HOUSTON – A local developer has plans to turn the old downtown post office into a booming urban ecosystem.
Lovett Commercial held a groundbreaking ceremony at Houston’s former Barbara Jordan Post Office Thursday.
There have been many discussions about what to do with the property at 401 Franklin St.
Festivals -- music, art and food to name a few -- have been held at the property over the past few years, but no permanent plans have been made until now.
What we know
The over 550,000-square-foot building now called POST Houston will become a mixed-use development.
Lovett Commercial said it will become "a one-of-a-kind urban ecosystem that brings together international cuisine, retail, art, music and innovation."
Here's a look at the property:
- Over 500,000 square feet of space on 16 acres of land
- Located at the intersection of I-10 and I-45
- Features panoramic skyline views
- Anchored within the Theatre District and directly along Buffalo Bayou Park
- Walking distance to light rail and bus stations
- Retail, restaurant and office leasing opportunities available