Brownsville community to transform outdoor space into community plaza

The space is currently used for community events by the Brownsville Community Justice Center.

Katelynn Ulrich

Feb 1, 2024, 10:55 PM

Updated 117 days ago

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Part of the Brownsville community had a vision to make big changes to a small space and in March it will begin to come to life.
According to the City's Department of Design and Construction, the dead-end segment of Osborn Street, which is known as Osborn Street Plaza, will get a new look. The space is currently used for community events by the Brownsville Community Justice Center.
The project costs $2.3 million and will include lighter pavement that will get less hot on warm days, raised intersections to calm traffic, more trees and more live programming.
"What's important is working with the community and uplifting the voices that are from here and been here and doing more activations to make sure they can stay here," said Mallory Thatch, senior program manager at the Brownsville Community Justice Center.
BCJC began crafting the plans for the renovations in 2015 with input from the community. The DDC is managing this project for the Department of Transportation. 


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