OffCite presents the ninth submission to the Unexpected City challenge, made by Maria Oran. Click here to learn about making your own submission.
Just North of Downtown Houston, Airline Drive is not just a street. It is the home of Canino’s market, one of Houston’s largest produce markets, numerous other spice and food shops, seven produce companies, restaurants and bars, several taco trucks and one very popular Mexican bakery. It is a vibrant and energetic place, full of people at any given time. Beyond it being a unique place to shop for fresh and local produce, it is a great weekend destination for strolling and people watching.
Visit Super Houston to read about a conceptual proposal to make Airline Drive a better pedestrian experience and an even stronger hub of activity. The proposal is being developed by the University of Houston’s Community Design Resource Center.