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pacarlson Sep 13, 2014 4:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6728008)

I like it.

Monarch Sep 14, 2014 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by pacarlson (Post 6728379)
I like it.

very nice! this rendering look's a bit larger than the current building... am i correct? beautiful nonetheless!

toxteth o'grady Sep 14, 2014 4:55 AM

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Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 6728040)
Pardon my ignorance, where is this located?

Just south of the first SkyHouse and north of the Jefferson Elevated.

Urbannizer Sep 14, 2014 5:06 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6728898)
Just south of the first SkyHouse and north of the Jefferson Elevated.

He's referring to the new Hyatt Regency, located at the NW corner of Sage & W Alabama.

http://devmap.io/developments/hyatt-regency

Urbannizer Sep 15, 2014 7:41 PM

Work has begun on Residences at Market Square

http://zieglercooper.com/wp-content/...3/03/HMS_2.jpg

9/15 by Nate99 on HAIF

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/...5473ec6f_b.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 15, 2014 9:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6724204)
i forgot to mention this one...

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...m-exterior.jpg

the buckingham community for seniors is about to get bigger

when i mentioned this one, i had no idea the addition was going to be ten stories tall...

now with 323 units, the buckingham to add 10-story tower on adjacent property

no renders, though...

*bump*

toxteth o'grady Sep 15, 2014 9:07 PM

Uh-oh...

Wondering what's happened with some of the high-profile announcements? This might be a clue. If the backlog is huge for residences, it can't be too much shorter for commercial development...

Red Tape Adds To Delays In New Home Construction

shakman Sep 16, 2014 1:13 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6730658)
Uh-oh...

Wondering what's happened with some of the high-profile announcments? This might be a clue. If the backlog is huge for residences, it can't be too much shorter for commercial development...

Red Tape Adds To Delays In New Home Construction

This could also be good news since it can be interpreted as great strength in the Houston market. IMO nothing of major concern.

eburress Sep 16, 2014 2:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6730545)
Work has begun on Residences at Market Square

http://zieglercooper.com/wp-content/...3/03/HMS_2.jpg

9/15 by Nate99 on HAIF

I really feel like this is one of the better looking residential buildings going up anywhere in the US right now. Good job Houston!

toxteth o'grady Sep 16, 2014 2:24 PM

If it comes off as well as the renderings look, Houston will get a downtown high-rise that's well integrated into the street level. Hopefully some quality retailers can be added on that first floor. And may be a restaurant or two (theater? nightclub?).

Clev Sep 16, 2014 4:12 PM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 6731471)
I really feel like this is one of the better looking residential buildings going up anywhere in the US right now. Good job Houston!

I really like this building. It looks great with its surroundings.

toxteth o'grady Sep 16, 2014 6:16 PM

Another small office building breaks ground on Sam Houston Parkway.

https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/pr...ing-medium.jpg

From BisNow:

"D’Agostino Cos broke ground on The Offices at Sam Houston, a four-story office building in Sam Houston Crossing Business Park. The 113k SF tilt-wall building is scheduled for completion in June 2015 and is 60% preleased to Caterpillar Inc and Solar Turbines Inc. (That leaves 46k SF available for lease.) D’Agostino will seek LEED Silver. CBRE’s Steve Rocher, Kristen Rabel, and Parker Duffie are leasing the property. Metzger Construction is GC and Browne McGregor handled design."

Urbannizer Sep 16, 2014 7:12 PM

9/16 by houstontexasjack on HAIF. In the pic, the following construction sites can be seen.

609 Main at Texas
Texaco Building Redevelopment
Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites
Marriott Marquis
New Convention Center Garage, Office Building & Hotel

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...1410894204.jpg

Urbannizer Sep 16, 2014 9:30 PM

More high-rises on the way for the east side of Uptown.

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...ite-aerial.jpg

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Originally Posted by Swamplot
The End of the Post Oak Park Townhomes

SOURCES HAVE indicated to Swamplot that all 102 separately owned units of a townhome development behind the Park Towers office complex on the West Loop have been sold. The 5.3969-acre site currently occupied by the Post Oak Park Townhomes (shown in the photo above) had been marketed for sale by CBRE. One source tells Swamplot the buyer of the condo development is a “foreign investor,” and that unspecified highrise buildings are reportedly planned for the property.

The 1975 complex sits at the corner of Post Oak Park Dr. and River Hollow Ln. on the east side of the West Loop, near the southwest corner of Memorial Park. According to the same source, residents will have 60 days to move out of their homes.

http://swamplot.com/the-end-of-the-p...es/2014-09-16/

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...-townhomes.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2014 3:31 AM

I'm surprised there's developable property back there; I thought it was all woods.

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2014 3:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6731938)
9/16 by houstontexasjack on HAIF. In the pic, the following construction sites can be seen.

609 Main at Texas
Texaco Building Redevelopment
Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites
Marriott Marquis
New Convention Center Garage, Office Building & Hotel

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...1410894204.jpg

I assume Hampton/Homewood is catty corner from the Marquis?

I'm also seeing a little bit of the site for the new apartments going up next to the ballpark.

JoninATX Sep 17, 2014 8:35 AM

That only leaves 5 parking lots left after 6 Houston starts construction.

Urbannizer Sep 17, 2014 2:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JoninATX (Post 6732787)
That only leaves 5 parking lots left after 6 Houston starts construction.

The new HSPVA will also be going up on one of the parking lots in the pic. :)

shakman Sep 17, 2014 3:25 PM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6732613)
I assume Hampton/Homewood is catty corner from the Marquis?

I'm also seeing a little bit of the site for the new apartments going up next to the ballpark.

Are you referring to the site work directly to the left of Hess's parking garage?

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2014 5:33 PM

That seems to be it. Start of construction there slipped by without notice.

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2014 5:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6732977)
The new HSPVA will also be going up on one of the parking lots in the pic. :)

I'll have to ask my alumni buddies about the groundbreaking.

HoustonHorns Sep 17, 2014 9:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6732977)
The new HSPVA will also be going up on one of the parking lots in the pic. :)

There is also the 6-story Tramell Crow and the 28-story Marquette tower that should be starting soon. I count only 2 parking lots left in this view :)

Urbannizer Sep 17, 2014 10:08 PM

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...OUTH-MAIN1.jpg

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Originally Posted by Chron Prime Property
Apartments to rise near NRG Stadium on S. Main

This five-story apartment complex is set to break ground this week on a former motel site at 8700 South Main near Old Spanish Trail.

The project, Haven at Main, is a private development, but Houston City Councilman Larry Green consulted with the developer to ensure it would be “supported by the neighborhood and consistent with the city’s goal and objectives for this South Main corridor,” David Kulkarni, a partner in Houston-based Guefen Development Co., which is building the project, said in an email.

Guefen has several other multifamily projects in Houston under the Haven brand and the company is seeking more development sites.

Full Article: http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...ium-on-s-main/


Urbannizer Sep 17, 2014 11:51 PM

21 Eleven by Triton, 9/14

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/...f672acd7_b.jpg

Hermann Park Plaza by larrydierker, 9/17

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/...4449bb57_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3854/...e371d61a_b.jpg

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2014 2:05 AM

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5586/...826db9f1_b.jpg

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Originally Posted by Chron
Memorial Park proposal bridges history and ecology

Memorial Park could dramatically change if a long-range master plan being proposed is adopted by Houston City Council.

The long-range plan was commissioned by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, the Uptown Park tax increment reinvestment zone and the privately-funded Memorial Park Conservancy. The internationally-renowned landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz is nearly three months into a 10-month design process, and should have the master plan complete by April, when it would go before the council for a vote.

