4514 Lyons formerly St. Elizabeth Hospital

Adaptive Reuse Project



Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation (“FIFTH WARD CRC”) invites the submission of RFPs from experienced firms to include developers, development teams, architects, and/or planners to offer comprehensive redevelopment plans for the adaptive reuse of the Historic St. Elizabeth Hospital located at 4514 Lyons Ave Houston, TX 77020. Redevelopment of this project presents an unparalleled opportunity in the 5th Ward to reestablish the Lyons corridor as a cultural district combining business, residential, arts and culture, and other public uses in a collaborative environment. We encourage you to dream, design and develop with only one limit in mind – achievable!  The vision for the future of the Fifth Ward and particularly Lyons Ave, looks towards a time when the blocks and buildings are once again filled with people, and it is a vital place to live, work and visit.

The 5th Ward will grow from a commitment to sustain the culture and population that have made it their home; to invite new residents, uses, events, places and opportunities to share in the future; and to celebrate the heritage of the past and the possibilities of the future assembled through the music, art, and lively expression of the community. The Lyons Avenue of the future will reflect the past and regain its stature as the “Main Street” of the neighborhood that surrounds it. In addition to serving as the center of the revitalized residential neighborhood, it will have distinctive segments that repair expand and connect the neighborhood to its adjacent districts and the entire region through significant new  investments with substantial community benefits, hence the Lyons Avenue Renaissance.  

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