One Park Place

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
One Park Place
General information
Type Residential
Location 1500 McKinney Street, Downtown Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°45′15″N 95°21′40″W / 29.7542°N 95.3611°W / 29.7542; -95.3611Coordinates: 29°45′15″N 95°21′40″W / 29.7542°N 95.3611°W / 29.7542; -95.3611
Construction started 2007
Completed 2009
Opening May 2009
Roof 518 ft (158 m)
Technical details
Floor count 37
Floor area 62,500 sq ft (5,810 m2)
Lifts/elevators 6
Design and construction
Architect Jackson & Ryan Architects
The Finger Companies

One Park Place is a 518 ft (158 m) tall apartment building located adjacent to Discovery Green park in downtown Houston, Texas. Completed by The Finger Companies in May 2009, the building has 340 units on 30 floors with a total height of 501 feet (153 m) and 37 floors.[1][2][3]

The building has 346 apartment units. The ground floor has retail shops and restaurants, while the six floors immediately above the ground floor have secure parking.[4]

Grocery store[edit]

Phoenicia Foods

Phoenicia Specialty Foods opened a grocery store location in 28,000 square feet (2,600 m2) of space on the ground floor of One Park Place.[5] The Downtown location focuses on serving residents in the Downtown area by stocking staples such as bread, eggs, and milk in addition to the signature products of Phoenicia Specialty Foods. In addition the store will have a Wine Bar, a cafe, and a delicatessen to attract area workers. Katharine Schilcutt of the Houston Press said prior to the store's opening that Phoenicia will become the first major grocery store in Downtown.[6] Zohrab "Bob" Tcholakian, the owner of Phoenicia Deli, designed the venting system, located beneath the garage and residential units at One Park Place, that allows the store to bake its own bread on-site. Tcholakian has a background of being an architect, allowing him to design the system. Shilcutt said that the facility has "ample parking" that would "surely" attract residents of the Houston Heights and Montrose to the store. The MKT Bar is located inside of the grocery store.[7]

Before the announcement by Phoenicia occurred, rumors spread stating that Whole Foods Markets wanted to lease space in One Park Place to establish a store there.[6] Originally the opening was scheduled for December 2010. It was moved to May 2011, but due to issues with the design of the electrical and plumbing lines, the opening was moved to July 15.[8] By November the store opened.[7]

School zoning[edit]

The building is within the Houston Independent School District boundary. As of 2015 the building is assigned to Gregory Lincoln Education Center (Grades K-8),[9] and Northside High School (formerly Jefferson Davis High).[10]

By Spring 2011 Atherton Elementary School and E.O. Smith Education Center were consolidated with a new K-5 campus in the Atherton site.[11] As a result, for middle school the building was rezoned from Smith to Gregory Lincoln.[12][13] As part of rezoning for the 2014-2015 school year, this tower was rezoned from Bruce to Gregory-Lincoln K-8 for elementary school.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Developer/Owner's list of properties 03/2012
  2. ^ One Park Place by the numbers
  3. ^ "Award Winning Landscape Architecture Firm Creates 'High-Rise Oasis' in Downtown Houston". Architect Online. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-08-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Welcome to One Park Place." One Park Place. Retrieved on May 3, 2010.
  5. ^ Sarnoff, Nancy. "Downtown bags grocery store." Houston Chronicle. April 30, 2010. Retrieved on May 3, 2010.
  6. ^ a b Shilcutt, Katharine. "Phoenicia To Give Downtown A New Place To Grocery Shop." Houston Press. Tuesday May 4, 2010. Retrieved on May 5, 2010.
  7. ^ a b Shilcutt, Katharine. "Lebanese Queso and More at the Fabulous New Phoenicia Downtown." Houston Press. Thursday November 17, 2011. Retrieved on November 19, 2011.
  8. ^ Sarnoff, Nancy. "One Park Place hopes to open Phoenicia store in May." Houston Chronicle. March 4, 2011. Retrieved on March 7, 2011.
  9. ^ a b "AGENDA Board of Education Meeting March 13, 2014." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on March 15, 2014. "Current Attendance Boundaries" New 03/06/04 Attachment F-2 March 2014 p. 31/119. and "Proposed Attendance Boundaries" New 03/06/04 Attachment F-2 March 2014 p. 32/119.
  10. ^ "Davis High School Attendance Zone Archived 2012-03-10 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on April 7, 2009.
  11. ^ "Board Approves School Closings and Consolidations." Houston Independent School District. November 14, 2008.
  12. ^ "Gregory Lincoln Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on July 26, 2011.
  13. ^ "E. O. Smith Middle Attendance Zone Archived 2009-02-27 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on April 7, 2009.

External links[edit]