– The added amenities and much needed face lift to the George R. Brown Convention Center area include:
Last week Swamplot checked up on the area’s lengthy remodel and provided . To read the full master plan of the new "Convention District" . The executive summary was published by Houston First, a local government corporation formed in 2011, that also manages the George R Brown Convention Center.
Post HTX – Houston’s former Grand Central Station and Barbara Jordan Post Office is currently being transformed into a mixed used complex to include a new private event space, plus residential, retail, office and restaurant spaces. The event center will open early next year with phase two slated for completion within the next five to eight years. to read Culture Map Houston’s article on the plans for Post HTX.
– According to Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s website, the revitalized and redesigned Sunset Coffee Building “will be Buffalo Bayou’s premier recreational and culture center.” The building will house a paddle craft/bike rental facility, an outdoor plaza and a rooftop terrace. to read more about the Sunset Coffee Building.
– The six acre site is currently being transformed into a mixed used facility with an urban park, retail space, 300 unit apartment complex and a public parking garage. to read more about this project and other projects currently under construction in Midtown.
EaDo’s East Village – Developers in EaDo are capitalizing on the area’s unique buildings by maintain the industrial architecture that dubbed this areas original name, the Warehouse District. East Village will create 60,000 square feet of retail and office space a few blocks from Dynamo Stadium. A comedy club and Our/Houston vodka distillery have already signed on and plan on teaming up with 8th Wonder Brewery to host street festivals and block parties. Bisnow Houston put it well when one of their columnist said “EaDo is maturing into an area of choice, not just opportunity.” to read more.
Houstonians’, there is a silver lining. We can look forward to a “more vibrant downtown Houston post Super Bowl.” Perhaps a thank you to the Super Bowl and the committee that landed it are in order?!!