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The Best Forumer Jul 5, 2017 3:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 7852114)
according to a user on haif...

Construction begins this fall!!!! This will be one sexy building and hopefully a trend setter for the city of houston.

https://view.staging.hangar.com/cre/...way/index.html

excellent news!!!!

Monarch Jul 5, 2017 6:45 PM

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/wp-c...go-equinox.png
http://www.chron.com/business/bizfee...s-11266890.php
^^^ EQUINOX RIVER OAKS DISTRICT is going to become a remarkable addition to this new brilliant and burgeoning retail masterpiece.
i cannot wait to view the final design concept for this hospitality brand.
wow!
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The Best Forumer Jul 5, 2017 7:04 PM

I concur!@

Urbannizer Jul 6, 2017 6:10 PM

Montrose parking garage designed to be 'future proofed'

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The parking garage at the Fairview District was designed with conversion options in mind.

The parking garage at the Fairview District, a mixed-use development underway in the Montrose area, will mirror most parking structures in that it'll take up around half the total space of the development it serves. It won't always be that way, though. The garage was "future proofed," Gensler's Peter Merwin said, and designed in such a way that can easily be converted into a multifamily development.

Instead of being designed with ascending and descending ramps, the Fairview District's roughly five-story parking garage will feature a single ramp on one side of the garage. The boxy structure of the garage itself will house five flat levels with ceiling heights between 10 feet and 15 feet. Should Houston's love of cars wane over the years, the ramp will be easily removable, Merwin said, and the concrete structure will easily facilitate a conversion. He designed the garage in a way that'll be easily convertible to an apartment development, though it could feasibly be converted to an office development, too.
http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...-june-2017.jpg

colemonkee Jul 6, 2017 7:12 PM

^ Every city in America, take note: this is how all parking structures should be built moving forward.

The Best Forumer Jul 6, 2017 8:14 PM

Why would they block the flow of air with that greenery?

DBGHouston Jul 13, 2017 11:52 PM

The new BHP Billiton headquarters office tower is shown in the Galleria area on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Houston. Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/62/34/04.../1024x1024.jpg

image URL: ww4.hdnux.com/photos/62/40/51/13240935/3/920x920.jpg

"BHP's new Uptown digs unfold in 30 employee-friendly floors"
Nancy Sarnoff, The Houston Chronicle, July 13, 2017

Quote:

At the new offices of BHP Billiton Petroleum, employee dining options include a cafeteria serving a variety of cuisines for $5 a plate; a coffee bar with French pastries and muffins; and a takeaway operation where workers can order a hot meal or freshly prepared salad from their computers to pick up moments later....The Houston-based oil and gas arm of BHP, a midsize oil and gas company owned by Australian mining conglomerate BHP Billiton Corp., recently moved into a 600,000-square-foot office tower with interior features seemingly inspired by Apple stores, art museums and the campuses of Silicon Valley tech giants.
article URL: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...mpid=premartcl

AviationGuy Jul 14, 2017 4:25 AM

Billiton is a good looking tower that really stands out in Uptown.

Urbannizer Jul 14, 2017 9:22 AM

Texas Medical Center

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t5...65830912_n.jpg
@photofish50

Memorial Hermann Expansion

Webcam: http://www.breakingnewgroundproject....struction-cam/

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4210/3...cc407891_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4205/3...70838a27_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4291/3...43a642a6_b.jpg

Latitude Med Center / Intercontinental Hotel

Webcam: https://www.senserasystems.com/publi...t/M68635144483

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4237/3...79744c80_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4283/3...cfbc331a_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4278/3...145c5faa_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4259/3...896c9ee7_b.jpg

Dariusb Jul 15, 2017 3:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DBGHouston (Post 7864682)
The new BHP Billiton headquarters office tower is shown in the Galleria area on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Houston. Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/62/34/04.../1024x1024.jpg

image URL: ww4.hdnux.com/photos/62/40/51/13240935/3/920x920.jpg

"BHP's new Uptown digs unfold in 30 employee-friendly floors"
Nancy Sarnoff, The Houston Chronicle, July 13, 2017



article URL: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...mpid=premartcl

I know it's 30 floors but how manystories is that?

Urbannizer Jul 22, 2017 2:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7844657)
The District

Filings with the FAA show two towers which may become the tallest in Midtown are planned near the new McGowen Park. If plans move forward as indicated, the buildings will rise simultaneously with construction beginning in early 2018.

