Uptown Corridors Revitalization Strategy for Staples and Leopard Streets

Media Advisory

When:             Thursday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m.                       

Where:            Boarri Craft Butchery

                        817 S. Staples St,

                       Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Who:               Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo

                        Planning Department            

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi will host a news conference to introduce several initiatives promoting revitalization and infill development within the City, and how members of the community can get involved and contribute to these revitalization efforts.

As part of the Uptown Corridors Revitalization Strategy for Staples and Leopard Streets, the City of Corpus Christi Planning Department would like to hear your recommendations for street and sidewalk amenities, design improvements, branding, and economic development programming for Staples Street from Six Points to Interstate 37 and Leopard Street from Upper Broadway to the Crosstown Expressway (SH 286). The community’s input and guidance are needed to refine and prioritize proposed strategies to improve the Staples and Leopard Street corridors in the Uptown District.

“Resident input is vital in helping to develop a strategy for revitalization that will guide future public and private investments,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo. “I am also very optimistic regarding The Incremental Development Alliance partnership and the valuable training they will provide to prospective business owners who are interested in investing in the Uptown Corridor.”

The public may view the Press Briefing on the City’s social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citygov/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVCorpusChristi

A video presentation in English and Spanish is available online detailing initial proposals for the Uptown Corridors. Residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders are invited to view the presentation and are asked to give their input through an online survey available through February 20, 2022, at www.cctexas.com/uptown.

In addition, the City is partnering with The Incremental Development Alliance, a national non-profit that works to build local wealth in neighborhoods through ground-up real estate development. The Incremental Development Alliance will bring its successful training model to Corpus Christi. The first event will be held virtually on February 17, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event is free, but space is limited, and advanced registration is required. To learn more and register, visit www.creatingcc.com/incdev.

This is not a public gathering.

For more information, media representatives can contact PIO Gabriela Morrow at 361-826-3583 or email at GabrielaM@cctexas.com.