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Complex01 Apr 11, 2007 3:44 PM

That looks nice.

Shasta Apr 11, 2007 4:00 PM

Wow. That's bigger than I thought it would be. It rivals BLVD Place. The 3 tall buildings (if the scale is correct) look to be 350 to 400 footers.

I like the look of this one much more than I do the High Street proposal next door.

Trae Apr 11, 2007 8:41 PM

I really hope the Westcreek Development happens.

JManc Apr 11, 2007 10:18 PM

too bad they are replacing the westcreek becuase they are nice apartments. there are lot of other dumps i'd like to see replaced by this.

Xeelee Apr 12, 2007 3:20 PM

best part is that it's inside the loop. i wunder wut this wuld look like near midtown. :)

Cory Apr 12, 2007 4:31 PM

The demographics aren't in Midtown. That is why so many of these developments are falling west or far west of downtown. There are 150,000 people in a 3 mile radius of this development and the average household income in that radius is around six figures.

Shasta Apr 12, 2007 8:26 PM

An aerial look from Ziegler Cooper Architects for the Sonoma (Randall Davis) project in the Rice Village
http://www.zieglercooper.com/live/gr...oma_aerial.jpg

Trae Apr 12, 2007 9:11 PM

I have never seen that one before. When does it go up?

Cory Apr 12, 2007 9:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trae (Post 2762951)
I have never seen that one before.

The pic or the development?

Quote:

When does it go up?
I am not sure on the exact date for it to actually start, but it is suppose to be complete Spring of '09. The development is 100,000 sq ft of retail, 50,000 sq ft or office and 230 condo units on four acres.

Xeelee Apr 14, 2007 6:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesternGulf (Post 2762187)
The demographics aren't in Midtown. That is why so many of these developments are falling west or far west of downtown. There are 150,000 people in a 3 mile radius of this development and the average household income in that radius is around six figures.

We MUST change that.

Trae Apr 14, 2007 7:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeelee (Post 2766946)
We MUST change that.

Why must that be changed?

Shasta Apr 15, 2007 5:11 AM

Two new projects for the Galveston area...

The Tuscany- already been mentioned in this thread but here's a new rendering for this Seawall property...
http://www.thepdcgroup.com/images/Tu...Beachfront.jpg

A new condo development for Tiki Island? The Marina Tiki...
http://www.marinatiki.com/images/index_text.jpg

http://www.marinatiki.com/images/index_pix.jpg

Shasta Apr 15, 2007 5:19 AM

Construction pics for the recently completed Jackson Place Condos near Memorial Park/Rice Military

clearing the lot in August 2005 (notice the small houses on the center-left portion of the photo)
http://www.jacksonplacecondos.com/im...0-05%20001.jpg

January 20, 2006
http://www.jacksonplacecondos.com/im...0-06%20001.jpg

March 8, 2006 from street level
http://www.jacksonplacecondos.com/im...8-06%20002.jpg

May 30, 2006 (those houses from pic #1 are gone to make way for more condos)
http://www.jacksonplacecondos.com/im...0-06%20002.jpg

November 2006 (the condos adjacent have sprung up quickly)
http://www.jacksonplacecondos.com/im...rial%20001.jpg

Opening Day in late January 2007
http://www.jacksonplacecondos.com/im...20Finished.jpg

Cory Apr 15, 2007 10:16 PM

Great stuff. That looks like a pretty small block for about 150(?) people. I believe Jackson has about 50 units. Do these blocks usually have a diverse arrangement of sidewalks? Seems like the developers do their own thing for each project.

Xeelee Apr 16, 2007 3:23 AM

I beleive they do but i am not sure.

Trae Apr 16, 2007 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shasta (Post 2768885)
Two new projects for the Galveston area...

The Tuscany- already been mentioned in this thread but here's a new rendering for this Seawall property...
http://www.thepdcgroup.com/images/Tu...Beachfront.jpg

A new condo development for Tiki Island? The Marina Tiki...
http://www.marinatiki.com/images/index_text.jpg

http://www.marinatiki.com/images/index_pix.jpg

Not bad for Galveston.

Shasta Apr 16, 2007 6:50 PM

GREAT NEWS!

