Crux is excited to announce its fourth location and first location outside of Austin area!

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Crux is a community-oriented climbing gym, and our decision to open our first out-of-market location in The Plant in Second Ward was largely inspired by Concept Neighborhood’s plans to create a walkable neighborhood that truly integrates the local community. As a native Houstonian, bringing Crux to the Bayou City is a bit of a homecoming for owner Kevin Goradia. We are excited about joining the Houston community!

The new facility will include the same features and amenities members enjoy at Crux’s Central location, including bouldering, strength training, fitness and yoga classes, locker rooms, saunas, and a kids’ area. The center will also host member appreciation events, industry nights, adaptive climbing programs, summer camps and competitions.

About The Plant

In a nod to the nearby Coffee Plant/Second Ward Station on the METRORail Green Line, which services the East End area, The Plant in Second Ward represents the first real estate redevelopment of its kind in Houston to embrace the notion of walkable urbanism by connecting the light rails to the bayou trails in one of the most car-dependent cities in the world.

Concept Neighborhood’s vision for The Plant in Second Ward includes 250,000 square feet of authentic retail, and creative office/urban maker space along with more than 1,000 multifamily units designed for a mix of market-rate, workforce housing. Initial plans include multiple residential housing developments with 80 to 140 small studio apartments spread over a series of 3- to 4-story buildings centered around community-focused courtyards. Additionally, the Houston-based investor group aims to use retail as a form of placemaking by repurposing most of the industrial warehouses it has acquired into hyperlocal retail spaces that reflect the rich culture and diversity of the Second Ward.



View Crux’s press release here. View the Concept Neighborhood’s press release here.