The city's premiere park stretches across 1,500 acres, almost twice as large as New York's Central Park. But to Thomas Woltz, Nelson Byrd Woltz principal, it feels much smaller. Over time the land has been divided into 24 tracts by roads, railroads and recreational amenities.

At a public meeting Wednesday, Woltz presented his firm's initial design strategies and the reasoning behind them - which were driven by previous public input and a year's research by a team of about 70 local experts in fields like soil science, ecology, history and archaeology.

He used maps, drawings and aerial views to explain the park's ecological and cultural histories, also unveiling a dramatic solution to one of the landscape's biggest problems. Woltz is proposing a grass- and tree-covered land bridge, 800 feet long, that would rise gently across Memorial Drive, over a tunnel, to reconnect the park's north and south sides.

While it's not realistic to remove the street, which is crucial to Houston's traffic circulation, the land bridge is "a kind of triumph ... the park wins," Woltz said.

The current pedestrian bridge on the park's western side, completed in 2009, was an important first gesture toward stitching the park's landscape back together, Woltz said. "This land bridge builds on that beginning at a much larger scale."

Full Article: http://www.chron.com/life/article/Me...#photo-6878205

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3914/...ec62382f_b.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 18, 2014 4:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6733825)
Hermann Park Plaza by larrydierker, 9/17

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/...4449bb57_b.jpg

Someone got wet!:titanic:

toxteth o'grady Sep 18, 2014 4:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6733981)

It could be nice if it's done right, but there's a problem with creating hills in a flat community. :shrug:

toxteth o'grady Sep 18, 2014 5:07 AM

I don't know where Houstonia comes up with these, but someone just described Houston as the Sue Ellen Mischke of cities (go look it up on a good Seinfeld blog...)

HOW LIBERTARIANS DESCRIBE HOUSTON, PLAYING THE NEW YORK CARD, AND THE SUE ELLEN MISCHKE OF METROPOLISES

Apologia Pro Urbe Sua, Part II

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2014 5:48 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6734142)
It could be nice if it's done right, but there's a problem with creating hills in a flat community. :shrug:

The master plan calls for nine of these "land bridges", including one over the west loop.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/...77bc83b1_b.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 18, 2014 2:53 PM

Signs indicate demand is not slowing down anytime soon in Houston.

Mitsubishi moves manufacturing to Houston


Texas oil and gas production jobs exceed new milestone

Houston has gained 8,700 jobs in the oil and gas industry since last year.

Houston company's MLP launches IPO worth up to $422.6M

toxteth o'grady Sep 18, 2014 4:58 PM

And BisNow just chimed in with the cheery news that there's little risk of multifamily being overbuilt:

"HFF senior managing director Todd Marix says Houston was projected to add 65,000 jobs this year, but we’ll be closer to 110,000 added. He hasn’t heard of a development not hitting its projected rent and lease up. And although capital sources are regularly asking him about overbuilding, more keep flocking to Houston—he says four years ago, Freddie Mac had 80% of our market share, but now it’s spread out among all types of investors. Above, 375 attendees joined us bright and early at the Houstonian."

The most recent BLS stats put Houston at a 110,000 job gain YOY ending in July, and the numbers for oil and gas hiring are stronger than they were even last year and the year before, so that's a good sign for both multifamily and office leasing.

BisNow is also noting the scarcity of residential lots:

"ARA founding principal Matt Rotan says multifamily is in the 6th inning of an extra-innings game. He says besides our job and population growth, he sees more demand drivers coming down the pipeline, like the Panama Canal expansion, insufficient single-family lots (we’re down to a 2.1-month supply in Houston), and preleased office development. He thinks our market will get more liquid before it gets less. And he’s less concerned about that frothiness Clay sees—he says putting hard money on day one can be the only way to win a deal, and it makes sense for people who already own substantial footprints in Houston and know what they’re doing."