Globe St. is reporting that the Regent Square (former Allen House Apartments on Allen Parkway) will break ground on phase I later this year. Phase I will consist of 230,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space, 60,000 square feet of office space, a 200 room boutique hotel, and 740 residential units.

http://www.globest.com/news/885_885/.../159787-1.html

Trae Apr 16, 2007 8:25 PM

Glad this is happening!

Trae Apr 16, 2007 9:53 PM

http://www.globest.com/newspics/hou_regentsquare.jpg

Developer Unveils 24-Acre Mixed-Use Plan
By Amy Wolff Sorter

HOUSTON-A Boston developer will break ground in the fourth quarter on Regent Square, a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use project. Area sources estimate the all-in development cost for the 24-acre project could come in just under $200 per sf.

Regent Square, which will be constructed in two phases, will consist of 390,000 sf of retail and office space, 200-room boutique hotel and up to 1,800 residential units. The first phase will consist of 230,000 sf of retail and restaurants, 60,000 sf of office, the hotel and 740 residential units. The planned opening is 2010. The second phase's start will be based on market demand.

The project site contains the Allen House apartment complex at 3601 W. Allen Pkwy., which is bordered by West Clay, Tirrell and Rosine streets. "We originally bought this during the mid-1980s' oil bust as a wonderful piece of property with an income-earning asset on it," says John Darrah, vice president for GID Urban Development Group. "The notion of doing this type of mixed-use development on the property occurred to us a couple of years ago."

Darrah tells GlobeSt.com that escalating urban sprawl and growing commute times contributed to the decision to make Regent Square a residential and retail center. "We felt that, in the inner loop area, there's enough of a land constraint to make this dense of a development, one that will hold up and hold its value over the next 40 or 50 years," he adds.

Doug Childers, associate principal with Morris Architects in Houston, acknowledges building an urban mixed-use community such as Regent Square can cost more money up front than a standard mixed-use project. For one thing, the majority of parking needs to be underground to maximize pedestrian space and aesthetics.

But Childers, whose company is one of the architects for the project, says Regent Square will have an active retail component, which will help recoup costs. "I'd expect this would increase the market share overall of the River Oaks region. And, more people will come from out of the area," he says.

The list of architects include David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services Inc. of Washington, DC; Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York City; Aponwao Design of Miami; B&D Studio of Parma, Italy; Hartman-Cox Architects and Bowie Gridley Architects, both from Washington, DC. Free construction services are being provided by J.E. Dunn Construction Co.'s Houston team. NA Berkowitz Development Group Inc. of Birmingham, MI is handling retail leasing and GID will handle residential leasing.

Cory Apr 17, 2007 6:37 PM

Great news.

Here is the layout of how the development will fit in with the street pattern. I don't know about you all but I am excited about this one the most. Nice to see such a large development that does not totally lay on private streets.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9889/regentvl5.png

Shasta Apr 17, 2007 8:04 PM

What a great project. It's amazing what a lot of planning, collaboration between building and landscape architects, and a little vision can accomplish.

What a great location to and a complete upgrade of the existing structures.

Complex01 Apr 17, 2007 10:02 PM

I agree what a great project, if i still live in Houston, by the time its done, i would not mind living there...

c4smok Apr 18, 2007 1:56 PM

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/7...theimeruo0.png

This project was posted on Haif earlier by WesternGulf just figured it needed to be up here also =)

Westheimer Tower

http://www.allenbianchi.com/projects...t_auto_id=4904

http://houstonx.com/blocktower.jpg

Cory Apr 18, 2007 2:05 PM

If an architect wanted to create opposition for a project this would be it. The garage for the project looks like it would sit pretty close to Avondale. Located on the 500 block of Westheimer. Most of the businesses on this strecth of Westheimer are single family home businesses and the neighborhood is one of the many that have signs in their yard to make this part of Houston a historic district.

Saddle Man Apr 18, 2007 2:08 PM

Build it!

Trae Apr 18, 2007 8:35 PM

I am liking the layout of the project WesternGulf posted. Should be a nice addition.

Also, build the Westheimer Tower!

