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  1. The Kirby Collection by Thor Equities

    This may be the best looking new building in Houston. I'd love to see something like this, only taller, in downtown. It would really break up the monotony of the grey and greyish blue glass buildings downtown.
  2. Anyone know how much these units go for?
  3. New Park for the Southern Area of Downtown

    https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/neighborhood/downtown-goodyear-service-center-to-become-public-park-86211
  4. to me, the first notable piece of the 'downtown revival' was the addition of the ballpark at Union Station/Enron Field/ Minute Maid Park. There was a HUGE debate over whether the new baseball stadium should be built downtown or near the Astrodome. Pro urban renewal supporter pointed to the renaissance that Baltimore, Denver, and Cleveland experienced over their downtown location and the missed opportunity by the Chicago White Sox, who decided to build their new stadium outside of downtown. I never expected it to happen overnight, but a neighborhood is forming around MMP and that piece is connected to the other pieces...Discovery Green + Convention Center upgrades + Market Square, etc.
  5. They could have a section of the Hall for Houston inspired sports movies or movies featuring Houston sports/athletes/venues.. - Bad New Bears II/ Astrodome -The Batttle of the Sexes/Astrodome -Friday Night Lights / Astrodome - Boys Life featured an Astros game at MMP. Also, weren't the two main golfers in Tin Cup, former teammates at the University of Houston? Oh, and Jamie Foxx's UH character in Any Given Sunday and I'm sure many more.
  6. This is just the garage? Have they broke ground on the office building?
  7. Regent Square: Allen Parkway at Dunlavy

    Seriously. what is the developer's game plan here? I understand putting the project on hold in 2009 but many mini boom cycles have happened since then. This would be a HUGE success if it was currently online. The developers have owned the land since the 1980s, they demolished most of the Allen House (income producing property) and yet the lots remain vacant. Let's hope 2018 IS the year. Sadly, those Chines developers are going to one up Regent Square, once again, by building their mixed use development on Allen Parkway giving them another "reason" to delay.
  8. 40-story High-Rise for Block 98, Behind Hess Tower

    The brick rendering doesn't shows the Marriott Marquis as a parking lot so I'm going to say that is the older rendering. I like the brick facade better than the stucco or whatever panel system that is.
  9. McNair Mixed-Use: ~6-acres at Post Oak/Richmond

    Has the project officially started? Seems to be a lot of activity around the site.
  10. The Allen: Allen Pkwy/Gillette Mixed Use 6 acres

    Don't forget there are plans to re-route 45 and remove the portion separating this area from downtown. Downtown is eventually going to extend to this area so they are probably thinking about what is going to happen. Plus, if Regent Square ever happens I'm thinking we will start to hear some kind of proposal to add mass transit up Allen Parkway connecting it to downtown.
  11. New Dallas Development

    Looks like Dallas might be getting a Norman Foster Skyscraper... http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/03/24/round-skyscraper-famed-architect-remake-dallas-skyline
  12. UT Research Campus

    You sure about that? UH has already blocked a potential partnership with South Texas College of Law and Texas A&M. Texas A&M responded with blocking a northwest expansion plan by UH stating that it was too close to THEIR turf. This kind of thing happens all the time. The University of Houston sits in a county that has a larger population than 25 states and it does view itself as a potential UCLA caliber school of the Houston region. So, you bet they are going to fight to protect their vision because that's what ALL Texas schools already do. Texas A&M is NOT proposing to build a new campus 2 miles from UT-Austin just because the population growth of the the city of Austin warrants it. Some of your logic in this thread is troublesome.
  13. ...and Regent Square stands back and watches everything develop around them.
  14. UT Research Campus

    The Texas Senate hearings did not go well for the University of Texas.. $450 million of Texas tax payer's money for 300 acres of an Environmentally Unsound piece of land for a secret project with no plans or direction. Watch it here: