It's interesting to see some of the smaller cities out west of us doing some things here and there. Not much major, but exciting to see any city better its downtowns.
Lots of cities are building convention space and adjacent hotels, here's a sampling.
Wichita Falls hotel & Conference center adjacent to the convention center,
Abilene is looking into a mixed use "festival district" adjacent to its convention center with hotel, retail and living space.
Odessa is proposing a convention center/hotel venue
Lubbock is proposing a 16 story hotel & civic center
Midland is proposing a Convention Center, park space, and Hotel all on the same block.
It also looks like Midland has built a mixed-use apartments-over-retail building on an old parking lot just East of this development.