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  1. Collection at Greenway


    3333 Weslayan

    Inside the 610 Loop, surrounded by the lovely River Oaks neighborhood, the dynamic Greenway Plaza office district and the happening Highland Village retail center, Collection at Greenway is truly at the center of it all. Near a future light rail stop, the already-convenient location will also provide a quick commute to the Central Business District and the Texas Medical Center.

    Each residence will feature a gourmet kitchen, granite countertops and premium fixtures. Residences and amenities, including resort-style pools, a pool cabana game room, sports lounge, social lounge, two fitness spas and an independently-operated caf

  2. I don't know if theres another thread out there somewhere on HAIF, but here are renderings of 2121 Mid Lane...




    Contemporary exteriors, extravagant interiors. The 329 apartment homes at 2121 Mid Lane will feature gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, spacious walk-in closets, full-size washers and dryers and premium fixtures.

    The four-story community will top one story of parking. Beyond the convenience of on-site parking and a location near the Galleria business and retail district, 2121 Mid Lane will provide residents exceptional amenities, including a clubhouse with internet caf

  3. More info from an article publishe in Nov. of 08

    GBI International Injected a New Stimulus to Further Prop Out Houston Asian Town


    Stimulating Local Projects

    When some investors are lingering on the sideline to be spooked when confirmation of economic weakness materialized, GBI envisioned a new stimulating project, including commercial, residency, and warehouse buildings.

    The Twin Towers, two 12-story buildings consisting of approximately 250 four-start luxury condo rooms, 192,000 square feet professional office space, 40,000 square foot conference center, and a 10,000 square foot international bank, is estimated $92.5 million.

    Central Park, an approximate $350 million project, gauges 476,000 square feet of commercial space and seven high-rise condo buildings with 812 residential condo units.

    The Twin Tower and Central Park, both located in Asian Town/Houston, touted the prospect not just as Houston's conquest on business diversity but as an ideological turning point, one could embrace commercial bank, professional office space, and resident condominium, likening the conventional segregation between commercial and residency sites.

    Foreign Trade Zone, approximated $213 million which GBI acquired 340 acres in Fort Bend County to be developed, has approximately 7.5 million square feet of office warehouse buildings.

    Residential projects, New Horizon Villas, Villas at Ashford Point, and Fondren Gardens, comprehend the spectrum from high-end to lower middle income families, which has a $41.3 million value.

    GBI's 6 local projects with launching $700 million pave the way to resurge Houston's booming economy by bringing more business and job opportunities. They also target to make Asian Town to be another hot tourist spot in Houston.

    ...and the Presentation...









  4. More on the Regent Square tower and a new planned Groundbreaking.

    Houston Regent Square Set For 2010 Coronation


    Published on 21-05-2009 by Skyscrapernews.com

    Regent Square is more the sort of name you'd associate to London but the Texan city of Houston seems to be getting in on the imperialist branding now with a proposed 28 storey residential tower.

    The tower will stand on a site wedged firmly between the Galleria Allen Parkway area and Houston's downtown as the first part of an $850 million dollar redevelopment of the area which will see developer, GID Urban Development Group, cash in on the proximity of the site to the plush River Oaks residential area.

    Designed by Handel Architects, the scheme features low-rise buildings aping traditional terraces ringing much of the outer area of the site and enclosing a central courtyard. These will have ground floor retail outlets, apartments, and parking as well as a roof top pool.

    The landmark element of the project is the tower which is designed by the architect to have a radically different look depending on which direction you are viewing it from.

    Overlooking the courtyard on the western side is four vertical strips of acutely angled floor to ceiling glass facades with balconies on their corners as if they have has been concertinaed, a shape that's followed all the way to the fa

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  5. Is this new info? 42~stories? hotel/condos? 9~story garage? ~1.4 acres? From Klotz Associates.

    MEDISTAR, Houstonian Medical Tower, Houston, Texas

    Klotz Associates provided paving, grading and site utilities for a forty-two story combination luxury hotel and condominium tower attached to a nine-story parking garage with two basement levels on a 1.4 acre site in the Houston Medical Center. Services also provided were the ADA / TDLR accessible routes and facilities, public street improvement and off-site public utility relocations to serve project site.


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  6. That gonna-be-178-ft.-high pile of trash going up across the street from Shadow Creek Ranch? Nothing a little smart landscaping can't handle. Rice architecture grad student Lysle Oliveros's proposal for the Blue Ridge Landfill makes for a rockin' video. And Houston needs a mountain, anyway.


    Video with renderings here:


    Does anyone know more about this?

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  7. Additonal info..

    The UT Dental Branch is currently located at 6515 M.D. Anderson Blvd. in Houston\\\'s Texas Medical Center. The facility has been home to the Dental Branch for more than 50 years, but the UT Health Science Center is building a new school a few miles south, off Old Spanish Trail. The project is currently in the design phase and should be ready for occupancy in 2011.


    As interim dean, Valenza will be responsible for overseeing the school’s patient care, educational and research programs. He also will continue to oversee the design and construction of the new UT Dental Branch building, a project he has headed since its inception. Pending final approval by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, construction is expected to begin in late 2009 on the university’s south campus.


    This sketch represents the proposed new building for the UT Dental Branch. This sketch envisions it as complete after two-phase construction. Some design changes may occur, as the timeline for the project is now shorter


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  8. I just saw a video of a segment that KHOU did about Houston's economy. An economics professor predicts that Houston's economy will get worst than the rest of the nation. It said something like Houston would lose like 60,000 plus jobs this year. I hope that professor is wrong.

    He may but a professor, but I don't think Houston will lose that many jobs imo. I say the professor is wrong.

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