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photoLith May 15, 2012 10:51 PM

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/53aaad0c.jpg

New apartments on west grey right next to downtown

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/afc2482d.jpg

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/bcbf005f.jpg

These last two are for the new high school going up on west grey and Taft.

photoLith May 16, 2012 7:37 PM

Galleria area updates.

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/a6b0763d.jpg
Skanska tower

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/8d176284.jpg
Bbva

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/7f0002aa.jpg
The millennium apartments behind bbva

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/f99ae557.jpg
New apartment tower on brownway street.

photoLith May 17, 2012 6:30 PM

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/462fbf31.jpg
Some idiots a couple weeks ago shot up the new apple store and a few other stores along westheimer and theyve put up these black panels until they fix them. This is why we can't have nice things in Houston, ugh.

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/81bf6003.jpg
Along westheimer near the galleria.

Infill is going strong in H town these days.

simms3_redux May 17, 2012 10:24 PM

^^^That's really really bad. First Apple ever store to be shot up?

R1070 May 17, 2012 10:45 PM

Is that a suburban type shopping center the high street development is being built on top of? You would think they would try to make it somewhat urban.

photoLith May 18, 2012 3:00 AM

Yes it has a big ugly parking lot in front unfortunately.

I saw this on my way back home tonight, a little bit more of historic montrose lost to ugly ass suburban tin condos.
http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/c7d1a2cc.jpg

weatherguru18 May 18, 2012 3:02 AM

Read on HAIF that this 35-story jewel may break ground next month according to ''sources.'' We can only hope! So much construction going on right now!!

Exxon (multiple midrises), Anadarko (31-stories), BBVA tower (22-stories), Courtyard on Richmond (22-stories) and now this. There's about half a dozen other highrise projects that may get off the ground sometime this year. Cool!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S_R8HKZFc3...0/IMG_6666.JPG

TexasPlaya May 18, 2012 3:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 5704296)
http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/81bf6003.jpg
Along westheimer near the galleria.

There are a few of these type of developments, some in the loop and some west of uptown. It's Houston's evolving development.

TexasPlaya May 18, 2012 3:45 AM

Midtown Arts Center Interim Design Review: How Do You Like It Now?

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...ac-sd-main.jpg

Quote:

SAN ANTONIO’S LAKE Flato Architects and Houston’s Studio Red have completed what they’re calling a schematic design for the new 59,000-sq.-ft. Midtown arts center planned for the full city block at 3400 Main St., adjacent to the Ensemble/HCC light-rail stop.
http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...-sd-travis.jpg

Cross Section
http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...section-ns.jpg

Breezeway
http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...way-travis.jpg

Interestingly...

Quote:

The complex is meant to share a parking garage with a retail development planned for up the street. “There is much to share and discuss,” announce the IAC’s design-discussion-group facilitators on Facebook.

TexasPlaya May 18, 2012 3:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R1070 (Post 5704662)
Is that a suburban type shopping center the high street development is being built on top of? You would think they would try to make it somewhat urban.

It's definitively semi-urban. Looking at the actual project it will have a 1-2 story, small retail building with a row of parking in the front and around the building. The residential will have parking under it.

Reverberation May 18, 2012 5:14 PM

It's official,

According to today's HBJ, Mac Haik is planning to start construction on Tower III (I-10 @ Kirkwood) in July. At this rate the Katy Freeway is going to start looking like the West Loop.

http://assets.bizjournals.com/housto...dings2.jpg?v=1

Article link:
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/p...dor-tower.html

If i'm not mistaken, that makes approximately 26 office buildings proposed or u/c in the metro area right now.

weatherguru18 May 18, 2012 7:52 PM

From Swamplot: 2900 Weslayan!

HERE’S A BETTER look at the 35-story designed-in-Dallas residential tower PM Realty Group is putting on the northeast corner of Weslayan and West Alabama, where the State Grille and rebel predecessor Confederate House stood until a few years ago. Inside, at last report: 250-ish fancy apartments, a 3,000-sq.-ft. fitness center, a parking garage attached at the belly, and 12,500 sq. ft. of restaurant space on a bottom floor or two. The tower is being called either 2900, 2801, or 2800 Weslayan, depending on whether you follow that sign posted on the property earlier this year, a recent correction applied to it (below), or the project’s bid documents, which went out late last month and are due soon.

