Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue

Navasota, TX

http://www.navasotatx.gov

Our main street (Washington Avenue) is the "heart" of our downtown, especially after our new city hall was built just one street over (2011). We created a plaza where events take place, where the community comes together And since we are not the county seat, the courthouse is in another community, so we created a place. The city has already invested well over a million dollars, with some matching funds to make our downtown vibrant. We also recruited a number of businesses to bring occupancy near 100%! BUT WE ARE NOT DONE. We still are about to create a crosswalk and still have one block of streetscapes to complete--this streetscape project was an "offshoot" of the city hall project and we have been building it on Washington Avenue since 2011, with new sidewalks, benches, lighting, & irrigated planter boxes. Investment has followed by a number of people on Railroad St, that connects to Washington Ave., with a new hotel, restaurant & bar opening later this year! The need is for beautification enhancements that were not budgeted to finish the downtown project.