Houston Astros fans might be little downtrodden in the aftermath of the past season, but in light of the recent news, there’s even more to be excited for in the coming seasons.
At the Central Houston economic development organization State of Downtown presentation this past Thursday, team representatives announced the Astros’ plans for a brand new entertainment district outside of Minute Maid Park.
With work slated to begin as soon as next year General Counsel Giles Kibbe told Houston Chronicle, the coming entertainment project would transform the surrounding southeastern area outside of Minute Maid Park into an entertainment district akin to Busch Stadium’s Ballpark Village.
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As of now, the conceptual plans haven’t yet been fully fleshed out, but proposals consist of a 17-story, 300-room luxury hotel and 60,000-square-feet of shopping and retail space. According to Houston Chronicle, the team is consulting with Toyota Center’s real estate center Hines as well as HKS, the firm behind Globe Life Field of the Texas Rangers to better conceptualize the project.