Avenida Houston improvements earn Innovation Award

Houston • Nov. 17, 2016

Houston First Corporation was the recipient of the Innovation Award at the Mayor’s Outstanding Proud Partners Awards. The 32nd annual luncheon was presented by the Keep Houston Beautiful organization on November 7 at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel.

Houston First was recognized for its ongoing improvements to the Avenida Houston convention district. Peter McStravick, HFC’s chief development officer, accepted the award from Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Clean City Commission chairman emeritus Daniel Sullenbarger.

Avenida Houston is the new campus at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. The centerpiece of Avenida Houston is the newly designed plaza that favors pedestrians over vehicle traffic and connects visitors to Discovery Green park, the Marriott Marquis and Hilton Americas hotels and multiple new restaurants. In addition, Avenida Houston features unique art installations and programmed events.