Montrose Is Getting A Face-lift With New Mixed-Use Development • Montrose Collective

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Montrose Is Getting A Face-lift With New Mixed-Use Development • Montrose Collective

Montrose Collective to feature over 190,000 sq.ft. of mixed-use space.

Montrose has long been Houston’s artistic epicenter. Since the 1970s, the community has been a mainstay in Houston’s art, gay, and counter culture scenes. Today, Montrose spans a rough 7.5-square-mile area and is home to over 26,000 Houstonians. In addition to its museums, zoo, and parks, Montrose boasts some of Houston’s best restaurants, bars, cafes, and retailers. Now, Montrose is drifting yet further away from its Bohemian roots with the development of Montrose Collective, a mixed-use hub on Westheimer. [Featured image: @radomcapital]

Photo courtesy of Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

The specific destination of the development will occur between Montrose Boulevard and Grant along Westheimer. Present tenants in that space include Uchi, Southside Espresso, Rosemont, and Hue Salon. By the end of 2021, the space is expected to house six new restaurants along with 15 new retailers.

Montrose Collective is a project of Radom Capital. The real-estate development and investment firm is responsible for the Heights Mercantile, 707 Yale, as well as a number of ongoing projects in various Houston communities. The firm has enlisted the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture to design the Montrose Collective.

Photo: @radomcapital

In the space in Montrose, the developer plans to create five buildings, entailing 105,000 sq. ft. of office space, 40,000 sq. ft. of green space, 36,000 sq. ft. of retail space, and 18,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space. Also to be added is a large parking garage. The design will feature layered architecture, courtyards, extended windows, and wide walkways.


Additionally, Montrose Collective will be the home of the Freed Montrose Library — the relocated branch of Houston’s Public Library. The library is set to feature an outdoor reading terrace as well as a two-story art installation.

Photo: radomcapital

Construction on the Montrose Collective broke ground last week and envisions completion in late 2021.

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