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oscarinhouston Sep 11, 2013 3:50 PM

Beautiful skyline. The only thing missing is another 1000+ Ft. Skyscraper :notacrook:

Urbannizer Sep 11, 2013 6:47 PM

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Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6262064)
That would be phase 1 on Generation Park right?

Yep.

806 Main

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Photos by Nate99

Urbannizer Sep 12, 2013 11:30 AM

Tearing down the exterior overhangs on the Macy's building - yesterday.

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Photos by Jax

Sunrise Birdsall (By the Park) Apartments

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Jennie Sealy Hospital
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toxteth o'grady Sep 12, 2013 3:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 6261146)
Cool map by Shasta on HAIF with all the solid proposals for DT (5 total):

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x...kyline2017.jpg

edit: 5 office proposals and 1 hotel. Residential under construction will have no impact on skyline, except the Hines Market Square residential tower (no rendering yet).

This render is north looking south, which doesn't fully represent the scope of downtown as does the classic shot from Allen Parkway/Memorial.

Can't wait until some of these projects start out of the ground, which isn't going to be until early next year. That will make the image a bit more, umm, concrete.

Urbannizer Sep 12, 2013 7:31 PM

More renderings of 900 Preston

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/9...30c292fe_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/9...950e08ab_b.jpg

This image here reveals that another apartment tower is planned, at 35-floors and International Tower will be 46-Floors.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/9...09a0e086_o.png

http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Co...eral_DRAFT.pdf

Reverberation Sep 12, 2013 9:38 PM

I believe that Block 35 is the Market Square garage on the west side of the square. So Congress, Louisiana, Milam, and Preston.

photoLith Sep 12, 2013 9:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6263014)

Oh man, that looks great, a thousand billion times better than the schlock that covered it up for so long.

Urbannizer Sep 12, 2013 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reverberation (Post 6265031)
I believe that Block 35 is the Market Square garage on the west side of the square. So Congress, Louisiana, Milam, and Preston.

You're right.I remember seeing that parking lot high-lighted for residential last week, didn't make much of it though at the time because the source for it was created back in late 2011.

Here's the site:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/9...b634b2aa_b.jpg

Urbannizer Sep 12, 2013 11:02 PM

New Renderings for BLVD Place

http://www.blvdplace.com/Images/Gall...gs/Large/2.jpg

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New Renderings of "The Dome" -- If not approved by voters in November, it will be demolished.

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http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=9245263

Urbannizer Sep 13, 2013 12:28 AM

9/12 - 2929 Weslayan by Piwejimenez91

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Urbannizer Sep 13, 2013 2:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Houston Chronicle
Retail District Planned for DT Houston, to be centered around Dallas St.

City officials and local real estate developers, appointed by the mayor to help jump-start downtown retail, are proposing using tax dollars to help create a new shopping district in the city center.

Their hope is to transform a portion of downtown into a vibrant commercial hub with national, regional and local retailers operating amid sidewalk cafes in a pedestrian-friendly environment.

The additional activity would be centered around Dallas Street but likely expand to other parts of downtown, they said.

The plan would involve providing financial incentives to property owners within about a 20-block area who add retail tenants to their buildings or vacant parcels of land, according to members of the Downtown Retail Task Force who discussed the plan with the Houston Chronicle editorial board Thursday.

"This is a bold concept and initiative," said Ed Wulfe, a veteran retail developer and task force member. "It's not going to be easy."

The group envisions Dallas Street as the "spine of a shopping district" that would extend from Milam to LaBranch. Dallas was selected because of its proximity to properties that support retail: the George R. Brown Convention Center, office buildings, and hotels and residential buildings - more of which are under development.

The group also cited existing downtown retail in the Shops at Houston Center and GreenStreet, the former Houston Pavilions, as key to expanding the shopping district and adding more stores and restaurants to their properties.

***

On one side of the street, outdoor cafes are shown lining the three-block GreenStreet development and a new high-rise has been added to the property that task force members said is a proposed hotel. Across the street, a major retailer occupies the ground floor of the Sakowitz Building, currently used for parking.

Officials said they are still determining how the financial incentives would be structured, but they likely would be tax reimbursements paid to the property owners after the stores are open. The program would be limited to retailers who sell items such as clothing and "hard-good" merchandise. Restaurants and bars would not be included.

Ideally, new shops would begin to open in July 2015.

Article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...hp?cmpid=atfpm

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llamaorama Sep 13, 2013 4:40 PM

Hehe...Dallas Street...Then again Dallas has a Houston Street.

