The future of downtown Corpus Christi is looking brighter. The next few months are expected to usher in the beginning of a transformation.

The Downtown Management District held its inaugural 2012 Building Momentum Report and Awards Luncheon on Thursday.

Businesses from throughout the city gathered to hear about what is expected to be a major transformation of the downtown area, beginning with Chaparral Street, and the what is going to happen to the old Lichtenstein building.

Kiii News Anchor Rudy Trevino was the emcee at Thursday's event.