Midtown Addiction Services Nonprofit Enters Transitional Housing Between Demo of Old Space and Construction of New

 3809 Main St, Midtown, Houston, 77002
The sobriety services nonprofit formerly known as The Men’s Center is demolishing two buildings this week at 3805 and 3809 Main (pictured above), just south of Alabama St. Construction of the $12-million facility that will replace the 1940s structures is expected to be completed in 2017, on the same site at 3809 Main. In the interim, the organization (now calling itself ReCenter after adapting its programs this past summer to include women) will continue to serve food and offer sobriety meetings out of a nearby former convenience store at W. Alabama and Fannin.

The new building, designed by BRAVE architecture, is planned for the spot at 3809 Main:


Proposed recenter HQ at 3809 Main St, Midtown, Houston, 77002

The building will include transitional housing units, space for education and job-search services, detox intake facilities, and a second-floor vegetable garden. ReCenter operates 8 other buildings in the area.

Photo: recenter; rendering: BRAVE architecture

ReCentering on Main St.

3 Comment

  • Wow, render is real nice.

  • I am not disrespecting the virtuous work of ReCenter at all.

    But, I do have a small problem with this artist’s conception since it vaguely reminds me of the federal detention facility downtown with those narrow vertical slit windows. Here’s hoping that the interior will be cheerful since people in recovery need every (natural) boost they can get.

  • Sobriety center? I was hoping for a new bar but this is the exact opposite.