Project to transform stretch of Buffalo Bayou into 'jewel'
By ZAIN SHAUK, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Updated 10:36 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2011
Houston and Texas
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A $55 million upgrade to parkland along Buffalo Bayou is set to add performance venues, improve recreational areas and revitalize downtown-area green space that officials hope will become a magnet and refuge similar to New York's Central Park.
Houston City Council on Wednesday approved an operating agreement paving the way for construction, including a major restructuring of Buffalo Bayou and restoration of its ecosystems. The Harris County Commissioners Court will take up a similar agreement Tuesday.
This is very exciting. Hopefully this will spur more of the same east of downtown.