Houston – CityPlace, a massive urban village development with 4 million square feet of office space, retail space, hotel and multifamily will be developed around the new Exxon Mobil campus north of Houston.
A development venture comprising Patrinely Group, CDC Houston and USAA Real Estate Company announced project details for the new 60-acre CityPlace, formerly known as Springwoods Village Town Center.
“CityPlace is an innovative development located at the nexus of Interstate-45, Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road. We anticipate that the new project will make a lasting mark and will help shape Houston for future generations,” said Dean Patrinely, managing principal of Houston-based Patrinely Group, the venture’s managing general partner.
CityPlace will be within walking distance of the new 385-acre Exxon Mobil corporate campus, which will have 3 million square feet of space within 20 buildings. The first of 10,000 Exxon Mobil employees recently began working on that energy company campus.
Designed with a diverse mix of offerings, CityPlace will complement other Springwoods Village developments including the new 10,000-person Exxon Mobil corporate campus, which now has its first occupants; the 1,500-person Southwestern Energy Company headquarters, which completes in December 2014; and the recently announced CHI St. Luke’s Health medical campus.
The initial office component phase of CityPlace development will include two Class A office buildings with a combined total of 440,000 square feet of office space for single or multi-tenant users, shopping and dining. The first office building, a five-story structure, will offer a total of 147,000 square feet with flexible 28,000-square-foot floor plates. The second structure, a 10-story office building, will have nearly 295,000 square feet of leasable space and efficient floor plates that total 29,200 square feet.
Designed by Gensler and built by Harvey Builders, both buildings will be located at the eastern end of CityPlace, near the full service hotel, public plaza, and the lake and park system, just west of I-45. Each structure will have 9’6” ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glass, private elevated terrace garden areas, ground floor dining and shopping and an adjacent covered parking structure and will achieve LEED Gold certification. The first building will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Patrinely Group has selected JLL as the exclusive office leasing agent for CityPlace. JLL’s Ronnie Deyo, Chrissy Wilson and Chris Dekker will lead the leasing and marketing efforts. Transwestern
Transwestern has been selected as the leasing agent for the retail space in CityPlace. Transwestern’s Nick Hernandez, Chace Henke and Crystal Allen will lead the retail leasing efforts. At build-out the CityPlace project will have 400,000 sf of retail space.
“CityPlace’s location, at the new intersection of I-45, Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road, offers unparalleled access for corporations seeking to operate in a highly accessible, self-contained, state-of-the-art environment that connects nature and urbanism and is only 15 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport,” said Chrissy Wilson, senior vice president of JLL.
In addition to the office, dining and shopping, Martin Fein Interests LTD. will build a 268-unit, Class A multifamily apartment community within CityPlace. The property will include retail space on the ground floor. Additionally, Woodbine Development Corporation is developing a full service hotel with expansive meeting space and amenities that will overlook the public plaza and the lake and park system, as well as a Residence Inn by Marriott, located on the western end of CityPlace.
“Patrinely’s extensive development expertise and attention to detail, coupled with USAA Real Estate Company’s financial sponsorship, and CDC Houston’s well-designed, award winning master plan will ensure CityPlace Springwoods Village will stand as one of Houston’s premier urban communities,” said Ronnie Deyo, executive vice president of JLL. “It will offer the best of everything and create a meeting place that people will be drawn to naturally.”
“CityPlace is the heart and soul of Springwoods Village and an important next step in the growth of the community and will provide amenities to those already living and working in Springwoods Village,” said Keith Simon, executive vice president and director of development of CDC Houston.
CDC Houston is the creator of the Springwoods Village community. The company has designed the development with a new model of sustainability to improve the everyday life of its tenants, residents and the greater Houston business community. While there are plans to make significant improvements at the site, there is a dedicated focus on the preservation of the area’s ecosystems and the balance between nature, urbanism and diversity. Additional ongoing developments in Springwoods Village include: The Belvedere luxury apartments, the Audubon Grove and Harper Woods residential neighborhoods and a Marriott Residence Inn, slated to start construction in July 2014.