Planning Area

The Buena Vida Neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Brownsville and South Texas. It is located within one of the fast growing areas in the United States and at the southernmost tip of Texas within one mile of the Mexican border. The neighborhood sits within six blocks of the old downtown business district of Brownsville, the county seat of Cameron County. The Buena Vida development in the proposed Choice Neighborhood has 150 units and was constructed in 1939.

Shown below is the project area and its geographic extent, bounded by Interstate 69, East 6th Street, East Madison Avenue, and East 22nd Street. A half-mile from its south is the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Brownsville campus) and Texas Southmost College campus. On its western boundary are the Historical Museum of Brownsville and the Federal Courthouse for the Southern Judicial District.