Bob Plumb

GreenStreet Redevelopment + 21-Story Hotel Alessandra

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arche_757    665

Glad that improvements are being made.  I figured they would add a hotel.

 

And I kept reading this as "GreenSHEET" and wondered what the heck you guys were so excited about that for?!  I mean newspaper coupons are about as boring as things can go.

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H-Town Man    1966

I like this project. Reminds me of my home country. Shopping at the bottom; restaurants, hair salons, local news paper on 2nd level, businesses and offices on 3rd levels; and condos, hotels, apartments on higher levels.

Your home country... Would that be the Roman Empire?

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HoustonBoy    65

I like this project. Reminds me of my home country. Shopping at the bottom; restaurants, hair salons, local news paper on 2nd level, businesses and offices on 3rd levels; and condos, hotels, apartments on higher levels.

Are you from Venezuela? I spend every summer there and it is the exact same way.

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Nate99    6216

Having never been in HoB, I did not realize that it did not somehow occupy the second floor.

 

A 250 unit hotel on that kind of footprint would have to be atleast 8-10 stories, right?

 

EDIT - Just saw the 25 story note. That would be an interesting addition to watch come together.

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ArchFan    248

Sounds like a name the Valencia group would choose (who have the Hotel Valencia in SA and Hotel Sorella in City Centre).  Hope so, that would be very auspicious for Greenstreet and downtown in general.

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Urbannizer    30826

GreenStreet expansion TBA soon:

 

That's good news for Brinsden, whose company is redeveloping GreenStreet, the former Houston Pavilions downtown.

"We're trying to evolve that into a true mixed-use destination," he said.

In about 60 days, the company is expected to announce an expansion at the complex, which now houses retail and office space.

"We think this project needed that third activity generator," Brinsden said.

 

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Builders-reshape-how-the-area-will-grow-5043295.php

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lockmat    1858

Good news. Also, it looks like the Chronicle has found a way to eliminate the loop hole of finding and reading it via google.

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LTAWACS    65

Your home country... Would that be the Roman Empire?

Eastern empire, to be exact.

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LTAWACS    65

Is this expansion the hotel only?

I think there are about 6 restaurants and maybe a fitness center plus the hotel.

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uscats35    72

oK!  I guess the word expansion had me hoping that it would expand across the street by tearing down that garage and making it a larger destination.  Thanks for the clarification LTAWACS. :)

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lockmat    1858

lockmat.... shhh... that still works   :)

 

I think I tried it too soon after the article was published.

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Houston19514    2213

I think I tried it too soon after the article was published.

 

FYI,  It's not a secret loophole that you are slipping by the Chronicle.   It is an arrangement they have with Google.

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kdog08    172

FYI,  It's not a secret loophole that you are slipping by the Chronicle.   It is an arrangement they have with Google.

 

Really? How does it benefit the Chron?

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ernie5823    9

FYI,  It's not a secret loophole that you are slipping by the Chronicle.   It is an arrangement they have with Google.

 

It also works with Bing & Yahoo, so I guess they have arrangement with all search engines.

 

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Houston19514    2213

It also works with Bing & Yahoo, so I guess they have arrangement with all search engines.

 

 

One would imagine that competitive search engine companies would come up with similar offerings.

 

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Houston19514    2213

Really? How does it benefit the Chron?

 

Not really sure.  I imagine it gets more page views, kind of a teaser, I guess.  Also maybe gets their articles to come up more often/higher in Google searches.

 

The service exists and the Chron, along with Dallas Morning News and many other publications have signed up for it.  It's called First Click Free.

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