Shortest point to highest point of Tower 1: 534'-544'

Proposed Case for: 2017-ASW-8824-OE







https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...5958442&row=18
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...5958440&row=17

Site:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4287/3...f32570b2_b.jpg
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7446...7i13312!8i6656

Shortest to highest point of Tower 2: 621'-631'

Proposed Case for: 2017-ASW-8830-OE







https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...35960229&row=2
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...35960245&row=6

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4282/3...edca4f0c_b.jpg
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7446...7i13312!8i6656

New info: Caydon Property Group is the developer, this will be their second project in Houston. Plans call for two mixed-use residential towers according to the updated FAA filing. Gensler is the architect.

The Best Forumer Jul 24, 2017 4:55 PM

Renders?

colemonkee Jul 24, 2017 5:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dariusb (Post 7865883)
I know it's 30 floors but how manystories is that?

Thousands of stories, if you talk to the people who work there.

The Best Forumer Jul 24, 2017 8:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colemonkee (Post 7874069)
Thousands of stories, if you talk to the people who work there.

Any scary ones?

DBGHouston Jul 26, 2017 10:47 PM

Construction webcam for the first of two Steven Holl buildings going up on the MFAH campus.

Link is here. :cheers:

Urbannizer Aug 3, 2017 9:45 PM

Improved Market Conditions Spur Camden To Resume Work On 550-Unit Downtown Development

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Construction will begin in Q4 on Camden Downtown, Camden's 20-story, 550-unit residential tower near the Toyota Center, CEO Ric Campo announced on a quarterly earnings call. Leasing will start in Q4 2018. The project was originally scheduled to break ground in 2015 but was put on ice when the market softened. Now, with the pipeline emptying and construction costs lowering, Camden thinks the time is ripe. "Based on our view that there will be limited completions and competition from new developments in 2019 and 2020, we've decided to go forward with the construction of our Downtown Houston project," Campo said on the call. "Camden Downtown represents a countercyclical opportunity to lock in construction costs at a time when it's difficult for developers to get equity or construction financing."

http://zieglercooper.com/wp-content/...ot-940x626.jpg

The Best Forumer Aug 3, 2017 9:53 PM

^^There's good news and bad news in that paragraph....

:ughyay:

Urbannizer Aug 4, 2017 2:02 PM

Now early 2018 construction start.

Another downtown apartment project expected to start up

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Another stalled downtown apartment project could be moving forward in about six months.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Dallas-based Trammell Crow Residential received an extension on its agreement to build one of its project through the Downtown Living Initiative program. Now, the company is expected to begin construction at 800 Walker early next year, and it must have a temporary certificate of occupancy by May 28, 2020, to receive the incentive, per the Chronicle.

This unnamed project will be 40 stories and will be near Discovery Green. It was designed by Houston-based Ziegler Cooper Architects, per the Chronicle. As of 2015, when the Downtown Living Initiative reached its cap, plans for the project included 314 units, and construction was expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2017. As of March, that projection had been extended to the first quarter of 2019.
http://zieglercooper.com/wp-content/...11-940x626.jpg

TexasBoi Aug 4, 2017 3:04 PM

Is there any particular reason why Houston has a standard cap at 40 stories for residential high-rises? Dallas and Houston have recently went over that number but Houston seems to stop at 40.

N90 Aug 4, 2017 4:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasBoi (Post 7884664)
Is there any particular reason why Houston has a standard cap at 40 stories for residential high-rises? Dallas and Houston have recently went over that number but Houston seems to stop at 40.

The is no cap, but up to this point it's what market forces have dictated for the Houston market.

That will change when DT becomes a more residential hotbed but right now there's nothing wrong with that.

The Best Forumer Aug 4, 2017 4:59 PM

Developers here are chicken.

Urbannizer Aug 4, 2017 8:34 PM

Best Buy on the hunt for 600,000 SF in Houston distribution space

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Minnesota-based Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is on the hunt for industrial space in Houston between 500,000 square feet and 600,000 square feet, multiple sources close to the deal told the Houston Business Journal.

Avison Young's Jeff Lindenberger, who's representing Best Buy, confirmed that the company's looking in Houston but declined to comment further.

"I can confirm that Best Buy is looking for space," Lindenberger said. "It’s been a lengthy process."

The company's been looking in Houston for several months, sources said, and is considering sites in west Houston, Generation Park and sites near Interstate 59 near the Bush Intercontinental Airport.

It's unclear what operations would take place at the facility.

TexasPlaya Aug 6, 2017 9:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 7884816)
Developers here are chicken.

Considering how much office space is empty, they have a good reason to be.

Urbannizer Aug 11, 2017 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7872462)
New info: Caydon Property Group is the developer, this will be their second project in Houston. Plans call for two mixed-use residential towers according to the updated FAA filing. Gensler is the architect.

