Houston Convention Center to Get New Façade and Garage

A general contractor has been hired to oversee the construction of a new garage and the improvement of the exterior at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The project is the next phase in a master plan that was approved by the facility's management entity, Houston First Corp., in 2012. The new garage will be built across the street from the proposed Marriott Marquis; ground should be broken on that 1,000-room property in April, and the hotel will open in 2016.