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The Cannon, Mixed-Use @ Beltway 8 & I-10

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https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/11/03/70m-mixed-use-project-to-start-construction-near.html

 



A new roughly $70 million, 120,000-square-foot mixed-use project is expected to break ground next January north of Interstate 10 and west of Beltway 8.

 

The space, called The Cannon, is planned to feature a co-working component along with an event center, an athletic facility, restaurant and retail and a multifamily area. Houston-based Work America Capital is behind the project, and Abel Design Group is the project's designer.

 

The Cannon is expected to be completed in late 2018.

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Gary    222

Just talking tonight to my buddy who owns 2 acres on Church Ln and Brittmoore. He told me that this project is a go... Kind of a strange place for the development seeing that it's being built in a warehouse district.

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CrockpotandGravel    4,261
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An esports arena is on the boards for The Cannon
 

A Houston-based tech company plans to build one of the first esports arenas in the Bayou City as competitive gaming continues to grow in popularity.
 

FanReact and subsidiary Mainline expect to build the facility by the second quarter of 2018, joining the companies' existing esports studio, north of Interstate 10 and west of Beltway 8, FanReact co-founder and President Chris Buckner said. The arena is expected to be built at The Cannon, a future $70 million,120,000-square-foot mixed-use project at 1336 Brittmoore Road.


The facility and studio are aimed at connecting local university teams and other competitive gamers in the Houston area.


As colleges and universities increasingly add esports teams, the new facility could be used to host esports teams from Rice University and the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Buckner said. The arena could also be used for drone racing, he said.


Separately, the Houston Outlaws, the Bayou City's first esports team, has said publicly it's also looking for a place to host esports events. The Outlaws are part of the new Overwatch League created by Blizzard Entertainment Inc., a division of California-based Activision Blizzard Inc. 
 

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/01/08/location-named-for-new-houston-esports-arena.html

 

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Gary    222

The Esports arena is a pretty cool addition. I still think this is a strange site for this project.

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Gary    222

The antique mall is still there (Upland and 10), But it's pretty much a used car dealer at this point. The Cannon site is about a mile North between Brittmoore and the beltway.

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bobruss    2,872

How is flooding in that area? Why is it called and Esports arena, and not s sports arena. Just curious.

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thatguysly    334
26 minutes ago, bobruss said:

How is flooding in that area? Why is it called and Esports arena, and not s sports arena. Just curious.

 

Aerials from GoogleEarth look fine in the area after Harvey. The only areas with water are two empty lots that look like they were designed to be detention basins. 

 

I assume because esports is different than sports. It is competitive video games and drone flying. This market is growing very fast so I am not surprised to see an arena be built. If done right they will be able to host events from across the state, country, and world. I agree the location could be better but the were a couple furniture stores/warehouses here so there is lot of land.

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bobruss    2,872

I don't have any problem with the location in the warehouse area. My only concern was flooding. 
I wish them great success. The more the merrier!

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j_cuevas713    1,197

Why is this damn esports arena not closer to the city? Ridiculous how we want to bring entertainment to downtown yet every project is near a freeway intersection. Not saying this needs to be downtown but damn what runs thru our city planners heads? I feel like we shoot ourselves in the foot non stop. 

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Ross    682
22 minutes ago, Naviguessor said:

Oh, Him.  Do we think he had anything to do with the location of this development? 

No. Their job us to ensure the developers follow rules on site prrp, life safety, etc. The Houston Planning Department doesn't get to choose siting for projects, which is as it should be.

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bobruss    2,872

I agree 100%. Its not the city planning department's place  to decide where things should be built in our system of no zoning. 

It's the developers job to choose what they feel is the appropriate location for their project.

The public has the opportunity to vote on the developers decision for location and whether the idea is worthwhile with their pocketbooks and their participation in these enterprises.

It's a shame that there isn't some kind of advisory board that could help these developers make better decisions.

Someone to play ideas off of.

In fairness to this site the burbs are where the majority of young people who would be more inclined to use this type of facility live.

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j_cuevas713    1,197
41 minutes ago, bobruss said:

I agree 100%. Its not the city planning department's place  to decide where things should be built in our system of no zoning. 

It's the developers job to choose what they feel is the appropriate location for their project.

The public has the opportunity to vote on the developers decision for location and whether the idea is worthwhile with their pocketbooks and their participation in these enterprises.

It's a shame that there isn't some kind of advisory board that could help these developers make better decisions.

Someone to play ideas off of.

In fairness to this site the burbs are where the majority of young people who would be more inclined to use this type of facility live.

And that's exactly MY point. I understand the planning department can't dictate where a developer wants to build, but much how the city can suggest, for example building closer to the street or parking in the back, why can't they offer an incentive of some kind to build closer or in a certain area?

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bobruss    2,872

Well, thats another story, and most of what you ask are good questions. You would think that those issues would or should be an issue for planning through permitting, I guess.

I remember from my experience with Austin planning and permitting the very strict rules and regulations that were carried out to the inch. 

I don't know if the planning board has a recommended preference for developers to follow, but it would be interesting to know. . . . . if someone cares to tell us more.

 

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AREJAY    824

Structural permits for this were pulled yesterday 
 

Quote
Project No: 17144472
Date : 2018/04/23 00:00:00
USE : (EPR)CNVT TO OFFC SHELL W/2ND FLR ADDT'N
Owner/Occupant : *1334 BRITTMOORE BUILDING
Job Address : 1334 BRITTMOORE RD 77043
Valuation : $ 14,000,000
Permit Type : 13
FCC Group : Non-Residential Alteration
Buyer : *BURTON CONSTRUCTION
Address : 10550 WESTPARK DR 77042
Phone : (218) 313-5055



http://www.cohtora.houstontx.gov/ibi_apps/WFServlet.ibfs?IBIF_webapp=/ibi_apps&IBIC_server=EDASERVE&IBIWF_msgviewer=OFF&IBIAPP_app=soldpermits&IBIF_ex=sold_permit_d&CLICKED_ON=&PN=17144472&PT=13
 

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Triton    9,017

Mmm... this building is already in place. What is this saying?

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AREJAY    824
1 hour ago, Triton said:

Mmm... this building is already in place. What is this saying?

The permit says second floor addition. Burton has a picture on their Facebook of the bare shell 

 

 

There’s also a biz journals article from a couple of weeks ago behind a paywall with some interior renders. Can anybody access? 

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/04/04/exclusive-150m-campus-for-entrepreneurs-breaks.html

 

 

 

 

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