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JManc Dec 9, 2006 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdavis4559 (Post 2496713)
theres a 15+ story building going up on the east side of 290 a few minutes before you hit 610,,, anyone know what that is?

fbi building

Xeelee Dec 10, 2006 6:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmancuso (Post 2498706)
fbi building

Really? :cool:

Xeelee Dec 10, 2006 7:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesternGulf (Post 2496005)
Here is a shot I took today of the Mosaic.

http://static.flickr.com/106/316783942_f9fad993f3_b.jpg

You must wurk in a pretty tall building... :sly:

latennisguy Dec 10, 2006 9:40 PM

which building is this? i took it driving north on 288, close to med. center

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...b/PHOT0056.jpg

vjhe Dec 10, 2006 11:03 PM

^

That is the Mosaic as well.

Cory Dec 11, 2006 7:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeelee (Post 2500860)
You must wurk in a pretty tall building... :sly:

It's from the wells Fargo in DT.

texasboy Dec 11, 2006 7:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesternGulf (Post 2502104)
It's from the wells Fargo in DT.

I actually thought that was from a plane. Almeda is not that visable from downtown. Is it just me or those are not twins going up? I can't tell from the angles. If not, when is the second building going u/c?

Great_Hizzy Dec 11, 2006 5:29 PM

That's a very good shot, WG. You've got a helluva zoom-lens, though.

Re: The new FBI building...

I see some other development going on in that area. They've already built several dozen new homes in the area and it looks like they're about to build maybe some apartments no the empty lots surrounding the Pinemont Park & Ride lot.

Xeelee Dec 12, 2006 2:49 PM

Anyone have pics of the new FBI building?

Cory Dec 12, 2006 5:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeelee (Post 2504628)
Anyone have pics of the new FBI building?

http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/5856/ahi5.jpg

Hardly 15 floors though.

rdavis4559 Dec 12, 2006 5:53 PM

that seems smaller than what i saw. anything else being built in that area?

Boris Dec 12, 2006 9:36 PM

Here are a couple of pictures I took a while back of the new FBI building.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...PIC_0308-1.jpg


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...PIC_0307-1.jpg


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...PIC_0306-1.jpg

rdavis4559 Dec 13, 2006 12:21 AM

ah yes thats it. i guess i just remembered it being bigger

Cory Dec 13, 2006 2:08 PM

Yay. A few drawings for the House of Blues site for the HP in DT. Notice no tower though.

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/293/asu0.jpg

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2742/aawt5.jpg

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/955/aa2ci6.jpg

Interior music hall
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7155/aa3cr1.jpg

Xeelee Dec 13, 2006 2:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesternGulf (Post 2507146)

I think I can see the new FBI building where the garage where I work. Here I am thinking the house of blues was just another chain restaurant with gimmicks hanging on the walls like... hard rock cafe or the like.

Bailey Dec 13, 2006 8:11 PM

Can anyone tell me where the Mosiac and the new FBI building are going to be located?

Shasta Dec 13, 2006 8:28 PM

My Chemical Romance is playing the House of Blues! Nice choice by Gensler Architects!

The Mosaic towers are rising on the eastern border of Hermann Park between downtown and the Texas Medical Center. Just east of the Museum District.

The FBI Tower is going up along Highway 290 just outside the Loop in Northwest Houston.

Cory Dec 14, 2006 11:46 PM

Local Developer Begins 236-Unit Phase I

http://img309.imageshack.us/img309/4570/agc0.jpg

HOUSTON-Following receipt of a $26 million construction/permanent loan, local developer Long Reach Associates Ltd., operating under the name Dunlavy Development Phase I LLC, launched construction on the first phase of its Fairmont Museum District. The 236-unit first phase is anticipated for completion in late 2007 or early 2008.

The project is situated on 2.7 acres at 4310 Dunlavy St. and Live Oak Capital Ltd. Production officer Jim Kirkpatrick tells GlobeSt.com that decision on a second phase will take place once plans are firmer for the Houston's Metro rail line. "Depending on what Metro does, there may be a retail component in the second phase, along with residential," says Kirkpatrick, who helped obtain $26 million in financing for the project's first phase.

In the meantime, he continues, the first phase is an ideal area for high-density residential housing, as it sits at the corner of Richmond Avenue and Dunlavy. "They have a property that is literally five minutes from the Medical Center, five minutes from downtown, five minutes from Greenwood Plaza, and a couple more minutes after that gets you to the Galleria," he says.
The location and developer reputation were two reasons why obtaining financing wasn't too much of a hardship, he says. Live Oak Capital correspondent lender Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America in New York provided the construction-to-perm loan because "they brought the best combination of proceeds and interest rate," Kirkpatrick notes.

The loan itself is a 24-month construction loan rolling into 20-year permanent financing with a split amortization of 25 years for the first 10 years and 20 years for the last 10 years. The fixed interest rate is 137 basis points over 10-year Treasury notes.

Local architect Steinberg Design Collaborative LLP designed Fairmont Museum District's first phase, while Davis Brothers Construction Ltd., also in Houston, is the general contractor. Long Reach Associates will handle leasing and management.

http://www.globest.com/news/802_802/.../151420-1.html

JManc Dec 15, 2006 1:16 AM

^ must be where the old HCCS/HISD building was on the corner of dunlavy and richmond.


also, why is this thread so dead? surely we have quite a bit of stuff going on. yeah? no?

as for the pavillions, all talk, i wanna see bulldozers downtown.

Xeelee Dec 15, 2006 5:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmancuso (Post 2510785)
^ must be where the old HCCS/HISD building was on the corner of dunlavy and richmond.


also, why is this thread so dead? surely we have quite a bit of stuff going on. yeah? no?

as for the pavillions, all talk, i wanna see bulldozers downtown.

Houston Pavillions = Shamrock Tower

JManc Dec 15, 2006 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeelee (Post 2511380)
Houston Pavillions = Shamrock Tower

yes.

Xeelee Dec 18, 2006 1:52 PM

:werd:

kazpmk Dec 19, 2006 9:50 PM

I noticed emporis has 2727 Kirby at River Oaks listed as UC. Has foundation work already begun??

Cory Dec 20, 2006 1:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kazpmk (Post 2520271)
I noticed emporis has 2727 Kirby at River Oaks listed as UC. Has foundation work already begun??


the crane is already up.

texasboy Dec 20, 2006 3:06 PM

How long has the crane been up? Never knew they already started. Any news on the River Oaks mixed use I believe is suppose to be across the street at Westheimer and Kirby?

Cory Dec 21, 2006 2:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texasboy (Post 2521855)
How long has the crane been up? Never knew they already started. Any news on the River Oaks mixed use I believe is suppose to be across the street at Westheimer and Kirby?


The crane has been up for about a month. As far as across the street, the site is still wrapped up and dirt still sits.

Here is a street level view of the Mosaic that I took yesterday evening.
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/6498/aku2.jpg

Shasta Dec 21, 2006 3:33 PM

The high profile lot in the Medical Center at the corner of Main St and University Blvd. will finally be developed by Rice University. Construction began this week on the Collaborative Research Center. Completion date is set for 2009. The building will be 10 stories tall according to the press release although the rendering clearly show a few extra floos. It will house Rice U's bioscience and biotech classrooms and will be operated in conjunction with several TMC institutions. The ground floor will have 10,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space and the entire project will be built according to LEED certification guidelines.

http://collaborativeresearchcenter.o...ne_Hub2_ed.jpg

http://collaborativeresearchcenter.o...Main_01_ed.jpg

The building will be constructed allowing for the possible expansion of another tower on top in the near future as well as an adjacent tower on the same 2.7 acre plot. It will have 3 levels of UNDERGROUND parking. Huray.

texasboy Dec 21, 2006 4:06 PM

I have not been in this area in a while, so from the rendering, it looks like it will be behind all the buildings on Fannin. Last time I was in Houston earlier this year in the winter, it looked like there was a wall of development developing on that street. It looked like most of it was from BCM. Too bad some of that fascinating architecture will not be facing Main, but it probably would have had too many setbacks away from the street anyway. Overall it looks like a cool project.

Cory Dec 21, 2006 4:12 PM

Isn't everything west of Fannin outside the TMC's borders?

Shasta Dec 21, 2006 6:08 PM

This will face Main St. and University Blvd. It is right next to the relatively new Baylor College of Medicine Clinic. Think across University from Rice U's track/soccer complex...

Great_Hizzy Dec 21, 2006 10:14 PM

I don't like the design myself but it's still impressive to see the momentum and activity in the area.

NewAtlantisMiami Dec 22, 2006 5:36 AM

We're number 3! We're number 3!
 
Have you guys checked out what's happening in Miami? We've got such a high-rise construction boom going on here that we're going to take 3rd place after New York and Chicago away from you within the next 5 years! The 2007 World Almanac and Book of Facts already shows us with the 3rd longest list of tall buildings after New York and Chicago even with what they left off that is under construction. We have even more tall buildings scheduled to start construction next year. Wait until you see the 2008 World Almanac. There will be at least 10 more buildings added to that list if they get it right! :yes: :tup:

JManc Dec 22, 2006 6:35 AM

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Originally Posted by NewAtlantisMiami (Post 2526473)
Have you guys checked out what's happening in Miami? We've got such a high-rise construction boom going on here that we're going to take 3rd place after New York and Chicago away from you within the next 5 years! The 2007 World Almanac and Book of Facts already shows us with the 3rd longest list of tall buildings after New York and Chicago even with what they left off that is under construction. We have even more tall buildings scheduled to start construction next year. Wait until you see the 2008 World Almanac. There will be at least 10 more buildings added to that list if they get it right! :yes: :tup:

i wasn't aware we were in a race but i will say this...we have way more corner drug stores than you guys in miami could ever hope for. :frog:

NewAtlantisMiami Dec 22, 2006 7:05 AM

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Originally Posted by jmancuso (Post 2526567)
i wasn't aware we were in a race but i will say this...we have way more corner drug stores than you guys in miami could ever hope for. :frog:

You probably have a lot more other things too. It is unbalanced, uncontrolled growth without the infrastructure keeping pace with it. I'll have a very dynamic skyline to look at in a few years, but quality of life here is definitely on the decline.

James Bond Agent 007 Dec 22, 2006 7:37 AM

Wow, there's some pretty impressive stuff going on here!

Xeelee Dec 22, 2006 6:24 PM

Hrm... are there any new proposals in the works for Houston?

JManc Dec 23, 2006 3:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeelee (Post 2527230)
Hrm... are there any new proposals in the works for Houston?

nothing new beyond what's in this thread that i know of. :shrug:

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewAtlantisMiami (Post 2526606)
I'll have a very dynamic skyline to look at in a few years, but quality of life here is definitely on the decline.

...if you listen to tom tancredo but i think it is a great city.

guess Dec 23, 2006 6:32 PM

Anyone know what is going on opposite Mosaic on almeda?

Xeelee Dec 24, 2006 9:55 AM

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Originally Posted by guess (Post 2528647)
Anyone know what is going on opposite Mosaic on almeda?

another strip center says $10.

Xeelee Dec 26, 2006 3:19 PM

or rather... $10 says it's another strip centre.

Trae Jan 1, 2007 2:53 AM

From Globest.Com:

Katrina Factor Disappears; Occupancy Strong
By Amy Wolff Sorter

HOUSTON-During late 2005 and into early 2006, the main news story in the multifamily market involved the so-called "Katrina factor"--hordes of hurricane victims arriving in the city and giving the local apartment complexes a much-needed occupancy boost. A year later, though, most experts agree that the "Katrina factor" is gone from the scene.