Australian developer acquires more land in Midtown

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Caydon Property Group has acquired more land in Midtown for a mixed-use project anchored by a luxury apartment tower.

The Melbourne, Australia-based developerpurchased a 41,000-square-foot site on a half city block bounded by Main, Dennis and Fannin streets. Current Standing Developments — formerly known as PLC Capital Corp. — sold the property to Caydon for an undisclosed amount. The deal closed on Aug. 2.

Caydon plans to develop additional high-end residential, retail and a large parking garage on the site, which sits two blocks north of its luxury apartment project.

Urbannizer Aug 11, 2017 1:07 AM

Another urban mixed-use HEB concept is planned for Houston. This time in Upper Kirby.

HEB planning Upper Kirby land buy

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H-E-B is under contract to buy property at the northwest corner of West Alabama and Kirby across from Whole Foods Market and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Scott McClelland, president of H-E-B Houston, said Tuesday the company is in a due diligence phase on the property, but declined to provide additional details.
From 12/16: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/...ses-on.html#i2

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Another developer, yet to be announced, is planning a large mixed-use project across Steel Street from Hanover and Stolz’s projects. New York-based Thor Equities is also developing a major mixed-use project called The Kirby Collection at 3200 Kirby Drive in Upper Kirby.
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...9745fa4d62d663

The Best Forumer Aug 11, 2017 2:31 PM

This is all good news.

clubtokyo Aug 11, 2017 4:26 PM

I feel like that area is another "skyline" for Houston, its so crazy how Houston has all these "not downtown" skylines. Its neat.

Urbannizer Aug 12, 2017 1:44 AM

Greenspoint Mall under contract for redevelopment

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Greenspoint Mall is under contract to be sold and redeveloped, ending its life as a retail center that has for years lost stores and customers.

A group of investors with a company called Global Plaza Union have agreed to purchase the property at the intersection of Interstate 45 and Beltway 8 and transform it into some sort of mixed-use development. The group is considering three concepts and declined to specify them before the sale is finalized.

Reggie Gray, president of the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce, facilitated the transaction. He expects it to close within the next four months, a due-diligence period that will determine the plan for the project.

Feng Gao, a Chinese real estate developer, is the primary investor in the development. He has developed a number of properties in Asia and established a U.S. company, WIT Union, to complete the Greenspoint project, his first in the U.S.

deja vu Aug 12, 2017 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7890884)

My father in law used to drive past there every day for work for a long time. I saw it a few times; it was always dead. I've heard it referred to as 'Guns-point" an apparent reference to sometimes violent events that occurred there or nearby.

Urbannizer Aug 15, 2017 4:46 PM

New Luxury Apartments to Rise Near JFC’s Birdsall Memorial Project

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Jordan Foster Residential definitely earned the contract to build City Place Memorial Park in Houston, thanks to the mountain of HUD paperwork that the RFP required.

Located inside Loop 610, close to Houston’s Memorial Park, City Place will provide luxury multifamily housing in an urban infill location near the central downtown business district. The development is a market-rate luxury apartment complex, with 264 units divided between two buildings on non-contiguous sites, separated by a thoroughfare. There will be a cumulative total of 235,007 net rentable square feet.

But first, demolition of the existing, obsolete apartment complex and townhomes on the two adjacent city blocks must take place. The owner had acquired the properties in April 2013, and operated the complex until November 2015.

The two new City Place structures will be four stories of wood-framed construction over a two-level, cast-in-place concrete garage. The first building will host an amenity/leasing area on the ground floor level. Elevated swimming pools will be featured on the podium decks of both buildings. The exterior of the buildings will consist primarily of stucco and brick/cast stone.

The City Place Memorial Park client is Farb Homes, operating as 57 off Memorial Ventures, LLC for this project. The architect is Wallace Garcia Wilson of WGW Architects.

City Place Memorial Park was secured through a HUD GMP with Lump Sum Side Agreement contract. The projected start date is targeted for August 20th, with a project duration of 24 months.
http://www.farbhomes.com/wp-content/...g&w=1200&h=600

Urbannizer Aug 15, 2017 5:49 PM

The new Le Meridien hotel (former Melrose Building)

https://instagram.fftw1-1.fna.fbcdn....68807680_n.jpg
@apvossos

The Best Forumer Aug 15, 2017 7:41 PM

Is this the same building with the greenish exterior wall?

TexasPlaya Aug 16, 2017 4:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 7893713)
Is this the same building with the greenish exterior wall?

Yep, looks real 80ish during the day in my opinion. I like it though overall.

The Best Forumer Aug 16, 2017 6:47 PM

well it looks nice...

