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  1. And on the other side will be that twisted tower. If that's still a realistic project.
  2. '"The bar has been raised," said managing director Aaron Thielhorn.' The building's going to have a mixed-drinks concession on the top floor?
  3. It will be dense development, depending on what "dense" is. St. John's currently has some major expansion going on at its campus. The disappearance of this building and the Shell lab in Bellaire mark the passing of an era. Kind of like the closure of the HAL-PC club.
  4. Heh, the bad news is the location is too successful, so the current tenants don't want to leave. I suppose it could be worse - a replay of 1986, perhaps...
  5. I'm not sure if the notice can be linked. The digital edition of the newspaper (PDF format) has a listing of all permits for the week.
  6. Building permit just got listed in the Houston Business Journal. I would assume it's well underway.
  7. This one was posted to SSP earlier this year. I'm not sure where it is. I'd have to do a search.
  8. I count 12 all the way around. The center section has one floor of the 7 residential floors obscured.
  9. Well, that's decidedly underwhelming. No interest in first floor retail?
  10. I'm surprised they lopped two floors off the building. They didn't think they could find enough tenants?
  11. So is this office or residential? I would assume they don't need to worry about pre-leasing if they're building condos.
  12. Parking lots aren't really available until the owners decide to sell or redevelop. I'm getting the impression, from HBJ and other sources, that there just aren't many parcels that anyone wants to part with.
  13. Someone needs to tell Dallas that Houston's got 82 companies that did a billion dollars in business last year. And we didn't have to poach them from anywhere else.
  14. One guy is grousing about traffic. But he has the misfortune to also be a tort reform advocate, so he looks a bit of a hypocrite.
  15. Swamplot's also saying there's a second phase - 258 units. The latest render appears to show the second building, which is almost as tall as the first.
  16. The cynic in me says we're looking at four apartment wraps and a few bike paths. The real estate is definitely valuable - close to Downtown, access to the light rail. In DC, it would already have been developed. Those derelict car dealerships along the North Freeway are getting redeveloped, so I can't imagine this site's being ignored.
  17. Actually, the architect was going to hang a lantern or two in there. "One if by land, two if by sea."
  18. Something tells me the upsizing/downsizing is developers testing the waters and adjusting accordingly. That said, the continued lament of developers that there just aren't enough available lots in the city would tend to favor denser development. Of course, their creative ability to cram 6 rowhouses into a lot that used to hold one old house is unparalleled.
  19. Either that or four stories surrounding a parking core. These are showing up all over Texas (and other places).
  20. Those aren't decorational pyramids at the top of the garage level; they're homeless spikes!
  21. So why did Comerica Bank move its headquarters to Dallas instead? Half of the appeal of Dallas is its proximity to Houston.
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