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toxteth o'grady Dec 11, 2013 8:49 PM

Exxon Mobil commits for half a million square feet, Conoco Phillips adds another 400,000 sf and the American Bureau of Shipping commits for a 30,000 sf space out west. Almost a million square feet of absorption in a day - not bad.

And three new towers coming out of the ground as a result.

Urbannizer Dec 12, 2013 4:05 AM

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...ins-demo-1.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swamplot
Where on Richmond Ave That New Greenway Plaza Office Tower Is Going

THIS WAS THE scene yesterday on the southeast corner of Richmond Ave and Cummins St. near Greenway Plaza, where the Redstone Companies and Hansen Partners are planning to build a new 11-story office building and 5-level parking garage with — if a Planning Dept. staff report describing the project is correct — an attached 5-story retail center. The development received planning commission approval last week for a reduced setback along the 2 streets that meets with planned but not-yet-approved standards for transit corridors; if Metro’s stalled University Line ever gets built, it’ll make its get-off-of-Richmond turn at this same corner. Accordingly, in documents submitted to the city, the developers appear to be holding out the undescribed retail portion for some later date: [Only] “the office building and related parking garage to be built on this site are nearing the time that a building permit will be required,” the variance application reads.

Crews have made quick work of buildings on the site, which included a couple of single-story office structures. They received demolition permits last Friday. A site plan submitted as part of the variance application says the garage, which will include a basement level, will hold 545 cars, and that the project will measure 187,970 sq. ft. in total.

Article: http://swamplot.com/where-on-richmon...ng/2013-12-11/

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...emo-corner.jpg

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...-demo-dirt.jpg

Urbannizer Dec 12, 2013 4:31 AM

3800 Main: 12/7 by Howard Huge

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/1...391e2b97_b.jpg

Skyhouse & Main at Leeland (foreground) : via webcam

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/ZKB9/...2.17.42_pm.png

2929 Weslayan: via webcam

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3675/1...1e7d302f_b.jpg

BLVD Place: Updates by Skylineview, 12/11

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps884403f2.jpg

BHP Billiton

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...psd362b7dc.jpg

Astoria

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps61303a67.jpg

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps884403f2.jpg

807 S. Post Oak

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...psa16d49ab.jpg

N90 Dec 12, 2013 5:36 AM

Thanks Atlanta developers for your time, interest, and investment. And for yet another building for Energy Corridor, at 11 stories.

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...or/?cmpid=hpbn

Urbannizer Dec 12, 2013 5:37 AM

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/1...0ab0e2b7_b.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston Chronicle
325-room hotel headed to Galleria area

An Atlanta developer has broken ground on a hotel next to the Houston Galleria, the newest real estate project in an area that's seen a surge of development in recent years.

The property, a 325-room Hyatt Regency, is being developed by a partnership between Songy HighRoads and the Carlyle Group at the northwest corner of Sage Road and West Alabama.

The site is across Sage from a section of the Galleria that is poised for a major redevelopment.

The new hotel will be built at Galleria Plaza, a 7.6-acre office and retail real estate complex Carlyle and Songy acquired earlier this year.

Most of the retail space will be demolished to make room for the new hotel.

Songy said the shopping space was only about half full when the property was purchased. Two retailers, a spa and a tailor, will stay in the complex.

Designed by Gensler, the Hyatt will have 350-square-foot rooms, 20 suites, 15,000 square feet of meeting space and a large fitness center overlooking a pool deck. The hotel will be 14 stories tall and total 260,000 square feet.

Aimbridge Hospitality will manage the property when it opens in late 2015.

Full Article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...ea-5056518.php


Urbannizer Dec 12, 2013 3:10 PM

Anyone remember M59? A bidding page for the project was updated recently, meaning this project has been pulled off the back burner.

http://www.munozalbin.com/images/m59-001.jpg

Urbannizer Dec 12, 2013 3:32 PM

2929 Weslayan: 12/9 by Russell.hancock on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/1...88f55483_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/1...f0fd5bb5_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/1...e3bc02eb_b.jpg

toxteth o'grady Dec 12, 2013 4:10 PM

[QUOTE=Urbannizer;6371987]Anyone remember M59? A bidding page for the project was updated recently, meaning this project has been pulled off the back burner.[QUOTE]

It's been busy overnight.

weatherguru18 Dec 12, 2013 8:14 PM

New model pic of the new 48-story 609 Main building. Construction starts in March after demolition of the old building is complete.

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...main-model.jpg

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...g/main-ppl.jpg

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/.../main-cars.jpg

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/.../main-deck.jpg

toxteth o'grady Dec 12, 2013 10:09 PM

Another day, another 11-story office building. Or two. This one looks a little like M59, which looks a little like the new Hyatt, which looks a little like...

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...ring-12-13.jpg

Piedmont Office Realty Trust to break ground on office building in Energy Corridor

Urbannizer Dec 12, 2013 11:54 PM

Alexan Heights: by Triton

http://i.imgur.com/2OcMK2h.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/fqs8J5k.jpg?1

Main & Leeland: Grounbreaking ceremony

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/13/y8yjeduj.jpg

N90 Dec 13, 2013 12:09 AM

It would be so great if they brought the design of the Titan back and built it in Downtown. The Astoria is perfect for Uptown, my favorite design for all buildings unveiled this year.

glowrock Dec 13, 2013 2:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 6372330)

This should be quite an interesting project to watch unfold from the comfort of my loft in Post Rice! :yes:

Aaron (Glowrock)

Urbannizer Dec 13, 2013 2:29 PM

WestMont: PM Realty Group has owned this block for a while now, here's some new details about the proposed development.

http://image.slidesharecdn.com/1-pmr...?cb=1386897940

3737 Buffalo Speedway: New rendering

http://image.slidesharecdn.com/1-pmr...de-15-1024.jpg

http://carloscristerna.com/wp-conten...L-1024x934.jpg

Von Dec 13, 2013 3:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6372611)
Alexan Heights: by Triton


Main & Leeland: Grounbreaking ceremony

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/13/y8yjeduj.jpg

Do you have a rendering of the building that will be getting built on Main & Leeland?

Urbannizer Dec 13, 2013 3:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Von (Post 6373134)
Do you have a rendering of the building that will be getting built on Main & Leeland?


Rendering: http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/22/33/55...3/rawImage.jpg

shakman Dec 13, 2013 4:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6373161)

Seriously??? IMO this project is a terrible waste of land. The facade is also hideous. I would rather have the parking lot.

East7thStreet Dec 13, 2013 4:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shakman (Post 6373207)
Seriously??? IMO this project is a terrible waste of land. The facade is also hideous. I would rather have the parking lot.

Looks like it's replacing a parking lot and has ground level retail. Seems like a huge improvement to me.

Urbannizer Dec 13, 2013 4:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by East7thStreet (Post 6373214)
Looks like it's replacing a parking lot and has ground level retail. Seems like a huge improvement to me.

Especially for that area. It's only five-floors and the design could be better but we don't have many mid-rises in downtown, plus there are many parking lots still waiting to be developed, where something with a much better design can be built. Skyhouse will also have a retail component along Leeland.

shakman Dec 13, 2013 4:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by East7thStreet (Post 6373214)
Looks like it's replacing a parking lot and has ground level retail. Seems like a huge improvement to me.

Retail is indeed a great asset in Downtown. At the very least improve the facade. IMO just leave the lot as is and open it as farmer's market or a flea market until the developer is more cofortable with the development of more units than proposed.

Oh well. This project is already underway.

JoninATX Dec 13, 2013 5:57 PM

The Main & Leeland project will look very similar to Alexan Heights .

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...-rendering.jpg
http://swamplot.com/the-ground-floor...ot/2013-12-12/

glowrock Dec 13, 2013 6:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shakman (Post 6373239)
Retail is indeed a great asset in Downtown. At the very least improve the facade. IMO just leave the lot as is and open it as farmer's market or a flea market until the developer is more cofortable with the development of more units than proposed.

Oh well. This project is already underway.

Not everything has to be a great project, shakman. Sometimes just the simple taking away of a large surface lot (especially on or near Main St.) is enough to make it a good project! :yes:

It's true, downtown Houston needs more midrises. Highrises are cool and all, but when it comes to more pedestrian-friendly, street-level interactions, midrises can certainly fit the bill nicely.

Aaron (Glowrock)

Wattleigh Dec 13, 2013 7:50 PM

Already clearing the site for the Hyatt Regency near the Galleria

http://swamplot.com/clearing-the-str...cy/2013-12-13/

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...ence-south.jpg

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...site-const.jpg

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...bama-const.jpg

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...gency-site.jpg

jtown,man Dec 14, 2013 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shakman (Post 6373207)
Seriously??? IMO this project is a terrible waste of land. The facade is also hideous. I would rather have the parking lot.

Your statement is akin to an ugly dude(parking lot) passing over a 6.5 girl(mid rise project) so he can possibly....one day...maybe...get a 9.5.

Point? Be happy.

Urbannizer Dec 14, 2013 1:54 AM

806 Main by rechlin

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/1...db369df4_b.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/1...9653d72d_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/1...be1a7308_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/1...16585eeb_b.jpg

BLVD Place & Hanover Post Oak: by fastesdisatr

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...psmcnhod5c.jpg

Urbannizer Dec 14, 2013 2:20 PM

Levy Park / Kirby Grove: Under Construction! Work began the first week of Nov. but no official announcement was made.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/379397257...4bmyo1_500.jpg

Crap pic from a video, taken two weeks ago:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5505/1...517f51aa_b.jpg

Urbannizer Dec 14, 2013 6:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wattleigh (Post 6369819)
In addition to their new corporate campus, ExxonMobil will be adding space just up the road at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands...

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...-presence.html

Rendering:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/1...c179156b_b.jpg

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...xon/exxon2.jpg

cloud713 Dec 15, 2013 5:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N90 (Post 6372629)
It would be so great if they brought the design of the Titan back and built it in Downtown. The Astoria is perfect for Uptown, my favorite design for all buildings unveiled this year.

I always liked the Titan too. Maybe RD will bring it back to enter the downtown market.

TowerSpotter Dec 15, 2013 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supertallchaser (Post 6305220)
can somebody inform me on what happened to the 102 storey building?

102 Story Tower

Found by Urbannizer like an hour ago.

Quote:

"The Houston planning commission recently has been reported of a 102 story mixed use tower including hotel, residential, and minor office component. The tower is allegedly between 1,200-1,400 feet. The developer has yet to submit his bid on the tower but is actively in the conceptual phases for it. They're looking to next year for further information on it."

"You got it right, it's still in the discussion phase. They're waiting until next year to negotiate the tax increments Downtown with city hall and formally submitting their bid to the planning commission, if that's the route they want to go with their development.
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...planned/page-5

Urbannizer Dec 15, 2013 3:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6374907)
Found by Urbannizer like an hour ago.



http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...planned/page-5

He also says we should hear something more official by the summer of next year.

Urbannizer Dec 15, 2013 3:28 PM

Ritz Carlton Downtown: Will be above 40-floors

"By the way, Ritz-Carlton is actively seeking a surface lot along the East End Line in Downtown, near Discovery Green, they'll be building their hotel there. Rumor has it that while they haven't released their blue print yet, it'll match the one they had for BLVD Place in height before the recession killed that off."

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...-hotel/page-13

Urbannizer Dec 15, 2013 6:30 PM

3800 Main; By Howard Huge

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3733/1...214159f6_b.jpg

Elan Med Center

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...47839416_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...92730253_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...92551244_n.jpg

Elan Med Center & Premier Medical Center (lower left)

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...77287135_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...19405551_n.jpg

TowerSpotter Dec 15, 2013 8:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6374966)
He also says we should hear something more official by the summer of next year.

Wow this is really goods news, i think i also saw something on haif that the info came from a guy on dallasmetropolis.com.

Urbannizer Dec 15, 2013 8:51 PM

Central Library Plaza: The Houston Public Library looking into improving the public space.

http://www.pps.org/wp-content/upload...on-library.jpg

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/...RgI#card:id=10

supertallchaser Dec 15, 2013 9:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6374907)
102 Story Tower

Found by Urbannizer like an hour ago.



http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...planned/page-5

great news thank you!

weatherguru18 Dec 16, 2013 2:49 AM

Chevron Tower now 60-stories?

