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  1. In their meeting from June 2022, the DRA appears to be putting out feelers to find building owners who are potentially interested in participating in what they’re calling an “adaptive reuse feasibility study”. It sounds like, down the line, they want to launch a program to incentivize redevelopment of underutilized office buildings into residential. This is what they said: To begin shaping an adaptive reuse incentive program, Central Houston Inc. (CHI), in collaboration with the Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA), seeks to identify building owners, within the Downtown Houston boundaries of the DRA, interested in participating in an adaptive reuse feasibility study. This is the first phase of a process that is meant to lay the groundwork for an Office Conversion Program, designed to incentivize the rehabilitation and repurposing of underutilized office space in downtown buildings within the boundaries of the DRA. At this juncture, we are seeking to gauge interest in the initial consideration for the study. We will use a broad set of criteria to identify candidate buildings, including consideration of [ vacancy rate over time, market position, location, overall square footage available, full floor availability, property value performance, access to mass transit, walkability, existence of past building feasibility studies]. To warrant full consideration, building owners will be required to provide design, engineering and financial data on the buildings for the study. Once we have identified buildings/owners we will return to the Board to request authorization to produce a feasibility study – addressing economic, design, and engineering variables -- through a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the reuse opportunities within each building envelope and the financial challenges in realizing specific adaptative reuse opportunities. The meeting PDF is here: http://www.downtowntirz.com/downtownhouston/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Board-Book-6.14.22.pdf The bit about the feasibility study is on page 40. Alright, so, with 1801 Smith being reno’d to residential, what buildings do y’all think are possibly next?
    14 points
  2. Fencing is down at the John M. O'Quinn Law building. MLK Blvd dead ends into the parking lot.
    14 points
  3. 14 points
  4. Only a little. The rendering shows they are largely going to be building this in the parking lot southwest of the mall. It appears they would tear down the First Horizon Bank and the building that appears to be vacant at the northeast corner of Gessner and Barryknoll, and then just the very western part of the enclosed mall (mostly the former Sears, but also some smaller places like American Girl, Old Navy, and the ice skating area), but otherwise it's just going to be in the parking lot of the existing mall. Present: Proposed:
    14 points
  5. One Discovery Way: Collaborative Building: Two Discovery Way: Helix Park Mixed-Use Garage:
    11 points
  6. 2.58 Acres for sale at the Northeast Corner of Louisiana and Elgin Streets in Houston. Property flyer has concept renderings. wow!! https://www.us.jll.com/en/investorcenter/land/2-58-acres-at-the-northeast-corner-of-louisiana-and-elgin-streets-in-houston-houston-tx-unitedstates
    10 points
  7. How about 1001 McKinney St. It's for sale according to JLL. Nice Art Deco interior has a Morton's Steakhouse in it but seems to have a lot of tenants so probably not a candidate for conversion. https://www.us.jll.com/en/investorcenter/office/1001-mckinney-houston-tx-unitedstates
    9 points
  8. Under Contract https://www.us.jll.com/en/investorcenter/land/2-58-acres-at-the-northeast-corner-of-louisiana-and-elgin-streets-in-houston-houston-tx-unitedstates
    9 points
  9. I'm sure there are better pictures out there but here's what I found. It looks like there's a plaza in the center. You can see part of the plaza here
    9 points
  10. Lakeside Place PFC aka Houston Housing Authority. 258 units. To be built on the property adjacent to the Toll Brothers Sully project and The Hay Center.
    8 points
  11. Love this old building glad to see someone else moving in.
    8 points
  12. ^^^ @Highrise Tower just wanted to send forth a HUGE THANK U for the outstanding TMC-3 illustrations and relative details. everyone is UBER aware of the daily stunning HEAT factor surrounding houston and overall texas this summer. therefore, it goes without stating that your commitment... as well as others @hindesky, @Nate99 and other faithful HAIF photographer contributions are much appreciated. you guys are really valued here...
    8 points
  13. This seems to be moving right along, new sign and workers taking down an electrical wire. No exterior demo yet on the London Underground Salon.
    7 points
  14. Don't know what a Hydro First Defense permit is so I looked it up. https://hydro-int.com/en/products/first-defense
    7 points
  15. I worked at Adcetera across the street for 4 years when the original Mix phase 2 was planned to go up and never did. I'm so happy to see this entire chunk of land up for development. This has the potential to be a real catalyst for the area considering the success of The Mix. I do think The Mix needs to update their parking garage because that thing is looking a little rough but the Louisiana side is pretty nice. I'm expecting something really grand for the area, similar to the expectations for the lot on Westheimer and Montrose.
    7 points
  16. Under Contract https://www.us.jll.com/en/investorcenter/land/11-27-acres-on-buffalo-bayou-houston-tx-unitedstates
    7 points
  17. Exactly. Some people like eating at Olive Garden and some people like eating at restaurants.
    7 points
  18. 7 points
  19. https://www.nickelcitybar.com Architect - https://www.taft.studio
    7 points
  20. Demo equipment has been removed, but the brick structure remains (perhaps for good). Demo rubble and stray trees have been cleaned. Archcon trailers on-site. Guess they are full speed ahead now.
    6 points
  21. Haven’t been able to snap a pic, but the first building is definitely visible from I-10. Looks to be about 5-6 floors already
    6 points
  22. Cannady Hall construction fencing. Linbeck is the GC. https://www.linbeck.com https://www.ricedesignalliance.org/news/rice-architecture-announces-cannady-hall
    6 points
  23. What I thought might be the dog park looks to be a loading area.
    6 points
  24. I heard that the HMNS butterfly exhibit will be closed for a few month the end of this year. The heavy equipment is already starting to show up. The old glass panes will be replaced with new glass. Also some minor interior reconfiguration but, as far as anyone has said, nothing major.
    6 points
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