The Office of James Burnett has posted more detailed renderings of the newly expanded Levy Park just north of the Southwest Fwy. at Eastside St. as it’s supposed to look when work is complete sometime after next fall. Included in the $10 million plans for the 5.9-acre space are a performance pavilion, 2 big lawns, a dog park, and a food kiosk. A winding “children’s garden” will have tree houses and fountains around the middle-aged live oak trees relocated to the center of the park. There’ll be restrooms and room for farmers’ markets as well.
The concrete frame of Midway’s 16-story, 250K-sq.-ft. One Grove Street office building in the Kirby Grove development is already rising at the corner of Richmond and Wakeforest, at the northeast corner of the park. 25,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space on that building’s ground floor will face Levy Park to the south. A loft-style midrise apartment building called Avenue Grove (but labeled “Kirby Grove Residential” on the older site plan above) will be built at the southeast corner of the park. It’ll have 270 apartments.
Construction of the Upper Kirby District park project is expected to begin late next month.
- Levy Park [Office of James Burnett]
- Construction to start soon at Levy Park [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: A Look at Midway’s Mixed-Use Plans in Upper Kirby?; The Beginnings of a Mixed-Use District on Richmond?, The New Levy Office Park