Avenue Center When completed in early 2020, Avenue Center will feature approximately 30,500 square feet of housing.

HOUSTON—Nonprofit affordable builder Avenue recently unveiled plans to develop Avenue Center after getting a significant boost in funding. This mixed-use community resource hub is to be constructed across from Moody Park in Near Northside, one of the pilot neighborhoods included in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative.

Avenue Center is one of four area projects receiving funding 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 focused on community revitalization, homelessness, library services and public health. Avenue will receive approximately $2.6 million for the construction of Avenue Center.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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