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CALMSP May 4, 2011 11:05 AM

very happy that they will be having retail on teh bottom floor. I wish the city had more streets like it has along Gray by these apartments...has a sorta east coast/european feel to it.

N90 May 12, 2011 4:37 AM

Nothing much going on this week either, just a few things here and there for this week. But hey infill is infill right? Anything, and I mean anything beats parking lots.

http://www.bisnow.com/archives/houst...zingspaces.jpg
6 Story Mixed Use Building & 4 Story Mixed Use Bulding:
Quote:

EE Reed is constructing a multi-level self-storage facility at Holcombe and Morningside. Amazing Spaces will consist of two parts, a six-story 112k SF building and a four-story 30k SF building. Edgecomb & Associates designed the facility, which will have a 1,700 SF wine storage area. Construction began this month and will take about one year.

http://www.bisnow.com/houston_commer...ry.php?p=14370
http://www.bisnow.com/archives/houst...prendering.jpg
City Centre- 2 Duel Office Towers:
Quote:

CityCentre’s rockin’ and rollin’. The mixed-use complex reached 100% occupancy in its office space and an average of 95% of its residential space is leased. Plus, it’s adding more residential units for sale and a new dual office tower is in the works

http://www.bisnow.com/houston_commer...ry.php?p=14343
Saved the best one for last.
http://www.bisnow.com/archives/houst...es/westave.jpg
West Ave Phase II ready for start:
Quote:

On the residential side, leasing specialist Michelle Kluge says the units are 92% occupied and Gables is granting no concessions (you heard us). Another impressive stat: West Ave has 77 different floor plans. (You'll have to start now if you want to live in all of them.) Phase II of the project is set to break ground in January on the fenced area behind the garage. It’ll add 270 multifamily units and 150 parking spaces for retail. But that’s not all—Gables also has Phase III planned out. It’ll take up everything but the NW corner (where townhomes are) of the Kirby/Alabama/Virginia block. Included are 350 multifamily units, a 175-key hotel, a 100k SF of office, and an additional 275k SF of retail.

http://www.bisnow.com/houston_commer...ry.php?p=14798
More concept maps for West Ave, Phase II & Phase III have been switched in order, Phase II is now the initial Phase III plan on this map and Phase III is now the initial Phase II on this map. All credit for visuals go to HAIF member lockmat.
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...ost__p__365582
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h..._64_109506.jpg

JoninATX May 12, 2011 6:26 AM

I always say anything beats nothing weather it's storage facility or just townhomes I'm just glad thing are progressing. Glad to hear that the 2nd phase of West Ave is moving forward, it's going to create alot of density in that area.

N90 May 12, 2011 11:10 AM

Oh yeah I forgot about one more, my family lives in Sugar Land so if this is a success it might be on their radar but I forgot about adding this in the last post compilation.

Sugar Land concert venue plan:
Quote:

The building of a new concert and performing arts venue in Sugar Land is one step closer to becoming reality. The site proposed is near the intersection of Highway 59 and University and within the commercial grounds of Telfair, one of Newland Communities' cash cows.

The city expects to purchase a 95-acre site from Newland and turn it into a multi-use environment centered around arts and entertainment.

http://houston.culturemap.com/newsde...rt-venue-plan/

photoLith May 12, 2011 2:43 PM

I went to that west ave development a few months ago and it's actually really nice and the quality of the materials used is high. It almost makes that area along with that Kirby tower, feel like NYC.... almost.

Rail Claimore May 12, 2011 7:58 PM

Houston is really starting to turn into Los Angeles, at least good chunks of it.

