Residential Development Heading to Downtown Bryan

By  | 

The face of Downtown Bryan has been changing a lot over the last few years, and it's about to change again.

Residential properties are going in at a couple of locations. On Main Street, construction is underway on lofts. A few blocks away at the corner of 24th and Houston will be new town homes. A groundbreaking will be held Saturday for the BCS Modern Living development.

It's the first major residential development in the Downtown area in more than a quarter century.

Bryan Deputy City Manager Joey Dunn said this next step is a very important for downtown.

"The cities that have really been successful in revitalizing their downtown area is lots of residential, and you want people down here 24/7," Dunn said. "That's the kind of residential Chris (Lawrence, BCS Modern Living CEO) and his group are doing."

The groundbreaking will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 503 E. 24th Street.

Since 2002, $25 million in infrastructure investment has helped make for a $98 million market value increase for downtown, according to the city. Nineteen new businesses have come to that part of town since 2010.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus