Here are the first renderings of Mid Main, what appears to be a 2-block, mixed-use development planned to stand along the Red Line in Midtown. And it appears to be an active project, too, though details are still pretty skimpy. Rogers Architects is partnering with Gensler and Rice prof and architect William T. Cannady on the designs. The text accompanying these renderings posted briefly on the architect’s website indicates that 70 percent of the development would comprise studio apartments, and the renderings themselves suggest plenty of parking, pocket parks, young people, and ground-floor retail.
It appears that the development would go in around the Ensemble/HCC light rail station on the 2 blocks bound by Main, Travis, and Holman, most of which are now surface parking lots. A commenter on HAIF asserts that Berry St., which provides access to those lots, would be abandoned.
The map above shows the area in question. It’s not clear from this, or the renderings, how the buildings might interact with the retail and restaurants already there on the 3600 block of Main; those appear to be represented by that low gray box in the southeastern corner of the development — though Natachee’s patio and sandbox appear to be replaced, at least in this early version of things.
Below: Another view of the project, next to the MATCH:
This would be just north of the site where the 203-unit Broadstone 3800 apartment complex is under construction.
- Mid Main [Rogers Architects]
- Mid Main — Mixed-Use Development for Midtown (3600 Main) [HAIF]
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Renderings: Rogers Partners Architects