Galveston improvements could give island economic boost

January 24, 2012 8:37:59 AM PST
The Galveston seawall is undergoing improvements. And the changes could provide an economic boost for the island.

The Pleasure Pier near 25th St. and Seawall is already under construction. New mosaic art benches will also be added. They will feature tiles designed by local school children. In addition, Fort Crockett Park by 46th Street has been completely rebuilt after the park was destroyed by Hurricane Ike.

"Well, the ultimate goal is for it to be a first class destination like you've come to expect at other coastal communities in America," said Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski.

You can also expect to see a cleaner seawall as litter patrols in the area have doubled.

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