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Urbannizer Sep 27, 2013 6:43 PM

Richmond Landing

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/9...50aa326f_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/9...882f5b51_b.jpg
source

Macy's Site
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/9...817d29f9_b.jpg
link

806 Main
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/9...22aee4f6_b.jpg

weatherguru18 Sep 27, 2013 7:30 PM

I'm so tired of hearing about how Exxon made a mistake. Are all of you so naive as to think the company didn't do its research as to where to build a campus? Are all of you so all-knowing that you have inside info that Exxon doesn't? It's a grand delusion if you think so.

Big deal that they moved to The Woodlands area. There are a lot of big companies in The Woodlands including Anadarko, Baker Hughes, Oncology, Woodforest and the soon-to-be headquarters of Southwest Energy.

I'm 27 years old. Frankly, I couldn't give a rats behind of location. I'd go where the money is. Exxon will remain competitive as far as employment opportunities go because they have to be. They know there are too many other places to work in Houston. And frankly, a 20-something year old would be rather foolish not to strongly consider and or accept a first job with such a landmark company---given no other opportunities. Not everybody considers downtown 'the place' to be. Not everybody wants to fight the traffic. Not everybody cremes their shorts when they look at downtown highrises.

Money talks.

rdavis4559 Sep 27, 2013 7:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 6282020)
I'm so tired of hearing about how Exxon made a mistake. Are all of you so naive as to think the company didn't do its research as to where to build a campus? Are all of you so all-knowing that you have inside info that Exxon doesn't? It's a grand delusion if you think so.

Big deal that they moved to The Woodlands area. There are a lot of big companies in The Woodlands including Anadarko, Baker Hughes, Oncology, Woodforest and the soon-to-be headquarters of Southwest Energy.

I'm 27 years old. Frankly, I couldn't give a rats behind of location. I'd go where the money is. Exxon will remain competitive as far as employment opportunities go because they have to be. They know there are too many other places to work in Houston. And frankly, a 20-something year old would be rather foolish not to strongly consider and or accept a first job with such a landmark company---given no other opportunities. Not everybody considers downtown 'the place' to be. Not everybody wants to fight the traffic. Not everybody cremes their shorts when they look at downtown highrises.

Money talks.

You win

oscarinhouston Sep 27, 2013 8:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 6282020)
i'm so tired of hearing about how exxon made a mistake. Are all of you so naive as to think the company didn't do its research as to where to build a campus? Are all of you so all-knowing that you have inside info that exxon doesn't? It's a grand delusion if you think so.

Big deal that they moved to the woodlands area. There are a lot of big companies in the woodlands including anadarko, baker hughes, oncology, woodforest and the soon-to-be headquarters of southwest energy.

I'm 27 years old. Frankly, i couldn't give a rats behind of location. I'd go where the money is. Exxon will remain competitive as far as employment opportunities go because they have to be. They know there are too many other places to work in houston. And frankly, a 20-something year old would be rather foolish not to strongly consider and or accept a first job with such a landmark company---given no other opportunities. Not everybody considers downtown 'the place' to be. Not everybody wants to fight the traffic. Not everybody cremes their shorts when they look at downtown highrises.

Money talks.


amen!

Urbannizer Sep 27, 2013 10:33 PM

More updates, big thanks to Cloud713 on HAIF, also here on SSP. :)

Waterwall Place

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Astoria

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Hanover Post Oak

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2929 Weslayan

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The Sovereign

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Skyhouse

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cloud713 Sep 28, 2013 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6281918)
Marquette Cos. planning "a couple of highrise's in downtown", totaling more than 350 unit's. The firm will also be selling bit's of land in Galveston to developers.

http://www.bisnow.com/commercial-rea...ave-in-common/

skyhouse is 336 units in one 24 story tower.. i dont see this being multiple towers for just ">350 units", unless they meant a couple of towers with ~350 units each..? if its just ">350" total, multiple towers would be pretty short. if it is 2 towers hopefully they are on top of a garage so they will have a little more height, but i would like to see them just go for one taller residential tower that would be visible in the skyline.

TowerSpotter Sep 28, 2013 1:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6282404)
skyhouse is 336 units in one 24 story tower.. i dont see this being multiple towers for just ">350 units", unless they meant a couple of towers with ~350 units each..? if its just ">350" total, multiple towers would be pretty short. if it is 2 towers hopefully they are on top of a garage so they will have a little more height, but i would like to see them just go for one taller residential tower that would be visible in the skyline.