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2014 8:11 PM

http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/24/20/65..._landscape.jpg

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Originally Posted by HBJ
More details unveiled in Houston high-rise projects

Nearly four years after Hines entered the multifamily sector, the international real estate developer is poised to deliver three new projects across Houston.

After building Waterwall Place in the Galleria area, Hines is working on three multifamily projects in three other booming neighborhoods: downtown, the Museum District and Upper Kirby. The Houston-based developer was able to move fast into the multifamily arena because of its longtime experience building office towers and industrial projects.

The Southmore
Location: Southmore Boulevard and Caroline Street, inside the Museum District
Size: 24 stories, including a six-story podium garage
Number of units: 233, ranging in size from 650-square-foot studios to 4,000-square-foot penthouses
Average unit size: 1,300 square feet
Amenities: 24/7 concierge, valet and porter service, gym, grand living room, Internet cafe, gourmet cooking kitchen, movie theater and aqua lounge. Granite countertops, Italian cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, gas stoves and hardwood floors inside the units
Rent price: Not yet released, but will be priced between One Market Square and 21Eleven
Estimated completion: August 2016
Unique feature: Hines is building a park with ground-level retail and restaurant space next to the high-rise.

One Market Square

http://zieglercooper.com/wp-content/...727feature.jpg

Location: Travis Street and Preston Street, in downtown Houston
Size: 32 stories, including an eight-story podium garage
Number of units: 274, ranging in size from 650-square-foot studios to 3,000-square-foot units
Average unit size: 1,200 square feet
Amenities: 24/7 concierge, valet and porter service, gym, grand living room, Internet cafe, gourmet cooking kitchen, movie theater and aqua lounge. Granite countertops, Italian cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, gas stoves and hardwood floors inside the units
Rent price: Not yet released, but will be priced higher than Hines’ other two multifamily projects under development
Estimated completion: September 2016
Unique feature: Built in a historic district, the high-rise’s base incorporates historical architectural features, like brick and cast stone, while the tower will be built out of modern glass and steel. The ground level will feature retail — including a restaurant, café and possibly a boutique grocery store — as well as a pocket park.

Full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...high-rise.html


toxteth o'grady Sep 18, 2014 8:46 PM

Is that the new name?

toxteth o'grady Sep 19, 2014 3:56 AM

Embassy Suites is moving into 3 Hughes Landing.

Another new hotel on tap for The Woodlands

Here's a possible rendering...

http://splatter.com/wp-content/uploa...03/tumblrt.jpg

:notacrook::worship:

More hotel stuff out in Westchase.

Westchase District draws extended stay hotels

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...-rendering.jpg

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...-rendering.jpg

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...img_2006_0.jpg

H-town_Rep Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Houstono (Post 6717949)
What happened to the 1600 Louisiana Tower? It looks even better now in the skyline than the previous renderings.

Love this picture

Michi Sep 20, 2014 3:29 AM

Came across the rendering for this today:

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...build-new.html

Anyone have more information? I haven't noticed any previous posts about it.

Quote:

Amegy Bank N.A. said March 27 it bought a 4-acre site just inside the 610 Loop near the Galleria to build its new Houston corporate headquarters.

The site, 1717 W. Loop South, currently houses Micro Center. The computer and electronics retailer will remain at its current site until it opens a new location near the 610 Loop and Highway 59 Southwest Freeway interchange later this year.

Construction on Amegy's new 350,000-square-foot building is expected to begin early next year...

Wattleigh Sep 20, 2014 6:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Michi (Post 6737093)
Came across the rendering for this today:

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...build-new.html

Anyone have more information? I haven't noticed any previous posts about it.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=210989

Urbannizer Sep 21, 2014 6:12 PM

New website launched for the Convention Center Redevelopment: http://www.houstonconventiondistrict.com/

http://www.houstonconventiondistrict...4/image003.jpg

http://www.houstonconventiondistrict...20Images/3.jpg

http://www.houstonconventiondistrict...20Images/2.jpg

http://www.houstonconventiondistrict...20Images/1.jpg

Urbannizer Sep 21, 2014 6:37 PM

Construction updates by Triton - 9/20

State National Bank Building

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/...639d4052_b.jpg

500 Crawford

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5584/...148614c8_b.jpg

Texaco Building Redevelopment

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/...9f114327_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/...8b5d629d_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/...a715c187_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/...7bf1710c_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5593/...98986094_b.jpg

JW Marriott

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/...ff590b60_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5580/...053db780_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/...96334b37_b.jpg

Alexan Midtown

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/...677c33a5_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3851/...a665c29b_b.jpg

Mid-Main

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3922/...79114c54_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/...781b0e28_b.jpg

The Susanne

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3905/...9cbc5e5b_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3885/...c828a1cd_b.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 22, 2014 2:04 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6734683)
The most recent BLS stats put Houston at a 110,000 job gain YOY ending in July

Make that 107,000 YOY, through August. The print version of the Chronicle has details which suggest the torrid pace, fueled by engineering and energy jobs, will continue.

Local unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent in August

And Siemens buying Dresser-Rand is going to probably generate more demand for office space locally. DR is going to represent Siemens' oil and gas-related businesses, which will be headquartered in Houston.

toxteth o'grady Sep 22, 2014 2:29 AM

So what's being done with the State National Bank building?

toxteth o'grady Sep 22, 2014 2:42 AM

Some of you may have noticed I have an interest in local theatres. Progress on the Queensbury Theatre over in Town and Country is coming along. (and this photo doesn't do it justice).

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps5c771d8d.jpg

Urbannizer Sep 22, 2014 3:11 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6738597)
So what's being done with the State National Bank building?

Cleaning up the exterior and putting the building to use. Office space with ground floor retail.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...tion/?p=446061

Urbannizer Sep 22, 2014 5:16 PM

New glass going up on the Central Bank Building. 9/21 by Triton

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/...6bae742b_b.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 22, 2014 7:26 PM

Speaking of donated buildings:

https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/pr...BBS-medium.jpg

This is going up on Washington Avenue, according to BisNow:

"Houston firms are teaming up to build a new HQ pro bono for Big Brothers Big Sisters that will boost its capacity to mentor Houston’s youth. It’ll have a color-changing, three-story feature wall that should become a new iconic landmark..."

Urbannizer Sep 22, 2014 8:27 PM

Official Announcment

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/...57d0c844_b.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by HBJ
New SkyHouse residential tower to rise in downtown Houston

Developers are planning to build a second SkyHouse residential tower in downtown Houston.

Novare Group Inc. submitted plans to the city of Houston for SkyHouse Main, a 24-story apartment tower that will be located directly south of the developer’s 25-story SkyHouse Houston project. The projects will be located at 1625 Main Street, between Pease and Leeland streets.

SkyHouse Main will mirror SkyHouse Houston, which broke ground in early 2013. Both projects feature 336 units with floor-to-ceiling glass and 9-foot-plus ceiling heights. The units will boast stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood floors, balconies and high-speed Internet.

Common amenities include the “Sky House” on the top floor, which includes a club room, fitness center, pool and grilling area. SkyHouse Main also will have 7,200 square feet of retail space.

Full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...-downtown.html


xbryanisbeastx Sep 22, 2014 10:01 PM

So it will be built?

JoninATX Sep 22, 2014 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by xbryanisbeastx (Post 6739473)
So it will be built?

Very likely it will get built.

JoninATX Sep 22, 2014 10:22 PM

Very nice Urbannizer, definitely liking the new glass on the Central Bank Building. :)

pacarlson Sep 23, 2014 12:51 PM

Since this one's proposed for 24 floors and the existing one is 25 floors, it's obvious they're not twins (although they look identical in the photo). I wonder why the proposed tower was not also 25 floors.


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