Google, the California-based technology giant, is opening an office in the Heights area.
The company has signed a lease to establish an office on the top floor of the Buffalo Heights District, a mixed-use development at 3663 Washington Ave., according to a news release from the land owner and developer, BKR Memorial II, LLC. Below the One Buffalo Heights office space is the St. Andrie luxury apartment complex, while an H-E-B grocery store opened last October on the ground level.
“Google is a major player, not just as a driver of innovation and economic transformation, but also as an engaged member of the community,” Russell Gordy, the owner of BKR Memorial, said in a news release. “We are pleased they chose Buffalo Heights when they were making a commitment to Houston.”
Google will occupy a 12,000 square foot office space at the Buffalo Heights District, which also announced its plan to expand the development with additional residential units, office space and retail and restaurant offerings. The idea is to continue fostering a walkable urban streetscape that includes green space as well.
BKR Memorial said the Houston Endowment philanthropic organization plans to construct its 40,000 square foot headquarters adjacent to the Buffalo Heights development and overlooking Spotts Park.
“Innovative companies such as Google understand how walkable, mixed-use environments positively impact recruiting and retaining the best talent,” said CEO Jonathan Brinsden of Houston-based Midway, another developer involved with the Buffalo Heights District.