City Centre的心脏是由西部13层的Hotel Sorella酒店包围的公共广场，由一层和两层的餐厅和零售建筑的北部和南部，以及由五层的CityCentre One办公楼到东部横跨城镇和乡下大道。一个亲密的活动草坪，水和火的功能，以及地面餐厅的户外座位将酒店的热情好客的氛围扩展到景观，使其成为各种规划和自发的户外活动的理想选择。广场的铺路模式流入和穿过大道到CityCentre One;该设计获得了额外的容量的特别活动，当街道关闭到汽车交通。
City Centre Houston is a 47-acre, mixed-use development where exceptional public spaces and streetscapes integrate the many offerings - offices, residences, hotels, restaurants, retail, conference, fitness, cinema and structured parking - into a cohesive whole. When the Midway development group purchased a failing shopping mall on 37 acres at the intersection of two major Houston highways (two more parcels acquired for later phases added 10 additional acres), they engaged the Office of James Burnett to guide and implement their vision for a complete, walkable urban destination.
The heart of CityCentre is the public plaza enclosed by the 13-story Hotel Sorella to the west, by one-and two-story restaurant and retail buildings to the north and south, and by the five-story CityCentre One office building to the east across Town and Country Boulevard. An intimate event lawn, water and fire features, and outdoor seating for ground-level restaurants extend the hospitality atmosphere of the hotel out into the landscape, making it ideal for a variety of programmed and spontaneous outdoor activities. The plaza’s paving pattern flows into and across the boulevard to CityCentre One; the design captures additional capacity for special events when the street is closed to automobile traffic.
Throughout the site, carefully detailed paving patterns, planting islands, curbs and grade changes calm traffic and prioritize pedestrian movement. This inviting and well-used series of outdoor spaces and streetscapes are integral to the success of CityCentre, which was featured in a 2015 Urban Land Institute case study and is becoming a benchmark for mixed-use urban developments.