Wolf Capital Partners, a Houston-based real estate company, kicked off capital improvements Jan. 9 on HeightsMED, a medical office building at 427 W. 20th St., Houston.

Renovations are expected to last through late fall, at which point HeightsMED will be an entirely Class A medical office building, Wolf Capital principal Zachary Wolf said.

Renovations included the demolition of vacancies' the construction of a spec suite; and upgrades to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing systems, officials said. Construction crews are working on enhancing the streetscape, upgrading the building’s exterior and redesigning the lobby. As part of the project, the exterior sidewalk on 20th Street will be widened.

As renovations continue through 2023, the exit and entry routes to the building will be redesigned as well, and improvements will be made to the upper-floor common spaces, elevator cabs and restrooms.

HeightsMED—which stands at seven stories and features 122,000 square feet of space—is 80% occupied and will remain open during construction, Wolf said. The renovation will take into account the history and aesthetics of the Heights with a modern twist, according to marketing materials.

The building is being leased by Transwestern.