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New Midtown mixed-use residence paired with popular grocery store opens doors to Houstonians

Midtown mixed-use center paired with popular grocery store opens doors

Pearl Midtown Whole Foods mixed-use
Pearl Midtown residents get their own elevator to Whole Foods.  Rendering courtesy of Pearl Midtown/Morgan

As locals are well aware, Midtown is in the midst of rejuvenation, with its first-ever residential tower taking shape with mixed-use retail and dining.

Now, yet another mixed-rise development, anchored by a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market on the ground floor, is welcoming new residents. Pearl Marketplace in Midtown, located at 3120 Smith St. is currently leasing studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. The new development boasts 264 residential spaces and comes courtesy of development group, Morgan.

Urban proximity to grocery stores is in high demand. Residents of Pearl Marketplace will have direct access to Whole Foods — set to open in the first quarter of 2020 — via private elevator from the residential floors that opens into the market, according to a release.

Other features at the Pearl include balconies in all units, sky decks with views of the downtown Houston skyline, an Uber waiting lounge, private garages available for rent, a kayak and bike storage room, and a coworking lounge with private offices.

More amenities include a dog park, dog wash stations, and a large, resort-style pool with sun shelf, poolside cabanas, grilling stations, and TVs. Inside, premium Pearl amenities include open floor plans, hardwood flooring throughout, and techie options, such as Sonos sound systems and Nest thermostats.

"I remember working one summer in high school on a construction site, building our first project in Midtown called 2222 Smith," said Morgan development executive vice president Philip Morgan, in a statement. "The neighborhood has come a long way since then and today boasts the highest walk score in Houston. Combining a top-tier grocery store with a luxury-living community will create a unique offering in the Houston market," he adds.