New Av­enue Cen­ter to pro­vide re­sources in Near North­side com­mu­nity

Houston Chronicle - - TEXAS INC -

Av­enue, a lo­cal non­profit af­ford­able hous­ing de­vel­oper, plans to de­velop Av­enue Cen­ter, a mixed-use com­mu­nity re­source hub at 3527 Irv­ing­ton Blvd. across from Moody Park in Near North­side. The three-story, 30,500-square-foot com­plex will of­fer com­mu­nity pro­gram­ming space in­clud­ing Av­enue’s head­quar­ters, realty of­fice and Home­own­er­ship Cen­ter, along with a health clinic and an early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion cen­ter. Ar­chi­tec­ture and en­gi­neer­ing firm Page de­signed the project, which is sched­uled to open in early 2020. Av­enue will re­ceive about $2.6 mil­lion for the con­struc­tion of Av­enue Cen­ter from the Greater

Hous­ton Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion as part of a $6.5 mil­lion pledge from the United Arab Emi­rates to sup­port Hur­ri­cane

Har­vey re­cov­ery ef­forts. Av­enue has also raised more than $2.1 mil­lion for the Av­enue Cen­ter project through pub­lic and pri­vate fund­ing. Av­enue has con­structed 900 af­ford­able homes and apart­ments in Hous­ton in re­cent years.

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