Houston Real Estate, John Daugherty team recently enjoyed a presentation by Trudi Smith, the Director of PR and Events for the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Trudi’s information included an overview of the history and future plans of the Buffalo Bayou development and it was truly amazing. The presentation was most informative but also filled with humor and little known interesting tidbits. Highlights included:
Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s mission of revitalizing the 10-mile stretch from Shepherd to the Ship Channel
- Sesquicentennial Park at the Theater District with Mel Chin’s Seven Wonder’s sculptures and Dean Ruck’s Big Bubble with his surprise red button “Press for Art”
- Downtown’s lush Sabine Promenade with a pedestrian bridge behind the Hobby Center and the trail and bridge lights that change according to the phases of the moon
- Recently completed projects – the Rosemont Bridge and Jaume Plensa Tolerance sculptures at Studemont and Allen Parkway
- BBP’s major project, a 158-acre area from Shepherd to Sabine to include new trails, blue lights to continue from Sabine to Shepherd, an official dog park, natural landscaping, footpaths, trail lighting, special destination, water features, pedestrian bridges, public art and amenities
- Highlighting some of the ways to increase community involvement with pontoon boat tours, kayak and birding trips, annual Regatta, and Kids Day event.
During Trudi’s presentation, Daugherty sales associate Geoff Russell mentioned that he had recently walked the entire stretch from downtown heading east to McKee Street Bridge and felt like he was on the moon. Geoff told Trudi he found her presentation and the Buffalo Bayou development fascinating. Susan Olguin commented that she had enjoyed riding her bike on the trails for years but now with the redevelopment she felt safer. Many of the Daugherty group are planning to participate in the activities offered including kayaking and historic tours aboard the pontoon boats.