TexasBoi May 13, 2011 12:16 AM

Got this from HAIF

http://www.bisnow.com/houston_commer...ry.php?p=14834

Quote:

In other area news, the former Houston Ballet building on West Gray, which Dave helped sell to Novare in ’09 went back to the bank and resold to multifamily developer Slosberg. (Again with Dave and Jeff’s help…seeing a trend?) Marvy Finger’s currently developing 10.3 acres at Waugh and W. Dallas (C&W represented AIG in selling the land to Marvy), and Regent Square is set to break ground next year. That project will include 400k SF of retail and restaurants, 240k SF of office, 1,000 apartment units, and 500 condos. Washington Heights breaks ground this year, and there’s a Kroger planned at Studemont and I-10. And last but not least, a tract at Sawyer and Washington recently sold to a multifamily developer. Catch all that?"
I know the multifamily market is doing pretty good in Houston right now but damn. The amount of units proposed and even under construction right now is amazing. I really really hope Regent Square gets off the ground. My favorite development in Houston and that's saying something as I like West Ave alot as well.

glowrock May 13, 2011 2:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 5275219)
I went to that west ave development a few months ago and it's actually really nice and the quality of the materials used is high. It almost makes that area along with that Kirby tower, feel like NYC.... almost.

Yeah, the Kirby/Westheimer development is pretty sweet, no doubt about it. Between the already-completed Phase I, along with Phases II and III, that entire area is going to be really, really awesome! Love the fact you've got five levels of apartments on top of 2 levels of retail space. Not your average 4 story "midrise" apartment complex, that's for sure!

Aaron (Glowrock)

N90 May 13, 2011 12:34 PM

I like this redevelopment of an old building, more residential coming to downtown. Awesome.

Man I'm just relieved they aren't tear down another building in downtown because its old and vacant, those normally turn into a parking lot which is the enemy here folks! Houston needs to declare an all out war against parking lots, especially near the George R. Brown Convention Center!!

http://assets.bizjournals.com/housto...1-Rusk.jpg?v=1
Texaco Building conversion to residential apartments downtown:
Quote:

EFO Holdings Inc., is planning to purchase the 96-year-old building at 1111 Rusk and convert it into as many as 360 high-end apartment units.

The first phase of development, which has a $75 million price tag, calls for the construction of 240 units in the original structure, as well as commercial and retail

Read more: EFO Residential to transform 1111 Rusk into luxury apartment complex | Houston Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/p...1111-rusk.html

Oh and two other things:

Houston attracts a headquarters from Florida for key oil & gas player:
Quote:

PVI Holdings, a U.S. wing of Dutch trading company Pon Holdings BV, is moving its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters to Houston, said Jack Guidry, president and CEO of PVI.

Read more: Key oil & gas player moves to Houston | Houston Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/p...o-houston.html

Houston's real estate market much stronger then past months:
Quote:

April foreclosure filings were down 27 percent in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area from a year ago, RealtyTrac Inc. reported Thursday.

Read more: Houston foreclosures dip, report says | Houston Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/m...port-says.html

Sweet news if I had to say so myself, with the housing market rebounding and the economy kicking off stronger than ever since 2007, its starting to look bright for Houston again (In terms of prospective developments).

Prospective strong growth:
Quote:

Growth impacts every aspect of government and results in huge opportunities for government contractors. Transportation, technology, construction, engineering and professional services are just a few of the categories with abundant contracting opportunities

Read more: State’s continued growth means more contract opportunities | Houston Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/p...eans-more.html

JoninATX May 13, 2011 6:53 PM

The cranes are flying over Exxon moblie....

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/.../05/Exxon1.jpg

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/.../05/Exxon1.jpg

TexasPlaya May 15, 2011 9:55 PM

From HAIF:

Two HISD campuses in the 4th Ward: Carnegie Vanguard High School and Gregory Lincoln School
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...3_64_30419.jpg

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...3_64_43774.jpg

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...3_64_68717.jpg

http://www.rdlr.com/images/proj975.jpg

This will be built on what is a former vacant lot. I believe this is great news for this area but it will certainly change some of the dynamic of the area.

Michi May 16, 2011 4:16 AM

For anyone who likes to use their imagination, now's a good time to venture up Main Street past UH Downtown, up near the freight rail grade separation. It appears as though the foundation to the light rail fly-overs are being constructed. Burnett Station (the intermodal transit hub) will be located here and will be a significant component of the LRT network in Houston:

http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/_u...dor_090209.pdf

I've seen renderings of the rail, but have yet to find any online.

http://www.eekarchitects.com/portfol...modal-facility

I can't say for sure what's being done at this time, so maybe someone more familiar with the progress can chime in.