Regarding the Dome, meh. I used to be sentimental, but I think the mourning period with the open casket wake is done and it's time to bury the dead.

Put the Dome out of its misery. total gut job, deface its architectural integrity..it kind of defeats the purpose of keeping it IMO.

Bailey Sep 13, 2013 5:41 PM

In that last rendering, where exactly is that new tower suposed to be? It appears as if it is floating above GreenStreet.

TowerSpotter Sep 13, 2013 7:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bailey (Post 6266247)
In that last rendering, where exactly is that new tower suposed to be? It appears as if it is floating above GreenStreet.

It is on Greenstreet, it's by midway.

Urbannizer Sep 13, 2013 7:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llamaorama (Post 6266118)
Hehe...Dallas Street...Then again Dallas has a Houston Street.

Regarding the Dome, meh. I used to be sentimental, but I think the mourning period with the open casket wake is done and it's time to bury the dead.

Put the Dome out of its misery. total gut job, deface its architectural integrity..it kind of defeats the purpose of keeping it IMO.

People also want the Dome to stay because of everything that went on inside since it was built, but I too don't care much about the current plans for it. Would not bother me if it's demolished..

Greenstreet

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HAIF - Nate99

oscarinhouston Sep 13, 2013 7:45 PM

East End Line Update

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shakman Sep 13, 2013 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6266400)
It is on Greenstreet, it's by midway.

Is the highrise portion a confirmed development or is it a conceptal rendering of future development opportunities?

Urbannizer Sep 13, 2013 8:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shakman (Post 6266481)
Is the highrise portion a confirmed development or is it a conceptal rendering of future development opportunities?

Confirmed development, it was first rumored back in June that Midway would add a hotel to Greenstreet, and confirmed by the Houston Chronicle today.

Quote:

On one side of the street, outdoor cafes are shown lining the three-block GreenStreet development and a new high-rise has been added to the property that task force members said is a proposed hotel. Across the street, a major retailer occupies the ground floor of the Sakowitz Building, currently used for parking."

toxteth o'grady Sep 13, 2013 8:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llamaorama (Post 6266118)
Hehe...Dallas Street...Then again Dallas has a Houston Street.

And so does Fort Worth.

Urbannizer Sep 13, 2013 9:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Culture Map Houston
Get out! River Oaks apartment tenants told to vacate to clear room for mega development

The last thing tenants need after a day at work is to learn that they have 60 days to clean out their belongings and evacuate their property.

That's the notice residents at Westcreek at River Oaks Apartments, located between Westheimer Road and San Felipe Street just East of the West Loop, found taped to the inside of their front doors this week.

The official letter issued by Kaplan Management Co., the management division of M. Kaplan Companies, offered little explanation, although one leaseholder tells CultureMap that the eviction notice has to do with the pending sale to developer OliverMcMillan, which will teardown the 1960s complex to clear the way for more land for the new River Oaks District, a 15-acre, $275 million mixed-use plot that will boast 650,000 square feet of high-end commercial and residential space.

Full Article: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/r...a-development/


Urbannizer Sep 14, 2013 5:25 PM

BLVD Place

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps41363626.jpg

Hanover Post Oak
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HAIF - Skylineview

2929 Weslayan
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/9...8a6e5fe2_b.jpg
russell.hancock - flickr

Astoria
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HAIF - Skylineview

807 S. Post Oak
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HAIF - Skylineview

photoLith Sep 14, 2013 7:15 PM

The Astoria will be a pretty cool building since its located on such a small plot of land. Id like to see more towers built on smaller plots of land instead of using an entire city block for one building.

Urbannizer Sep 14, 2013 11:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Impact News - Houston METRO
Hughes Landing plan includes new dining, retail

The first Hughes Landing tenants began moving in to their new offices in One Hughes Landing in early September, but the office building is only the first of many projects on the horizon. With residential, retail and dining projects planned in the near future, demand for space is strong for the 66-acre mixed-use development.

Plans for Hughes Landing include 1.5 million to 2 million square feet of office space, 800–1,000 apartment units, 175,000–200,000 square feet of retail, 200,000 square feet for a hotel and a fitness center to serve workers, said Alex Sutton, co-president of The Woodlands Development Company.
Within two years, much of Hughes Landing—located on the east side of Lake Woodlands between Grogan’s Mill Road and Lake Woodlands Drive—could be completed, including a grocery store, parking garage, restaurants and luxury apartments, he said. Sutton said the entirety of the development, including as many as 11 office buildings, could take five to 10 years to complete, depending on demand.

