After responding to numerous challenges over the last 15 years, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is moving forward to complete the master plan for Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral first developed over two decades ago. The Archdiocese will redevelop the block directly south of the Co-Cathedral (across St. Joseph Parkway) and rename it The Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Plaza, named for the late Archbishop of Galveston-Houston who constructed the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 15 years ago.
Made possible in part by the $1 million Kinder Foundation grant, the plaza will increase parking and accessibility to the Co-Cathedral while bringing new green space for community gatherings to downtown Houston.
Fiorenza Plaza will encompass about 60,000 total square feet, with new trees and 6,000 square feet of public green space in the northeast corner of the block. The public gathering space will have a 12’ x 24’ pavilion, and altogether the gathering space will be capable of accommodating 200 people. 144 new parking spaces will also be added.sacredhearthouston.org