Brownsville Better Block Wrap-Up
The City of Brownsville completed their first Better Block project and helped transform the heart of downtown into an incredible people-friendly place for residents, and visitors alike. The Market Square area was cleaned, benches were painted, lights were strung from trees, and businesses began addressing the street with cafe tables and landscaping. Multiple pop-up shops were created in vacant buildings including a bike store, clothing boutique, music shop, ice cream shop, and map/art store. The streets surrounding the square were retrofitted with bike lanes and kids activities were placed throughout the area enticing families, and seniors out to enjoy a re-prioritized public space.