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Urbannizer Nov 19, 2014 9:47 PM

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http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/b...-research.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by HBJ
TMC outlines potential plans for new research campus

The Texas Medical Center has made plenty of headlines over the past year for its ambitious goals, incredible expansion and new leadership.

But if you ask Dr. Robert Robbins, president and CEO of the TMC, it's just getting started.

At the State of the TMC event Nov. 18, Robbins outlined strategies that target several key areas of health care, including health policy, commercialization of research and genomic advances that could streamline everyday health care.

Robbins discussed plans for a new research campus that lies south of the Texas Medical Center campus today. The plan is still a long way from fruition, but it could give member institutions space to collaborate and work together. Plans still have to be approved by the Texas Medical Center board before anything can move forward, but that's the next big thing Robbins plans to push for, he told Houston Business Journal.

The new campus will be located on a parking lot near the Baylor College of Medicine's new McNair campus along Old Spanish Trail.

"This could be a real epicenter to transform that parking lot into a translational research campus that would be the city center for the Texas Medical Center," Robbins said.

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Urbannizer Nov 19, 2014 10:52 PM

Construction boom expanding into the TMC:

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/m...er-in-the.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by HBJ
Texas Children's Hospital to expand building in the heart of Houston

Texas Children's Hospital's board of trustees recently approved plans to build a 19-story tower on top of a six-story facility next to the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in the Texas Medical Center.

The 25-floor tower is expected to be complete in 2018. The expansion will add a 130-bed intensive care unit, new operating rooms and will house the Texas Children's Heart Center, which will move into the new tower from its current location at 6621 Fannin St., said Jenn Jacome, Texas Children's Hospital spokeswoman.

How much square footage the expansion will add was not immediately available.

"These programs are at the core of our mission to create a healthier future for children throughout our broad community and will ensure the best possible outcomes for some of the nation's sickest children," said Mark Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children's Hospital. "The expansion will help us deliver on our promise to make Texas Children's the best possible place to give and receive care."

The plans also include renovating the emergency center and other areas of the hospital's West Tower.


toxteth o'grady Nov 20, 2014 2:22 AM

Robbins is certainly thinking big, which I like, even though it's not going to happen soon. How much money to build this?

TexasPlaya Nov 20, 2014 3:35 AM

Good news. I would imagine the southern portion of the TMC would be a prime area for redevelopment for various type of life science companies. I believe an Astrodome public park would be a good catalyst to redevelop S. Main that would hopefully renovate or add new hotels, residential, and retail in the area. I like the the green space in the render above, it looks like a bridge over Braes Bayou connects it the the main campuses.

N90 Nov 20, 2014 4:06 AM

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Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 6814387)
Good news. I would imagine the southern portion of the TMC would be a prime area for redevelopment for various type of life science companies. I believe an Astrodome public park would be a good catalyst to redevelop S. Main that would hopefully renovate or add new hotels, residential, and retail in the area. I like the the green space in the render above, it looks like a bridge over Braes Bayou connects it the the main campuses.

Plus it's being built on one of the largest parking lots in the loop Houston. Just south of the bayou from the current TMC campus.

Urbannizer Nov 20, 2014 7:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston Chronicle
City's possible Midtown property sale could boost 'superblock,' redevelopment

The long-awaited transformation of an empty Midtown block into a vibrant blend of retail, residential and park space could get a boost from the possible sale of a nearly 50-year-old building nearby.

PM Realty Group confirmed this week that it is under contract with the Midtown Redevelopment Authority to purchase property at 3300 Main, and City Council on Wednesday cleared the way for that sale by waiving the city's deed restriction on the site. The funds from the sale will go to improvements in the Midtown neighborhood, sandwiched between downtown and the Museum District.

PM Realty Group would not elaborate on its plans for the site, and the Midtown Authority officials redirected calls to a public relations firm, which did not respond to questions Wednesday.

Full article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news...5905207.php#/0


Urbannizer Nov 20, 2014 7:43 PM

Broadstone Skyline:11/19 by Urbanize713

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Alexan Heights

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Pearl Washington: 11/19 by WestUDweller

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Memorial Gateway: Soil test. What's proposed? Another tower, similar in height to Memorial Hermann. 11/20 by Triton

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toxteth o'grady Nov 20, 2014 8:50 PM

What's going into that bare space beyond the Alexan?

Urbannizer Nov 20, 2014 9:14 PM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6815279)
What's going into that bare space beyond the Alexan?

Alexan Yale:

http://www.alexanheights.com/alexan-yale-street/

photoLith Nov 20, 2014 9:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JManc (Post 6806718)
I get called for an interview with Baker Hughes for a pretty good job this afternoon and this is announced this evening. FML

Abort.

Urbannizer Nov 20, 2014 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6808475)
A note I received from the Friends of HSPVA says groundbreaking is December 14 (at 2pm). Anyone want to see the Mayor and the School Board stick shovels in a sandbox? :tup:

From a webcam on 811 Main, there's already heavy equipment on site that has pulled up some of the asphalt.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/...7486f43c_b.jpg

pacarlson Nov 21, 2014 2:09 AM

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Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6815348)
Abort.

