UH-Downtown bulks up
Construction will begin today on business building
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
The University of Houston-Downtown, starving for space for a fast-growing student body, will begin construction today on a $35 million building for its College of Business.
The university has been clamoring for more room as enrollment has spiked 28 percent in the last five years to 11,484 tudents.
Aside from improving its campus, real estate experts predict the new university building will help transform the near northside area, which already stands to benefit from the planned expansion of the light rail line.
Austin-based Cypress Real Estate Advisors said it plans to develop the Hardy Yards, a 45-acre abandoned rail yard along North Main into an urban community of homes and shops.
And pricey townhomes are being built in the area, near the artsy warehouse district.