Over the past two decades, more than $9 billion in public and private investments have been made towards achieving Downtown’s vision of a dynamic and vibrant place to live, work and play. 2016 marked a year of unprecedented construction activity, with a total of 48 new projects (completed, under construction, and planned). Seventeen new projects were completed last year, delivering 1,555 residential units, 1,680 hotel rooms, 1.5 million SF of office space, and 26 new restaurants. Another 31 projects are underway or planned, bringing in another 3,259 residential units and condominiums Downtown, 665 hotel rooms, 4.45 million SF of new office space, over 15 restaurants, a new HISD magnet school, and 2 new parking garages. The completion of the 97,000 SF Avenida Plaza, provides Houstonians, conventioneers, and tourists with a new, walkable and very glamorous dining, entertainment and arts destination.