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East River development brings River Walk vibes to Houston’s Buffalo Bayou

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 17th May

East River is a place where culture and business collide — and it's going up right in Houston.

The 126-acre development going up along Buffalo Bayou in Fifth Ward will include a mix of retail, living spaces and offices.

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The first of four phases planned for the East River, which will provide breathtaking views of the city, is expected to begin construction this summer, per KTRK-13's Jeff Ehling.

According to Chris Baldwin of Paper City Magazine, it's the largest site still available within the 610 Loop, allowing for the creation of a new mini city within the city.

"We are really focused on creating a very walkable, inviting, outdoor environment in all our project. There will also be 360 multi-family units," said Anna Deans with Houston-based developers Midway, as reported by Ehling. "We are very fortunate. While it seems counterintuitive being located on the bayou, it is actually high and dry."

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A visit to the site right now will reveal a massive mural where people are already taking selfies and a makeshift drive-in theater for your enjoyment, per Ehling.

It will take several years to finish the entire project.