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...0-weslayan.jpg

photoLith May 18, 2012 8:01 PM

Holy crap! That better get built, its about time Houston got a building that stood out architecturally again.

mfastx May 18, 2012 9:24 PM

One of the most architecturally interesting buildings to be built in Houston in a long, long time.

YakuzaIce May 18, 2012 10:25 PM

That rendering seems to show 39 or 40 floors. Maybe the 35 just refers to the floors with apartments? In another rendering the balconies seemed to just have a clear blue glass railing. I can't tell what kind of material this newest rendering is supposed to be. Maybe it is just the angle/resolution/lighting that makes it look different.

Also a couple people on HAIF seem to have heard that it will break ground in June.

AviationGuy May 19, 2012 2:28 AM

Very impressive. If it turns out looking that good, it will be my new favorite building in Houston. Thus far my favorites have been the black/silver buildings on Post Oak in Uptown. They were built in the 70s.

TexasPlaya May 19, 2012 4:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 5705715)
Holy crap! That better get built, its about time Houston got a building that stood out architecturally again.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mfastx (Post 5705824)
One of the most architecturally interesting buildings to be built in Houston in a long, long time.

You don't think Main Place is a great looking building?

photolitherland
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...irdboy1/h7.jpg

Jax
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3529/p1010127ua.jpg

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7812/p1010137ml.jpg

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4049/img0785gw.jpg

kingkirbythe.... May 19, 2012 4:58 AM

It's similar to Aqua in Chicago.

vjhe May 19, 2012 12:13 PM

I love the design of 2900 Wesleyan and was really excited up until now. It has been noted the initial rendering shows clear blue glass on the balconies. The latest rendering show that dreaded beige stucco type coloring, particularly on the lower corner units.:yuck:

If we were in Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, or New York, I don't believe I would be so concerned. In Houston, the second rendering is probably more realistic. This design is so significant for Houston, my hopes were for it to be the "game changer". I was hopeful this one would break through and end the cycle. Then I see this and it appears to be yet another highly visible Houston project that "cheapens out" aesthetically once again. I pray I am wrong. The entire skin should be clear blue or reflective glass simply because that is what I want and what I want is the only thing that matters. ;)

photoLith May 19, 2012 5:07 PM

New development on Washington and sawyer in the old 6th ward.

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/3e4299a8.jpg

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/55c88633.jpg

Here it is in the upper right hand side from the Chase Tower a couple weeks ago.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...1/DSC_6335.jpg

mfastx May 19, 2012 7:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 5706128)
You don't think Main Place is a great looking building?

Oh I do, I thought about typing "besides MainPlace" but I didn't.

That's why I said "one of the most," I love MainPlace.

Wattleigh May 19, 2012 9:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vjhe (Post 5706250)
I love the design of 2900 Wesleyan and was really excited up until now. It has been noted the initial rendering shows clear blue glass on the balconies. The latest rendering show that dreaded beige stucco type coloring, particularly on the lower corner units.:yuck:

Actually, most of the renderings that have been made public have been consistent. They point to a glassy base, with the central portion of the tower having a defined, 'wavy' glass facade. Only the one at the site -appears- to point to an all-glass facade across the tower.

llamaorama May 19, 2012 11:52 PM

Quote:

At this rate the Katy Freeway is going to start looking like the West Loop.
By that you mean all those new lanes will soak up traffic until they're clogged again :D

GrimReaper May 20, 2012 6:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llamaorama (Post 5706705)
By that you mean all those new lanes will soak up traffic until they're clogged again :D

Dear god, Houstonians need to learn to ride in a public transportation.

weatherguru18 May 23, 2012 12:59 AM

Looks like the decision has been made! Hobby going international!!

"...But several City Hall sources say Parker has scheduled a news conference at the Southwest ticket counter at Hobby Airport."

http://blog.chron.com/houstonpolitic...nced-tomorrow/

On a personal note, I'd like to thank the Mayor for her diligence and foresight to the issue. I'm pleased that she has essentially told United to go eff themselves and take their lousy airline out of our city. Competition is GOOD and having two international airports will only benefit the customer and the prices.

photoLith May 23, 2012 3:29 PM

Oh wow, thats amazing news! That will hopefully help out that side of town and its about time the 4th largest city in the US has two IAs.

GrimReaper May 24, 2012 7:49 AM

http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012...evealed-today/

Quote:

The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp., which oversees the Reliant complex, today will discuss a long-awaited report laying out options for the future of the complex, including the vacant Astrodome at its heart.

