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This coming week's HBJ will feature an article about major plans for the area around Landry's Headquarters on the West Loop between Post Oak Blvd and San Felipe.

Plans include the following;

1) A 20 story office tower. The tower will be built as spec and will try for led certification. It will have a 1,600 car garage and 475,000 square feet of Class A space. The tower will use Ziegler Cooper's old design for the 1600 West Loop South proposal that died a few year's ago. The Novati Group of Dallas is in charge of this tower which is set to open in April 2010.

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2) A new home for Willie G's Seafood and Steak House. This bldg will rise just South of Landry's Hdqts. It will allow for Simmons-Vedder to develop the old space further down Post Oak Blvd into an office building.

3) An early proposal for a 21 story hotel affiliated with Landry's. My guess is that an old rumor of a San Luis Hotel for Houston might be in the works or maybe they will try and land a national chain...

ooops, sorry, I didn't see KingOwl's post. Can this be merged with his? Thanks!

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That is it. The MS Live map shows it well. The office building will be were the parking lot is on the bottom left corner. Note the brown/sandy looking area in the middle is where Landry's had a temporary facility for Christmas parties you could rent out. The smaller building with the circle roof is the Rolls/Bently dealer and you can see part of Landry's headquarters in the bottom right of the shot.

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Nice design. Taller and more inventive than at least one of the garbage excuses for skyscrapers that are being built downtown. The green glass curve seems reminiscent of Wells Fargo.

How is Main Place, the Pavilions, or any of the new ones around the park, "garbage"? This thing is nice, and will certainly stand out next to the older buildings around it, but its not that great. It looks like a typical, turn of the last century design.

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1) A 20 story office tower. The tower will be built as spec and will try for led certification. It will have a 1,600 car garage and 475,000 square feet of Class A space. The tower will use Ziegler Cooper's old design for the 1600 West Loop South proposal that died a few year's ago. The Novati Group of Dallas is in charge of this tower which is set to open in April 2010.

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well, nothing new ,but it aint nothing bad at all...

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Perhaps it's a partial or modified revival of the plans for the site from the last boom?

 

At the time, the hotel was projected to be 21 stories, with a Willie G's, and a resurrected proposal for an office building from the late 90s/early2000s, which ultimately died again.

 

We even had a thread for it at one point...

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/15076-new-20-story-tower-on-west-loop

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somehow, i simply cannot believe that any developer would build a "grand hyatt hotel" upon that close proximity to the newest "galleria hyatt" now under construction.  this would be a absolutely ridiculous.  (these are not like "starbucks" coffee shops)  

 

not to mention, upon my experiences abroad, "grand hyatt hotels", are normally "humongous"...   especially, the one in dubai, uae.  as well as bali, indonesia.  i shall not believe that this is a prospective "grand hyatt hotel" until i see it with my own eyes.  no way!

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This site has been used as a laydown site for the Astoria condos going up on Post Oak. The sign for development remains out on the property (and the Master Plan remains largely similar to what was indicated above).

 

Once the Astoria is complete, I wonder if we will see movement on this site--particularly with BHP Billiton and Amegy Bank building new headquarters nearby.

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This site has been used as a laydown site for the Astoria condos going up on Post Oak. The sign for development remains out on the property (and the Master Plan remains largely similar to what was indicated above).

 

Once the Astoria is complete, I wonder if we will see movement on this site--particularly with BHP Billiton and Amegy Bank building new headquarters nearby.

 

I think your referring this...

 

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/29972-hollyhurst-ln-near-astorias-laydown/

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http://newregionalplanning.com/upload/property2/610loop_flyer.pdf

 

THe land is for sale but they are building a willie G's and a future hotel 

 

Why would they build a Willie G's there unless Willie's was planning on moving? Like this...

 

:)

 

Anyone a regular patron that could ask staff what's the dilly?

 

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http://looplink.cushwake.com/xNet/Looplink/Profile/Profile.aspx?stid=cushwakenational&LID=17735744&LL=true&PinProfile=true&UOMListing=&UOMMoneyCurrency=&RentPer=PY&SRID=4660237372

 

I would be surprised if this site wasn't purchased already

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Is something replacing the current Willie G's on Post Oak?  This little stretch of Uptown is getting crammed with towers.

 

it's on the market... not sure what the status is.

 

my understanding is the windhall apartments are under contract/sold to a multifamily developer as well.

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Right behind the Astoria. I am already glad I do not commute to this area at rush hour as it is a nightmare to navigate. I agree that the Uptown and University lines make all the more sense to help move folks to the other business centers (it would be nice to take the rail to court instead of having to drive).

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Looks like a great project but thank God I do not work in the Galleria area. This section of 610 is now one of the worst highways in Texas and there's still more development in the works. There has to come a time when the congestion just gets so bad that it actually prevents any further growth, right?

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Traffic is indeed abysmal around here. I get in the office later in the morning and leave later in the evening to miss the worst of it. I refuse to leave the office during peak lunch hour to seek out places to eat in the area (huzzah brownbagging). The bulldozer from yesterday is not on site now (or at least not within view from my office). I will walk by in a little while to get a better look.

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The proposals for Uptown just keep coming! It's going to have more density than downtown soon with all the 30 story towers going up or about to start! Gonna need more than just light rail with all the traffic though.

 

What? Uptown is no where near as dense as downtown and definitely won't have more density soon. Uptown has a lot of projects under construction, but downtown isn't sitting still. There are well over 30 under construction/proposed projects in downtown.

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