Midway’s East River seeks tenants with splashy new images
Imagine a mixed-use development as big as three CityCentresÂ within a mile of downtown Houston. Midway appears to be working toward that goal based on the company’s latest marketing materials for East River, the company’s proposedÂ 150-acre project along Buffalo Bayou.
A brochure outlines details for the first of five phases and names CBRE retail brokers as the leasing reps. Renderings and site plans (picked up last week from theÂ recently shuttered Swamplot) show retail, office and apartment buildings along with a plaza and museum on the property’sÂ west side at Clinton Drive and Jensen. The land happens to be in a newly designatedÂ Opportunity Zone.
William Harrison of Cathexis bought the acreage in late 2012 and formed a joint venture with Houston-based Midway with the intention ofÂ transforming the former industrial siteÂ once occupied by Brown & Root Engineering and Construction Co. into the next-generation CityCentre, itsÂ mixed-use juggernaut along the Beltway.