NYC2ATX May 16, 2011 9:27 AM

The Houston Northern Intermodal Facility is GENIUS. Love the design, love the concept, and I had no idea that such a plan was even in the works! Way to be the up-and-coming number-four city after NY, LA and Chicago!

photoLith May 16, 2011 9:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N90 (Post 5276378)
I like this redevelopment of an old building, more residential coming to downtown. Awesome.

http://assets.bizjournals.com/housto...1-Rusk.jpg?v=1
Texaco Building conversion to residential apartments downtown:

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/p...1111-rusk.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/p...eans-more.html

Its about flippin time, those buildings have been abandoned since the 70s about. They are beautiful and will make amazing apartments or condos, I just hope this really happens. And what is with that glass building? Thats just a parking lot now, are they also building a new highrise along with restoring the historic buildings or is that just wishful thinking?



Oh, and Im back in town folks, out of hell hole Arkansas finally for good I hope!!!!!

mfastx May 16, 2011 9:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StatenIslander237 (Post 5279121)
The Houston Northern Intermodal Facility is GENIUS. Love the design, love the concept, and I had no idea that such a plan was even in the works! Way to be the up-and-coming number-four city after NY, LA and Chicago!

Hate to break it to you, but its not happening. Anytime soon, at least.

photoLith May 16, 2011 10:16 PM

Well thats just freakin great but expected, this is Houston after all and we hate public transportation.

weatherguru18 May 16, 2011 10:31 PM

Yeah, this project has long since been cancelled.

TexasBoi May 16, 2011 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 5279891)
Well thats just freakin great but expected, this is Houston after all and we hate public transportation.

Honestly, I read that article a few months ago and came away with blaming Metro's bad leadership and irresponsibility than Houston's disdain for public transportation. That's me though.

glowrock May 17, 2011 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 5279123)

Oh, and Im back in town folks, out of hell hole Arkansas finally for good I hope!!!!!

Too bad I never had a chance to meet up with you, dude... Now that I'm in Pittsburgh, I guess it will just have to wait until I'm back in Houston for some sort of training class, which will likely be sooner than later! :)

Anyhow, great news on the conversion of that old tower into apartments!

Aaron (Glowrock)

N90 May 17, 2011 3:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 5279123)
Thats just a parking lot now, are they also building a new highrise along with restoring the historic buildings or is that just wishful thinking?

It's their Phase II, they will construct a new residential tower for 120 units, with parking on the first several floors and the apartment units above it, sort of Chicago style like that.

But Phase II is still a good 2 years away at least from happening because of the long redevelopment work on Phase I for the next year.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...s/7530965.html

Michi May 17, 2011 5:23 AM

The Intermodal may be on hold, but I do believe the LRT expansion is on its way with Burnett Station and an elevated Main Street Bypass.

http://houstontx.city.swagit.com/Council_Commissions/

Click on "Video" for April 28, then click on the Play button for Item III. Scroll to the 7 minute mark for the reclassification proposal for Burnett Street.

photoLith May 17, 2011 2:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glowrock (Post 5280099)
Too bad I never had a chance to meet up with you, dude... Now that I'm in Pittsburgh, I guess it will just have to wait until I'm back in Houston for some sort of training class, which will likely be sooner than later! :)

Anyhow, great news on the conversion of that old tower into apartments!

Aaron (Glowrock)

I will most likely get a job here in Houston and work out on the oil rigs. But, as I understand it, you can work on the rigs and pretty much live anywhere. If thats the case, I would love to live in New Orleans. But if not, Ill chose the Houston Heights or around that area to live. If you do come back send me a message or something and well go shoot downtown or wherever.

glowrock May 17, 2011 3:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 5280576)
I will most likely get a job here in Houston and work out on the oil rigs. But, as I understand it, you can work on the rigs and pretty much live anywhere. If thats the case, I would love to live in New Orleans. But if not, Ill chose the Houston Heights or around that area to live. If you do come back send me a message or something and well go shoot downtown or wherever.

