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Patio heaven? CityCentre increasing its outdoor restaurant and apartment space in new major expansion

Patio heaven? CityCentre ups its outdoor restaurant space in expansion

CITYCENTRE planned expansion rendering Sept 2014
CITYCENTRE's expansion will include 740,000-square-feet of office space and a multi-family high-rise, as well as additional retail and outdoor space. Photo courtesy of Midway

CityCentre, the West Houston shopping, dining, working and living complex, is set to grow both upward and outward.

Through its partnership with global real estate investment manager LaSalle Investment Management, real estate development firm Midway will be expanding CityCentre's footprint by more than six acres, stretching the northern boundary of the property all the way to Interstate 10. The project will also involve constructing two office towers — totaling 740,000 square feet — developed to LEED Gold standards, a 285,000-square-foot multi-family high-rise, 22,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space and one acre of added green space.

 One acre of park space, set to include two water features, will be surrounded by street-level retailers and restaurants with expansive patios. 

“We are excited about the opportunity to create new landmarks that continue to set CityCentre apart in Houston and reinforce the district’s prominence as a community gathering place and a key catalyst for West Houston," Midway CEO Jonathan Brinsden said in a statement.

The 16-story towers, called CityCentre Towers 1 and 2, will be located just north of CityCentre Five, a 15-story, 200,000-square-foot project currently under construction at 825 Town & Country Way. The towers, set to feature nine levels of parking as well as terraces on the fourth floors of each building, will offer shared-floor, single-floor and multi-floor office configurations.

A 13-story multi-family residential building will house 270 luxury apartments with one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Units will feature designer finishes and upscale appliances, and the building will house a rooftop deck and pool.

One acre of park space, set to include two water features, will be surrounded by street-level retailers and restaurants with expansive patios. 

CityCentre, unveiled in 2009, attracts nearly 20,000 visitors each day. The complex houses dozens of restaurants and shops, as well as hotelsoffices and residential space.