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  1. 2 hours ago, Ross said:


    Houston has never been much of a condo city. Most folks prefer to own their home completely, and not be at the beck and call of an out of control condo board, and not pay outrageous monthly condo fees.

    I don't know.  Many people prefer the lock it and leave it lifestyle and very little maintenance as opposed to a house in the burbs.

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  2. 12 hours ago, bobruss said:

    Thats a long walk most of the year just to get to Richmond and Sage, with nothing to do along the way except look at trash on the ground and hot asphalt parking lots. From June until late October it would be prohibitive with the heat and humidity. I just can't see some young couple telling their friends they'd walk over from the Hard Rock to meet them for dinner at Mortons. People don't even walk in the main part of the Galleria Post Oak Westheimer area. They do their walking inside the mall from the parking lot to the store they need to go to.

    People are not going to walk a mile to get to the Galleria. Especially through that maze of apartments, hotels, service stations and traffic. How would they get home from their shopping spree with all those purchases. 

    Well of course not now but the walkability score may increase for that area when other developments are completed around this area.  Once McNair development is completed, this hotel will be much closer and also new midrise apartments will be developed next to Bristol condos on McCue.  I do agree from June to October, the heat will be too unbearable to walk that far. 😅

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  3. On 6/12/2019 at 2:05 PM, ZRFkris said:

    I would think ballpark district downtown would be better for a development like this and the W would fit in this location especially if they could create walkable retail to connect to McNair project and Post Oak.

    That area is walkable as I live in this area and usually walk to 24 Hr Fitness and eateries in the area on Richmond and Sage and even to the Galleria on a cool day. 😁  Also there are other developments that will be coming up on the other side of Sage and along McCue plus the 59/610 project will make it easy access to get there.

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  4. On 6/10/2019 at 3:51 AM, Howard Huge said:

    And then one day, Midtown suddenly had it's own little baby skyline.


    Small beginnings. Tear down the Pierce elevated, throw in about twenty to thirty more buildings in Midtown between 20-40 stories stretching all the way down to the Museum district, and Houston will have one giant, continuous skyline. One that rivals the big cities! I say give Houston about 50 more years, it is bound to happen one day. I may not live to see it but it will happen.

    Isnt Caydon (the Aussie company?) building 3 more high rises next to the first one?

    by the time final four gets here in 2023 there will be about 10 high rises in midtown

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  5. 2 hours ago, urbanize713 said:

    Yes it is something new and hopefully it succeeds but this is terribly underwhelming. 


    I say this for 3 reasons. 

    1. Hanover Buffalo Bayou

    2. The Allen

    3. Regent Square for god sake!


    Like the three projects above, this fronts the bayou/park and is actually in downtown. In my humble opinion, I would prefer for Lovett to sell (at a profit) and for a developer with a bigger vision(and pockets) to come along. Even if it sits vacant for a couple more years. 

    I would like to think residential may come after this is completed.  I hope...


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  6. 17 hours ago, Twinsanity02 said:

    I am not as surprised about the massive investment in midtown. Midtown in the 1980's and into the mid 1990's was derelict and run down. The change in the last twenty years has been amazing. Considering midtown is close to downtown with all it's sports and entertainment venues, the Theater district, Rice U, the museum district, Hermann Park, etc I would be surprised if it had not developed.

    and proximity to the Medical Center as well!

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  7. On 6/4/2019 at 1:46 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

    More on The Residence at the Allen, part of The Allen mixed use development at 1733 Allen Pkwy in Houston.

    From Houston Business Journal yesterday:


    More details have started to emerge about what amenities The Allen — a condo, hotel, office and retail project lined up for a 6-acre tract off Allen Parkway — will offer residents when it is ultimately completed. Construction on the tower began in April.

    The mixed-use project will be based around a 34-story tower, the first 14 floors of which will consist of hotel rooms operated by Thompson Hotels. The rest of the tower will have 99 luxury condominiums, offering top-tier amenities designed to cater to wealthier residents. The site will eventually include a Class-A office tower and a pavilion with retail locations.

    The Allen is located at 1733 Allen Parkway in Houston, to the east of the Federal Reserve and across Buffalo Bayou Park.


    To give potential residents an idea of what they can expect of the nearly $1 million starting price for most of the units — $2.6 million for a penthouse unit — The Allen has constructed a 2,900-square-foot sales gallery displaying full-sized model unit features.

    Two full-sized kitchens will be on display starting June 6, when the sales gallery hosts its grand opening. Kitchens in The Allen’s 17 penthouse units feature Pedini cabinetry and Gaggenau appliances, while standard kitchens come with Pedini cabinetry and Thermador appliances. The sales gallery also has a model penthouse bathroom showing the stone wall cladding, oversized shower, designer bathtub and finishes that top-floor residents can expect.

