Construction of a new mixed-use neighborhood that will transform Missouri City’s 1980s Willowridge Mall has now started and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. (courtesy Edison Center)
Construction of a new mixed-use neighborhood that will transform Missouri City’s 1980s Willowridge Mall has now started and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
The Edison Center, a 12.5-acre mixed-use arts and culture district soon to be located at 7100 W. Fuqua St., Missouri City, will feature a 32,000 square foot cultural arts center with a hall. performing arts with 400 seats. theater, community health clinic, after-school youth center, Festival Park outdoor green space, two small business incubators and affordable retail spaces, according to a Dec. 17 announcement.
Construction of the center is the second in the two-phase Edison Center master plan, developed in conjunction with the Complete Communities office of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and focuses on supporting economic and neighborhood development within Fort Bend Houston .
“When complete, the Edison Center will leverage the talented, multicultural arts community of Fort Bend Houston to create a catalyst for community revitalization through the arts,” said Charity Carter, founder of the Edison Arts Foundation in the announcement.
The Edison Center is expected to attract 80,000 visitors a year, generate millions of economic impacts, attract new businesses and jobs, and create opportunities to improve the quality of life for residents.