Progress is advancing on the second phase of Regent Square, a mixed-use development near Buffalo Bayou Park, with the project's 590-unit multifamily component, The Sterling, expected to open in December for move-ins.

Preleasing at The Sterling began Aug. 24, officials announced, timed with the opening of a new marketing center where prospective residents can see a one-bedroom model room and a large-scale model of the development's overall master plan.

Floor plans range from studios with sleeping alcoves to two-bedroom units. Amenities will include a 102-foot-long resort swimming pool, covered cabanas and grilling stations, a south lawn area with outdoor games and Adirondak chairs, a main lawn with games, televisions and a dining area, an outdoor lounge with a bar and fireplace, and two indoor lounges with additional games and bars.

The Sterling also features multipurpose lounges, a private dining area, conference spaces, several fitness areas, a spa room and a pet spa.

Officials with development company GID Development Group also said work is progressing on Phase 2's retail component, which will include 55,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented storefronts, green spaces and a water feature. Confirmed tenants include the social dart-themed bar Flight Club and Underbelly Hospitality. Plans call for three restaurants with roof decks.

Phase 2 is being designed by the Boston-based architectural placemaking firm CBT along with Houston’s OJB Landscape Architecture.

Regent Square can be found along the Allen Parkway corridor and stretches of West Dallas Street near Dunlavy Street. The new marketing center is located at 1203 Dunlavy St., Houston.