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Old Posted Nov 9, 2012, 4:54 AM
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I love it. Looks great. Cant wait to see it rise...

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New luxury high-rise upped from 35 to 40 floors: A sneak peek at Houston's tallest apartment tower

PPM Realty Group broke ground on 2929 Weslayan last week, marking yet another multifamily residential development to go up within easy walking distance of Highland Village.

The developer first unveiled the project last September after purchasing the 2.6-acre parcel on the northeast corner of Weslayan Street and West Alabama, an inner-Loop spot that Bryant Nail, the executive vice president of multifamily development for PMRG, tells CultureMap is the "best in town."

Initially marketed as a 35-story, 250-unit luxury high-rise, the apartment has since been upped to 40 floors. Nail says that the upper three of those additional floors are slated for penthouses, two on each floor, that span 4,000 square feet each, boasting 2,000 square feet in patio space and unparalleled views of both the Galleria and downtown Houston — especially if it is the tallest rental tower in the city, as Prime Property estimated.

High-end features in all units include hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and gas cook tops, a great benefit to those who like to cook in a gourmet kitchen, says PMRG chief financial officer Roger Gregory.

The building — which is currently scheduled to be LEED Silver-certified — will offer direct elevator access to the top 11 floors, 24-hour valet and concierge services. A .75-acre common area will include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a resort-inspired pool and areas for outdoor cooking. Nail describes it as a "well-equipped backyard."

If that is a resident's backyard, then the signature restaurant that will occupy part of the 12,500 square feet of retail space on the bottom floor will be his or her kitchen. Nail wants it to be upscale enough for special occasions, but casual enough that residents can eat there every day. Catering will be available for room service and pool deck delivery.

The remaining retail space will be occupied by amenities that will benefit the residents, like a day spa and a dry cleaner, set off by a 20-foot high wall fountain in the lobby.

"It's one step removed from hotel living," says Gregory, who tells CultureMap that the development's target audience is "a renter by choice."

Designed by RTKL Associates, the distinctive facade was "inspired by a flowing evening gown," with balconies informing the flow of the building. CF Jordan was selected as the general contractor, Faulkner Design Group as the interior designer and Studio Outside as the landscape architect. The project — PMRG's first multifamily development in Houston — is slated for a 2014 completion.






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Gorgeous building, cant wait til it rises!!!!
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When built, this will become one of my favorite towers in Houston.
     
     
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Excavation of the site has begun.

On HAIF user fatesdisastr posed this drive-by shot of the location a few days ago


http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...80#entry413813
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Was this project cancelled?
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Was this project cancelled?
No, they're still doing core & foundation work below the surface. More heavy equipment is on site.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2013, 4:13 AM
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Definitely not cancelled. Should start rising in about 3 weeks according to my sources.

Would love to get a height projection on this one. 40 stories has the potential to make it one of the tallest between Downtown and Uptown (current tallest is the 504 foot tall Huntingdon Condos on Kirby).
     
     
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Thanks much for the updates Wattleigh & Shasta.
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From SkylineView on HAIF...

First time the rebar cages are appearing above ground. As it's been mentioned before, the site is fairly deep - though I'm not certain if anyone has an idea as to exactly how deep the foundation extends below the surface.

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Based on the most recent photo. I have made the request for this thread to be move to the u/c sub-forum.
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Isn't this tower going to be 40 floors instead of 39?
     
     
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Any word on the height (feet)?
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Could we get the # of floors in the title changed from 39 to 40? Update by Lockmat on HAIF:

     
     
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Apartments, eh? I wonder what rental rates will be. If SkyHouse Houston is like SkyHouse Atlanta, it will have rental rates around $2200/month for a 2 bedroom. Would this one be more expensive?
     
     
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I'd guess that this project will have higher rents than Skyhouse. First, the developer is better. Secondly, this location is arguable the best in town (central between uptown and downtown and adjacent to River Oaks).
     
     
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The articles made it seem like the building was located in some pedestrian friendly bohemian and trendy area. The renders however show a conveyor belt of cars. And there isn't a shop in sight, unless you're shopping for a parking lot.
     
     
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The articles made it seem like the building was located in some pedestrian friendly bohemian and trendy area. The renders however show a conveyor belt of cars. And there isn't a shop in sight, unless you're shopping for a parking lot.
Actually it's very close to Central Market and Highland Village. Know anything about Houston?
     
     
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Are we entering some sort of era of Aqua rip-offs?
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