I hope they meant that each one is going to be 350 units, I am just saying what they wrote.

TowerSpotter Sep 28, 2013 1:21 AM

Repost with image.

Marquette Cos. planning "a couple of highrise's in downtown", totaling more than 350 unit's. The firm will also be selling bit's of land in Galveston to developers.

http://www.bisnow.com/commercial-rea...ave-in-common/

Quote:

Managing director Darren Sloniger tells us Downtown feels like Chicago (where he's based) did 20 years ago. (We just wish the city had a winning basketball team like Chicago did 20 years ago.) The City's new retail strategy, focus on parks, and residential incentive all point to a submarket about to take off. He's doing due diligence on a few sites, and tells us he'd like to develop a couple high-rise projects totaling about 350 units Downtown.
http://i.imgur.com/pIiMnHf.jpg

Quote:

And the firm is gearing up its 1,000-acre Preserve at West Beach project (site plan above). The development's first sale closes in a few weeks, 157 acres to Artist's Boat. The site will be preserved and used to teach kids about nature. Darren tells us the rest of the project will be sold in manageable bites to developers, including two beachfront tracts (one for single family and one for a hotel).

cloud713 Sep 28, 2013 1:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6282429)
I hope they meant that each one is going to be 350 units, I am just saying what they wrote.

for sure, thanks for posting that.. its news to me (though not surprising), and nice to see more residential activity for downtown. im just trying to relate the info they gave to the size of the potential towers. i guess time will tell..

Reverberation Sep 28, 2013 2:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6281918)
Marquette Cos. planning "a couple of highrise's in downtown", totaling more than 350 unit's. The firm will also be selling bit's of land in Galveston to developers.

http://www.bisnow.com/commercial-rea...ave-in-common/

Ha! How about a winning baseball team?

atlantaguy Sep 28, 2013 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6281372)
The West Houston master plan is the one you commented on a page or so back. unless you mean the Belfoire? in which case the proposal is here.. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...light=Belfiore

CityCentre is a great mixed use development thats been wildly successful off of i10 and Beltway 8 west. http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...-13?hl=%20town

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, cloud713. I didn't realize the Belfoire was the same location as the West Houston master plan shown earlier.

And CityCentre looks excellent!

AustinTay Sep 28, 2013 1:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atlantaguy (Post 6282737)
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, cloud713. I didn't realize the Belfoire was the same location as the West Houston master plan shown earlier.

From my understanding Belfiore is on Post Oak Lane and S. Wynden Drive. West Houston Master Plan is between N. Wynden Drive and Post Oak Timber Drive. I could be wrong.

TowerSpotter Sep 28, 2013 9:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AustinTay (Post 6282781)
From my understanding Belfiore is on Post Oak Lane and S. Wynden Drive. West Houston Master Plan is between N. Wynden Drive and Post Oak Timber Drive. I could be wrong.

I saw that too.

AustinTay Sep 28, 2013 9:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6283118)
I saw that too.

Well I think I read your post at HAIF which mentioned a post by Reverberation and the location.

cloud713 Sep 29, 2013 2:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AustinTay (Post 6282781)
From my understanding Belfiore is on Post Oak Lane and S. Wynden Drive. West Houston Master Plan is between N. Wynden Drive and Post Oak Timber Drive. I could be wrong.

yeah i thought it was something like that too. Swamplot said Belfiore was on part of the West Houston master plan plot, so i mentioned it.

TowerSpotter Sep 29, 2013 4:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6283358)
yeah i thought it was something like that too. Swamplot said Belfiore was on part of the West Houston master plan plot, so i mentioned it.

Swamplot was off a bit, Belfiore is not part of West Houston Master-Plan. I did a really bad job but here are the locations of the 2 projects.

Belfiore - Blue

West Houston Masterplan - Red

http://i.imgur.com/JL2bYQt.jpg

West Houston Master-Plan Site Plan

http://i.imgur.com/srMlQpp.jpg

Belfiore Site is one S. Wynden Drive not N. Wynden Drive

http://i.imgur.com/6yHADa0.png

Wattleigh Sep 29, 2013 6:25 AM

More on the Mid-Main project in Midtown from the Chronicle.

http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/24/01/32..._landscape.jpg

Quote:

Mid Main project will ride with the millennials
Development seeking the 18-to-32 generation with Midtown rail stop, apartments and retail

By David Kaplan

September 29, 2013

Since the light-rail line opened on Main Street nearly a decade ago, civic leaders have pushed the idea of transit-oriented mixed-use projects - places near rail stops where people can live and play and get to work by foot, rail, bike or car.

That sounds a lot like Mid Main, a development about to get underway west of the Ensemble/Houston Community College rail stop. The project will include apartments, shops, restaurants and a big parking garage.

Going up at the same time next door will be the nonprofit Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Construction on both projects starts early next year.

Mid Main did not come easy.

"We bought the property in 2008, two weeks before the economy collapsed," managing partner Bob Schultz said. "We were very worried."

For years, he said, he and his partners clung to their plan while staying in "survival mode." Once the economy rebounded, so did the project planned for the 3500 and 3600 blocks of Main.

Proponents of transit-oriented mixed-use residential developments are enthusiastic. David Crossley, president of Houston Tomorrow, a local quality-of-life advocacy group, called Mid Main "the one we've all been waiting for." He predicted more transit-oriented mixed-use developments will follow.

"Back in the day, they couldn't get anybody to do" such a project in Midtown, Crossley said. "Nobody wanted to be the first, except for Bob."
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TowerSpotter Sep 29, 2013 9:52 AM

4477 W. Sam Houston Parkway North - 10 Stories

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...th-10-stories/

http://i.imgur.com/nJ9Xjqo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lLF2WlG.jpg

Urbannizer Sep 29, 2013 2:40 PM

BLVD Place

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Astoria

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source

Five Oaks Place

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8fc4cd8d.jpg
link

Birdsall (By the Park) Apartments

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7334/9...ac78c912_b.jpg

TowerSpotter Sep 30, 2013 2:53 AM

Grand Texas Theme Park, Pictures are from August 1, from their facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/GrandTexas

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http://i.imgur.com/59hYrD3.jpg

Wattleigh Sep 30, 2013 7:45 PM

Groundbreaking took place today for the new international terminal at Hobby Airport.

Press Release from Houston Airport System Here.

Brief blog from The Chronicle.

And the full piece, also from the Chronicle.


Quote:

Southwest to break ground for international expansion at Hobby Airport

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A rendering of the overall aerial view of Southwest Airlines' plan for expansion at Hobby Airport.


By Erin Mulvaney

September 30, 2013

Construction begins Monday on the $156 million international terminal at Hobby Airport that Southwest Airlines hopes will add upward of 1.5 million new travelers to the Houston airport each year.

The Hobby expansion, funded primarily by Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, will include a five-gate terminal and expansions of the security screening checkpoint and the Southwest ticket counters.

The city is set to spend $85 million for additional projects.

Airline and city officials, including Mayor Annise Parker, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on the site Monday morning.

The 280,000-square-foot expansion is scheduled for completion before the end of 2015, with short-hop international flights to cities in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America to begin by 2016. This will increase Hobby's physical footprint by more than 40 percent.

"It's on time. It's on budget. We are pretty happy," Bob Montgomery, Southwest's vice president of airport affairs, said in a recent interview. "The city of Houston estimated lots of jobs and a huge economic benefit to come from this project. That is absolutely on track."

Wattleigh Sep 30, 2013 8:37 PM

The Chronicle's 'Prime Property' blog basically posted a re-hash of the Mid-Main piece a few posts up, though this part jumped out at me...

Quote:

Transwestern will lease an office tower planned on a nearby block.
Um, I think that bit is new. Does anyone have any insight about a potential office tower in Midtown?

TowerSpotter Sep 30, 2013 9:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wattleigh (Post 6284978)
The Chronicle's 'Prime Property' blog basically posted a re-hash of the Mid-Main piece a few posts up, though this part jumped out at me...



Um, I think that bit is new. Does anyone have any insight about a potential office tower in Midtown?

About time a tower will be built in midtown.

TowerSpotter Sep 30, 2013 9:20 PM

More Rendering's for Levey Park. Project aimed to be "Pedestrian Friendly". (Retail and Restaurants)

http://www.rednews.com/2013/09/a-loo.../#.UknprYash2g

http://i.imgur.com/I9YVd50.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YIlqkB4.jpg

TowerSpotter Sep 30, 2013 10:03 PM

Website for Kingwood Town Center is up.

http://kingwoodparc.com/

16 Story tower rendering shown.

http://i.imgur.com/AEp9l9M.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ZNVqVKG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/drPPCbR.jpg

Urbannizer Oct 1, 2013 12:07 AM

According to the newest layout plan for BLVD Place, the 37-story residential tower that was cut back in 08' is back on board (the area of blue closest to San Felipe).

http://www.blvdplace.com/Images/Gall...ls/Large/5.jpg

Rendering of the tower:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...noverTwr-1.jpg

rdavis4559 Oct 1, 2013 1:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6285091)

what is this, a woodlands for ants?

TowerSpotter Oct 1, 2013 1:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdavis4559 (Post 6285331)
what is this, a woodlands for ants?

-.- no, lol

AustinTay Oct 1, 2013 3:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdavis4559 (Post 6285331)
what is this, a woodlands for ants?

http://imageshack.com/a/img713/6455/i8t8.jpg

Urbannizer Oct 1, 2013 6:19 PM

The Southampton by Hanover

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Willowick Place
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by aarosurf

TexasPlaya Oct 2, 2013 2:48 AM

Is the Hanover Southampton phase 2 near Rice Village?

cloud713 Oct 2, 2013 2:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 6286855)
Is the Hanover Southampton phase 2 near Rice Village?

yes

Urbannizer Oct 2, 2013 3:50 AM

BLVD Place

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/1...435e57d0_b.jpg

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Hanover Post Oak

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2929 Weslayan

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Updates by BaderJF

Astoria

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...s40fc7ece.jpeg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...sf3d1e8c4.jpeg
c/o fatesdisastr

photoLith Oct 2, 2013 4:18 AM

I can't wait to see 2929 Wesleyan completed, it will be epic.

KevinFromTexas Oct 2, 2013 5:02 AM

That Southampton project looks great.

TowerSpotter Oct 2, 2013 8:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6286989)
I can't wait to see 2929 Wesleyan completed, it will be epic.

Agreed, I didn't actually think this was going to make it the through. xD

AviationGuy Oct 3, 2013 2:22 AM

There are a lot of nice residential towers, but this one will be the attention grabber when it's completed.

inSaeculaSaeculorum Oct 3, 2013 3:06 PM

lots of AMAZING projects going up. houston is far and way the center of american urbanism. no other city comes close right now

Urbannizer Oct 3, 2013 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AviationGuy (Post 6288304)
There are a lot of nice residential towers, but this one will be the attention grabber when it's completed.

I think Hermann Place will also grab some attention. It will be one of only a few twisting-towers in North America. The others are The Grove at Grand Bay (2 towers) u/c in Miami and Absolute World Towers in Mississauga, Canada.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/9...474efaaa_c.jpg

rdavis4559 Oct 3, 2013 8:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6288842)
I think Hermann Place will also grab some attention. It will be one of only a few twisting-towers in North America. The others are The Grove at Grand Bay (2 towers) u/c in Miami and Absolute World Towers in Mississauga, Canada.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/9...474efaaa_c.jpg

RIP to the bunnies that live in that field

AustinTay Oct 3, 2013 8:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdavis4559 (Post 6289346)
RIP to the bunnies that live in that field

They will just cross the street.

AviationGuy Oct 4, 2013 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6288842)
I think Hermann Place will also grab some attention. It will be one of only a few twisting-towers in North America. The others are The Grove at Grand Bay (2 towers) u/c in Miami and Absolute World Towers in Mississauga, Canada.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/9...474efaaa_c.jpg

Yes, definitely. I had forgotten about this one.

Urbannizer Oct 4, 2013 1:29 PM

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/9...c751b791_b.jpg
Photo c/o the Houston Chronicle

Quote:

Originally Posted by Governing
Houston: The Surprising Contender in America’s Urban Revival

For years, few Houstonians paid much attention to the city’s East End. Home to German immigrants in the early days, the area morphed into a destination for Mexican immigrants, and today it continues to be overwhelmingly Hispanic. Despite being prime real estate—it sits on the edge of downtown—the East End is sparsely populated, and few outsiders visit it except to grab a bite at Ninfa’s, the legendary Mexican restaurant where some Houstonians are convinced fajitas were invented.

