New Developments to Look Forward to in Midtown Houston
Midtown Houston has always been one of the Bayou City’s best communities in which to live, work and play. With several developments in housing, entertainment and shopping on the horizon, it’s about to get even better.
Here are some of the changes you’ll be seeing soon:
New Developments in Midtown Houston: Apartments, Entertainment and More
Pearl Midtown West
(Photo: Pearl Midtown West on Facebook)
Developers flock to Midtown Houston as their preferred location to build because of the support provided by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA). MRA gives builders basic infrastructure improvements and public right of way enhancements, as well as the financing and management necessary to alleviate deteriorated site conditions.
Philip Morgan, Executive Vice President of Developments & Investments at Morgan Group said, “We are so thrilled to be part of this evolving community. Morgan Group has brought several residencies to Midtown Houston, including 2222 Smith St. Apartments, Pearl Midtown and Pearl at the Mix. Our newest addition to the neighborhood will be the second phase of Pearl Midtown, which includes 264 apartment homes and a 40,000 square foot Whole Foods Market grocery store.”
The Pearl Midtown West at 3120 Smith St. is an eight-story, mixed-use mid-rise combining residential space with a major grocery chain. Amenities include an elevator directly next to the store, dog park, co-working space, sky lounge and catering kitchen, fitness center and pool, outdoor yoga lawn and bike storage.
More Residential Developments
(Photo: Surge Homes)
Joining The Pearl Midtown are other residential developments like The Isabella at Midtown from Surge Homes, which offers 164 condominiums with 20 floor plan choices and premium finishes for spacious one, two and three-bedroom units at 4001 Main St.
Also, a new high-rise is about to alter the city’s skyline. The Midtown by Caydon Property Group of Australia is a $200 million apartment tower under construction at 2850 Fannin St. At 328 feet, it will rival some of the tallest buildings in town and offer 357 luxury apartments when it is completed in 2019.
Innovation and Tech
(Photo: Rice University)
At the corner of Main St. and Wheeler Ave., the old Sears building is being repurposed into a 200,000 square foot hub for innovation and technology, dubbed The Ion.
“With the announcement of the Ion — a foundational centerpiece that will serve as a symbol of forward momentum for the Midtown neighborhood, the entire City of Houston, the region, and beyond — Rice Management Company will work closely with Midtown Houston to cultivate a sustainable, vibrant, and connected community; to that end, Rice and Midtown will seek to establish an inclusive neighborhood environment and plan to dedicate ample resources in order to ensure that a constructive dialogue is taking place throughout all stages of planning and implementation of the Ion and the innovation district.”
The Ion will include a co-working space for tech companies along with a business incubator and accelerator to attract top-paying jobs. The transformation was announced in April of last year and will take two years to complete.
New Entertainment Venues
Exciting new entertainment venues are also making Midtown Houston more attractive to residents and visitors. This summer, look for the opening of Next Level, an eSports and gaming arena at 2401 Austin St. It will be Houston’s first real e-sports venue with the newest games and fastest connections for PC, Xbox and Playstation, as well as tabletop games, virtual reality stations, a bar and food service.
Four new bars, including Unicorn Disco and 77° Rooftop, will be coming soon to Brazos St. to spark Midtown Houston’s nightlife scene. Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub recently opened at 2416 Brazos St. and the fourth bar, yet unnamed, will be 11,000 square feet featuring a cinema room on the second floor.