Aggieland awaits the arrival of the new premier urban mixed-use development, Century Square. Stationed across University Drive from the Texas A&M University campus, and walking distance from Northgate District, it will have an ideal location to accommodate the entire community.
Over 200,000 sq.ft. will be dedicated to retail, office space, restaurant and entertainment space, as well as two hotels, an apartment complex, and parking garage.
Midway Construction, a Houston-based real estate investment and development firm, stated Century Square recieved it’s name from Texas A&M being founded 100 years after our nation won it’s independence. Midway’s goal for the project was to create a venue that people would drive from out of town for, and looks forward to providing a place for the 1.6 million predicted visitors to gather, shop, etc. in the upcoming year.
The site was previously home to graduate and married student housing, which has since found a new location to call home.
The pedestrian-friendly development will be completed in three 20 acres phases. The first phase of the development include plans for 250 multifamily housing units, 150 unit senior living space, a 250-room hotel, 30,000 sq.ft theater, 100,000 sq.ft office space
Later plans for the south side of the complex include building a 90,000 sq.ft. Class A office building, featuring a state-of-the-art conference center and open-air gathering space. Midway CEO, Jonathan Brinsden, said, “the office will cater to engineers, consultants, entrepreneurs, biotech and medical companies that are spawned from the university... The apartment is intended to cater to young professionals, faculty, staff and researchers on campus, not so much the students. We need to be attractive to a broader community… students are a small part of the overall demand for the project.”
Midway broke ground on the first phase of the project on November 12, 2014, which is expected to be complete by summer 2016.
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