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Old Posted Jul 1, 2013, 5:24 AM
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- Phase One consist of an 18-story office building
- Phase Two consist of a hotel/residential tower ( rendering n/a for now)
- Construction to begin this September for Phase One
- Phase Two will begin construction once the office tower is complete

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The 400,000 square foot Class A+ office building will benefit from easy ingress and egress from Highway 59 and close proximity to Interstates 610, 45 and the Westpark Tollway. Tenants will enjoy panoramic views of Houston, including the CBD, The Galleria, River Oaks and the Medical Center as well as convenient access to numerous shopping and dining centers, such as Highland Village. Floor plates will be an efficient 25,800 square feet.

Phase Two:

Once phase one is completed, the existing 97,000 square foot office building will be demolished to make way for phase two. Phase two is anticipated to include a single high-rise tower comprised of a full-service hotel on the bottom-half of the tower and a 250 unit high-end apartment building on the top-half of the tower. The hotel and apartments will be joined by a high-end resort styled amenity deck to which both hotel guests and apartment residents will have exclusive access. From concierge services and in-residence dining to a dedicated residential management team, the apartment residents will experience unparalleled comfort and elegance in the heart of Houston.


http://3737buffalospeedway.com/propertyoverview.html

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My god, Houston just won't cut it out. At the rate they're going, I feel like the stretch of the core city from Downtown to Uptown/Galleria could evolve into an east-west version of Downtown-to-Midtown in Manhattan...or even a twinned version of Downtown-to-Century City/Westside in L.A.

We shall see!
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"Once phase one is completed, the existing 97,000 square foot office building will be demolished to make way for phase two. Phase two is anticipated to include a single high-rise tower comprised of a full-service hotel on the bottom-half of the tower and a 250 unit high-end apartment building on the top-half of the tower. The hotel and apartments will be joined by a high-end resort styled amenity deck to which both hotel guests and apartment residents will have exclusive access. From concierge services and in-residence dining to a dedicated residential management team, the apartment residents will experience unparalleled comfort and elegance in the heart of Houston."

But no renders yet.
     
     
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For some reason, I thought the early reports for the planned hotel was in the neighborhood of 20-22 stories, but I can't find the original Chronicle article. Surprised even their blog posts on this project didn't link to the article that was initially written.
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They must have decided to reserve those details for later.
     
     
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Here's a new rendering. It's nothing special, but it can be nice depending on how the facade turns out when complete. There's also a site plan that includes the second phase.




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That's an improvement.

I don't think Downtown to Uptown will fill in during my lifetime, even at the current frenetic pace, but the city is looking more and more like Chicago with each new panorama.
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Construction expected to begin on Monday.

     
     
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Autocentric, faceless modernism surrounded by green space that will go completely unused. Can't we leave this sort of thing to the Katy Freeway?
     
     
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Autocentric, faceless modernism surrounded by green space that will go completely unused. Can't we leave this sort of thing to the Katy Freeway?
Same exact thing I was thinking.
     
     
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Here's some more information on the project, including an initial 20+ floor count I haven't seen yet for the phase 2 resi/hotel tower. For those that don't understand why they are keeping the trees they have information on that(including how freaking huge they are). Also they will most likely be used, at least admired, by the restaurant and hotel guests, as well as the office and apartment tenants who will also get to benefit from the green space. Houston may quickly becoming more urban, but that doesn't mean it has to be a complete concrete jungle.

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...es/#20799101=0
     
     
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Autocentric, faceless modernism surrounded by green space that will go completely unused.
I'll bet that's worth a few LEED points.
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Over the past few weeks, by capnmcbarnacle. Can be moved to under construction.







     
     
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Any word on a start date for the second building?
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The crane is up and very visible from 59.
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I like how Houston is building all of these mid rises far away from its clustered downtown.
     
     
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It's been that way for four decades already.
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I like how Houston is building all of these mid rises far away from its clustered downtown.
Photos can be deceiving, though. Based on what I'm seeing on Google Earth, it's only about 3 miles to downtown from this construction.
     
     
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This is a close-in building. It's a long way out to the Energy Corridor.
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