The replacement for the Alice McKean Young Library’s strip center headquarters in Palm Center will have its grand opening party tomorrow morning in the branch’s new nearby building at the corner of Griggs Rd. and Martin Luther King Blvd. The rendering up top from Perkins+Will looks south across Griggs toward the Village at Palm Center mixed-income apartment building on its way up across the street (where once Speedy Automotive Center and King’s Flea Market reigned). Catty-corner to the 16,000-sq.-ft. new building is the Houston Texans YMCA, and the METRO Purple Line can be swinging into and back out of the frame on the left on its way to the last station on the line.
Check out the glassy new front, as seen from Griggs:
- Previously on Swamplot: HBDi Seeking Makeover Help for Palm Center at the End of the Purple Line; Library Branch Outgrows Palm Center, Will Move Across Street, and Double in Size; Daily Demolition Report: Palms Down;
Images: Perkins + Will