Poster on HAIF mentions he has a friend close to those designing the tower that says Chevron has added 10 floors to make this a 60 story building, including 2 penthouse floors. Which means it may it be a supertall now.Let's hope it's true. He says he'll get back to us tomorrow.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...17#entry443064

Urbannizer Dec 16, 2013 12:13 PM

Skyhouse: By Cloud713

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...pse944f682.jpg

The Sovereign

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/1...f6ee545c_b.jpg

Hackett Tower: By Texasnetwork

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/1...4d733f84_b.jpg

dgpatel Dec 16, 2013 10:44 PM

Grand Pkwy Segment E opening December 21 or sooner
 
Haven't heard much chatter on this forum about Grand Pkwy Segment E opening. But here are some pictures of some of the signs, from what I assume a participant of the 1K/5K last Saturday took.

The originals were too huge so I posted thumbnails. If you care to view full size, you can go to the source link below and click each picture.

Source

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...41-300x198.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...51-300x198.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...31-300x198.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...21-300x198.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...98-198x300.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...81-300x198.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...71-300x198.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...62-300x198.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...51-300x198.jpg

http://coveringkaty.com/wp-content/u...41-300x198.jpg

Urbannizer Dec 16, 2013 11:19 PM

2929 Weslayan c/o 'The Pragmatist'

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3752/1...954435f8_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/1...3a24edac_c.jpg

Urbannizer Dec 17, 2013 1:52 PM

Hanover Post Oak: c/o Tottottotito

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/1...4a3d27a8_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/1...48a2001c_z.jpg

shakman Dec 17, 2013 4:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtown,man (Post 6373912)
Your statement is akin to an ugly dude(parking lot) passing over a 6.5 girl(mid rise project) so he can possibly....one day...maybe...get a 9.5.

Point? Be happy.

It is just my opinion this project could have a better facade and better use of land available. It does not have to be a soaring skyscraper but just an improvement. As previously stated, the retail component is indeed excellent since there is not much in this area to being with.

I do not necessarily need a "6.5", "9.5" or even a "10.0" to be happy. ;)

Urbannizer Dec 17, 2013 9:11 PM

609 Main at Texas: New shots of the model inside 811 Main, by rechlin on HAIF

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7351/1...11dbb114_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/1...4ba373aa_b.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/1...391a4dc5_b.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3752/1...900ba2d2_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/1...89b659e9_b.jpg

Urbannizer Dec 17, 2013 11:03 PM

And a new rendering for 609 Main at Texas:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/1...964edc7b_b.jpg

Urbannizer Dec 18, 2013 12:36 AM

Pearl Woodlake: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/m...on-luxury.html

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/1...19e662cf_b.jpg

glowrock Dec 18, 2013 1:09 AM

The 609 Main tower is going to be a beast! Gonna have a great view from my loft of the construction action, no doubt about it!

Aaron (Glowrock)

KevinFromTexas Dec 18, 2013 1:29 AM

609 Main Texas - I'm looking forward to seeing it. The base is especially interesting.

kingkirbythe.... Dec 18, 2013 4:43 AM

I can't believe this insanity.

http://swamplot.com/jury-tells-ashby...62/2013-12-17/

kingkirbythe.... Dec 18, 2013 4:45 AM

That is not a bulky tower. More like svelte.

Reverberation Dec 18, 2013 5:19 AM

Did anyone see this?

Quote:

What’s Planned for the Block Just West of the Highland Village Shopping Center

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

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...rial-north.jpg

http://swamplot.com/whats-planned-fo...ic_source=icma

KevinFromTexas Dec 18, 2013 5:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingkirbythe.... (Post 6377954)

I seriously hope that is overturned. Tacking on an extra $1.6 million to the cost of the tower will be passed onto the residents of the building. Not to mention if this sort of thing sets up a precedent where future developments are challenged. Do these people not see they are harming the situation by driving up the cost of the development?

I stand by my comment earlier that I hope the developer walks away and the neighborhood is left with a dirt lot. They've earned it.


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