frequently asked questions
1. What is East River?
Authentic and modern. Residential and mercantile. City and nature. East River rises on Buffalo Bayou, opening more than 150 acres of waterfront property that had been closed to the Houston community for generations. East River complements its unique setting amid historic neighborhoods and walkable districts, where it connects communities to parks, greenspaces and the water. The urban core’s largest redevelopment site, East River carefully mixes residential, restaurant, office, retail, entertainment and recreational development, all working in harmony to celebrate local cultures, cuisines, arts and history.
Less than a mile from downtown in the Historic Fifth Ward, East River is being designed for the way people want to live now, richly imbued with the spirit of Houston’s trailblazing past and ready to inspire a bold vision for its future.
2. What is the Phase I of Development?
The first phase of East River is a mixed-use project on approximately 26 acres at the intersection of Jensen Drive and Clinton Drive. This project includes:
Take up residence at the five story, modern-industrial multifamily community of 360 apartment homes designed to adhere to every convenience right outside the resident’s door.
Houston Maritime Museum
Located currently in the East End, The Houston Maritime Museum will make it’s new home at East River. Specializing in the history of ships and seas exploration with an extensive collection spanning over 8 galleries that cover the world of maritime history and culture including an exhibit on the history of Buffalo Bayou and the origins of the Houston Ship Channel and impact of the port on our daily lives, Houston and the nation’s economy
Approximately 167,000 square feet of office space is designed to fit a wide variety of business needs. Do you need part of a floor or a whole floor? Your own building? East River can even create a cutting-edge campus. [click here to view the office leasing brochure]
An additional 117,500 square feet of retail at the ground floor of the office buildings, garage, and freestanding plaza and bayou pavilions will fuse commerce and culture with restaurant, hospitality, retail, medical, and entertainment forming spaces that bring people together in ways that websites can’t. [click here to view the retail leasing brochure]
At the heart of Phase I will be 2,000 square feet of plaza greenspace with a full calendar of activations including events and live music. Located on the Buffalo Bayou hike and bike trails, East River will also be connected to nearly 500 miles of bike lanes.
3. Who is the press contact?
Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations
4. Who is the leasing contact?
Office Leasing: Midway
Anna Deans, 713.722.5424
David Hightower, 713.463.4620
Retail Leasing: Midway
Lacee Jacobs, 832.504.9289
Laura Harness, 713.463.4642