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Post Office Site Mixed-Use Redevelopment

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Is there any possibility we have two separate developments occurring here? Everything was sold to Lovett, right?

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have we heard any updates on the 45/10 realignment because that would probably affect this development as far as how they will organize the site and design for that area. Was surprised that nobody has asked them of this yet.

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On 9/20/2016 at 8:35 PM, tigereye said:

CultureMap article on Post HTX development with Frank Liu. Mentions 2 phases, 5-8 year timeline. 

 

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/city-life/09-16-16-post-office/#slide=0

 

"We want to showcase Houston in a new light by working with architects and designers around the world who are on the cutting edge of innovative ideas of how cities will function in the 21st century,” says Liu, Jr.

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On 9/20/2016 at 9:16 PM, cloud713 said:

Luckily I got my tickets during the early bird sale, prices have risen since then.

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bought my two-day pass! super excited about the event and getting to be in the location in light of the recent development news.

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http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/A-popup-mall-and-other-signs-of-life-at-old-9944854.php

 

The former Barbara Jordan Post Office building will host a popup "mall" targeting Super Bowl visitors and others coming downtown for game-related festivities as developers continue work toward remaking the 16-acre Franklin Avenue site into a showcase mixed-use project.

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Pop Up Car Show and concert, Burnout Houston

 

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http://www.archdaily.com/797306/new-master-plan-will-catalyze-downtown-milwaukees-dynamic-transformation

 

This is a former Post Office site revitalization to be done in Milwaukee.

This should be the level of activity that we demand from a site like ours as well. Lets hope they are as forward looking as they say they are for our Post Office site. 

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6 hours ago, Luminare said:

http://www.archdaily.com/797306/new-master-plan-will-catalyze-downtown-milwaukees-dynamic-transformation

 

This is a former Post Office site revitalization to be done in Milwaukee.

This should be the level of activity that we demand from a site like ours as well. Lets hope they are as forward looking as they say they are for our Post Office site. 

 

Strongly doubt the Milwaukee PO ends up looking much like this, since it is across the freeway from downtown and not surrounded by much. The key is, who commissioned these designs? Was it a developer with concrete plans? Or was it an agency that owns the property trying to find a developer? 

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4 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Strongly doubt the Milwaukee PO ends up looking much like this, since it is across the freeway from downtown and not surrounded by much. The key is, who commissioned these designs? Was it a developer with concrete plans? Or was it an agency that owns the property trying to find a developer? 

 

Apparently the property is owned by a developer based in Chicago that bought it in 2015. The important thing is the design intent and scope of the project. Will it look like that in the end? That remains to be seen, but at least that developer is thinking big and is really utilizing that site and building to the furthermost extent possible. You can always downscale a project. Its almost impossible to upscale a scope. They need to go balls to the wall and push as far as possible with the design first. This Milwaukee project is a good example of this and should be used as case study.  

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From Post HTX's Instagram yesterday:
 

A sneak peak inside the former Barbara Jordan post office. Stay tuned for an epic transformation.
#posthouston


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https://www.instagram.com/posthtx/

 

 

There was a model of Post HTX development too but it's not longer available. I should have taken a screenshot of it when I saw it.

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2 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

This place is going to be like the Alt-George R. Brown.

 

So you are going to the Quilt Convention?

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7 minutes ago, nativehoustonion said:

So you are going to the Quilt Convention?

 

No. Point of this question?

 

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15 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

 

No. Point of this question?

 

It is one of a largest conventions.  They get to see the new development which is great!

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On 11/4/2016 at 10:39 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

 


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Kind of reminds me of Bruce Almighty where Morgan Freeman keeps his file cabinet. 

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On 7/26/2016 at 2:50 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:





Here's a close up of the Central Post rendering, now Post HTX extracted from the file above:

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Does anyone have other proposed renderings?



Has anyone come across a rendering for  Post HTX at 401 Franklin? The website for Post HTX is up but there aren't any proposed drafts or anything detailing what's coming. This is the only description:

POST HTX is Houston's premiere location for the downtown experience. The historic landmark will be transformed into a fully immersive destination featuring a variety of office, retail, and culinary experiences.

http://posthtx.com

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1 hour ago, CrockpotandGravel said:



Has anyone come across a rendering for  Post HTX at 401 Franklin? The website for Post HTX is up but there aren't any proposed drafts or anything detailing what's coming. This is the only description:

POST HTX is Houston's premiere location for the downtown experience. The historic landmark will be transformed into a fully immersive destination featuring a variety of office, retail, and culinary experiences.

http://posthtx.com

 

No residential?

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4 hours ago, Avossos said:

 

No residential?

That statement only covers the first phase of the project, the footprint of the current building is small in relation to the site so imagine it at the core of a much larger development perhaps like something you'd see at porta nuova. 

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http://www.si.com/swim-daily/2017/01/09/vibes-si-swimsuit-music-festival-houston-buy-tickets

 

SI is hosting an event/music festival at Post HTX in the annual media blitz promoting their swimsuit issue.  Saw the story on their front page and figured it was over the Super Bowl weekend, but it is actually two weeks later. 

 

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“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the SI Swimsuit experience to America’s fourth-largest city less than two weeks after the biggest event in sports is set to take place in Houston,” said MJ Day, SI Swimsuit editor. “This year’s VIBES event will be an all-new and expanded experience, offering fans a cultural festival that spotlights not only the amazing stars of the iconic Swimsuit franchise, but the best in food, music and more.” 

 

The first-of-its-kind VIBES festival is the latest live-event offering from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit franchise. Over the last two years, SI Swimsuit has hosted launch week fan festivals in NYC, Miami and Nashville, attracting more than 100,000 fans. For the first time in 2016 SI also hosted the inaugural Summer of Swim festival and concert at the iconic Coney Island Boardwalk. 

 

Not sure how big of a deal the SI Swimsuit thing is anymore, but it's still a national media/fashion (sort of) thing, and they chose Houston for promoting it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in the self-loathing Houstonian camp that thinks our faults preclude us from the positive attention of the world, but this seems like the sort of thing reserved for the cool kids.  We’re not cool now, are we? Or perhaps the visitors and convention bureau just money whipped them. 

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From the blurb, it sounds like it's never been to LA.  I find that suprising

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