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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 28: A new light rail corridor in downtown is viewed on February 28, 2016 in Houston, TX. Despite the plunge in oil prices, Houston, the corporate energy capital of the U.S., is adding millions of square feet to its convention center and constructing dozens of new highrise office buildings and condominiums. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

The area around the old Barbara Jordan Post office is schedule for massive redevelopment, according to

The old post office building itself has already been rebranded as an events venue called Post HTX, which will host this year’s Day for Night music festival, and there’s many more changes coming to the 16-acre area around it.

Map of downtown shoeing the location of the proposed redevelopment area around the old Barbara Jordan Library site. Image courtesy of

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Among them are a rooftop farm and a 40,000 square foot food market, living and office spaces, parks and a digital library in honor of Barbara Jordan.

“Post Houston aims to be a world class creative campus for technology, the arts, culture, and dining,” developer Lovett Commercial, who owns the site, said in its brochure advertising the area.

The redesign will also reportedly include makerspaces where anyone can come in to use the equipment available and create things. Makerspaces are usually stocked with things like 3D printers, CAD-CAM machines, and editing software.

If even a few of the proposed changes end up being built, it should make for an exciting new space.

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