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First Step of the Guadalupe Area Renovation Project

First Step of the Guadalupe Area Renovation Project

As part of a series of renovations scheduled for the Guadalupe Cultural Corridor, this past week we broke ground on our first wave of improvements – The Guadalupe Area Renovation Project.

This project will provide for the construction of sidewalks along the west side of Brazos Street, extending from Montezuma Street to San Fernando Street and along the south side of El Paso Street from Brazos Street to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center property entrance driveway.  This Guadalupe Area Renovation Project will include landscaping and other pedestrian amenities such as benches, litter receptacles, bicycle racks, a future B-Cycle station, parking canopy and trellis at the southwest corner of El Paso Street and Brazos Street, transforming our landscape and the experience for our visitors.

The City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development (DCCD), through the Public Art San Antonio (PASA) division, coordinated with VIA Metropolitan Transit are also working on a design competition for public art bus shelters to be incorporated in the Westside Cultural District.  This project will fabricate and install three public art bus shelters near the intersection of Brazos and Guadalupe Streets.  These unique public art bus shelters are designed to create visual markers along the Westside cultural corridor.  The “Urban Porch” design will echo the historic vernacular front porch that commonly is found in homes on the Westside.

The construction is scheduled to be finished by March 2014. We are thrilled about this change and the many other changes to come next year! We would like to thank District 5 Councilwoman, Shirley Gonzales,  Razi Hossein, Assistant Director for City Capital Improvements Management Services, Felix Padrón, Director of the Department for Culture and Creative Development,Patty Ortz, our Executive Director and all the people who made this possible.