South Lake Union Redevelopment – ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist
Learn more about 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist, South Lake Union Redevelopment (Seattle, WA).
The construction of Midtown Park fulfills a vision established 20 years ago by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) to create a premier park destination in the Midtown District of Houston, Texas. After extensive planning and land acquisition of an abandoned property in the heart of the city, the MRA and a local developer took control of one of the largest “superblocks” remaining in Midtown, a 6-acre tract of land with uninterrupted views to downtown Houston.
This partnership has transformed this tract into a vibrant, urban park and multi-family development, one that not only benefits Midtown residents and business owners, but also the larger community. Midtown Park improves access to green space and amenities for visitors while creating a balance of programming, recreational opportunities and events within a park that is defined by an innovative and resilient approach to stormwater management.
Slated to be the first certified SITES project in Houston, Midtown Park was developed to be a marker of sustainability while providing vital park space in one of the nation’s largest and most diverse cities.