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Found this in Nancy's Sunday real estate column.

http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/A-downtown-implosion-is-a-real-estate-rarity-4045726.php

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Student housing at Texas Southern University is about to get an upgrade.

A $41.5 million dormitory, the first new dorm to be built there in decades, is set to break ground next May. The seven-story, 215,000-square-foot structure will have 800 beds on the eastern edge of campus. It will have street-level retail and a rooftop terrace.

HarrisonKornberg Architects, is designing the complex in collaboration with Lord, Aeck & Sargent.

Over the last two years, the university has been working on a pilot program in which freshmen live on campus and participate in community, cultural and educational events.

"We're seeing the difference this concept makes in our retention rates and student successes in class," TSU President John M. Rudley said in a statement. "On-campus housing can result in an increase in our graduation rates and keep students focused on graduating on time."

The facility will allow the university to house nearly all of its incoming freshmen on campus. Today, 1,300 students live in six campus housing complexes.

TSU has 9,500 students and is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. The 150-acre campus is in the Third Ward at Cleburne and Ennis.

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"the seven-story, 215,000-square-foot structure will have 800 beds on the eastern edge of campus. It will have street-level retail and a rooftop terrace."

Pack em in there like sardines. Sheesh. At least there's street retail :)

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I'm on the eastern edge of TSU's campus right now, and I'm trying to figure where the footprint of the new dorms will be. I wonder if the old Lanier Hall dorms will be demolished to make room?

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Glad to see TSU building new dorms. Would love to see TSU improve. One of the best ways to do so is to give more kids a traditional college experience. Numerous studies show that kids who live on campus are MUCH more likely to graduate than commuters. UH will have nearly 8,000 beds on campus next fall. Would love to see TSU and UH work together to promote some sort of retail/dining/entertainment district along Scott St. to compliment the light rail.

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Completed 2014* (Anticipated)

New Construction
210,000 sq. ft.
$41M* (Anticipated)

HarrisonKornberg Architects is designing this new building in collaboration with Lord, Aeck & Sargent. This 810-bed, 210,000sf residence hall is located on an urban block at the edge of TSU’s campus and is connected to the main campus via the Tiger Walk, running past the site’s southern border. The 7-story, tunnel-formed, concrete structure forms a protected courtyard that will include multi-use academic/social spaces. The building includes 400 student rooms, and each floor of the building will feature common lounges and smaller study spaces.

 

http://harrisonkornberg.com/projects/on-the-boards/22-on-the-boards/101-new-student-residence-hall.html

 

July 2015 completion date, height of the building is a little over 79 ft'.

 

TSU-Dorm-Elevations-01.pdf

 

TSU-Dorm-Elevations-02.pdf

 

TSU-Dorm-Elevations-03.pdf

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Good for TSU, good for UH and good for Houston. Improving TSU is only a plus for UH, and Houston could surely do with a boost in the education department

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Simply Marvelous!   Go Tigers!

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 Would love to see TSU and UH work together to promote some sort of retail/dining/entertainment district along Scott St. to compliment the light rail.

 

As demand increases inside the loop, that may happen organically anyway.  In a few decades we might be looking at "Heights South" in the area.  You'll know we're there when Walmart tries to build and get's picketed by RUDH.

 

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http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/TSU-students-adjust-to-hotel-after-learning-dorm-6470081.php?cmpid=btfpm

 

Ferguson soon learned that she would be staying in a hotel for the next couple of months, along with about 100 other students, while TSU rushes to finish construction of a dormitory that was supposed to open this month.

 

Officials say the rainy spring and summer delayed construction on the 800-room dorm, which is now set to open in November. The school is paying for rooms at the Wyndham Hotel in the Texas Medical Center and is busing students to and from campus until the dorm opens.

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I believe in the foreground (to the left) are the TSU dorms. From the new UH stadium during a ridiculously long rain delay. 

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So funny you posted this. I noticed the form yesterday from our tailgate spot. I didn't notice it last year (maybe it hadn't been topped out?) but it makes it's presence known now on Scott Street. 

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Nice pic Ellen.  The skyline in the background is awesome. Downtown looks like a beast. It's laughable when people compare uptown to downtown.  The density of buildings is just not there.

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Thanks @Subdude @Urbannizer for moving this out of Going Up but THIS IS NOT IN THE EAST END. This is in THIRD WARD, something I made clear when requesting that this be moved because it's completed. Third Ward and the East End are not the same and very different neighborhoods. And because the admin and mods won't create a very needed sub-forum for Third Ward in the Houston Neighborhood part of the forum, this should be moved to the "Other Houston Neighborhoods" forum here because this is NOT in the East End...not even close Texas Southern and University of Houston Central and their new constructions are in Third Ward: http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/forum/34-other-houston-neighborhoods/

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TSU Technology Building

 

http://www.theldnet.com/project/tsu-technology-building/

 



Texas Southern University (TSU) demolished the previous Leonard N. O. Spearman Technology Building, due to not only to damages sustained from Hurricane Ike but also because of the age and condition of the facility.

 

The Technology Building replacement is a 100,000 SF, four-story, state-of-the-art facility. It includes a 25,000 SF mechanical penthouse and a 100-foot transmitting tower for the university’s radio station.

 

Adjacent to the building is a one-story, high bay industrial building to house laboratories, simulators, and other training equipment.

 

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