Full Story: http://www.governing.com/topics/urba...ival.html#next


Urbannizer Oct 4, 2013 2:08 PM

General Development List (post #2) updated. Throughout the day, more developments will be added to the list. :cheers:

Urbannizer Oct 5, 2013 1:05 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HBJ
ChaiOne purchases historic EaDo building

ChaiOne CEO and founder Gaurav Khandelwal isn’t one to think small. His company’s most recent move was to purchase a 25,000-square-foot historic building in Houston’s east downtown area, known as EaDo.

Khandelwal plans to move his approximately 50-person company into the space in the spring of 2014 — but not before he makes some grand renovations to the building. The exact scale of the renovations are still to be determined, but Khandelwal told the Houston Business Journal that he intends for his company’s new space to have the same vibe as Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) or Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB).

Full Article: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/b...-building.html


Urbannizer Oct 5, 2013 5:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston Chronicle
Some big doings may make EaDo a go-to place

The former Schlumberger building is not the only abandoned structure occupying a weed-choked lot in the triangle of Houston known as EaDo.

From the buildings graffiti-scarred rooftop, Houston's skyline glistens in the distance. But U.S 59 ribbons through in between. Vacant lots, industrial buildings and overgrown land covers much of the area. Development is scattered, with clusters of townhomes and small business.

Eado, which is short for east of downtown, holds an allure for business partners for several reasons: proximity to downtown, an influx of young people and free street parking. The Dynamo recently began playing home games in the BBVA Compass Stadium.

****

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A momentum could soon be setting in. In addition to office renovation, set to be complete as soon as February, a 315-unit will be build on Texas and Dowling.

"Mill Creek Residential is developing EaDo Station, which developers said it will be the first high-density complex built in the area in a decade. It could be open by the time the light rail extension is completed by August 2014."

***

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"At the same time, East End leaders hope the creation of a tree-lined, park-like pedestrian promenade along six blocks of Bastrop Street will make the area more desirable. They cite Discovery Green Park as a model.

The area now looks mostly industrial, but East End developers hope trees to be planted along the street from Bell to McKinney will make the area more inviting.

Anton Sinkewich, executive director of the East Downtown Managment District, said work could begin this month to remove debris, build paths and plant more than 250 trees on the grassy area.

"That will basically be the first public space established in EaDo District", Sinkewich said. "It's primarily an industrial area rapidly turning over to entertainment and residential."

The promenade plan grew out of a private group's proposal to develop space along Bastrop into a park. The Sister Cities of Houston is working on getting funding to put some of the more ambitious plans into action, Sinkewich said.

"We are starting a little bit more modest and looking to grow this into a signature public space in the neighborhood", he said.

Full Article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...870376.php#/13

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Owlhorn Oct 5, 2013 8:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inSaeculaSaeculorum (Post 6288769)
lots of AMAZING projects going up. houston is far and way the center of american urbanism. no other city comes close right now

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The ATX Oct 5, 2013 9:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inSaeculaSaeculorum (Post 6288769)
lots of AMAZING projects going up. houston is far and way the center of american urbanism. no other city comes close right now

That was a little over the top.

photoLith Oct 5, 2013 11:49 AM

Yeah far and away the center of American urbanism? Not quite.

Urbannizer Oct 5, 2013 1:35 PM

This may be a proposal -- or was a proposal, for the site in DT the city is marketing for residential or mixed-use development.

http://worldsportscenter.net/wp-cont...levation-b.jpg

Quote:

"World Hall of Sports (WHS) is envisioned as an important infrastructure project in both the recently designated Houston Convention District (HCD) and the Downtown Entertainment District (DED) and possibly also in the Midtown Museum District (MMD). It will be a revitalization, sports, entertainment, cultural and educational development. A new expanded George R. Brown Convention Center plan will double the size and impact of conventions to Houston’s economy. That plan indicates added pedestrian-friendly amenities within walking distance will be needed as part of City proposed $6 billion in new Convention District facilities.

The proposed project would result in the creation of an autonomous City of Houston-led joint adventure that could include Harris County, Houston Independent School District and the Sports Authority. Nonprofits World Hall of Sports and Global Sports Institute Foundation will join for-profits WSCLLC and Global Sports Investment Capital, to develop a full downtown block or blocks."
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http://worldsportscenter.net/about-project/


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