Don't listen to photolith, he's jaded. Hear what they have to say and seek sound advice from experienced friends and family. It could be quite good.

toxteth o'grady Nov 21, 2014 5:20 AM

They waited until late on a Thursday night to unveil this one. Another Stream project:

Stream Realty breaks ground on spec office building in northwest Houston

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...-rendering.jpg

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...ndbreaking.jpg

What, no sandbox?

shakman Nov 21, 2014 3:40 PM

:previous: Just for once a real groundbreaking :P .

toxteth o'grady Nov 21, 2014 5:14 PM

The latest labor market numbers from the Texas Labor Market Indicator just got released. Depending on which data survey you use, Houston created either 121,000 or 132,000 jobs between last October and this October. Total number of jobs is now 2,939,000. No wonder there are labor shortages in the construction industry (and the accounting industry and the oil and gas industry and...)

Texas Sets Annual Job Growth Record

And the unemployment rate's down to 4.7%.

The Best Forumer Nov 21, 2014 7:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JManc (Post 6806718)
I get called for an interview with Baker Hughes for a pretty good job this afternoon and this is announced this evening. FML

There are numerous others that have not been announced yet. I know of 4. And they will affect O&G companies on the westside.

toxteth o'grady Nov 21, 2014 7:32 PM

Development of the East End (or is it the Bayou District?) is ramping up:

https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/pr...lan-medium.JPG

BisNow shows this plan in the pipeline. Townhomes, mixed-use, multifamily...but few specifics other than the single-family residences.

photoLith Nov 21, 2014 8:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6815542)
From a webcam on 811 Main, there's already heavy equipment on site that has pulled up some of the asphalt.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/...7486f43c_b.jpg

Wow thats so awesome, never thoughd I'd see cranes in that part of downtown.

toxteth o'grady Nov 22, 2014 3:22 AM

I saw the cranes from I-69 on the way into town tonight. Even at night, the activity is impressive.

Michi Nov 24, 2014 6:59 AM

November 23, 2014
On the left is the Marriott Marquis and Hampton/Homewood Suites. On the far right is Market Square Tower. When the roof at Minute Maid is open, there is a clear view of the 609 Main crane. To the far left (out of picture) is the crane for EADO Station. Soon to join are Capitol Tower, Catalyst, 6 Houston Center, Market Square Apartments, and others...
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Clev Nov 24, 2014 7:10 AM

Wow, beautiful shot! Thanks Michi.

toxteth o'grady Nov 24, 2014 2:56 PM

Now, who was complaining about immigrants?

Houston Realtors adapt to changing demographics, influx of international buyers

Houston1836 Nov 24, 2014 4:53 PM

According to Houston First, Looney & Associates has provided new interior renderings of the new Marriott Marquis being built across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center. Here is a rendering of the hotel restaurant. Our partners at RIDA Development Corporation anticipate the 1,000-room hotel will be completed in the fall of 2016. In the meantime the worksite is an ant hill of activity with 1,350 workers!

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Monarch Nov 24, 2014 6:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Michi (Post 6818769)
November 23, 2014
On the left is the Marriott Marquis and Hampton/Homewood Suites. On the far right is Market Square Tower. When the roof at Minute Maid is open, there is a clear view of the 609 Main crane. To the far left (out of picture) is the crane for EADO Station. Soon to join are Capitol Tower, Catalyst, 6 Houston Center, Market Square Apartments, and others...
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amazing insight.. and a wonderful illustration!

Monarch Nov 24, 2014 6:50 PM

the new marriott's proposed interiors are distinguished / ambitious / beautiful!

AustinTay Nov 24, 2014 8:49 PM

Only the last two renderings are new. They look amazing though.

Houston1836 Nov 24, 2014 9:53 PM

Correct...only the last two are the new renderings released today.

toxteth o'grady Nov 25, 2014 2:39 AM

Houston becomes undisputed U.S. leader in real estate boom

toxteth o'grady Nov 25, 2014 2:41 AM

More residential projects added to downtown tax rebate program

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/33/17/63...1/920x1240.jpg

toxteth o'grady Nov 25, 2014 2:44 PM

Another example of the demand for office space. A manufacturer moves its oilfield business to the Woodlands:

Illinois manufacturer to expand its energy business in The Woodlands

"...Illinois-based Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) rebranded much of its energy business in The Woodlands from Norris Production Solutions to Dover Artificial Lift earlier this year and then acquired The Woodlands-based Accelerated Companies LLC at the end of September.

The next step in 2015 is to continue growing and consolidate Houston-area Dover Energy brands into about 30,000 square feet of to-be-determined office space in The Woodlands, said Paul Mahoney, president of Dover Artificial Lift. Dover is "currently evaluating" locations, he said..."

DanielG425 Nov 25, 2014 6:39 PM

Are the buildings in this rendering real? If so, where are they/what are they called? Thank you.

Bailey Nov 25, 2014 6:42 PM

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Originally Posted by DanielG425 (Post 6820634)
Are the buildings in this rendering real? If so, where are they/what are they called? Thank you.

