Update, 5:45 p.m.: A rep from Midway tells Swamplot that these plans are “nearly a year old” and “conceptual in nature” and writes in an email: “We should have a better idea in the next 60 days of what the project will actually entail.”
Marketing materials on the website of Midway Cos. — developers of CityCentre and GreenStreet — include this rendering of a 16-story office building standing at the corner of Richmond and Wakeforest in Upper Kirby. The materials show the building as part of a “mixed-use pedestrian-focused transit node,” with additional restaurants and retail, that Midway appears to be planning with the Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority here to jazz up Levy Park. An application to reduce the setback on this site along Richmond was approved in July.
Also included in the materials are renderings of a 300-unit loft building facing the Southwest Fwy. and flanking a greenspace:
This is the view from the park looking at the rear of the office building:
And here are renderings of the 300-unit loft complex:
Earlier this month, Midway signed oil traders Vitol to be the lead tenant of the office building.
- Levy Park [Midway Cos.]
- Vitol set to occupy new Upper Kirby development [Prime Property]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Beginnings of a Mixed-Use District on Richmond?, GreenStreet, Frame by Frame: Previewing the Upcoming Houston Pavilions Remake, The New Levy Office Park