If you haven’t figured it out yet, Houston is a city and metro that is growing… FAST. Today, Harris County has swelled to a staggering 4.25 million people. everywhere you look in and around Houston, construction is happening… apartments, townhomes, new shops and stores seem to be starting every day.
But now, the Central Business district is about to heat up as fast as the greater metro. Starting in 2014, Downtown Houston is about to enter it’s greatest period of simultaneous construction activity since the late 70s and 80s. Chevron just announced the coming construction of a new 50-story tower, which would be the 2nd tallest construction project in Texas since the 80s. And that’s not even the half of it… Hines is set to announce an even taller skyscraper than Chevron in the near future.
However the CBD’s growth is much more than mega high rises. The flurry of construction will be all over downtown. Besides the completion of the city’s three new rail lines in 2014, here’s some other projects that are underway or soon to commence…
Marriott Marquis– a new 1,000 room hotel in the convention district
JW Marriott-an historic restoration of 806 Main St. Converted into a 325 room hotel
HSPVA– the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage
500 Crawford– a seven story residential complex
The Savoy restoration/ Hotel
And lots more.
From the Downtown Houston marketing initiative
, here is their latest attempt to try and keep up with all of the construction, plans and rumors. It’s going to be an exciting few years in downtown.