Among Houston’s many green glow-up projects in the works is Autry Park. Woven into a network of hike and bike trails ranging from River Oaks to Downtown, Houston, Autry Park aims to be a central, architecturally-driven urban village and park.
The Autry Park development on the western edge of Buffalo Bayou Park between Allen Parkway and West Gray is currently underway in its three-phrase masterplan. Once complete, the urban village will comprise of a centric green space circled by five towers with 1,450 living spaces, and 100,000 square feet of retail space, 350,000 square feet of office space.
The project is helmed by Hanover Company which tagged Michael Hsu Office of Architecture to enact its vision. The architecture company, as you might recall, is the Austin-based architectural firm responsible for many Houston-area developments, including the recently-opened Nando’s, M-K-T Heights, Uchiko, and more.
One core aspect of the 14-acre project is walkability. In order to achieve this, Hanover and Lionstone Investments, worked with Houston officials to improve infrastructure elements in the public areas and streets around Autry Park. This included the addition of a new street, Buffalo Park Drive, as well as an added bike lane and improvements in Allen Parkway and Shepherd Drive traffic signals and crosswalks.
“The transformative urban greenspace connects a vast network of waterfront hike and bike trails from the residential enclaves of River Oaks, Memorial, Tanglewood, The Heights and Montrose to downtown Houston — making it a natural nexus for walkable living, curated shopping and dining, next-generation working, and an experience of discovery in the heart of Houston.”
The projected completion of the development is next year. Recently, Autry Park roll out its dining establishments including Lick Honest Ice Creams, and Auden, Annabelle Brasserie expected to open within the coming months. Other attractions include Doko, Bar Doko, MF Lobster, Turner’s Cut, and the Duo Spin & Pilates Studio expected to open this year.