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:
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.
Midtown Men’s Center rebrands and rebuilds [Houston Chronicle]