"I think one of the things that resulted from Katrina was a false sense of how strong the apartment market was going to continue on," says Craig LaFollette senior vice president in CB Richard Ellis's Houston office. "Everyone thought, including myself, that the Katrina impact would last for two or three years, but it hasn't."

With occupancy jumping from 88% to 94% in late 2005, developers came in to build as well. "We've got a lot of stuff coming down the pike," LaFollette says. "But fortunately, we've had good growth in 2005 and this year, and a good projection next year. That's been helping us stay even."

David Mitchell, principal with Apartment Realty Advisors in Houston, agrees--and adds that overbuilding isn't a concern. Not only will job and population growth take care of extra units in the market, but construction costs and land supply will provide high barriers to entry.

Investments into multifamily properties, which were strong this year, are expected to continue in 2007. LaFollette and Mitchell concur that the market continues to be flush with capital and interest.

"Deals began getting a little harder to close at the end of the year," Mitchell says. "The number of offers sellers received began getting smaller." Still, Houston has made its way to the top of the radar screens of institutional investors. And, he adds, it will continue to hold a place at the top next year.

Leasing, investment and construction activities in most submarkets are strong. LaFollette says Clear Lake is doing well as is League City. Another area to keep an eye on, he says, is the Far West submarket.

Mitchell points out that Fort Bend County is seeing its share of growth too. "Obviously, infill Houston continues to be highly sought after," he says.

Great_Hizzy Jan 5, 2007 3:28 PM

Courtesy of Shasta on the Texas / South Central thread:

New Houston Residential Tower:

The Sterling Memorial Villages -

http://www.thesterlingseniorcondo.co..._rendering.jpg

27-story tower located in West Houston (Voss Road) will be a condo project for seniors and retirees. 166 units starting at about $400,000. The project is expected to be done by 2010.

Cory Jan 5, 2007 5:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Great_Hizzy (Post 2547769)
Courtesy of Shasta on the Texas / South Central thread:

New Houston Residential Tower:

The Sterling Memorial Villages -

http://www.thesterlingseniorcondo.co..._rendering.jpg

27-story tower located in West Houston (Voss Road) will be a condo project for seniors and retirees. 166 units starting at about $400,000. The project is expected to be done by 2010.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Great_Hizzy (Post 2458811)
Why have a compilations thread if 90% of the posters post without paying any attention to past details?

Jesus Cristo!

;)

Xeelee Jan 5, 2007 7:16 PM

huh?

Xeelee Jan 7, 2007 8:28 AM

I thought there was more going on.. after goinbg drinking at hte onion creek and bumping into one of my ex-gfs ithought id check this thread out.,

Cory Jan 8, 2007 2:30 PM

I hope Hizzy knew that was a joke. Anyway, here are some shots I took of the new Camden going up in Midtown/Fourth Ward. The area is actually decent. The walk from the tin can Urban Lofts to the retail at Post Midtown actually looks like it will be enjoyable. Don't forget about the Edge slowly going up next door.

Camden City Centre rendering
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9346/akc4.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9749/aafo9.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7720/aa2ih3.jpg

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2821/aa3ub5.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8889/aa4xt0.jpg

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4388/aa5sk7.jpg

Great_Hizzy Jan 8, 2007 3:39 PM

LOL @ WG

And that's a very good rendering in that first pic. Really gives the project panache, IMO.

texasboy Jan 8, 2007 4:34 PM

Not a tall structure but pretty tall for those narrow streets. Firefighters would have a hell of a time. Love the fog. By the way, I do not think I have ever heard of this project and looks like it will be done soon.

Major AWACS Jan 8, 2007 4:36 PM

Stayed near the Camden project for a few days. It is coming along nicely as is some other 4th ward and midtown fill in.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Actions speak louder than bumperstickers

Xeelee Jan 8, 2007 4:53 PM

nice pics. :)


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