“There’s a lot of buzz in the market that Hughes Landing has created,” Sutton said. “There’s a strong interest in it, and we’re very pleased at the pace that it’s going.”

Full Article: http://impactnews.com/houston-metro/...dining-retail/

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photoLith Sep 15, 2013 12:52 AM

I despise 99% of suburbia, but man, The Woodlands sure is doing it right. Its really quite amazing and should be a blueprint for the rest of Americas exurbs and suburbs. Of course, The Woodlands has a ton of money which helps too.

TowerSpotter Sep 15, 2013 5:40 AM

Well Photolith....more coming to the suburbs of Houston. Already posted but this time they have the sign up and a 15 storyish building appeared way in the back....Kingwood Park

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Urbannizer Sep 15, 2013 3:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Project Blog Houston
6 Houston Center Shows New Signs of Life, Breaking Ground Soon

Remember Six Houston Center? The project that broke ground, but didn't actually begin construction back in 2008? Well, it has returned! Developer Crescent Real Estate has resurrected the project, with the rendering above possibly being the new design.

The plan now calls for the 30-Story, 600,000 sf tower to face Rusk Street. It will sit on Block 95 (Rusk/San Jacinto/Walker/Caroline). The developer wants construction to begin 1Q of next year, and for it to be ready for occupancy by 1Q 2016.

Article: http://houstonpro.blogspot.com/2013/...-signs-of.html

New Rendering of Hanover Post Oak

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New Rendering for Capitol Tower

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Urbannizer Sep 15, 2013 9:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston Culture Map
A surprise look at MFAH's new upside down triangle building design sends artists into a tizzy

Art supporters flocked to the annual benefit luncheon for the Community Artists' Collective (CAC) — the renowned organization dedicated to promoting the visual arts throughout the Third Ward area.

Celebrated Houston artists Tierney Malone and Angelbert Metoyer led the Thursday afternoon event, which focused on raising funds for the CAC's innovative community quilting program. A silent auction of small art pieces filled the back of the banquet room at the Junior League of Houston, while a live auction featured works by major Bayou City artists Ann Johnson, Leamon Green, Robert Pruitt and Kermit Oliver.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston director Gary Tinterow served as the benefit's main guest speaker, delivering a presentation on the MFAH's history that included a surprise overhead view of the museum's upcoming contemporary arts facility.

While surely just a preliminary mock-up, Tinterow's image showed the Steven Holl-designed project completely covering the museum's parking lot at Bissonnet and Main. As such, the building takes the shape of a truncated upside-down triangle, with seven small gardens carved into the perimeter. The museum director offered few other details aside from noting that a four-story garage would be located beneath the site.

Full Article: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/e...-into-a-tizzy/


Urbannizer Sep 16, 2013 2:13 PM

The City is looking at different options for the sections of I-45 and I-59 that surround downtown, to give the city better connection to Midtown, the East End and improve pedestrian activity. Alternatives include: Tunnels, parkway, one-way loop and removal.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7411/9...b87089c0_b.jpg

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http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/9...d981d0cd_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/9...4973798a_b.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ublication.pdf

oscarinhouston Sep 16, 2013 4:04 PM

Just like Forbes Magazine said... "Houston is becoming an International City"

Reverberation Sep 16, 2013 7:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6268744)
The City is looking at different options for the sections of I-45 and I-59 that surround downtown, to give the city better connection to Midtown, the East End and improve pedestrian activity. Alternatives include: Tunnels, parkway, one-way loop and removal.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7411/9...b87089c0_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/9...4f17de7c_b.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/9...d981d0cd_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/9...4973798a_b.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ublication.pdf

I checked out that PDF. This one was shocking. Although it's still missing the new Hines residential project.

