. They wanted that space to be something that reflected this community” says Diane Schenke, President of the GEEMD.

Diane Barber, Managing Director of the East End Foundation says “I think it’s very important for the residents of the East End to know that this is their space.”

The Navigation Esplanade hosts more than 12 major events per year as well as a weekly Street Market from 10am to 2pm every Sunday.

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An EaDo Urban Design Project By Way of Texas Tech University

An EaDo Urban Design Project By Way of Texas Tech University

EaDo is an exciting and rapidly developing area of the city – rich with opportunities and interlaced with a myriad of land uses, necessary infrastructures, historical conditions, natural features and development(s) “on the horizon." With that in mind, architecture students from Texas Tech University were challenged to develop a vision for the parking lot site…

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Fox 26: Young, Urban Farmers Are Champions Of Change

Fox 26: Young, Urban Farmers Are Champions Of Change

Texas has more farms than any other state, but most of farm country is getting older. The average age of a farmer is 58. Sally MacDonald reports on the recent increase in people under age 34 who are trying out their green thumbs with hopes of changing communities. In the middle of Houston's East End, sits what many see as Houston's first private farm inside the 610 Loop. Finca Tres Robles is Spanish for Three Oaks Farm.

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