THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) will begin cultivating a new outdoor community gathering space in The Woodlands®, with landscaping thoughtfully designed to encourage family and friends to enjoy the walkability and cultural attractions in Waterway Square®. Located north of The Westin at The Woodlands and adjacent to the south side of Waterway Square garage, the 2.3-acre new green space exemplifies Howard Hughes’ commitment to providing premier outdoor amenities within the community.
Crepe myrtles and zoysia grass—a lush and durable grass that creates one of the most dense and soft green carpets—are among the landscaping elements that have been purposefully selected for community enjoyment. Movable furniture provides for flexible gatherings to suit each individual’s desire to relax and unwind.
The new gathering space sets the stage for a future mural by an internationally recognized artist that will be featured on the adjacent Waterway Square garage. The new mural will add to The Woodlands’ growing collection that comprises over 80 pieces of public artwork and is one of the largest collections of outdoor public art for a community its size in the country.
“This new flexible green space creates another outdoor amenity for residents, employees and visitors to enjoy at Waterway Square, and serves as an additional vantage point from which to enjoy outdoor concerts and social gatherings,” said Jim Carman, President of the Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation.
Landscaping will begin on Monday, February 21. Details about the new public art piece from The Howard Hughes Corporation will be announced soon.
The Woodlands, a 28,500-acre award-winning master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston, was recognized in 2021 as the #1 Best Community to Live in America by Niche.com. The Woodlands offers an unprecedented 28% of green space, leading the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to 120,000 people, and nearly 64,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands has received numerous past accolades including the Vision Award, Development of Distinction from the Urban Land Institute; three-time honoree of “Master Planned Community of the Year,” four-time recipient of “Humanitarian of the Year” and “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association; American Trails Developer Award; Environmental Planning Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter Houston Section. The Woodlands is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For more information, visit www.thewoodlands.com. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai’i; and Douglas Ranch in Phoenix. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative place making, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC.