Midtown Under Development
There’s a rush of activity in Midtown, from leases to development and renovation. And the area’s Livable Centers study is actually beginning to be implemented. Here’s a roundup of deals, starting with the catalyst project for the study.
Studio RED’s Bill Neuhaus thinks Midtown will be the first transit-oriented development in Houston, as activity springs up around the Ensemble/HCC station. His firm is working with Lake Flato to design the Independent Arts Collaborative, a 67k SF art complex in the works for 25 years. The firm is primarily responsible for the performance space, including a 350-seat theatre and three small theatres. (We can finally put up our musical about collateralized debt obligation.) It’ll also include a gallery, coffee shop, rehearsal room, and offices. 38 groups want to use the building, and each wants its own identity.