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I am rather fond of the plan. It is certainly better than the old Compass Bank Building surrounded by surface parking!

Additionally, some of my favorite buildings in town include the Wortham Tower and the Exxon downtown. The lines of The Perennial seem to play homage to those two but with a new century twist.

I also have to say that this design, especially for what appears to be the 30 story hotel/residential portion, reminds me A LOT of some of the newer W Hotel properties that have risen...

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I am rather fond of the plan. It is certainly better than the old Compass Bank Building surrounded by surface parking!

Additionally, some of my favorite buildings in town include the Wortham Tower and the Exxon downtown. The lines of The Perennial seem to play homage to those two but with a new century twist.

I also have to say that this design, especially for what appears to be the 30 story hotel/residential portion, reminds me A LOT of some of the newer W Hotel properties that have risen...

Very much with you regarding similarities to several W properties...

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Isn't this being done by the Redstone folks? I think that's who owns the old Compass Bank site.

If true, it looks like they are adding an office tower and a hotel/condo project on the site alongside a large garage. They appear to be all connected too (for lockmat). The rumor was a few months ago that they had financing in place for this... we'll see.

I wonder who will run the hotel/condo portion? It seems awfully close to the Houstonian (which Redstone also owns). It's gotta be something that will compliment that development.

we were told just over a year ago that redstone was planning on developing a mixed-use project at this site which included hotel/condo/office/retail and that the hotel was a very, very high-end 5 star brand. mandarin or pennisula were the first two to pop in my mind.

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we were told just over a year ago that redstone was planning on developing a mixed-use project at this site which included hotel/condo/office/retail and that the hotel was a very, very high-end 5 star brand. mandarin or pennisula were the first two to pop in my mind.

The rendering posted is HKS's handiwork. I'm a fan of the concept. At this point, the Redstone/Stream conceptual plan that you're looking at calls for (1) a 20 story office tower that consists of 12 stories of large floorplate office (each floor over 33k sf, thus approx. 370k sf in total) sitting atop 8 stories of parking, (2) a taller approx. 30 story hotel/resi tower with 297 hotel rooms and 100+ resi units and (3) just under 75k sf of accompanying ground level+ retail. Pretty ambitious in this environment.

It will take a minor miracle to get financing for this one, so don't hold your breath here.

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Pretty ambitious in this environment.

It will take a minor miracle to get financing for this one, so don't hold your breath here.

Last we heard, some kind of financing had already been arranged. No details. It seems to me, however, that there'd be more buzz about this if it were going forward. If I had to guess, I'd say that either their announcement about financing was premature or that either a lender or equity partner found a way to back out. Redstone as a company isn't going away anytime soon, and the site really is a good one, so I'd suspect that this probably will happen, just not anytime soon. Plus, don't count on the design in this rendering being the one that ends up getting used.

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Last we heard, some kind of financing had already been arranged. No details. It seems to me, however, that there'd be more buzz about this if it were going forward. If I had to guess, I'd say that either their announcement about financing was premature or that either a lender or equity partner found a way to back out. Redstone as a company isn't going away anytime soon, and the site really is a good one, so I'd suspect that this probably will happen, just not anytime soon. Plus, don't count on the design in this rendering being the one that ends up getting used.

so S.O.P.

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The rendering posted is HKS's handiwork. I'm a fan of the concept. At this point, the Redstone/Stream conceptual plan that you're looking at calls for (1) a 20 story office tower that consists of 12 stories of large floorplate office (each floor over 33k sf, thus approx. 370k sf in total) sitting atop 8 stories of parking, (2) a taller approx. 30 story hotel/resi tower with 297 hotel rooms and 100+ resi units and (3) just under 75k sf of accompanying ground level+ retail. Pretty ambitious in this environment.

It will take a minor miracle to get financing for this one, so don't hold your breath here.

HKS? I was under the impression that Morris Architects was the one who was working the design for the Redstone Project.

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i'm with niche here in agreeing that this will happen sooner or later. redstone is a very solid company and this is a very prime piece of real estate. they may not break ground this year, but i would almost guarantee that it happens w/in the next 3 years.

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Dude, that's excellent!

Was everyone else under the impression that was just one building, not two?

I'd be more excited if the economy wasn't the way it was. For all we know, this is dead dead dead. I'm sure we can bet on the 2011 delivery is out of date, but then again, aren't they always anyway?

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...and you don't want me driving y'all crazy.

you da man, thanks!

I remember someone saying whatever would be built there was gonna be "big." Hmmm...

Other than that, I'm not real sure what to say. It isn't horrible but it's not exciting either.

"It isn't horrible but it's not exciting either"; my thoughts exactly; another angular glass structure.

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Dude, that's excellent!

Was everyone else under the impression that was just one building, not two?

I'd be more excited if the economy wasn't the way it was. For all we know, this is dead dead dead. I'm sure we can bet on the 2011 delivery is out of date, but then again, aren't they always anyway?

I would'nt say that. The pdf. file of The Perennial was added to the internet not to long ago...

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From Golyadkin on SSP:

I live across the street and down about a hundred or so yards from the site, and in the mail today I received a Notice of Variance Request, apparently because I fall within "the Chapter 42 required notification area".

From what I can gather through the bureaucratic jargon, Terra surveying Company has asked for a one foot building line along Post Oak while the ordinance requires a 25 foot building line. It references the area as "Perennial on Post Oak Subdivision".

The details of all of this are not really my interest. What I really care about is that things are actually moving to get this thing built!

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They are different sizes because my fiance's scanner auto-detects the size of the page and I can't figure out how to make it stop doing that. The text being slanted wasn't me, it actually came from the city like that. And on the map page, the small text is impossible to read in person as well.

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Not sure how recently this was updated/published ( I hate that the new pdf version does not allow you to view this). I also wonder why the hotel and residential portion is not included here.

Post Oak Mixed-Use Development (In Design)

Houston, Texas

Phase I – 300,000 sq.ft., 10 floor “shell and core” office building

Phase II – 400,000 sq.ft., 17 floor “shell and core” office building

http://www.blumeng.com/develop_public/pdf/Blum%20Consulting%20Engineers%20-%20Office%20Buildings.pdf

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Not sure how recently this was updated/published ( I hate that the new pdf version does not allow you to view this). I also wonder why the hotel and residential portion is not included here.

http://www.blumeng.c...20Buildings.pdf

Seems pretty old to me. The pdf file has 6 Houston Center listed as "Under Construction" and Victory Tower in Dallas as "In Design", both have been cancelled, for about a year now.

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One foot? That doesn't actually mean a building will be one foot from the street, does it? It must mean the landscape or something.

Ask him to scan and put the copy online.

lol. As I was reading though this thread, I saw this, and was getting ready to post the pictures here. Glad I kept reading. ;)

I found this site about an hour ago, and the two threads I've read so far have had quotes from me from SSP. :lol:

As with BLVD Place, I live across the street from this site, so as soon as anything interesting happens there, I'll let you guys know.

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I am hearing some rumbling rumors that something going to start on this site soon. Could be wishful thinking, but the rumor mill says that it has financing and a tenant. Does anyone have anything to add to the rumor mill?

if you're talking office tenant i can think of at least one major company that is looking in the area but don't have any real specifics as to where they'll end up, although i'm fairly certain they've had a site selected for at least a few months. are you perhaps thinking of redstones proposed 2nd houstonian office building? i heard very recently that they do have a lead tenant and that it is a go.

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if you're talking office tenant i can think of at least one major company that is looking in the area but don't have any real specifics as to where they'll end up, although i'm fairly certain they've had a site selected for at least a few months. are you perhaps thinking of redstones proposed 2nd houstonian office building? i heard very recently that they do have a lead tenant and that it is a go.

I am not sure of any of the details. I just heard that an office project at this address was in the works with funding and a teneant in place. The people that I talked to were being all 007 about it.

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  • The title was changed to PNC Plaza & 2120 Post Oak Blvd. Mixed-Use
  • The title was changed to PNC Plaza & 2120 Post Oak Blvd Mixed-Use

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