HOUSTON, TX - SkyHouse Main, downtown Houston's newest apartment tower, will host its grand opening celebration on October 20, 2016. With the first residents moved in, SkyHouse Main joins SkyHouse Houston in remaking two full blocks of the Central Business District into a live-work-play neighborhood.
Opened in the summer of 2014, SkyHouse Houston is leased up and the new tower, a mirror-image of the first, has experienced strong early demand.
"We join Batson-Cook Development Company and our local partner, Peter W. Dienna, in welcoming the first residents to SkyHouse Main," said Jim Borders, President, Novare Group. "We had confidence from the start and have received tremendous support and encouragement from the City of Houston on this project, and this success is a result of everyone pulling together to make a concerted vision for this part of town a reality."
SkyHouse Main is located at 1725 Main Street and features 336 residences, is 24 stories and has 7,200 square feet of street-level retail space. The mixed-use project will be home to renter-by-choice professionals, who want to live in urban centers close to public transportation, employment centers and cultural institutions.
The apartment homes all have floor-to-ceiling glass and nine-foot-plus ceiling heights with high-end finishes, including stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, wood floors, expansive balconies and high speed internet. The market-leading amenity package includes the signature "SkyHouse" on the top floor including a club room, fitness center, pool, and grilling area, with unimpeded views of much of Houston.
The project is within walking distance of more than 40 million square feet of office space, the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park and BBVA Compass Stadium. It is near the Bell Station Metrorail stop, providing residents with access via public transportation to the surrounding areas including the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world and a large economic driver within the Houston metro.
The project is a collaboration between Atlanta developers Novare Group, Batson-Cook Development Company and Houston-based development partner Peter W. Dienna. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation provided financing for SkyHouse Main along with NGI Investments, LLC, led by Borders, and Batson-Cook Development Company.