Roberts Row [RxR]
Houston, Texas [Greater East End]
Roberts Row [RxR] is a proposed 17-acre, multi-block destination located in Houston’s East End. The southern edge of the development abuts the Harrisburg light rail and moves north through several blocks of existing industrial buildings and underutilized lots. The northern most part of the site includes an old Union Pacific Railway corridor that connects to Buffalo Bayou. This urban infill and redevelopment project can become a 15-Minute Neighborhood that allows the existing community to evolve with it; as access, connections, and services become more available.
"How can property owners within a changing neighborhood work with other owners and community members to create a more walkable community? "
The W-K-M Campus
The Plant, located on the corner Sampson Street and Harrisburg Boulevard is Concept Neighborhood’s first project in the neighborhood. It is an ambitious, mixed-use urban redevelopment that includes hyper-local retail tenants, patios, and public realm improvements. Many of the current tenants, like owners of Café Louie, live in the neighborhood and have created new concepts tailored to meet the needs of the existing community. Although it is the first project for the greater development, it will not the only offering. Existing industrial buildings could become the home of local retailers, creative workshops, restaurants, creative offices, and other small businesses.
A Catalyst For Micro-Mobility
Houston lacks and desperately needs more attainable and affordable housing options within the urban fabric to support its diverse community. Increasing density and reducing housing sizes is one way to make a neighborhood more affordable and inclusive. Concept Neighborhood is proposing to provide a variety of housing choices including up to 1,000 mixed-income apartments, which could include mico-units as small as 400sf. This density supports and encourages improved micro-mobility, mass-transit, and the potential of car-free living.