Park Place at Buffalo Bayou

New "green" office tower touts prime location along Buffalo Bayou near downtown

New office tower touts prime location on Buffalo Bayou near downtown

1 Park Place at Buffalo Bayou renderings December 2014
Rendering of Park Place at Buffalo Bayou. Rendering courtesy of © Kirksey Architecture
2 Park Place at Buffalo Bayou renderings December 2014
Location rendering for the office building. Rendering courtesy of © Kirksey Architecture
3 Park Place at Buffalo Bayou renderings December 2014
A daytime rendering with park land shown. Rendering courtesy of © Kirksey Architecture
4 Park Place at Buffalo Bayou renderings December 2014
Rendering of the interior at Park Place at Buffalo Bayou. Rendering courtesy of © Kirksey Architecture
1 Park Place at Buffalo Bayou renderings December 2014
2 Park Place at Buffalo Bayou renderings December 2014
3 Park Place at Buffalo Bayou renderings December 2014
4 Park Place at Buffalo Bayou renderings December 2014

Park Place at Buffalo Bayou, a new 18-story office building, is set to rise near the intersection of Memorial and Waugh drives — with project partners ready to take advantage of ever-improving Buffalo Bayou Park as a location asset.

Overlooking Spotts Park along the north side of Buffalo Bayou, the property will have direct access to all the fitness amenities of the redeveloped green space. Plans for the office building include covered parking garage on the first eight floors, with the top 10 floors offering 250,000 square feet of office space. Developer Pinto Realty Partners is applying for LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

"This project is unique in what it has to offer to this growing and thriving submarket area,” Ernie Cockrell, executive managing director at Pinto Realty Partners, said in a statement. "With all of the surrounding development and amenities, this office project will bring a new set of standards to how businesses view their office space and the environments in which they conduct business."

Developers recently broke on the new building, with an expected completion date of summer 2016. Kirksey Architecture designed the tower and Colvill Office Properties is in charge of leasing.