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Slyfox Feb 17, 2017 2:24 AM

Have there been any recent renderings for Theater Square? Is it still 41 floors?

ooooaaaah! Feb 17, 2017 4:19 PM

love that cross vault ceiling

TowerSpotter Feb 18, 2017 7:45 AM

Noel's Corporate HQ would be built on the existing surface parking lot and the parking garage will be in the back of the building.



TowerSpotter Feb 18, 2017 7:47 AM

Research and Development project for West Houston, unknown client.

Urbannizer Feb 18, 2017 10:32 PM


Originally Posted by Slyfox (Post 7715080)
Have there been any recent renderings for Theater Square? Is it still 41 floors?

No recent rendering, but a rough model was shown last year. Looks to have gained a lot more curves. I'd guess the height has remained around ~650-700'/~40 floors, though the scale there is a bit off. 10-levels of parking vs. the 11-stories proposed before.

Urbannizer Feb 21, 2017 8:35 PM

1825 San Jacinto by Ryan Clark, on Flickr

Broadstone Tinsley Park

Encore Castle Court

Urbannizer Feb 21, 2017 8:48 PM

First Look: Inside The Wilshire luxury condo tower


Pelican Builders Inc. has opened a model unit inside The Wilshire, a new luxury condominium tower going up in the Galleria area.

The Houston Business Journal got an exclusive sneak peek inside the two-bedroom, two-bathroom model unit, which spans 1,400 square feet and starts from the $700,000s.

Despite the energy downturn, Pelican Builders and its sales partner, Houston-based Sudhoff Cos., have sold 80 percent of the units inside the 17-story, 96-unit condo tower. The longtime Houston homebuilder and condo developer even found buyers for all 12 penthouse units, which span 4,000 square feet and costs up to $3 million.

“I’m pleasantly surprised by how (the condo market has) held up,” said Derek Darnell, president of Pelican Builders. “Houston has become truly an urban city, but there’s still not a huge supply of condos.”

Wattleigh Feb 22, 2017 6:56 PM


Houston-based Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) announced Feb. 22 that it plans to build a 30-story residential luxury high-rise within the River Oaks Shopping District.

The tower will be located on the north side of West Gray at Driscoll Street, at the current site of Local Pour, Café Ginger and adjacent parking. It will include 300 luxury units and about 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project is tentatively expected to break ground in 2018 and be complete in 2021.

Hanover Co. and Ziegler Cooper Architects, both based in Houston, have been chosen to develop and design the tower. John Anderson, Weingarten’s regional development director, will oversee the development.

Urbannizer Feb 23, 2017 9:22 PM

Hanover BLVD Place will feature a clear-bottom cantilevered pool, similar to Market Square Tower Downtown.

Exclusive: Houston developer's latest Uptown apartment tower to have sky pool


The Hanover Co. has broken ground on its second Uptown apartment tower,
which will feature a clear-bottom “sky pool” jutting out from the rooftop deck.

The Houston multifamily developer began construction Dec. 16 on Hanover Blvd Place, a 32-story, 281-unit tower on 1.5 acres off South Post Oak Lane. The new apartment building sits just south of the developer’s Hanover Post Oak apartment tower and north of Wulfe & Cos. Inc.’s Blvd Place mixed-use project.

Hanover Blvd Place, designed by Chicago-based SCB Architects, will complement its sister tower, featuring a simple, but elegant glass and concrete facade, said Brandt Bowden, Hanover’s managing partner for capital markets. SCB Architects also designed Hanover Montrose, the developer’s newest Houston apartment tower that opened in 2016.

However, the new tower will have two amenity decks: one on the fifth floor and one on the top floor. The lower amenity deck will feature a resort-style pool and outdoor space with landscaping and trees, while the top amenity deck will boast a party room with kitchen and a fitness center that overlooks the Galleria area and downtown Houston.

However, the centerpiece of the rooftop deck will be a clear-bottom, cantilever pool that will jut out between six and eight feet over the edge of the tower, giving residents the sensation of swimming in the sky 368 feet above street level. Similar “sky pools” have been built around in the world, including one in Market Square Tower in downtown Houston.

Hanover also plans to relocate its corporate headquarters into Hanover Blvd Place. The developer intends to move from its roughly 40,000-square-foot office space in San Felipe Plaza, 5847 San Felipe St., into a 61,000-square-foot office space located on the second to fourth floors in Hanover Blvd Place.

“We’ve been trying to find a way to do this for a while now,” Bowden said. “This is a great location for everyone in our company. It’s a little bit more room for modest expansion and we’ll have some opportunities to upgrade our space.”

The office space will also benefit apartment residents, Bowden said. With Hanover occupying some of the lower levels, the apartment units will start on the fifth floor, giving residents a better view and closer access to the lower amenity deck, he said.

Hanover decided to integrate its new office space into its latest apartment tower because building out its own office building didn’t make much financial sense, Bowden said. The developer is financing its office space independently from the residential tower, he added.

Hanover’s new office will be next door to the developer’s third Uptown project, now in the early development stages. When Hanover and its San Antonio-based capital partner United Services Automobile Association purchased a 2.5-acre site off South Post Oak Lane, the companies subdivided the land for Hanover Blvd Place and a third yet-to-be-determined project.

