Here are a couple of new renderings from Gensler and more of the details for that pedestrian- and transit-friendly development proposed to go up beside the light rail in Midtown: The Houston Chronicle reports that RHS Interests is planning for the west side of the 3500 and 3600 blocks of Main St. a 363-unit apartment building dubbed the Lofts of Mid Main, a 773-space parking garage, and 30,000 sq. ft. of retail.
And that huge garage would be shared by the cool cats coming to and from the MATCH, the Ensemble Theater, and those other restaurants, bars, and shops there around the Ensemble/HCC station between Alabama and Holman.
RHS managing partner Bob Schultz tells the Chronicle that there are a few other ideas for the area in the hopper as well: The group is looking to build an office tower, hotel, and entertainment venues on the east side of the 3600 block of Main. Schultz explains that the group hopes to snag a lease from Trinity Church at 1015 Holman for the land at the southeast corner of Holman and Main, right next to the Ensemble Theater: That’s where the office tower would stand — though, at this point, there’s been no indication how tall.
Additionally, save that 1919 2-story brick building at 3617 Main, RHS appears to have in mind some demolition to make way for that hotel and other entertainment venues.
- Is the Mid Main project the future of urban Houston? [Prime Property]
- Mid Main Project will ride with the millennials [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- Previously on Swamplot: A Look at Plans for a Train-Centric Development on Main St. in Midtown