Trae Apr 18, 2007 8:45 PM

Saw this at HAIF:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ard/rbktwr.jpg

Xeelee Apr 19, 2007 2:21 AM

I like the looks but they must make it fit.

Cory Apr 19, 2007 5:15 PM

c4smok and I are trying to make a map of some of the major developments happening in the city, and I need some help. Specifically on the TMC devlopments. With what is already on the map, are there any other projects u/c, approved, or proposed that anyone would know the intersection that they fall on. Thanks.

http://www.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&q=...10155,0.159645

Great_Hizzy Apr 19, 2007 7:59 PM

Isn't there a residential project slated for across Holcombe from the Life Sciences Center development? I wish I could remember the name of it, but I believe it was Shasta who posted the info earlier this year.

Trae Apr 19, 2007 9:15 PM

Not sure if this has been posted:

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/879...lcondosjs8.jpg

Quote:

GlobeSt.com Commercial Real Estate News and Property Resource
EXCLUSIVE Last updated: April 3, 2007 07:46am
Legacy Maps Out $60M-Plus Plan for 334 Units
By Amy Wolff Sorter

HOUSTON-The Foster City, CA-based Legacy Partners Residential Development Inc. has closed on 3.3 acres in West Central Houston to build a 334-unit residential project. Sources familiar with the location say the development dirt alone cost nearly $13 million while the project itself could end up close to $155 per sf to build.
http://images.chron.com/photos/2007/...0406memori.gif

Shasta Apr 20, 2007 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesternGulf (Post 2779049)
c4smok and I are trying to make a map of some of the major developments happening in the city, and I need some help. Specifically on the TMC devlopments. With what is already on the map, are there any other projects u/c, approved, or proposed that anyone would know the intersection that they fall on. Thanks.

http://www.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&q=...10155,0.159645

What a really cool idea. I wish I was better with my computer!

Here are some things I would add to your list;

1) UH Downtown Academic and Parking Building (corner of Shea St and North Main St)

2) Asia House Museum (block bounded by Austin, Southmore, Caroline, and Oakdale)

3) Methodist Hospital Research Institute (Bertner Circle just east of Main Hospital)

4) Methodist Hospital North Campus (no rendering yet but this will be HUGE...up to 700 patient beds and 1,500,000 total square feet...corner of John Freeman Blvd @ Bertner Ave)

5) Texas Children's Hospital Feigin Center (adding 8 floors for a total of 20 floors at the current Feigin Center)

6) BLVD Place (Post Oak Blvd @ San Felipe)

7) Turnberry Tower Galleria (between Hidalgo and West Alabama)

8) The Serento (2203 Dorrington)

9) The Cosmopolitan (1600 Post Oak Blvd)

10) Heart and Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann (6411 Fannin)

11) 4203 Montrose Bldg (part of the Campanile)

12) 1111 Post Oak (new Alexan apartments)

13) Lyme Property proposal (1911 Holcombe)

14) Fairmont Museum District (4310 Dunlavy)

15) The Point on White Oak Bayou (102 Quitman)

16) Braeswood Place (3838 North Braeswood)

17) Belle Meade at River Oaks (2900 block of Westheimer)

18) The Millenium Greenway (4100 Southwest Freeway)

19) 3910 Washington (Morgan Group apts)

20) The Almeda (Almeda @ Old Spanish Trail)

21) Kirby at Old Spanish Trail (mixed-use apartments and retail)

Cory Apr 20, 2007 3:40 PM

Ok, I am guessing the Belle Meade is the site u/c at Ferndale and Westheimer. Any more details on that one? I will look closely to see if there is a rendering on site.

What is Braeswood Place?

I will also try to get the rendering for the Alexan a few blocks east of Shepherd on Westheimer.

Complex01 Apr 20, 2007 3:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesternGulf (Post 2779049)
c4smok and I are trying to make a map of some of the major developments happening in the city, and I need some help. Specifically on the TMC devlopments. With what is already on the map, are there any other projects u/c, approved, or proposed that anyone would know the intersection that they fall on. Thanks.

http://www.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&q=...10155,0.159645

What a great project. I just checked it out, very nice...