The future “phase three” project could be a number of different things, including more upscale apartments, senior homes or even a luxury hotel, Bowden said. If it’s a hotel, Hanover plans to partner with a hospitality operator to execute that strategy, he said.

“We’re just now starting to focus on what that last acre should be, and we acknowledge that there are opportunities beyond residential that will be a really good fit for existing uses in that area,” Bowden said. “But we are and we always will be a multifamily company.”

The Best Forumer Feb 27, 2017 6:42 PM

Looks niiice!

The Best Forumer Feb 27, 2017 6:43 PM


Originally Posted by Wattleigh (Post 7720230)

I hope it looks nice...

texboy Feb 27, 2017 8:13 PM


Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 7725328)
I hope it looks nice...

I hope it rolls in the same art deco style as the center...

Urbannizer Mar 1, 2017 12:25 AM

Levy Park reopens to crowds after $15 million reconstruction


At the center of inner-city Houston, Levy Park's new appeal can be seen for miles.

The Upper Kirby park reopened Saturday to a sizable crowd of Houstonians flocking from several corners of the city.

The 5.2-acre plot was donated to the city by Wall Street investor and widely-known philanthropist Leon Levy in 1941. Extended members of the Leon family were present for the ceremonial ribbon cutting to commemorate the park's opening.
Levy Park Grand Opening by Arie, on Flickr
Levy Park Grand Opening by Arie, on Flickr
Levy Park Grand Opening by Arie, on Flickr
Levy Park Grand Opening by Arie, on Flickr
Levy Park Grand Opening by Arie, on Flickr
Levy Park Grand Opening by Arie, on Flickr

Tom In Chicago Mar 1, 2017 9:02 PM

^Link to the original article

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Urbannizer Mar 7, 2017 5:32 PM

Exxon Mobil Site Sold To Spear Street Capital For Major Mixed-Use Project in Houston


HOUSTON - An affiliate of Spear Street Capital has acquired the former Exxon Mobil campus on Buffalo Speedway where it will develop a major, mixed-use project.

The property, almost 17 acres, is one of the finest urban infill sites in Houston, with a prime location between Richmond Avenue and West Alabama near Greenway Plaza.

The new development is expected include office, retail and urban residential buildings. Spear Street expects to define the size of the development's components as the planning progresses.

Spear Street is starting demolition and site preparation work, which will take a year to complete. Covered with oaks and acres of St. Augustine lawn, the low-density campus has several low-rise office buildings constructed in the early 1960s and several industrial buildings.

JManc Mar 7, 2017 6:29 PM

There's a building (far right in that picture) on that campus that was built in 2004. I wonder if that one is doomed. It's a shame if it is...

Urbannizer Mar 9, 2017 5:59 PM

Metronational to break ground on luxe apartments at Memorial City Mall


Aiming to further its reputation as a premier mixed-use destination, the owner of Memorial City Mall and much of the real estate around it will start start construction this month on an apartment complex with hundreds of luxury units and a rooftop pool.
The eight-story complex designed to house 327 apartments will be built just behind the mall at the northwest corner of Barryknoll Lane and Memorial City Way.

"This project is in response to the long-term demand for luxury residences in the Memorial City area," MetroNational President and Vice Chairman Jason Johnson, said in a statement.

Urbannizer Mar 16, 2017 8:42 AM

Amazon Eyes West Houston for Massive 1 Million SF Distribution Center with 1,000 Jobs


Amazon Inc. has been scouting the Houston area for a massive distribution center and people in the real estate community say that Amazon is expected to construct the facility on the far west side of Houston along Interstate 10.

If the deal comes together as envisioned, the Amazon footprint will be impressive – approximately 1 million square feet. And the job creation will be noteworthy as well — 1,000 new jobs. Although there is no official announcement, people in the Houston real estate community say there is a high probability this deal will coalesce, according to a copyrighted story in Realty News Report.

Last month, the Seattle-based online retailer announced a fast-paced national expansion program that will result in Amazon hiring 100,000 employees over the next 18 months.
Amazon is currently building an 855,000-SF fulfillment facility in north Houston at Hines’ Pinto Business Park near the southwest corner of Interstate 45 North and Beltway 8.

Urbannizer Mar 16, 2017 2:36 PM

Midrise Apartments Set To Sprout from the Rubble at W. Gray and Taft


THAT EMPTY LOT AT the southeast corner of Taft and W. Gray streets has been getting its concrete skin broken up and cleared out lately, a number of readers note, as early work for the Alta at West Gray apartment midrise and its basement parking gets going. (The particularly dramatic shot above of the Downtown skyline peering over the wreckage was captured during the Friday morning mist by reader MontroseResident, though a few other cameras were on the scene before and after.) Until 2009 the site housed the Good Neighbor Healthcare Clinic (a conversion of another ex-Weingarten’s grocery, according to the business); Good Neighbor had plans to build a midrise healthcare and community center on the site, but ended up selling the land to serial Alta developers Wood Partners early last year.

clubtokyo Mar 16, 2017 6:23 PM

Nice updates!

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