Discover the Great Things that Await You at Discovery Green4.24.16
Situated in the center of Downtown Houston and sprawling across 12 acres, Discovery Green is a park that has helped reinvigorate the urban landscape of the Bayou City. Once an eye sore, the area that today is known as Discovery Green is a metropolitan oasis that has spurred new development and economic activity surrounding the George R. Brown Convention Center in the Central Business District of Downtown. Are you planning on or thinking of staying in Houston? There is no better way to find a home-away-from-home experience that meets your short-term rental needs than with Kozi Corporate Housing. Be certain that you check out Discovery Green while you are in town.
Once a high-end residential neighborhood during the late-19th Century, by the late-20th Century the space that is now Discovery Green had become two large parking lots and emblematic of the underutilized potential of Downtown Houston. Excluding one small strip of green space, the area lacked any semblance of the appeal the park now has. Over the course of four years, the site was revitalized through its conversion into beautiful and lush green space. Discovery Green has not only fostered convention activity, but also new development in the areas surround the Convention Center, Toyota Center, and Minute Maid Park.
Since opening to the public in 2008, the park has been a driving force behind more than $600 million in development in the downtown area. An estimated $1 billion in future development of office space, hotels, and housing is currently in the pipeline. The new major projects that have come about since Discovery Green was opened include: One Park Place, a 346-unit luxury residential highrise; Hess Tower, the highest price-per-square-foot commercial space in Houston at the time it was sold in mid-2011; and an Embassy Suites Hotel, a Hilton-brand Hotel consisting of 262 rooms. A Marriot Marquis convention hotel is currently under construction and slated to open in June 2016, while the Houston Independent School District’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is in its planning stage.
The most significant impact that Discovery Green has had is on the perspective of local Houstonians, who now see Downtown not just as a place for work, but also as a vibrant place to come play and relax. More than 1 million visitors come each year to enjoy hundreds of free events at Discovery Green. The park’s attractions include restaurants, a performing arts stage, a jogging trail, bocce courts, a putting green, and kayaking and standup paddleboard on Kinder Lake, among others. Do you enjoy practicing yoga or meditation? Perhaps you like the thumping and energizing beats and vigorous movements of a Zumba workout class? Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes? Discovery Green offers all of these and so many other opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy leisure time and discover new possibilities.
Kozi Corporate Housing has plenty of great Houston locations that put you within close reach of Discovery Green. Forget the sterile environments of hotels and the obnoxious extra charges for amenities like parking and internet access. Come see what it means to live in the luxury and convenience of our fully-furnished apartments. Enjoy great amenities that come standard at all of our attractive properties. All of our furnished apartments in Houston and at all of our other locations across Texas include a large-screen HDTV, secure high-speed wireless internet, a fully-equipped kitchen, an in-unit washer and dryer, and so much more. Our friendly and professional staff are here to help you find the location and apartment to meet your needs and preferences. Contact us today to make your booking!