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That's the one, the lot does not include that whole block? I thought it would. My bad.

Unfortunately, no - it is not what is fenced in. They actually have construction fencing going across the little island in the pond there. I hope they are just blocking that off for safety and not actually tearing up part of the pond. That made a nice little park there - would be a loss for another 5 story non-descript apartment building.

And this morning there was dirt-moving equipment being unloaded on the property.

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Hcad says the pond is for retention so I don't think its going anywhere.

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I have a good view of this from my office. The pond was drained over the weekend. I'll keep an eye on it and post if I see any more activity.

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We have been informed at the Empire that the pond will be empty for about 3 months.

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We have been informed at the Empire that the pond will be empty for 3 about months.

Thanks. Did they give a reason why? Who is responsible for the pond, Empire or someone else?

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Thanks. Did they give a reason why? Who is responsible for the pond, Empire or someone else?

Note from Crocker Partners dated March 29th indicates that the property has been sold and the new owners are planning to build a residential complex. The development of the property will extend over a portion of the lake area, which is now owned by them. We have been instructed that the lower lakes will be drained in order to start construction of the project. The memo says we anticipate that the lower lakes (closest to Post Oak) will be without water for approximately 3 months.

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So I gather they will fill in part of the lake so they can properly deleop the site?

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Since when is a five-and-a-half-story building a lowrise? Or bad news, for that matter?

I think it's kinda dinky for such a prime location.

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Bad news, another low-rise apartment. I think this is the same plot....

http://blog.chron.co...-galleria-area/

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it's not so bad man. Residential spurs retail, and evening retail at that. I think all this low rise residential development will have a big positive impact for in/close to the loop retail, better than office buildings. I also think that while the housing crash has been a drain on the economy, it has had a huge positive impact for those who are looking for a more dense Houston with better retail and walkability.

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The plan submitted to the Houston Planning Commission doesn't encroach the pond.

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I think it's kinda dinky for such a prime location.

i don't find this location all that "prime" to be honest with you... i'm okay w this project and the residential density it will provide. not ever plot can be a glamorous high rise.

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1) 5 floors is a MIDRISE.

2) SWTsig is right, this isn't "prime" for high end residential. Prime in that area is located North of Westheimer. This is the back side of the Galleria. This is a pretty good filler.

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The plan submitted to the Houston Planning Commission doesn't encroach the pond.

I overlayed the plat atop an aerial photo. The building footprint will overlap the pond by 30-60 feet in spots.

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Kinda' wished they went a big bigger, but this should help out quite a bit with people who work in the area that can't afford to live in any of the high rises in the area. I'm guessing this will be "affordable" living in the area. Then again, once this is built, it might force some of the other apartment buildings to be a bit more competitive.

Relatively speaking of course. Galleria area prices are always going to be crazy high.

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was in the Real estate Bisnow

http://www.bisnow.com/real-estate-hou/2012/04/10/the-deal-sheet-444/

nothing really new

Alliance Communities purchased 3.5 acres on Post Oak Boulevard and Transco One Drive in the heart of the Galleria. The plan: Build a 272-unit multifamily building with a parking garage.
Construction on the five-story building will launch this month and complete in Q1 '14.

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I never noticed those Transco street names before. What is the story behind that? Was there a bigger Transco complex planned at one time, or WAS this a Transco complex at one time, before Transco Tower was built?

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Went by today on the way to work. The drained main pond structure has almost been rebuilt - albeit about a 50% smaller footprint. At least they left some of it and some of the nice cypress trees. The rest of the old pond footprint has been back-filled. Looks like they are beginning to start on foundation work now.

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What do they do with all the wildlife from the pond? The ducks, swans, fish, turtles? Do they fend for themselves?

Went by today on the way to work. The drained main pond structure has almost been rebuilt - albeit about a 50% smaller footprint. At least they left some of it and some of the nice cypress trees. The rest of the old pond footprint has been back-filled. Looks like they are beginning to start on foundation work now.