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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ublication.pdf

cloud713 Sep 16, 2013 7:51 PM

thanks for posting those Urbannizer. i couldnt figure out how to capture images from the PDF without taking screenshots. the tunnels are amazing and would be a game changer for downtown, but in all reality, thats the most expensive alternative i would imagine, so it probably wont happen. i wouldnt mind them tearing down 45 and rerouting it along 59 and 10. i schemed up the same thing about a few weeks ago on HAIF. it doesnt do much for opening downtown to the East End (unless they tunnel 59 like it looks like they have planned in that proposal also, though that one has a much narrower elevated portion than currently existing, for the 45 reroute.. still, its a "barrier"), but it would do a ton for opening up downtown to midtown and could allow for developers to finally break the "barrier" of downtown and 45, and develop those parts of midtown seamlessly with downtown.

cloud713 Sep 16, 2013 7:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reverberation (Post 6269123)
I checked out that PDF. This one was shocking. Although it's still missing the new Hines residential project.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...ps3c06a0e8.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ublication.pdf

agreed. nor does it show the new 35 story residential tower on the west side of Market Square next to that garage that replaced the historic Warrens building. theres going to be cranes all over downtown in the next few years..

i also noticed they have a design in place for 6 Houston Center. think its just a place holder or possibly the new tower?

Urbannizer Sep 16, 2013 8:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6269137)
thanks for posting those Urbannizer. i couldnt figure out how to capture images from the PDF without taking screenshots. the tunnels are amazing and would be a game changer for downtown, but in all reality, thats the most expensive alternative i would imagine, so it probably wont happen. i wouldnt mind them tearing down 45 and rerouting it along 59 and 10. i schemed up the same thing about a few weeks ago on HAIF. it doesnt do much for opening downtown to the East End (unless they tunnel 59 like it looks like they have planned in that proposal also, though that one has a much narrower elevated portion than currently existing, for the 45 reroute.. still, its a "barrier"), but it would do a ton for opening up downtown to midtown and could allow for developers to finally break the "barrier" of downtown and 45, and develop those parts of midtown seamlessly with downtown.

Welcome. Glad you pointed it out over on HAIF, didn't notice the freeway proposal when I first scanned through the pdf file.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6269140)
agreed. nor does it show the new 35 story residential tower on the west side of Market Square next to that garage that replaced the historic Warrens building. theres going to be cranes all over downtown in the next few years..

i also noticed they have a design in place for 6 Houston Center. think its just a place holder or possibly the new tower?

The 38-story residential tower, Five Allen Center and Greenstreet Hotel are missing. It shows the 35-story residential high-rise , but International Tower pretty much blocks it from that view.

As for 6 Houston Center, your right. That's the new design.

oscarinhouston Sep 17, 2013 1:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6268744)
The City is looking at different options for the sections of I-45 and I-59 that surround downtown, to give the city better connection to Midtown, the East End and improve pedestrian activity. Alternatives include: Tunnels, parkway, one-way loop and removal.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7411/9...b87089c0_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/9...4f17de7c_b.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/9...d981d0cd_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/9...4973798a_b.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ublication.pdf



So far I would love to see the Scheme D break ground in Houston. But I think that one will also be one of the most expensive projects, just for the fact that they're going to need water pumps to keep the tunnels dry.

oscarinhouston Sep 17, 2013 1:20 AM

oh and also Scheme A. That would be a major deal to reduce traffic on 45 South Bound

photoLith Sep 17, 2013 1:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reverberation (Post 6269123)
I checked out that PDF. This one was shocking. Although it's still missing the new Hines residential project.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...ps3c06a0e8.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ublication.pdf

Holy shit that's amazing. Looks like that one over by the old Enron building is nearly 1000 ft tall. What is that? It's the lot that was the old YMCA that they needlessly tore down right?

Cory Sep 17, 2013 2:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6269538)
Holy shit that's amazing. Looks like that one over by the old Enron building is nearly 1000 ft tall. What is that? It's the lot that was the old YMCA that they needlessly tore down right?

The new Chevron building. It's 830'.

NYC2ATX Sep 17, 2013 2:36 AM

I had no idea there was even any consideration, any ideas on the table, for redesigning the freeway loop around Houston, albeit to foster a more urban environment. This speaks volumes, especially about a Texas city. I always found Texas to be amazing in that it's still building freeways left and right like it's 1979, and I understood, because land in the state is nearly an infinite resource.

Quote:

Originally Posted by oscarinhouston (Post 6268859)
Just like Forbes Magazine said... "Houston is becoming an International City"

This rings true for me now more so than ever.

photoLith Sep 17, 2013 2:59 AM

And what's that mid rise looking tower on the opposite side of market square park? That lot has half a parking lot on it and didnt realize it had any plans to be developed.

cloud713 Sep 17, 2013 3:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6269617)
And what's that mid rise looking tower on the opposite side of market square park? That lot has half a parking lot on it and didnt realize it had any plans to be developed.

thats the new 35 story residential tower thats proposed for the west side of market square. i didnt notice it at first but urbannizer pointed it out to me. though it sure doesnt look 35 stories from this angle. maybe there is a set back in the design and more of the height is on the south side, behind International Tower?

photoLith Sep 17, 2013 4:57 AM

It looks to be about 13 stories tall from that model. Glad to see all that atrocious parking going away. Great times for downtown Houston. Wish there were this many projects going on or on the way when I lived in Houston house downtown.

