Corpus Christi, Texas. – The Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #3 (TIRZ #3) approved incentives for two projects that will bring $3.3 million in development to Downtown Corpus Christi.

The two projects include Retrocade, located at 326 N. Chaparral Street in the Marina Arts District, and The Preston, located at 1301 N Chaparral Street in the S.E.A. District. Both will activate two long-standing vacant buildings, creating additional restaurants, 15 residential units, and family-friendly entertainment.

The Corpus Christi Downtown Management District (D.M.D.) took these projects to the TIRZ #3 board to gain approval for $394,000 in incentives awarded upon competition of the projects. The incentives will award funding for exterior enhancements, residential unit development, and activating vacant buildings.

“We are thrilled about these two projects as they are bringing two Coastal Bend Natives back to the region to invest and develop in their hometown community,” said Alyssa Barrera Mason. “Activating these vacant buildings is a great reflection of the dedication for revitalizing Downtown Corpus Christi.”

These projects add to the momentum of revitalization with $83 million invested in new development since 2016 and an additional $159 million currently underway. All downtown projects under development and completed can be found online here!

Businesses and developers interested in investing in Downtown Corpus Christi can learn more about the TIRZ #3 incentives online here or by signing up to attend a Downtown Development 101 class offered on the second Friday of each month.