What do they do with all the wildlife from the pond? The ducks, swans, fish, turtles? Do they fend for themselves?

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What do they do with all the wildlife from the pond? The ducks, swans, fish, turtles? Do they fend for themselves?

What do they do with all the wildlife from the pond? The ducks, swans, fish, turtles? Do they fend for themselves?

Have no idea - but the other retaining ponds on the site by back by the Bechtel and other office buildings are still there and full of water. (and I believe they are actuall all interconnected under the roads) So maybe the critters relocated themselves.

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What do they do with all the wildlife from the pond? The ducks, swans, fish, turtles? Do they fend for themselves?

What do they do with all the wildlife from the pond? The ducks, swans, fish, turtles? Do they fend for themselves?

That's a darn good question. I doubt anybody took the time to make sure there were no turtles or fish or anything else in the water before just pushing dirt in it. To be honest, now I'm worried...

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They pumped all the water out first - took a few days. Wasn't around when they got it drained low to see if they caught the fish and put them in the other ponds. Or took them home and ate them.

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They pumped all the water out first - took a few days. Wasn't around when they got it drained low to see if they caught the fish and put them in the other ponds. Or took them home and ate them.

The pond connected to the other pond across the road/bridge, then they barricaded it. So, if anything, when it reopens, the adjacent wildlife will repopulate the newer, smaller pond.

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What do they do with all the wildlife from the pond? The ducks, swans, fish, turtles?

they were delicious

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The crane went up for this project this week.

No photo to share, but thought I would pass the info along since this thread has gone quiet.

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I saw that - not quite a tower crane though. It's more of a mini tower with about 10 large concrete counter-weights balanced on the back.

I'm still watching the construction race with the Hines development behind the Waterwall. I think Hines is still slightly ahead - even though there is a delay on one half of the property while they demolished the old sales office of the Turnberry development.

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I'm still watching the construction race with the Hines development behind the Waterwall. I think Hines is still slightly ahead - even though there is a delay on one half of the property while they demolished the old sales office of the Turnberry development.

The sales office is long gone now. I guess you might have meant *was instead of *is.

I could swear that little crane has been up and active for almost a month now.

*shrugs shoulders*

Might have been, but I did not notice it before when I drove by.

With all the crane talk for BLVD Place, just wondered why no one mentioned this one.

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With all the crane talk for BLVD Place, just wondered why no one mentioned this one.

It's because this site is less prominent, much smaller, and is a generic multi-family complex. BLVD Place has been one of the most anticipated developments in the city for quite a while. Also, BLVD Place's constant delays made it feel like it was never going to happen, so ANYTHING happening on the site is huge.

Besides, the big tower crane just looks cooler. ;)

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The fence barriers along most of the the pond on the north side were removed yesterday. The pond is now open to visitors.

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Here are some photos taken from the pond side of the project last week.

What's up with the funky water color? 

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What's up with the funky water color? 

 

It's a glacial lake, hence the very light coloring.  

 

I ended up at the Galleria this weekend and saw this up close.  It will be much nicer when they have the building up to shield off the parking garage.  I was wondering why they had so much CMU exposed but then I see on here that you won't be seeing it anyway.

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Presumably the view will be much more appealing when the apartments are built around the parking garage structure.

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It's been interesting watching the progress between this and WaterWall Place a block away.  WWP seems to be going up considerably fast, and floor-by-floor, garage included.  In contrast, 3100 focused on getting the garage (100%?) complete before even pouring the foundation for the residential.  There also appeared to be a week (at least) where nothing was being done at 3100.  So it's hard to tell which one will be finished first, but it's looking like WWP will have the honors.

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Here are some photos taken from the pond side of the project last week.

 

This project, the waterwall apartments, and W. Dallas apartment next to Whole foods don't seem to be built with the standard wooden frame. What gives? Would these be considered real luxury apartments? 

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Progressing...

Ill avoid using the iPhone during twilight next time

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