AustinTay Sep 17, 2013 5:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6269730)
It looks to be about 13 stories tall from that model. Glad to see all that atrocious parking going away. Great times for downtown Houston. Wish there were this many projects going on or on the way when I lived in Houston house downtown.

It's just not an actual portrayal because all accounts points to it being 35 floors.

Cory Sep 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6269659)
thats the new 35 story residential tower thats proposed for the west side of market square. i didnt notice it at first but urbannizer pointed it out to me. though it sure doesnt look 35 stories from this angle. maybe there is a set back in the design and more of the height is on the south side, behind International Tower?

The Hines residential tower is proposed for the block that is southeast of Market Square (Preston and Travis), not west. The red block that photoLith is speaking of is west of Market Square on the northwest corner of Preston and Milam.

Urbannizer Sep 17, 2013 5:21 AM

Two different mixed-use projects I stumbled upon. Fairly recent, not sure how serious the two proposals are but both have done some work that does exist.

Mid Main

http://rogersarchitects.com/wp-conte...A_Brick_V3.jpg

http://rogersarchitects.com/wp-conte...-big-boxes.jpg

Quote:

Houston's first TOD, Mid Main is a two-block mixed use development right in the city’s up and coming entertainment district that includes the Continental Club, the Ensemble Theatre and the new Match. The design reconfigures theTexas wrap and the concept of the garden apartments residences of Houston. With MidMain’s light rail stop right outside the door, the building will be 70% studios to address the needs and spirit of young professionals, the new demographics that will ride the rail.
http://rogersarchitects.com/mid-main/

University Place

http://www.laidesigngroup.com/images/mf_univ_11.jpg

Quote:

A Transit Oriented Development located in the heart of Houston's historic 3rd ward district. University Place encompasses 8 blocks of redevelopment and will be phased for incremental completion. The redevelopment area is uniquely situated between 2 major universities. The University of Houston and Texas Southern University which include a daily population of over 70,000 students, faculty and staff. Additionally, the location is conveniently situated for access between major highways I-45 & I-59 as well as the newly constructed light rail line.
http://www.laidesigngroup.com/mf_univ.html

http://www.laidesigngroup.com/galler...s/mixeduse.pdf

AustinTay Sep 17, 2013 5:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesternGulf (Post 6269743)
The Hines residential tower is proposed for the block that is southeast of Market Square (Preston and Travis), not west. The red block that photoLith is speaking of is west of Market Square on the northwest corner of Preston and Milam.

He is not talking about the Hines residential building next to Frank's Pizza. There is a 35 story residential building proposed for Preston and Milam. No rendering yet that I know of.

Cory Sep 17, 2013 5:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AustinTay (Post 6269751)
He is not talking about the Hines residential building next to Frank's Pizza. There is a 35 story residential building proposed for Preston and Milam. No rendering yet that I know of.

You're right. They just almost have the same floor height that I got confused.

TowerSpotter Sep 17, 2013 9:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6269744)
Two different mixed-use projects I stumbled upon. Fairly recent, not sure how serious the two proposals are but both have done some work that does exist.

Mid Main

http://rogersarchitects.com/wp-conte...A_Brick_V3.jpg

http://rogersarchitects.com/wp-conte...-big-boxes.jpg



http://rogersarchitects.com/mid-main/

This one would be in midtown right?

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2013 1:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6267343)

I'm familiar with the three cranes, but not the project. Any renders? Will this be more than a midrise?

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2013 1:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6268744)
The City is looking at different options for the sections of I-45 and I-59 that surround downtown, to give the city better connection to Midtown, the East End and improve pedestrian activity. Alternatives include: Tunnels, parkway, one-way loop and removal.

So Houston's getting a Big Dig? As much as I like how that project turned out, it was 20 years of utter chaos to get there.

Urbannizer Sep 17, 2013 1:33 PM

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Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6269833)
This one would be in midtown right?

Yes, 3600 Main (hope it's actually planned).

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6269895)
I'm familiar with the three cranes, but not the project. Any renders? Will this be more than a midrise?

I've searched all around for renderings, can't find anything. It will be 6-stories (2-levels of parking).


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