The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), a subsidiary of Howard Hughes, is planning to start construction of a mixed-use development, Hughes Landing, at Lake Woodlands, Texas, US, in autumn 2012.
The 66-acre development will feature eight office buildings, a boutique hotel, retail and entertainment venues to house specialty stores and multi-family residential housing.
Howard Hughes executive vice president of master-planned communities Paul Layne said that Hughes Landing is situated at the upper east end of Lake Woodlands, just north of the East Shore residential community.
"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," Layne said.
US-based architecture firm Gensler is designing the first eight-storey, 195,227ft² office building, known as One Hughes Landing.
Construction of One Hughes Landing is due to start in autumn 2012 and is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of 2013.
TWDC is expecting to achieve LEED Silver certification for One Hughes Landing.
The second building in the development, known as 3 Waterway Square Place, will be a 232,000ft² building located in The Waterway Square District.
Robert Parsley and Norman Munoz of Colliers International are representing TWDC for the leasing of both One Hughes Landing and 3 Waterway Square.
The Woodlands development is a 28,000-acre master-planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston including 26.5 million square feet of commercial space, with much of it built in the 1000 acre town centre.
In March 2012, Howard Hughes signed a partnership deal with Huntsman to carry out a feasibility study for expanding the Huntsman facility in the Research Forest area in the Lake Woodlands development.
The initial plan is to build a five-storey office building with a floor area of 236,000 ft² and an attached garage to accommodate up to 900 cars.
Image: One Hughes Landing is a eight-storey, 195,227ft² office building. Photo: Business Wire.