1. How will Houston's 20 Year Plan improve the visitor appeal, business climate, livability, and connectivity in the area?
2. How are millennials defining and shaping how we live, work, and experience Downtown? What are the anticipated impacts of these new developments on Houston's overall demographics?
3. With a lack of sufficient infrastructure and highways, what major initiatives are being taken in the coming years to improve this and seamlessly connect Downtown to Uptown?
4. What role do emerging restaurants and food halls play in the culture of Downtown?
5. With large corporations moving out and into the suburbs, how does Downtown stay resilient and show it can gain from loss?
Welcome to re-envisioned apartments for rent in the heart of downtown Houston, Texas. The Rice has been THE place for entrepreneurs, who’s who and A-listers — including U.S. Presidents. This striking building has been a distinguished part of the Houston skyline for decades and evokes a rich history, glamour and elegance that’s undeniably relevant today. We invite you to enjoy completely upgraded, fully appointed residences with dazzling downtown views. Discover hand-selected designer finishes and industrial loft inspired style. Experience modern amenity signatures like a fully equipped fitness studio, valet, concierge services, retail level restaurants, salon and other thoughtful services. With a Walk Score® of 97, everything you desire is incredibly close. It’s time to claim the upscale downtown life you’ve always wanted right now at The Rice.
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Resilience & Revitalization Downtown
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Live, Work, Play: How Millennials Are Defining Downtown
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909 Texas St.
Houston, Texas 77002
Ballroom: The Crystal Ballroom
Parking Information: $12 per car at valet stand located close to Sambuca entrance on Texas St
Downtown Houston is undergoing some major changes.
With major redevelopments and masterplans on the way, those residing, working, and coming to Downtown are in for a treat. Maybe the most talked about development coming to downtown is Jones Plaza. Financially spearheaded by Jim Crane the owner of the Houston Astros, and deemed a gamechanger for the Theatre District, this 1.5-acre public space will bring green space, dining areas, water elements, performance and event venues. Another tasty development coming downtown is Lyric Market, a new 31K SF food hall that is attracting some diverse and exciting tenants, pulling from local restaurants - as well as from around the world.
It looks like these investments are paying off. Instead of continuing on as a commercialized area, downtown is becoming a place where people, and millennials specifically, want to live. There's no better proof than Market Square Tower in north downtown. Less than a year after opening, Houston's tallest residential high-rise is over 90% leased. Interest in the area has officially peaked.
Clearly, the future of downtown is looking up, but there's still a lot that needs to be improved. When Harvey hit last year, this area was one of the heaviest hit. Infrastructure, public transportation, and green spaces are lacking and in need of upgrading. However, after Bob Eury and Houston Downtown Management District have completed their 20-year plan, these downfalls will be distant memories.
As always, come for solid content, hot coffee, and noteworthy networking opportunities!
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