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Following the successful redevelopment of downtown Houston’s largest office complex, Houston Center, earlier this year, we are excited to announce new plans to renovate and rebrand The Shops at Houston Center. Fulsome upgrades to the existing retail center – which will be renamed The Highlight – will create a fresh, modern destination in the heart of downtown Houston, and provide a thoughtful amenity mix for tenants and visitors alike.
Exterior of The Highlight at Houston Center, Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties
Located at 1200 McKinney Street, The Highlight at Houston Center will offer 196,000 square feet of premium dining, retail and lifestyle services and will feature Puttshack, an upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience with global food and drink. The 26,000-square-foot venue is expected to open in late 2022 and helps establish this milestone project as an energetic downtown destination, with an authentic Houston flair.
Exterior of Puttshack, Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties
New Northeast Entry, Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties has enlisted global architecture and design firm Gensler as the project architect to bring Houston Center’s retail space to life. Gensler’s comprehensive design aims to elevate the street presence through the addition of a dramatic multi-story entrance facing Discovery Green, which encourages visitors to enter into the reimagined food hall, and includes upgrades to the shell, public spaces, and an additional glass curtainwall.
Upper Level, Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties
Interior, Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties, which has been managing Houston Center since 2017, completed the first phase of the repositioning of Houston Center in February 2021. The Houston Center campus includes LyondellBasell Tower, 2 Houston Center, Fulbright Tower, 4 Houston Center and The Highlight at Houston Center. Initial renovations focused on a renewed central plaza and greenspace along McKinney Street, including an iconic monumental stair connecting two landscaped terraces, renovations to the 2 Houston Center and LyondellBasell Tower lobbies, a new world-class fitness center, conferencing venues, lobby co-working space, and an outdoor sky deck.
Construction on The Highlight at Houston Center is expected to commence before the 2021 year ends and will be led by Harvey Builders. We look forward to sharing our progress in the months ahead!