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CityCentre Houston

CityCentre Houston is a 47-acre, mixed-use development where exceptional public spaces and streetscapes integrate the many offerings - offices, residences, hotels, restaurants, retail, conference, fitness, cinema and structured parking - into a cohesive whole. When the Midway development group purchased a failing shopping mall on 37 acres at the intersection of two major Houston highways (two more parcels acquired for later phases added 10 additional acres), they engaged OJB to guide and implement their vision for a complete, walkable urban destination.

The heart of CityCentre is the public plaza enclosed by the 13-story Hotel Sorella to the west, by one- and two-story restaurant and retail buildings to the north and south, and by the five-story CityCentre One office building to the east across Town and Country Boulevard. An intimate event lawn, water and fire features, and outdoor seating for ground-level restaurants extend the hospitality atmosphere of the hotel out into the landscape, making it ideal for a variety of programmed and spontaneous outdoor activities. The plaza’s paving pattern flows into and across the boulevard to CityCentre One; the design captures additional capacity for special events when the street is closed to automobile traffic.

Throughout the site, carefully detailed paving patterns, planting islands, curbs and grade changes calm traffic and prioritize pedestrian movement. This inviting and well-used series of outdoor spaces and streetscapes are integral to the success of CityCentre, which was featured in a 2015 Urban Land Institute case study and is becoming a benchmark for mixed-use urban developments.

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Location:
Houston, TX
Team: Gensler, Valencia, Walter P. Moore, Thomson Company, Haynes Whaley Associates
Awards: ASLA Texas Chapter Honor Award, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Houston Development of Distinction Award
Photography Credit: Midway Companies

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CityCentre Houston is a 47-acre, mixed-use development where exceptional public spaces and streetscapes integrate the many offerings - offices, residences, hotels, restaurants, retail, conference, fitness, cinema and structured parking - into a cohesive whole. When the Midway development group purchased a failing shopping mall on 37 acres at the intersection of two major Houston highways (two more parcels acquired for later phases added 10 additional acres), they engaged OJB to guide and implement their vision for a complete, walkable urban destination.

The heart of CityCentre is the public plaza enclosed by the 13-story Hotel Sorella to the west, by one- and two-story restaurant and retail buildings to the north and south, and by the five-story CityCentre One office building to the east across Town and Country Boulevard. An intimate event lawn, water and fire features, and outdoor seating for ground-level restaurants extend the hospitality atmosphere of the hotel out into the landscape, making it ideal for a variety of programmed and spontaneous outdoor activities. The plaza’s paving pattern flows into and across the boulevard to CityCentre One; the design captures additional capacity for special events when the street is closed to automobile traffic.

Throughout the site, carefully detailed paving patterns, planting islands, curbs and grade changes calm traffic and prioritize pedestrian movement. This inviting and well-used series of outdoor spaces and streetscapes are integral to the success of CityCentre, which was featured in a 2015 Urban Land Institute case study and is becoming a benchmark for mixed-use urban developments.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Houston, TX
Team: Gensler, Valencia, Walter P. Moore, Thomson Company, Haynes Whaley Associates
Awards: ASLA Texas Chapter Honor Award, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Houston Development of Distinction Award
Photography Credit: Midway Companies