Infill development is continuing to move forward with two Midtown office buildings rising from the ground.
As I drive along Robinson, I'm reminded that we're about to see a dense, urban street wall emerge that will change the entire feel and vibe of the area.
The Monarch Building at 1133 N Robinson Ave. starts with a two-story white steel and glass facade with a two-story "glass box" above that is set back to give pedestrians the feel of walking down a street lined with two-story buildings.
The Monarch is being built by Midtown Renaissance Group (Bob Howard, Mickey Clagg and Chris Fleming) and is expected to open next year. The building has at least one anchor tenant signed up, but further details have yet to be disclosed by the partners.
Meanwhile, on the lower end of Midtown at NW 6 and Walker, we're seeing the Miller Johnson Building rising up on a long vacant corner.
The three-story office building at 500 NW 6 , which will be home to the Miller Johnson law firm, joins a flurry of development along a key corridor that connects Midtown with the Central Business District.