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Feb 1st, 2014
The Woodlands Town Center
For Immediate Release:
The Woodlands Town Center, home of The Woodlands Waterway, is a downtown in the forest with major shopping, upscale urban residences, entertainment and a thriving 24/7 business environment. It has been planned and developed by some of the pre-eminent urban designers and architects in the country, including Cooper Robertson & Partners, Elkus Manfredi, Kenneth Park Architects, Lucas Associates, Sasaki Associates and Street-Works.

Central to the sense of place in Town Center is The Woodlands Waterway, a 1.4-mile linear park and transportation corridor that invites visitors to hop aboard a “Waterway Cruiser” and travel to offices, restaurants, urban residences, shopping centers, hotels, parks and landmarks along the way. A landscaped network of paths for pedestrian travel and a trolley system provide additional modes of “green” travel. Parks along The Waterway include Riva Row Park for kayakers, Town Green Park for large community events, and The Koi Garden, a peaceful Asian-inspired greenspace.

Town Center has become one of the hottest commercial building markets in Greater Houston. The growth is ongoing, with new buildings, such as 24 Waterway Avenue and 4 Waterway Square in The Waterway Square District fully leased and more on the drawing board. Major shopping venues including the 1.3 million square-foot The Woodlands Mall and 34-acre Market Street; plus entertainment venues such as The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, one of the world’s most popular outdoor amphitheaters, and two Cinemark movie theaters attract more than 20 million visitors a year to Town Center.

Click here to view the current design plan for The Woodlands Town Center.

About the Company:
Founded in 1974, The Woodlands was one of the first master-planned communities in the country, and is now one of the most successful. The Woodlands is known for its towering trees, winding nature trails, abundant outdoor recreation and excellent educational opportunities. Over the last three decades, this 28,000-acre community has also become a thriving center for business, commerce and tourism.

The Woodlands was one of the nation’s first sustainable communities, with a current total of over 6,000 acres of green space protected in 121 parks, seven golf courses, and plentiful greenbelts and forest preserves. Plans call for over 8,000 acres of greenspace when The Woodlands’ master plan is complete. Trolleys and Waterway Cruisers are alternative modes of transportation within The Woodlands Town Center, the “downtown of The Woodlands.” Many other green initiatives have continued throughout the community’s history, making The Woodlands a model for sustainable development.

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