A similar study was completed two years ago. Willie Loston, the Sports Corp.’s executive director, said that effort was conceptual, whereas today’s report will be more detailed and provide the Sports Corp. and their bosses, Harris County Commissioners Court, the information they need to move forward.

The 2010 study laid out the following options:

+ Reliant Park Plaza plan: Raze the Dome for $128 million; replace Reliant Arena and make other improvements to the park; build a hotel (with no public money) with as many as 1,500 rooms. Total price tag is $873 million. That $128 million tear-down cost included $40 million in debt that was still owed on the building then; today county officials say the debt is $29.9 million. We’ve written about demolition costs and the importance of salvage in demolition recently.

+ Astrodome Multipurpose: Gut the Dome and add a new level of floor space, a science and technology center, a planetarium, solar panels on the roof that form a world map for $324 million to $374 million; keep other elements of plaza plan. Total price tag is $1.08 billion to $1.13 billion.

+ Astrodome Renaissance: Multipurpose plan plus add more Astrodome features, including conference space, a series of interactive exhibits that would allow users to simulate space travel and deep sea exploration, museums, an alternative energy center and a movie studio. The Astrodome portion would cost

$588 million. Total price tag is $1.35 billion. When the study was released in 2010, Mark Miller, general manager of Reliant Park, called this option “the dream picture,” and said, “This is where we would like to go with the property.”

The consultants preparing today’s study have not given members of Commissioners Court or their staffs copies of the study, instead asking for the printouts ba

ck after each briefing. But working from memory, county officials say the study is similar to the 2010 study in that it presents similarly tiered options.

Court members also have said, given the cost of each option, voters likely would need to be asked to approve a bond issue to pay for whichever path is chosen.

photoLith May 24, 2012 1:54 PM

That's pretty awesome too! And it's great the the museum district would connect to the astrodome via light rail.

Double L May 24, 2012 2:53 PM

Crossing my fingers for the Astrodome Renaissance plan!

Urbannizer May 27, 2012 3:22 PM

The 29-Story Apartment Tower Hanover Is Really Building at BLVD Place

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...ce-revised.jpg

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...ed-skylark.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swamplot
OKAY, SCRATCH THAT image displayed here yesterday of the Hanover Company’s new apartment tower in BLVD Place from your memory banks — it was just an early study. Replace it with these 2 images, showing the updated design by Chicago architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz. And plug in this measurement as metadata: 29 stories. The drawing above shows how the 358-unit building would look from Post Oak Ln., just behind the long-promised Galleria Whole Foods Market. The view below is from one of the Four Leaf Towers to the north, at San Felipe and Skylark.

Construction on the project is now scheduled to begin in December.

Link

lockmat May 30, 2012 5:21 PM

One Waterwall rendering: http://goo.gl/0quII

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WeaGvEIYXr...+Waterwall.bmp

TexasPlaya May 30, 2012 9:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockmat (Post 5717635)

Sweet! I think there's another apartment complex in the works south of this near the lake off of post oak.

TexasPlaya May 30, 2012 10:06 PM

Rode my bike to Rice Village and took some shots of the progress...

Ashton Rice Village updates:

photos by me
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/7...86199c47_b.jpg
Entrance by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7...11b2f98a_b.jpg
Entrance2 by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7...de15ffd9_b.jpg
IMAG0389 by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7244/7...0be9ce06_b.jpg
IMAG0390 by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7103/7...2fa5a890_b.jpg
IMAG0391 by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7...34b78bef_b.jpg
IMAG0392 by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7094/7...a6263821_b.jpg
IMAG0393 by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7...fc76a910_b.jpg
IMAG0394 by dv1033, on Flickr

There's a sizable courtyard area:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7...79aeb593_b.jpg
IMAG0396 by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7...3fe88496_b.jpg
IMAG0398 by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/7...19dda66d_b.jpg
InsidetheCourtyard by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7212/7...137cb647_b.jpg
DeepCourtyard by dv1033, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/7...7139248f_b.jpg
Courtyard by dv1033, on Flickr

TexasPlaya May 31, 2012 12:13 AM

More good news for Midtown:

Per totheskies from HAIF

Two New Alamo Drafthouses

Quote:

(HOUSTON, Texas, May 30, 2012) – Triple Tap Ventures LLC, owner and operator of the Houston area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in West Oaks Mall and on Mason Road in Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce it will bring two new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations to Houston in 2013.

...The first new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is slated to open in Northwest Houston in early 2013

The second new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, scheduled to open after Vintage Park, is a highly anticipated inner-loop location...Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Midtown will be located at 2901 Louisiana Street as part of a mixed-use project developed by Crosspoint Properties... In addition, there will be a ground floor lobby entrance leading up to the theatre, which will be located on top of a three floor parking garage.
Photo by DrLan34
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...attach_id=2640

Next in Mditown: here is a great summary of some new/previous developments happening from BisNow posted by Lockmat on HAIF

Here's a list of current apartment complexes under construction, proposed, and cancelled in Houston.

lockmat May 31, 2012 3:54 PM

Here is an updated rendering of the Alamo Drafthouse from culturemap

http://houston.culturemap.com/newsde...movie-options/

http://static.culturemap.com/site_me....800w_600h.jpg

lockmat May 31, 2012 3:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 5717999)
Sweet! I think there's another apartment complex in the works south of this near the lake off of post oak.

Yes, you are correct. Waterwall Park will be a bustling park soon! Not to mention Skanska office tower visitors.

weatherguru18 Jun 1, 2012 3:08 PM

According to the Biz Journal, the 21-story Horizon (Soverign) breaks ground this month!

http://www.gid.com/photos/development/sovereign-1.jpg

lockmat Jun 1, 2012 3:48 PM

Randall Davis office building http://goo.gl/vAiiU

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2qYfgObBvW...+Rendering.bmp

mfastx Jun 1, 2012 8:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockmat (Post 5719813)

At least they have an accurate representation of probably pedestrian activity around the building.

One lone pedestrian, lol.

photoLith Jun 1, 2012 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 5719780)
According to the Biz Journal, the 21-story Horizon (Soverign) breaks ground this month!

http://www.gid.com/photos/development/sovereign-1.jpg

Where's this going up at?

weatherguru18 Jun 2, 2012 11:27 AM

This is part of the Regent Square development in Midtown.

Cory Jun 2, 2012 1:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 5720767)
This is part of the Regent Square development in Midtown.

Regent Square is off of W. Dallas and Dunlavy which is more northern Montrose/Neartown.

photoLith Jun 2, 2012 2:07 PM

^
Yeah, thats for sure not midtown, maybe like the very northern reaches of Montrose.

Shasta Jun 3, 2012 7:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 5720813)
^
Yeah, thats for sure not midtown, maybe like the very northern reaches of Montrose.

I tend to think of that area as the Allen Parkway corridor. That would include parts of the old 4th ward, the American General complex, and the neighborhoods North of West Gray St. between Waugh and Shepherd.

It's going to be quite the cluster in a few years with the America Tower, Wortham Tower, the Riviana Building twins, the Royalton, and now The Sovereign and the rest of the Regent Square bldgs. I'd throw in the newish apartment tower along Memorial Drive too.

NYC2ATX Jun 4, 2012 2:40 AM

With the development gravitating towards Allen Parkway specifically, and the general curviness of the roadway itself..this could wind up resembling Condo Canyon along Wilshire Boulevard in LA's Westside. :tup:

photoLith Jun 5, 2012 12:06 AM

Ok, I just got back into town from being gone for a week and on Fannin and Bell St. Skanska has blocked off 2/3rds of that block and has a fence around it. I wasnt aware of any new construction going on downtown, especially by Skanska.

mfastx Jun 5, 2012 7:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 5722968)
Ok, I just got back into town from being gone for a week and on Fannin and Bell St. Skanska has blocked off 2/3rds of that block and has a fence around it. I wasnt aware of any new construction going on downtown, especially by Skanska.

It's just a day care center.

photoLith Jun 5, 2012 12:57 PM

Any renders? Its probably going to have a damned parking lot in front and be like a damned suburban strip mall.

TexasPlaya Jun 5, 2012 2:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 5723399)
Any renders? Its probably going to have a damned parking lot in front and be like a damned suburban strip mall.

A daycare will be on a 1/3 the land, surface lot on the rest. Skanska is holding the land for something bigger in the future.

photoLith Jun 5, 2012 3:53 PM

I totally forgot about this whole project. Im down in Galveston today looking at the historic sites and was pleasantly surprised to see the pleasure pier almost complete.

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/c...d/8cf1751c.jpg


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