Fall Start Eyed for 66-Acre Project at Lake Woodlands

The Woodlands Development Co. will soon begin construction on a 66-acre mixed-use development dubbed Hughes Landing at Lake Woodlands. Woodlands Development, an affiliate of the Howard Hughes Corp., envisions a dynamic destination that would include up to eight office buildings, a boutique hotel, high-end specialty retail, entertainment venues and multi-family housing.

The Woodlands Development Co. will soon begin construction on a 66-acre mixed-use development dubbed Hughes Landing at Lake Woodlands. Woodlands Development, an affiliate of the Howard Hughes Corp., envisions a dynamic destination that would include up to eight office buildings, a boutique hotel, high-end specialty retail, entertainment venues and multi-family housing.

 A fall construction start is scheduled for One Hughes Landing, the development’s first office building. Slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013, the eight-story, 195,227-square-foot Class A building is being designed by the Houston office of Gensler and will be a candidate for LEED Silver certification.

“Hughes Landing is well-situated at the upper east end of Lake Woodlands, just north of the well-established East Shore residential community,” said Paul Layne, executive vice president of master-planned communities for the Howard Hughes Corp. “Panoramic lake views and a planned boardwalk and pier will create a cosmopolitan, pedestrian-friendly setting where people will enjoy the opportunity to live, work, shop, dine and be entertained.”

 Howard Hughes Corp. is counting on the strong local office market to create demand for space at The Woodlands. The company’s latest office project at the Woodlands, 3 Waterway Square, will not open until June 2013, but it is already 90 percent leased to such tenants as Nexeo Solutions, Waste Connections and Energy Alloys.

The Woodlands, the 28,000-acre master-planned community 27 miles north of Downtown Houston, is home to more than 102,000 people and the workplace of nearly 50,000 people.

Image Courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation