- 405 native trees planted on site, including live oak, crepe myrtle, and cypress.
- 12 trees were transplanted on-site.
- There are four roof garden amenities decks. The bamboo court, oak court, birch court and palm court each identify with their unique plant species.
CARBON, ENERGY + AIR
- The project uses regional materials.
- Water features are introduced to reduce temperatures and aesthetic value.
- In shaded areas, temperatures can fluctuate by up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Trees sequester 48,600 pounds of carbon annually, which offset 5.8 cars per year.**
- By planning CityCentre around three existing parking garages, the development was able to save more than $57 million.
- In the last five years, the appraisal value has increased by 66%.
- The original land parcel was purchased for $27 per square foot, and in 2014 the sale price increased to $150 per square foot.
- With 21 shops, 25 restaurants, nine lifestyle spots, two hotels and four apartments, countless jobs and volunteer opportunities were created on-site.
- The project was designed to be pedestrian friendly. Since Houston is a vehicle-dominant city, putting a majority of cars on the outer edges of the development in parking garages, allows the interior to become pedestrian dominant. This move makes the “city center” come to life.
- The project provides optimal site accessibility, safety, and wayfinding.
- The project provides benefits beyond its footprint. The development acts as a center for gathering, dining, entertainment and shopping for the surrounding neighborhoods and drivers who pass the I-10/Beltway eight intersection. More than two million people can reach CityCentre in 20 minutes.
- 140+ events are scheduled per year, continuously activating the site.
**120 pounds of CO2 per tree annually (This number is based on an average from the National Tree Benefits Calculator) One car produces an average of 8,320 pounds of CO2 per year. (The Code of Federal Regulations - 40 CFR 600.113)