regent square grows

Massive mixed-use development along Buffalo Bayou reveals plans for pivotal next phase

Massive mixed-use development along Buffalo Bayou reveals plans

Regent Square Houston
An aerial view of Regent Square. Image courtesy of GID
Regent Square Houston retail plaza
The retail plaza. Image courtesy of GID
Regent Square Houston Dunlavy Street
A view from Dunlavy Street. Image courtesy of GID
Regent Square Houston
Regent Square Houston retail plaza
Regent Square Houston Dunlavy Street

A massive development located just steps from Buffalo Bayou has taken another step toward completion. Retail leasing has opened for the second phase of Regent Square, a new, mixed-use sprawling complex that will span 24 acres along W. Dallas Street — between historic College Memorial Park Cemetery and Waugh Drive.

A brainchild of GID Development Group, the district’s first phase, The Sovereign at Regent Square, is a 21-story residential tower that was completed in 2015. The second phase, located at W. Dallas and Dunlavy streets, will occupy approximately eight acres and feature a 600-unit multi-family project and 50,000 square feet of street level retail, according to a release. It promises to be a bustling gathering area for Inner Loop dwellers and guests.

The retail setting will circle a central plaza — designed by Houston-based OJB Landscape Architecture — encompassing two green spaces, a signature water feature, and a pedestrian promenade. Groundbreaking is anticipated in fall 2019.

Designed by CBT, an award-winning Boston-based architectural firm, Phase 2 was conceived as a “thoughtfully scaled and site-specific, three-dimensional piece of architecture” that will allow residents and visitors to relate to and engage with the curated and programmed urban environment, according to a statement.

“Our goal for Regent Square is the creation of an exemplary, urban mixed-use district in the heart of Houston,” said James Linsley, president of the GID Development Group, in a statement. “Phase 2, the core of the masterplan, is poised to establish the project as a dynamic, walkable place as it weaves high-quality restaurants, retail, and residential into the fabric of the surrounding neighborhoods.”