Midway to build Watermark District at Woodcreek in Houston

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Midway has revealed the development plans for its 70-acre mixed-use project dubbed Watermark District at Woodcreek in West Houston. The locally based real estate investment, development, and management firm intend to redevelop a former ConocoPhillips headquarters campus. Their plan is to transform the ConocoPhillips site into a vibrant multi-use destination surrounded by outdoor walkways and waterfront views.

The site for the development was initially designed by architect Kevin Roche in 1978 to mirror a Japanese fishing village. It consisted of 16 three-story office buildings linked by bridges above ponds and grassy areas.  In order to conserve this history, Midway will repurpose some of the existing infrastructures for the Watermark District at Woodcreek project. Consequently, the plan introduces Class-A office space, high-end retail and restaurant spaces, multifamily units, and a boutique hotel to the corridor.

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Development plans for the Watermark District at Woodcreek project

Watermark District at Woodcreek will feature  650,000 Square feet of Class-A office. This is designed to offer tenants adequate natural light, flexible floor plans, and access to several amenities. Meanwhile, the project’s multifamily apartments and boutique hotels will offer high-end accommodations for both short business trips and long stays. Additionally, the restaurants, bars, and cafes will deliver waterfront views, alongside opportunities for business lunches, family dinners, and happy hours. 

The Watermark District at Woodcreek project also involves modernizing the district’s existing 100,000 square feet fitness facility. The new facility will be equipped with a full-sized basketball court, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a soccer field. What’s more, the property also features onsite walking and biking paths. Tenants will enjoy access to Terry Hershey Park, a 12.5-mile network of trails along Buffalo Bayou.

Midway is also focusing on the sustainability and the carbon reduction impact of the Watermark District at Woodcreek project. Therefore, the developer decided to partner with 374Water, a clean tech social impact company. They will work together to provide a first-of-its-kind onsite wastewater management system. The system transforms wastewater and food waste into valuable resources such as clean water, energy, and minerals.

The development team selected for the Watermark District at Woodcreek project includes OJB Landscape Architecture, Jacobs, and PDR. Midway expects construction on the project to commence by the first half of 2023.