Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 61 - Downtown


NAME: Downtown

DATE RECOGNIZED: 03.29.2011

STATUS: Inactive

COUNCIL DISTRICT: I

MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: North Central

CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Downtown is the birthplace of Houston and is home to the Market Square Historic District with some of Houston’s oldest historic buildings. The construction of a ring of freeways in the 1960s and 1970s created the modern boundaries of downtown.

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: This area includes state of art performing art facilities, major government, banking, energy interests, the George R. Brown Convention Center and University of Houston Downtown. Loft conversions in older, often vacant office/commercial buildings are adding a new and welcome residential element to downtown along with a thriving nightlife, restaurant and club scene. Downtown includes quality park space such as Discovery Green and Market Square Park that includes places for performances, dog runs and other activities. Two sports stadiums, Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center give the downtown area additional interest.

The area includes the East Downtown Management District, whose vision for East Downtown or EaDo is “of a well-planned, high quality community, integrating regional and metropolitan commercial development with a stable, desirable residential neighborhood.”

CIVIC CLUBS:

PARKS:

•   Albert Thomas Plaza 600 Bagby 77002
•   Allen's Landing Memorial Park 1001 Commerce 77002
•   Antioch Park 1400 Smith 77002
•   Bell/59 Triangle 1900 Bell 77003
•   City Hall Annex Plaza 900 Bagby 77002
•   City Hall Plaza 901 Bagby 77002
•   Confederate Ship Area 801 Commerce 77002
•   Goyen (Johnny) Park 1 North Milam 77002
•   Hermann Square 900 Smith 77002
•   Jones Plaza 600 Louisiana 77002
•   Old City Hall Clock Plaza Congress/Travis 77002
•   Root Memorial Square Park 1400 Clay 77002
•   Sam Houston Park 1000 Bagby 77002
•   Sesquicentennial Park Fish Plaza 500 Texas 77002
•   Sesquicentennial Park 400 Texas 77002
•   Smith (R.E. "Bob") Park 1300 Smith/Clay 77002
•   Tranquillity Park 400 Rusk 77002

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: