Bauer Business Focus

Downtown Houston: What Will It Take To Make It A Destination Neighborhood?

Ongoing development targets potential residents as well as visitors.

Bob Eury, executive director of the Downtown District, talks about the transformation of Houston's core.
Bob Eury, executive director of the Downtown District, talks about the transformation of Houston’s core.

Downtown Houston continues to become more of a destination for both visitors and new residents. The new light rail lines are complete and ongoing construction will result in several new hotels and office space.

Downtown Houston as seen from Hilton Americas
Downtown Houston as seen from Hilton Americas

But there is also some criticism of how the city is trying to boost the number of residential buildings.

For this week’s Bauer Business Focus, News 88.7’s Florian Martin spoke with Bob Eury, executive director of the Downtown District. Click the audio play button below to listen.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Public Radio...

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