City to Start Planning for Revitalized Uptown Corridors on Staples and Leopard Streets
Community involvement will be key to this effort
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Revitalized Uptown corridors are in the works. Council gave the approval to start a planning initiative to revitalize portions of Staples Street from Six Points to Interstate 37 and Leopard Street from Upper Broadway to the Crosstown Expressway (SH 286), which are key commercial corridors identified in the 2018 Downtown Area Development Plan. This initiative, known as the Staples/Leopard Street Corridor Revitalization Plan, will develop a strategy for revitalization that will guide future public and private development and lay the foundation for a strong local economy.
“This project marks a pivotal first step in my efforts to revitalize the Staples Street Corridor to move forward economic progress. This is an important initiative for our city because it is the first time we are investing and planning for the future of this area. We must rebuild Staples and the uptown reimagining this entre area as an economic gateway to our downtown” At-Large council woman Paulette Guajardo said.
The plan will include conceptual drawings to help reimagine these corridors with improvements, such as landscaping, streetscape amenities, and urban design considerations, that create an attractive and coordinated sense of place.