HOUSTON, Tex. – Lovett Commercial, developer of POST Houston, the mixed-use adaptive reuse development project of the city’s historic Barbara Jordan Post Office, has plans for a unique special event space opening in early 2021.
Located on the building’s rooftop as part of the world’s largest rooftop park and farm, the outdoor venue will have the feel of a rural farm with a chic background setting overlooking the city’s illuminated skyline.
The expansive five-acre rooftop park and sustainable organic farm called Skylawn is designed by Hoerr Schaudt, the Chicago-based landscape architects behind Houston’s McGovern Centennial Park. As one of the world’s largest rooftop parks and farms, Skylawn features 360-degree, unobstructed views of the city’s downtown skyline and will include multiple dining options, an event venue, recreation, and open spaces.
The property’s culinary tenants will be able to source ingredients from the rooftop farm, allowing them to offer a ‘rooftop-to-table’ experience.
The 6,000-square-foot event space is fully customizable and can host intimate and large-scale events with up to 300 guests. An array of catering options will be available from a curated list of event caterers and a select number of the culinary tenants located in POST Houston’s food and market hall.
Additionally, a customized tent will be available for inclement weather as well as in-house audiovisual and lighting capabilities for live performances and presentations.
“The special event space, which is part of Skylawn’s rooftop park and farm is unlike anything ever seen before in the City of Houston,” Lovett Commercial president Frank Liu. “We are working with one of the most talented landscape architecture firms in the country to ensure we are creating a one-of-a-kind, standout rooftop park and farm that will become a top destination in our city.”