Shasta Apr 20, 2007 4:06 PM

Grayco Partners are doing the Belle Meade at River Oaks, Museum Place, and the Braeswood deal. You can find renderings for the Belle Meads and Braeswood here...look under current projects. Thanks for putting that map together. Very cool.

www.graycopartners.com

Trae Apr 20, 2007 9:09 PM

Belle Meade at River Oaks:

http://www.graycopartners.com/ima/to...bellemeade.jpg

Braeswood Place:

http://www.graycopartners.com/ima/to..._braeswood.jpg

Xeelee Apr 21, 2007 6:26 AM

I had no idea something like this was possible...

Trae Apr 21, 2007 8:18 PM

Something like what?

BecksterPas25 Apr 22, 2007 8:19 PM

Briar Forest
 
Does anyone know anything about the construction project at 13202 Briar Forest?

JManc Apr 22, 2007 8:24 PM

looks like some kind of shopping center next to briarlake plaza and they are rebuilding walnut bend elementary across the street.

Trae Apr 22, 2007 11:32 PM

Photo of the Pavilions site last Friday:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/4...7311e1a1_b.jpg

guess Apr 23, 2007 3:24 AM

If only they had left the residential component

.

Anyway, here are some of TMC projects

utexas

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1779/utexas1sp3.jpg

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7159/utexas2cv7.jpg

huge garage going up across the street

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6661/garage1nx2.jpg

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1833/garage2uc5.jpg

life science

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5708/life3hr4.jpg

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/2627/life1ml3.jpg

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3596/life2kr0.jpg

methodist

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4...thodistyy9.jpg

memorial hermann

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5618/mh1jr8.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/8674/mh2vs4.jpg

texas childrens

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6936/tch1dr0.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/7702/tch2kj0.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2473/tch3er7.jpg

rice

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8430/rice1ze8.jpg

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4548/rice2ku5.jpg

Shasta Apr 23, 2007 4:46 AM

Nice photos of the med center. The growth there is out of control.

Here are a few more projects for your map, WesternGulf...

Alexan Westheimer Square
2001 Westheimer Road (near Shepherd)
244 units, 6 stories tall

Alexan Kirby
Kirby @Colquitt
230 units
http://www.ediarchitecture.com/multi...rby_r2_c10.jpg

Houston Fire Museum (midtown on Main St)
http://cbarch.com/images/fireaxobig.jpg

http://cbarch.com/images/firefrontbig.jpg

Great_Hizzy Apr 23, 2007 9:18 PM

You know, I really like the design of the Braeswood, given its location. The design seems to fit in with the MCMs that line Braeswood Blvd. as it heads to the east of the location.

Xeelee Apr 24, 2007 3:37 PM

I was under the impression there would be other uses for this superblock. Hrm...

rocktgrl Apr 26, 2007 3:08 AM

Hi every1 im new to the forum just wanted to say hi.

rdavis4559 Apr 26, 2007 2:42 PM

Hello

Great_Hizzy Apr 26, 2007 2:49 PM

Yes, welcome.

By the way, I see official advertisements for the Highland Tower at the old Central Ford site. I hadn't noticed it before. Shows what appears to be about a 12-15 story tower done in beige stucco with a brownish-red rooftop (terrace?). Looks like it would be well at home around the Waugh/Allen Parkway/Memorial Drive area.

Cory Apr 26, 2007 3:29 PM

Welcome rocktgrl!

Yeah I saw that rendering too Hizzy albeit going 50 mph. It looked good from my short glimpse. Totally not the same development. I may have to go back, stop and get pics. (But I am sure you all have noticed how reliable I am with that. LOL. I'll try.)

Shasta Apr 27, 2007 12:17 AM

It will be interesting to see if the Columbus Flats sell well. They are building 14 smaller units with most priced under $200,000 in the River Oaks/Montrose/4th Ward area.

http://harpictures.marketlinx.com/Me...r1903548-1.jpg

http://harpictures.marketlinx.com/Me...r1903548-3.jpg


I also noticed this new condo going up on J STREET!!! This will be one block off of Navigation Blvd on the east side of Lockwood. Man, the gentrification is spreading pretty far to the East.
http://harpictures.marketlinx.com/Me...r1902615-1.jpg


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