One on the left is the Toyota Center. The one featured is a residential proposal and the massing model is their 'phase II' proposal. Not sure about the one in the back (possibly the Toyota Center Tundra Garage?)

JoninATX Nov 25, 2014 8:06 PM

Looking at google maps that definitely is the the Toyota Center garage.

Houston1836 Nov 25, 2014 8:08 PM

With all of these new projects and renderings, downtown Houston is going to look amazing!

Dariusb Nov 25, 2014 8:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Houston1836 (Post 6820773)
With all of these new projects and renderings, downtown Houston is going to look amazing!

Most definitely!

photoLith Nov 25, 2014 9:23 PM

^
Thats freaking incredible as well, never thought that side of downtown would see any new residential towers for like a decade or more.

Urbannizer Nov 26, 2014 1:56 AM

Here's some construction pics I took today, sorry for the left side being out of focus.

500 Crawford:

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Catalyst:

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Marriott Marquis:

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Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites:

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HSPVA:

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609 Main at Texas:

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811 Rusk:

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1111 Travis:

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Block 334:

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1811 San Jacinto:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/...46834c5b_b.jpg

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The Hampstead;

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7504/...2083c026_b.jpg

texanuh Nov 26, 2014 8:19 AM

Thanks for the great update!

photoLith Nov 26, 2014 3:11 PM

Wow downtown Houston is actually turning into a legit downtown finally.

Urbannizer Nov 26, 2014 5:12 PM

Post Galleria: New renderings of a mid-rise project u/c at 610 & Richmond.

http://www.theprestonpartnership.com...alleria-01.jpg

http://www.theprestonpartnership.com...alleria-02.jpg

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http://www.theprestonpartnership.com...alleria-05.jpg

JManc Nov 26, 2014 6:07 PM

^ is that the site of the hotel torn down recently on the east side of 610?

Urbannizer Nov 26, 2014 6:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JManc (Post 6821975)
^ is that the site of the hotel torn down recently on the east side of 610?

Yep, construction is now in full swing.

Urbannizer Nov 26, 2014 6:46 PM

Encore Castle Court: This project is replacing The Place Apartments.

http://encore.bz/multi-family/portfolio/ccg/

Quote:

Encore CC&G is located in the Houston, Texas Museum District, just southwest of the central business district. It is centrally located near shopping and restaurants, Greenway Plaza, the Galleria, and major employers. The Texas Medical Center is approximately 2 miles south of the property, and is one of the largest medical districts in the world. The existing community, The Place Apartments, will be demolished and redeveloped. Construction will commence October 1, 2014 and leasing will begin November 1, 2015.
http://encore.bz/wp-content/uploads/...stle-Court.jpg

The Best Forumer Nov 26, 2014 7:48 PM

The Encore Castle Court looks very IKEA-ish to me. Not bad though....

Monarch Nov 26, 2014 8:19 PM

post galleria, look's tired! surely, they could have designed this much better. ten years from now.. it will look like nothing...

toxteth o'grady Nov 26, 2014 8:39 PM

Tilman Fertitta (Landry's) insists that despite the drop in oil prices and the risk of a real estate bubble, he still plans to build his hotel on the West Loop.

Houston billionaire plans expansion even as slumping oil prices cloud economic future

JoninATX Nov 26, 2014 10:36 PM

I understand his concern, but saying Houston isn't as diversified isn't true. If the bubble pops, and oil prices drop to $50 those people will be looking at other jobs/ careers around the metropolitan area.

Urbannizer Nov 27, 2014 3:05 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston Chronicle
High-end office building underway west of downtown

A high-end office building has broken ground north of Buffalo Bayou just west of downtown.

At 18 stories, the property will be smaller than the many of the city's soaring towers, but likely just as nice.

This project is unique in what it has to offer to this growing and thriving submarket area," developer Ernie Cockrell of Pinto Realty Partners said in a statement. "With all of the surrounding development and amenities, this office project will bring a new set of standards to how businesses view their office space and the environments in which they conduct business."

The building is going up on Willia Street, just north of Spotts Park and near the intersection of Memorial and Waugh.

"You've got the park on one side, incredible views of downtown and Washington Corridor out your back door," said Michael Anderson of Colvill Office Properties, which is leasing the building.

Anderson said the property will be marketed to companies in and around downtown that want accessibility to the city's main business district but don't need to be right in it.

Rents are expected to be in the low- to mid-$30s per square foot range.

The building will be close to Buffalo Bayou Park, which runs from downtown to Shepherd and is undergoing a $58 million restoration

Full Article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...5920360.php#/0


toxteth o'grady Nov 27, 2014 3:10 AM

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Originally Posted by JoninATX (Post 6822403)
I understand his concern, but saying Houston isn't as diversified isn't true. If the bubble pops, and oil prices drop to $50 those people will be looking at other jobs/ careers around the metropolitan area.

Either that, or Houston can try poaching a few Dallas-Fort Worth businesses.:shrug:

Urbannizer Nov 27, 2014 6:39 PM

*bump*


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