New Avenue Center to provide resources in Near Northside community
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.