I take it you're looking for work as a mudlogger, at least for now? If not, there's no reason why you couldn't actually work as an analyst of some sort in an office, unless you just WANT to work in the great outdoors! :yes:

Aaron (Glowrock)

N90 May 18, 2011 5:40 PM

Buffalo Lakes Mixed Use:
http://www.kirksey.com/files/project....897138494.jpg
http://www.kirksey.com/files/project...1164994929.jpg
Project Information: http://www.kirksey.com/project/buffa...es_master_plan

Page 10 of METRO's Powerpoint Slide: http://www.ridemetro.org/ProjectsPro...ing_020711.pdf

llamaorama May 18, 2011 5:54 PM

So there will light rail along Bellfort down to 90 and out to Missouri City by 2018 or so? Cool. Buffalo Lakes looks like its under construction based on the most recent Google Earth imagery from March 2011. They will have a wait a little while, probably hoping Metro follows through otherwise they'd be a TOD without the T.

I used to have family members living around that area when I was younger and my mom went to Westbury HS. I'm sure a transit line that way would do well, lots of people living in apartment complexes in that area who would benefit from transit, as they do now with routes on Fondren and Airport having the big articulated buses filled with passengers already

TexasPlaya May 19, 2011 2:47 AM

Wow this is very ambitious. I want to say pipe dream but this could turn out to be a very good location, especially if the rail comes to fruition.

photoLith May 19, 2011 3:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glowrock (Post 5280676)
I take it you're looking for work as a mudlogger, at least for now? If not, there's no reason why you couldn't actually work as an analyst of some sort in an office, unless you just WANT to work in the great outdoors! :yes:

Aaron (Glowrock)

I would like to work as a mudlogger, mainly because I would go crazy in an office and I get almost half the year off to do whatever I want when Im a mudlogger.

Oh, and I was downtown today and in the Woodlands yesterday, Ill post some update pics tomorrow.

N90 May 19, 2011 11:27 AM

Lots of news for today. In order from most boring project to most fun.

Sims Bayou Project- 4 Bridges: (Starting up)
http://www.hcfcd.org/simsbridges/ima...bridgesMAP.gif
Quote:

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT PREPARES FOR LAST PHASE OF SIMS BAYOU PROJECT
"Motorists are Advised of Upcoming Bridge Closures and Traffic Detours Associated with Bridge Construction in Southwest Houston"

HOUSTON - The Harris County Flood Control District will begin construction on the first of the final four roadway bridges associated with the $379 million Sims Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project at the first of next month. The four roadway bridges cross Sims Bayou at Heatherbrook Drive, Croquet Street, South Post Oak Road and Hiram Clarke Road in southwest Houston. The bridges will be reconstructed in that order.

The project also consists of the modification/replacement of 20 roadway bridges, of which 16 are complete. Construction of the remaining four bridges marks the final phase of the project, which launched in 1990 and is scheduled for completion in late 2012. From the onset of this project, the Flood Control District, as the local sponsor, has been responsible for property acquisition, utility relocation and the modification/replacement of the bridges that cross Sims Bayou.

http://www.hcfcd.org/simsbridges/
Whole Foods in Katy: (Starting up)
http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...WholeFoods.jpg
Quote:

Whole Foods is in negotiations to put a 30,000 square-foot store at the corner of Grand Parkway and Fry Road, sources say.

The store would be across from a large H-E-B but the sources say the deal makes sense because of the area’s large population of high-income households.

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...nsion-rumored/
Menninger Clinic: (Under Construction) http://www.kirksey.com/project/menninger_clinic
http://www.kirksey.com/files/project....107784976.jpg
Quote:

Menninger, which relocated from Kansas to Houston in 2003, officially broke ground on the new complex near the Medical Center in November. But it waited until March 10 to hold a formal groundbreaking ceremony because the clinic’s directors are in town for the board’s annual meeting.