    More: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/06/03/more-details-emerge-on-high-end-condo-off-allen.html

    Ahhh the ultra rich people and low income people at APV living together in harmony.  

  8. On 5/13/2019 at 4:15 PM, H-Town Man said:


    They are covering a pretty wide area to be buying land this far north of the Sears. I imagine they may just want to control the area and will likely ground lease some of the land to apartment or other developers. Universities do this sort of thing - buy up everything so they can control their neighborhood and ensure nice surroundings.


    Like Houston Baptist Univ. on Fondren @59 .

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  9. On 5/22/2019 at 4:03 PM, wilcal said:



    “The Army Corps of Engineers pulled and withdrew the permit of Romerica. They [Romerica] could not answer all of the questions that were posed by various groups within the 30-day time frame they had to reply within the statutes,” he said.

    Romerica requested an extension and suspension of the terms of the permit application process, Rehak said, but the Corps denied the request and pulled the application. He noted that Romerica can reapply at some future date when they work out all the details and submit all the information they are supposed to provide. The application was withdrawn without prejudice.

    this is officially dead.

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  10. On 5/22/2019 at 3:01 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:

    Updated renderings of East River from Midway at 4100 Clinton Dr in Houston.

    Phase I
    (direct link to non-compressed, full-sized image: https://i.imgur.com/5bwfQR6.jpg )

    Central Plaza & Retail Pavilion
    (direct link to non-compressed, full-sized image: https://i.imgur.com/fezJODo.jpg )

    (direct link to non-compressed, full-sized image: https://i.imgur.com/qJBzVxp.jpg )

    (direct link to non-compressed, full-sized image: https://i.imgur.com/eIoYjh4.jpg )

    Bayou Pavilion
    (direct link to non-compressed, full-sized image: https://i.imgur.com/ZKQn0Dd.jpg )

    Ground Floor Retail Under Office Building and Garage
    (direct link to non-compressed, full-sized image: https://i.imgur.com/ZKQn0Dd.jpg )

    (direct link to non-compressed, full-sized image: https://i.imgur.com/jrDZofd.jpg )

    Anchor retail & Office A
    (direct link to non-compressed, full-sized image: https://i.imgur.com/goENJCG.jpg )

    Office Building C

    Oh my!  Look what Amazon missed out on.  Will this be completed by the time we get another Superbowl?  

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  11. On 5/15/2019 at 12:36 PM, WakeUpHouston said:
    Phase II is the proposed Asia City Plaza East Tower at 33 floors (estimated height of 438.85 ft), and Phase III, the Asia City Plaza West Tower also at 33 floors (estimated height of 438.85 ft) or vice verse depending which they choose first.
    Designed by architect Wen Zhongzheng. As mentioned his work contains the elegance of the literati, the innovative and harmonious design style, and the appearance and the interior as a whole give a sense of harmony and comfort. With that said, 33 floors would be the ideal number as it sounds alike "double" life, as literaly translated growth or reproduction (of wealth).


    Now if KP Plaza at Beechnut and Beltway can get their 2 towers up.  

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  12. 15 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

    More details on what may be called Asia City Plaza in Houston Chinatown:

    Mostly same details as above.


    Xu Wenzhong, head of the Hilton Hotel in Chinatown, officially publicly announced the construction of Asian City Plaza in the Asian shopping district at a press conference in mid-April. The first phase of the project will be built. 6 storey commercial building. The first floor is a shop, the fifth and sixth floors will be used as office floors, and the three-story building in the middle will be a parking lot, which is convenient for first-floor and top-level users. In order to ensure user safety, all incoming vehicles will be closely monitored and recorded. Enter and exit the license plate number (Xu Wenzhong).

    In the current situation of the hard-to-find shop in Dun Huang Plaza, the Asian City Project will continue to provide entrepreneurial venues for entrepreneurs with lofty ideals, and also add more business opportunities to the already prosperous Chinese city. After the completion of the first phase of the Asian City project, it will be connected with the surrounding Dun Huang Plaza, McDonald's and Hengfeng Bank, so that the moving line will be unimpeded (Zhong Wenzheng Li Shuzhen).

    Xu Wenzhong said that in order to expand the Chinese business sector, the construction of Asia City hopes to attract more ethnic groups into Chinatown and accelerate the prosperity of the entire Asian business district (Xu Wenzhong Ye Hongzhi).

    The first phase of the Asian City project will be sold by 48 units, ranging from 1,288 square feet of 370,000 square meters to 2,608 square feet of more than 990,000 US dollars, suitable for all types of enterprises to enter, and will start at 10 am on May 4th.





    what's the 2nd phase?

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