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Complex01 Mar 29, 2007 9:22 PM

Oh that is real nice. I am loving all these new developments. Ill save now and buy later, he he...


Trae Mar 29, 2007 9:35 PM

CityCentre looks a lot better than what use to be Town & Country Mall.

Great_Hizzy Mar 30, 2007 3:40 PM

I hope they include the same variety of palm at City Centre as they have at T&C Village. Those are beautiful, well manicured-palms, IMO.

rdavis4559 Mar 30, 2007 5:37 PM

Here is a shot of the Pavilions lots from Wells Fargo. Its not a very good shot but I only had my phone with me

Von Apr 3, 2007 2:06 AM

omg i saw a crane go up on san jacinto!!!! well the houston pavillions....but it looks kinda small.... can n e one take a pic?

Xeelee Apr 3, 2007 3:40 AM

they are proceeding.

Shasta Apr 3, 2007 2:48 PM

Legacy at Memorial
Globe Street is reporting that Legacy Partners has purchased land and plans from Fairfield Residential at Studemont @ Memorial Drive and will launch the Legacy at Memorial in Sept.

The Legacy at Memorial will have 274 apartments in a 25 story tower and 60 lofts in a wood frame building adjoining the tower. It will also have an 8 story parking garage.

Here is a look at the tower as planned by Fairfield. I get the sense Legacy will be using the same plans...

rdavis4559 Apr 3, 2007 5:32 PM

Here are some shots of Discovery Green and Park Tower:

dave8721 Apr 3, 2007 7:41 PM

Do you guys know anything about this tower? It was posted this week on a Miami Architect's (who also designs towers for Las Vegas & Dubai) website under the name "Houston City Centre" but it doesn't appear to be the City Centre project that is discussed on this thread and I can't find any other mention of it anywhere: (you can find it under projects>multifamily residential>Houston City Centre)

Cory Apr 3, 2007 7:47 PM

Never heard of it. Looks like it is next to the Rice.

c4smok Apr 3, 2007 7:57 PM

wow I counted over 60 stories on that rendering

TexanatPenn Apr 3, 2007 8:00 PM

That's the shamrock site on Main ...view from the west

Trae Apr 3, 2007 9:04 PM

Why is Downtown so short?

Shasta Apr 3, 2007 9:11 PM


That is the site for the old Scamrock proposal at Main and Texas I believe.

This would be HUGE. Mixed use. On the rail. Near Minute Maid Field. Just East of the Chase Tower (Houston's tallest).

Crossing my fingers now...

Complex01 Apr 3, 2007 9:19 PM

Yeah i saw the rendering to. Its right downtown by MM Park. I love the tower, its so kewl, and would really stand out. I am crossing my fingers to. Now that is tower.


Trae Apr 3, 2007 9:23 PM

Check out those big tv's on the bottom! Much better than what the Scamrock would have been.

Trae Apr 3, 2007 9:29 PM

bigdogc Apr 3, 2007 9:39 PM

what is the big building getting built at the texas medical center? its got to be around 40-50 stories.

Trae Apr 3, 2007 9:46 PM

Like the Great Hizzy said, we all shrug our shoulders at the TMC development. So much going on there.

Cory Apr 3, 2007 9:46 PM


Originally Posted by bigdogc (Post 2740685)
what is the big building getting built at the texas medical center? its got to be around 40-50 stories.

Huh? If you are talking about the building that is still in its skeleton that is the Faculty Center Tower. 21 or 22 story building that should be complete in 2008.

If I am counting correctly, there are about 6-7 cranes in the TMC currently. Most of them have just recently started so the Faculty building is the only one that is clearly rising.

c4smok Apr 3, 2007 10:58 PM

now we need to find info on who wants to build this tower :frog:

bigdogc Apr 4, 2007 2:11 AM


Originally Posted by WesternGulf (Post 2740695)
Huh? If you are talking about the building that is still in its skeleton that is the Faculty Center Tower. 21 or 22 story building that should be complete in 2008.

If I am counting correctly, there are about 6-7 cranes in the TMC currently. Most of them have just recently started so the Faculty building is the only one that is clearly rising.

yeah that looks like the building i saw. it sure does look big though. i will be attending school in TMC next fall and I gotta say im looking forward to the new buildings in houston :tup:

nygirl1 Apr 4, 2007 4:40 AM


Originally Posted by Trae (Post 2740590)
Why is Downtown so short?

It isn't. They probably just want to highlight the building .

Trae Apr 4, 2007 9:03 PM


Originally Posted by nygirl1 (Post 2741763)
It isn't. They probably just want to highlight the building .

Yeah, that's what I was thinking afterwards.

Trae Apr 4, 2007 9:21 PM

The towers look very much alike. Here is a photo of the MO in Chicago, possibly Houston, then Dallas:

This project is also on the Red Line.

And here is a project map:

rdavis4559 Apr 5, 2007 8:19 AM

"April 5, 2007, 12:58AM
Houston metro area now 6th largest in U.S.

The Houston metropolitan area is now the nation's sixth largest, surpassing Miami, the Census Bureau said in a report released today.

The Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land statistical area grew by 824,547, or 17.5 percent, to 5,539,949 people between April 1, 2000, and July 1, 2006, the bureau said. It was the nation's third-highest growth in raw numbers and 30th-highest in percentage terms.

Growth in the Houston area helped to cement Texas' position as the fastest-growing state between 2000 and 2006, said Steve Murdock, director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The state population grew by 2.7 million in the six-year period, Murdock said, about 120,000 of that because of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Four of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas in raw numbers are in Texas: Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, the San Antonio-to-Austin corridor and the Texas-Mexico border area.

"Those four regions have been the fastest-growing in the state for 20 years, and we're seeing an affirmation of those as the growth centers of Texas," Murdock said."

Cory Apr 5, 2007 2:36 PM
Metro is purchasing a piece of property between Main and Travis, bordered by Holman and Winbern, to promote transit-friendly development.
Steve Campbell: Chronicle

April 5, 2007, 1:07AM
Metro buys Midtown tract, and developer buys time

Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

Metro is buying two blocks along its light-rail line in Midtown from a developer the agency expects will buy the property back and build transit-friendly residential and business space.

In a transaction unprecedented in the agency's history, the Metropolitan Transit Authority board voted March 22 to spend $7.2 million for the blocks bounded by Main, Holman, Travis and Winbern, next to the Ensemble station of Metro's light rail Red line.

The idea is to sell the tract back to developer Robert H. Schultz of RHS Interests for at least the same price after Schultz's partnership is ready to build. Schultz approached Metro with the proposal, he and Metro said.

Agency spokeswoman Raequel Roberts said Metro knows of no other instances in which a transit agency has bought land to hold and sell to a private company for what is known as transit-oriented development.

The board did not discuss the purchase publicly when it voted for the transaction, but Schultz and Todd Mason, Metro's vice president of real estate services, since have outlined the plan for the Houston Chronicle.

Schultz said Metro may join in developing a parking garage on the site that could be used by rail riders but that the agency chose not to invest in other parts of the project.

"They didn't want to extend that kind of money. They wanted to be much more conservative until they could see this thing was going to happen," he said.

Mason agreed, saying, "Metro does not want to be a developer and take on a lot of risk, but we want to be an enabler of projects like this one."

He projected that the development could increase Metro ridership by 1,000 passengers a day at virtually no cost. "By comparison, a typical Park & Ride lot adds 1,500 riders but costs $20 million to $25 million," he said.

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Xeelee Apr 5, 2007 3:35 PM

whoa... so many good things going on. :)

This is why Houston > *

Trae Apr 6, 2007 4:26 AM

A lot. Houston's projects just don't get as much spotlight as other cities do, because of its lack of zoning. There are actually more multi-family units being built in Houston than Dallas.

Tymel Apr 6, 2007 4:34 AM

I wish Houston didnt build buildings all over the place. I wish they built them all in a specific area so it would be nice and dense.

LordElPaso Apr 6, 2007 6:50 AM

maybe for some, that kind of density makes for a nicer skyline - but i think houston's skyline(s) generally reflects the people who live here - they'd much rather have room breathe and be themselves rather than be packed like sardines in a place like NYC, where surely many houstonians would go insane

rdavis4559 Apr 6, 2007 8:01 AM

I agree.... I think its great when you can drive through streets like San Felipe and see the contrast of mid-rise buildings almost literally next to or in within neighborhoods.

Trae Apr 6, 2007 1:18 PM

I like the way Houston's skyline is, too, but I don't know if they would all fit Downtown anyway.

CALMSP Apr 6, 2007 7:15 PM

i just wish we had a subway system like the "L" in Chicago, where it travels right through the neighborhoods!!!

Trae Apr 6, 2007 8:55 PM

Photos of the crane from HAIF (Houston Pavilions):
A veritable gaggle of cranes!!!

weatherguru18 Apr 6, 2007 9:43 PM

another tower planned near DT
This is my first post nice to me! j/k.

According to the Chronicle, a 25 story apartment building is planned for Studemont and Memorial! Has anybody heard anything on Discovery Tower and it's final height or any other office structures?

Boris Apr 6, 2007 9:48 PM

You should visit the HAIF.

Trae Apr 6, 2007 9:58 PM

Yeah, that is where most Houston posters are.

guess Apr 6, 2007 10:30 PM


Originally Posted by Boris (Post 2748519)


Trae Apr 6, 2007 10:42 PM

^^ Ha

Nah, HAIF is a good forum.

Boris Apr 7, 2007 1:36 AM


Originally Posted by Boris
You should stay away from

Originally Posted by Guess
Yep, you should go to the HAIF
I agree with Guess, you should go to the HAIF

Xeelee Apr 7, 2007 11:04 PM

why cant we all just get along?

Trae Apr 7, 2007 11:12 PM

METRO buys land to sell to developer at later date

• Buy : The Metropolitan Transit Authority buys two square blocks in Midtown from a developer for $7.2 million, with the sale closing in the next four months.

• Hold : Metro holds the property for a year to 18 months while the developer seeks city building code variances and designs a transit-oriented residential, retail and office project.

• Sell : Metro sells the property back to the developer and construction begins.

• Pros : Midtown can draw residents, and Metro can draw riders. Metro can hold the land without paying property taxes or interest.

• Cons : The city, county and other taxing entities lose property tax revenue while the property is off the rolls.

Shasta Apr 8, 2007 4:34 AM

Baylor College of Medicine activity

The Alkek Building for Biomedical Research

The DeBakey Library and Museum

Trae Apr 8, 2007 4:37 AM

How much more is the Med Center going to do?

TexanatPenn Apr 9, 2007 7:54 PM

I don't know if this has been posted yet, but here is the redering of the Collaborative Research Center going up at Main and Dryden


Trae Apr 9, 2007 9:57 PM


Xeelee Apr 10, 2007 5:04 AM


Cory Apr 11, 2007 1:13 PM

M.D. Anderson, Health Science Center break ground on research facility

Houston Business Journal - 1:46 PM CDT Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are collaborating on a new imaging research facility.

The organizations broke ground Tuesday at The University of Texas Research Park on what will become the Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research, dedicated to developing technologies that will detect heart disease, cancer and other illnesses at their earliest stages.

The facility, scheduled for completion in late 2009, is being built in cooperation with GE Healthcare and the Texas Enterprise Fund.

The Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research is the fourth building to be constructed, and one of six centers that will comprise M.D. Anderson's Red and Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer. The McCombs Institute is located on the UT Research Park.

The six-story, 315,000-square-foot building, near El Paseo and Cambridge streets in the Texas Medical Center, will accommodate research laboratories for synthetic and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and facilities for production of clinical-grade imaging agents such as radiopharmaceuticals, nanoparticle-based agents, gene-reporter and cellular tracers.

The building will also house UT-Houston's new Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Cory Apr 11, 2007 2:32 PM

Westcreek Update:

Here are some more renderings of the mixed use development that will replace the westcreek Apartments. 350,000 sq ft of retail, 300 apartments, 200,000 sq. ft. of office, two hotels

View from Plaza

Southwest Corner

View of Plaza

Conceptual Drawings

From Westheimer looking north into the project

Westheimer looking west

Center of Project


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