Issue Date: August 22, 2019 – The Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA) requests proposals for leased space in a vibrant physical location to serve as a Downtown Innovation Space for start-ups and entrepreneurs located within the current TIRZ #3 geographical boundaries. WEATHER UPDATE DUE TO TROPICAL STORM IMELDA, September 19, 2019 Electronic submissions will be […]
108/110/114 Main St.
Restoration and repair of the Brewster, Rafael and Dorrance Buildings located at 108, 110 and 114 Main St., respectively. The scope of work being proposed includes a complete restoration of the existing façades, including repairs and re-glazing of the original windows, repairs to the masonry and plaster façades, removal of the non-original fire escape on […]
Downtown Living Initiative Program
The purpose of the Downtown Living Initiative is to promote economic development and stimulate business and commercial activity in the combined target area by providing economic and other development incentives for certain new multifamily residential mixed-use developments. The target area is comprised of most of downtown, offering exciting attractions and amenities including Discovery Green, Phoenicia […]
AC Hotel by Marriott – 723 Main St.
Redevelopment of the Houston Bar Center building located at 723 Main Street for its conversion into a 185-room upscale AC Hotel by Marriott. The grant will be reimbursed at a level of 50% of the tax increment generated on the project site for ten years after completion. Notable details include the restoration of the Zoe […]
The reconfiguration of Allen Parkway to improve public safety and enhance connections to Buffalo Bayou Park. The project’s overall scope included: • realignment and repaving of the roadway, with main eastbound and westbound travel lanes shifted southward to a low utilization frontage street • creation of 140 parking spaces adjacent to Buffalo Bayou Park, in the […]
Exterior facade renovations that include pressure washing and sealing the existing skin, replacing roof, replacing exterior glass and lighting improvements. Historic Preservation and Restoration Reimbursement of $2,000,000.
ARCHITECTURE CENTER HOUSTON
Restoration of the exterior façades to accommodate for the conversion of the space to the new Architecture Center Houston (ArCH). No existing original materials are proposed for removal. Historic Preservation and Restoration Reimbursement of $400,000.
Aris Market Square
Construction of a 33-story residential complex complete with 25 residential floors and 8 floors of garage parking. The 274-unit complex will also feature 10,000 square feet of retail.
Bagby Street Improvements
Through Design Phase I, the Authority worked to analyze the Bagby Street corridor in terms of existing and future traffic conditions such that the Authority can consider future capital improvement projects to reconstruct the roadway and associated infrastructure within the right-of-way. The traffic impact analysis and preliminary engineering study are complete. Bagby Street Improvement Plan – […]
Construction of a 5-story, 207-unit, above grade residential development with two levels of basement parking.
Byrd’s Lofts Windows
Replacement of historic steel framed windows with replicate windows.
Citizens Bank Building
Restoration of the National State Bank Building for continued office use by preserving, replacing and installing original period and style features.
Commercial National Bank Building
The Commercial National Bank was renovated in 2000 and is considered one of the largest surviving neoclassical buildings remaining in Houston.
CRAFT BEER CELLAR
Restoration of the street entrance at the corner of Franklin and Travis for commercial use. This includes removal of current fill-in, the addition of doors, repairs on stonework and the restoration/ build-out of stairs with handrail. The restored entrance will help emphasize the use of a pedestrian corridor from Market Square Park to the Bayou […]
Multi-level mixed-use development: retail, entertainment and office; bounded by Dallas Street to the north, Polk street to the south, Main Street to the west and Caroline Street to the east.
The historic Hotel Savoy, located at 1616 Main St., is undergoing renovation into a 212-room Holiday Inn in addition to streetscape enhancements which include the replacement of sidewalks, windows, doors, and canopies.
Construction of a 25-story, 225-key, full-service luxury hotel featuring a spa, fine dining restaurant, and craft cocktail bar.
The Houston Ballet Pedestrian Bridge
The Houston Ballet Skybridge is visually pleasing and is providing connectivity from the Wortham Theater to the Houston Ballet.
Humble Oil Building
The Humble Oil Building was redeveloped into a hotel and apartments in 2001.
International Coffee Building
Restoration of the International Coffee Building and new design for the surrounding area to welcome the Houston public and encourage their participation and engagement in various Buffalo Bayou Partnership events.
Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza
Redesign and renovate the plaza and sidewalks to create a more pedestrian friendly environment and a safe atmosphere.
The historic preservation of the building’s exterior facade included the design and construction of commercial glass on the lower levels and the installation of moisture and vapor barriers as well as humidity control. The exterior architectural design work included a fenestration study and materials to replicate the original features of the building such as the historic clock. To […]
Main Street Corridor Improvements
The project designed and constructed a series of inter-related public improvements to enhance the overall quality and experience of downtown’s Main Street. Improvements include: Assessing and correcting previously substandard conditions, upgraded lighting, landscaping, public art, and wayfinding along the full 19 blocks of Main Street. Total project cost $12,200,000.
Market Square Park
Market Square Park connects the key attractions of downtown Houston while being an anchor and oasis for the developing downtown residential and retail community.
Market Square Tower
Construction of a 40-story, 463-unit, residential complex on Block 35 as well as renovation of an existing parking garage with 10,000 square feet of retail.
Old Cotton Exchange Building
Restoration of masonry, exterior repairs, window repairs/replacement, painting, restoration of sconces on Franklin, restoration of entry way and doors, restoration of railing and planter boxes, and waterproofing the building envelope. Historic Preservation and Restoration Reimbursement of $300,000.
The Rice Hotel
The Rice Hotel was repositioned in 1996 and is considered one of the primary catalyst projects leading to the emerging renaissance of downtown Houston.
Sabine to Bagby Promenade
Sabine to Bagby Promenade assists in beautifying the area with artistic portals, way finding and interpretive signage.
Scenic Houston provides invaluable historic information through the installation of street markers along Texas Avenue. The markers point out the locations of grand residences, fine hotels, early businesses, transportation hubs, original skyscrapers, places of worship, fine arts venues and sports facilities that have called Texas Avenue home.
Shopping District Streetscape Improvements
The Dallas corridor was developed into a unique, commercially viable setting for a premier shopping district on Dallas Street between Milam and LaBranch with connections to adjacent retail activity on Main, San Jacinto, and Austin. The project included utility improvements, streetscape upgrades, beautification, storefront incentives, and attractions for retailers. Total project cost $15,900,000.
SoDo on Main North
Construction of a 24-story, 336-unit high-rise apartment with 7,200 square feet of ground floor retail and detached parking garage.
SoDo on Main South
A 24- story, 336 unit high-rise apartment building with 7,200 square feet of ground floor retail and a detached parking garage.
Redevelopment of the Old Texaco building into 323 luxury apartment units and a 550 space parking structure with 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail.
State National Bank Building
Restoration of the National State Bank Building for continued office use by preserving, replacing and installing original period and style features