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1825 San Jacinto: 8-Story Resi Building for DT

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arche_757    665

Never Mind.  They got the numbers screwed up on the development map.  Skyhouse and the new Orion Group are switched.

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lockmat    1854

Is my iPhone preventing me from seeing it or are other people having trouble too?

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Urbannizer    30523

Idk the block #, but it shows you which block on the new downtown development map. I would post the link but idk how to copy and paste on this thing im using right now.

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lockmat    1854

2017? This one is at least a year from ground breaking.

These two announcements puts me over the top in realizing Houston is booming, geeze. You know it is when downtown is getting all these resi projects.

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ClutchCity    211

2017? This one is at least a year from ground breaking. These two announcements puts me over the top in realizing Houston is booming, geeze. You know it is when downtown is getting all these resi projects.

I just hope they can keep up the momentum once the incentive money runs out! I'd at least expect them to stop putting retail in every project.

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cloud713    3541

I'd at least expect them to stop putting retail in every project.

I wouldn't bet on that with the new retail initiative starting in 2014

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arche_757    665

^Yes.  Finally we get a reasonable development next to that building.  The OLD Main Street masterplan from around 2002/3 mentions this area becoming a residential zone with a new park out in front of the Co-Cathedral.  While we may not be getting that, at least its a start.

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mfastx    442

It's pretty hilarious that a bunch of parking lots downtown was designated as a "district" in the first place lol.

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HoustonIsHome    1169

Everytime I walk by it I would wonder at how it survived in that location.

How did they never get bought out.

They are sandwich between a hospital to the east and a cathedral to the west, Catholic property to the north and that drive through pappas to the south.

A ten storey building will tower over immediate neighbors. I think it will help greatly with the view from the southeast. The lack of height in that area of Downtown is crazy

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mfastx    442

Was really bored tonight and after a devastating Rockets loss, I decided to cheer myself up by counting the number of developments on the map and seeing how many of them replace surface lots or lots that are mostly surface parking.  I got 16.  I also counted how many blocks in downtown Houston are surface lots, or mostly surface lots/grass lots and I got around 62. 

 

Amazingly, within the next 5 years or so, roughly 26% of blocks downtown that are currently surface lots/abandoned buildings will be developed! 

 

Exciting times indeed for Houston. 

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H-Town Man    1934

Was really bored tonight and after a devastating Rockets loss, I decided to cheer myself up by counting the number of developments on the map and seeing how many of them replace surface lots or lots that are mostly surface parking. I got 16. I also counted how many blocks in downtown Houston are surface lots, or mostly surface lots/grass lots and I got around 62.

Amazingly, within the next 5 years or so, roughly 26% of blocks downtown that are currently surface lots/abandoned buildings will be developed!

Exciting times indeed for Houston.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

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Subdude    1281

Not too bad.  It's funny though, it looks like a building that could be practically anything:  library, college lecture hall, offices, 

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Avossos    877

I like it, and it looks like it could be brick - which to me is a plus

 

In a way, it looks like a rubix cube just dropped into this block, haha.

 

I do think this shows the trend of the apartment buildings we are seeing in Midtown, but legitimizes it in a way. It will be concrete / steel engineered instead of wood - extending the life of this.

 

I think it will be a cool / edgy building.

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monarch    2787

residential, residential, residential...  retail, retail, retail...  essential, essential, essential...  need i say more?

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Texasota    809

I don't know, could you say it in a different color? 

 

retail, retail retail is all well and good, but you know what would be even better?

retail, retail, retail!

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