When Menninger announced the project in 2007, it planned to spend more than $100 million to build a 144-bed, 209,500-square-foot complex. But the global recession hampered the institution’s fundraising efforts. The clinic scaled back its plans to a $65 million, 120-bed, 161,000-square-foot complex that will be called The Menninger Mental Health Epicenter.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/p...aled-down.html
River Oaks District: (Back on development plans)
http://www.pappageorgehaymes.com/ima...ks/image-2.jpg
Quote:

In Houston, OliverMcMillan is also restarting its River Oaks District project. The project is anticipated to have approximately 250,000 square feet of new retail space, 50 luxury apartments developed in one phase. The $350 million project is expected to begin opening in spring 2014.

“We were well into the planning process before the downturn and had 700 apartments existing at the site that carried the project during the downturn,” says Oliver.

The apartment project had cash flow, enabling OliverMcMillan to sit on the rest of the development.

http://www.shoppingcenterbusiness.co...1/story1.shtml
For a video and presentation of what River Oaks District is supposed to look like and entail: http://www.olivermcmillan.com/riveroaks
Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 5283046)
Wow this is very ambitious. I want to say pipe dream but this could turn out to be a very good location, especially if the rail comes to fruition.

Haha well pipe dreams don't start on construction, this has already started on its construction. According to Google Maps and to METRO who is trying to build in or around this development.

It's not the most visually impressive project but infill is infill. My only concern is that they plant some tree lined areas in this project.

photoLith May 20, 2011 10:00 PM

Heres some newly completed projects and the new park/underground entrance to the Municipal Towers over by the county courthouse.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/e10.jpg
This is actually that older tower down in TMC that they are tearing down. What a shame.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k591/birdboy1/e.jpg
Damn, this is one sexy building!

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/e4.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/e5.jpg
The still being restored county courthouse. It sure is taking them forever.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/e2.jpg
This is the base of The Texaco Building, the one they are turning into condos or whatever. I looked in the windows and a lady was sitting at a desk way back in the corner of the giant abandoned lobby. Looked like a plumbing van was in the back or something.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/e6.jpg
That new park going in at the Municipal Courts.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/e8.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/e1.jpg
The building on the bottom left in The Medical Center isnt new, it was finished a couple years ago but I never saw anyone take any photos of it after completion.


And some new stuff in The Woodlands.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/w84.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/w74.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...boy1/w71-1.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/w77.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...boy1/w30-1.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...boy1/w25-1.jpg

TexasPlaya May 21, 2011 4:37 PM

Sweet. Thanks for the pics

weatherguru18 May 21, 2011 5:02 PM

Expecting a press release from the Mayor's office about big news regarding Terminal B at IAH. Could be complete reconstruction.

Complex01 May 21, 2011 5:45 PM

I love Main Place. It is one sexy tower. I think its my favorite building in Houston now...

:cool:

elwin514 May 22, 2011 1:25 AM

Houston is always doing its thing. I love Houston. I do wish NOLA would have high-rise towers in downtown.

glowrock May 22, 2011 6:11 AM

Main Place (BG Group Place?) reminds me of an enormous Bic Lighter! :D But yes, it's one hell of a nice tower! :yes:

Aaron (Glowrock)

photoLith May 22, 2011 6:18 AM

^
How are you liking your new home?

glowrock May 22, 2011 1:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 5287096)
^
How are you liking your new home?

I'm liking it quite a lot! :yes:

Aaron (Glowrock)

Michi May 23, 2011 5:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 5285700)

Main Place is Houston's Trump Tower. Why? Because it has a giant comb-over! :)

weatherguru18 May 23, 2011 5:37 AM

Got a press release at work tonight saying that the Mayor's office will announce a $1 BILLION DOLLAR renovation to terminal B at IAH. I can't give out any more info. until tomorrow.

CALMSP May 23, 2011 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 5288033)
Got a press release at work tonight saying that the Mayor's office will announce a $1 BILLION DOLLAR renovation to terminal B at IAH. I can't give out any more info. until tomorrow.

its out..........but this has been news for the last 2 years.

Shasta May 25, 2011 5:14 AM

Courtesy of the Houston Business Journal-

http://assets.bizjournals.com/housto...dering.jpg?v=1

The Village of Meyerland
4141 North Braeswood
120 units of senior living
August 2012 opening

Also, there are very strong rumors that two different developers are looking at downtown (not Midtown but DOWNTOWN proper) Houston apartment projects to build off of the success of One Park Place. Overall, the downtown market has a 91% occupancy rate and rental rates have increased 3% over the last quarter. Both are from the ground-up projects so they aren't the recently leaked rehab of the old Texas Company Buildings.

NYC2ATX May 25, 2011 5:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 5279908)
Yeah, this project has long since been cancelled.

Sad day :( It would've been a fantastic project, but I'm sure other great things will come down the pipeline in time :tup:

Bailey May 25, 2011 5:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shasta (Post 5290680)
Courtesy of the Houston Business Journal-

Also, there are very strong rumors that two different developers are looking at downtown (not Midtown but DOWNTOWN proper) Houston apartment projects to build off of the success of One Park Place. Overall, the downtown market has a 91% occupancy rate and rental rates have increased 3% over the last quarter. Both are from the ground-up projects so they aren't the recently leaked rehab of the old Texas Company Buildings.



Waht else have you heard about this. By downtown do you mean actual downtown or are you including teh area near the new dynamo stadium?

TexasPlaya May 25, 2011 5:35 PM

Hooray for senior living!

photoLith May 31, 2011 12:57 AM

Photos from a few days ago.

West Ave. development is pretty much done, and phase 2 is a long way off still but the developer told me it would get started this year.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/f78.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/f76.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/f65.jpg

This isnt really a development, but a tear down that I had no idea was happening. Its that old 60sish building across from the Hyatt Hotel downtown. Brookfield is tearing it down and replacing it with a "landscaped" fucking parking lot, so thats just amazing.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k591/birdboy1/f.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/ff.jpg

MainPlace adding to the canyon and it looks like the long abandoned Wilson building is finally getting restored...
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/f5.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/f7.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dboy1/f1-1.jpg

Market Squares been done for a while but didnt see anyone on here say much about it.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/f43.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/f6.jpg
Niko Nikos is delicious and a surprising amount of people were eating there at 9 on a Thursday night.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/f54.jpg

And I never knew this existed either, is it new? Doesnt look like it but I had just never seen this hotel before.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k591/birdboy1/d.jpg

Golyadkin May 31, 2011 5:02 AM

The hotel being demolished in downtown is the Sheraton-Lincoln. It was famous for being the place The Beatles always stayed at when they came to town.
The owners of the building right next door bought it so they could demolish it to use the underground parking garage and open up the view on that side for their tenants.
Here's twp swamplot articles on the demo:
http://swamplot.com/former-downtown-...ve/2011-03-21/
http://swamplot.com/old-sheraton-lin...ts/2010-09-23/

And if the source I talked to three weeks ago was correct, BLVD Place should be breaking ground on the Uptown Whole Foods this coming month.

weatherguru18 May 31, 2011 5:20 PM

Waterway 3 in The Woodlands has been approved and set for construction. The office building will be 9-stories and have approximately 200,000 sq. ft. Date of construction is not set but architects are currently working on the project.

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/sprin...b85832430.html

Austinlee May 31, 2011 6:22 PM

Amazing photo Lith! You took that one?

The lightrail train just makes that photo from good to great.

Austinlee May 31, 2011 6:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoninATX (Post 5276779)

What's this gonna be?? Anything good? I just looked over all the projects on page 1 of this thread but I couldn't find it.

photoLith May 31, 2011 6:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PA Pride (Post 5298733)
Amazing photo Lith! You took that one?

The lightrail train just makes that photo from good to great.

Sure did and thanks, I take all the photos that I post on ssp. I have a video I made also...

Video Link


And no, thats not really anything good, the Exxon Mobile Campus is going to look a lot like Sears shitty suburban campus in Chicago once they moved out of the Sears Tower. But, nearby there is a new semi urban residential development going in.

Golyadkin May 31, 2011 7:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PA Pride (Post 5298760)
What's this gonna be?? Anything good? I just looked over all the projects on page 1 of this thread but I couldn't find it.

That's going to be the new huge campus for Exxon Mobil.
http://swamplot.com/a-first-look-at-...on/2011-03-17/
http://swamplot.com/exxonmobils-top-...ps/2011-05-05/


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