Urbannizer Aug 17, 2017 6:25 PM

Bunker Hills

21-story high-rise proposed for Memorial City, Bunker Hill Rd @ I-10. Ziegler Cooper is the architect. There's also an office building shown but it's unlikely to be built anytime soon.


Urbannizer Aug 21, 2017 6:10 AM

Buffalo Heights

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...aee2d1cab54a57

Urbannizer Aug 22, 2017 6:09 PM

14-Story Hyatt House/Hyatt Place coming to the Texas Medical Center @Fannin and Old Spanish Trail. On the planning commission agenda this week.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...7778adb1038ade

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...cb8046653378b9

Urbannizer Aug 23, 2017 4:26 AM

^^ Renderings:

http://www.hardamhotels.com/portfoli...rk-houston-tx/

http://www.hardamhotels.com/wp-conte...e-1024x928.jpg

http://www.hardamhotels.com/wp-conte...yatt-place.jpg

drummer Aug 23, 2017 6:08 AM

^^ Other than a handful of details, this one looks remarkably similar to the one in downtown Austin.

The Best Forumer Aug 23, 2017 5:57 PM

They do that to save money... just like the Houston houses...

Urbannizer Aug 23, 2017 6:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drummer (Post 7900926)
^^ Other than a handful of details, this one looks remarkably similar to the one in downtown Austin.

The Hyatt Place design can be seen in a number of cities.

Nashville (an exact copy of the one in Austin): https://images.trvl-media.com/hotels...30958_58_z.jpg

Denver: https://exp.cdn-hotels.com/hotels/12...2ba74721_z.jpg

Urbannizer Aug 24, 2017 6:56 PM

WeWork To Open Second Location In Uptown

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With its first Houston location set to open Downtown this fall, WeWork is already busy working on a second. The New York-based co-working company will open a location at Galleria Tower I at 2700 Post Oak in Uptown. A permit uncovered by the Houston Business Journal shows the company will occupy at least the 20th floor with a build-out cost of $4.8M. Floor plates are roughly 22K SF in the building. It is unclear when the space will open, or how much WeWork will end up occupying. A source close to the build-out told Bisnow the Galleria location will be bigger than the one at 708 Main, which is 86K SF.
http://www.capcommercialrealestate.c...14/07/2103.jpg

The Best Forumer Aug 24, 2017 8:42 PM

Interesting. What is this... "WeWork" ?

The Best Forumer Aug 24, 2017 8:51 PM

Never mind I googled them.

CaliNative Aug 29, 2017 3:35 AM

Houston & SE Texas, our thoughts & prayers are with you. Hope you are back to normal ASAP.

drummer Aug 29, 2017 7:23 AM

Yeah, the photos are devastating. I've got a lot of family there that are all accounted for. So far no home damage even though many of them have water up to their front yards now...I know that's not the case for everyone. Thoughts and prayers with you, Houston! If I were Stateside, I'd be there in person to help in any way I could. Stay strong!

JoninATX Sep 1, 2017 7:58 AM

The good news is most major highways that lead in & out of the Houston area has reopened. Hobby & Bush Airports also have reopened with limited services, and the city has started draining access water that has flooded buildings. Also the port will reopen in a few hrs.

Here's hoping for everyone to still be safe out there in
H-Town. :)

#Nevergiveup #Houstonwillrebuild

colemonkee Sep 1, 2017 9:12 PM

Agreed with all the well wishes. Can't wait to see Houston bounce right back!

Urbannizer Sep 5, 2017 8:17 PM

Some updates before/during Harvey.

Hanover BLVD Place (right)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4427/...033d5244_h.jpg
Uptown Houston showed a brief beautiful moment after Hurricane Harvey. by Peterusa's, on Flickr

Arebella

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4416/...a84525d5_h.jpg
Life During Hurricane Harvey Houston, Texas 2017 by George Zimzores, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4442/...d76169e5_h.jpg
Life During Hurricane Harvey Houston, Texas 2017 by George Zimzores, on Flickr

Marlowe

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4377/...fe070e28_h.jpgHouston skys by Adolfo Perez Design, on Flickr

Texas Medical Center/Museum District cranes

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4412/...20d888f3_h.jpgLife During Hurricane Harvey Houston, Texas 2017 by George Zimzores, on Flickr

Aspen UH

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4398/...a72bffd5_h.jpgAndrew's Senior Year at UofH August, 19, 2017 by George Zimzores, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4394/...c2b46877_h.jpgAndrew's Senior Year at UofH August, 19, 2017 by George Zimzores, on Flickr

The Best Forumer Sep 11, 2017 7:24 PM

Nice pics...


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