Apparently, when life gives Houston an old post office, Houston makes it into one massive hub for shopping, eating, and hanging out. POST Houston has officially announced their grand plans and renderings for the 57-year-old space at 401 Franklin slated to open next summer.
The 550,000 square foot space will hold international dining options, retail upon retail, office space, and a rooftop park. They hope to also develop a place for performances and concerts.
The renderings show one-of-a-kind architecture and promises of a vibrant and colorful center. The first floor will be filled with shops, restaurants, and event space. And after a venture up the one-of-a-kind staircases, the second floor will house offices and art organizations.
The incredible rooftop park will span over an acre and feature a farm, event space, and rooftop dining with unbeatable views. No more giving up the view of the skyline to get fresh farm-to-table food!
And apparently, it will be one of the largest rooftop gardens and farms in the world, per Culture Map.
According to the Harris County Appraisal District, the space is valued at $42.5 million, so we have pretty high hopes that this could bring to the theatre district.
Lovett Commerical bought the Barbara Jordan Post Office in 2015 after it shut down in 2014 and has just been used to host the popular Day for Night music and arts festival.
POST Houston should be open just in time to become a booming spot in the city next summer—so get ready, folks! And Houston commuters in this area, get double ready.
Address: 401 Franklin St. Houston, TX 77201
Why you should go: To experience the international cuisine of Houston, visit a rooftop farm, and admire what Houstonians can do with a good ole' fixer upper.