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The James, Ivy, Park Place River Oaks, Westheimer & Mid Lane Mixed-Use


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I believe the entire development is now called Park Place | River Oaks and The James (Phase I) and The Ivy (Phase II) are part of the overall project.  It's the same developer/investor - Stonelake Capital Partners.  Phase III is the 210,000-sf retail/office project fronting Westheimer.  

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Small incremental changes have happened on the park place lot. There was previously a leasing sign posted on the corner of mid lane. That has been taken down and now there is a nicer park place sign on westheimer and another sign on the north west corner, on mid lane. They also repaired the back alley driveway near the rail road tracks. I bet they start construction soon. 

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On 11/18/2013 at 1:00 PM, nativehoustonion said:

Something has to be done with the railroad train tracks.  They need a overpass over it with trees, fountains, native plants.  Houston can do ANYTHING!

 

The train tracks were there before Highland Village.

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On 3/16/2018 at 9:30 AM, htownbro said:

 

The train tracks were there before Highland Village.

Well, where the RR tracks are now was pasture at one time. Needs change and the tracks need to be addressed. Lowering them would be best.  

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Changing the grade of existing railroad tracks is an extensive project; the approaches would be much longer, and they would build it to one side to keep the existing line active during construction, all to produce an elevated track at that spot.  Burying the tracks probably won't happen, as it is right next to a drainage ditch. 

A similar problem was going to happen with the original University line that went to the galleria down Richmond - how do you do grade separation?

 

My feeling is that that crossing will stay for a while, and will eventually prompt an overpass with the road.

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In the past week or so, Stonelake has put up a sign advertising ground lease and built to suit for the remaining development... not sure if this is any indication of their current plans not going well or if that advertisement isn’t mutually exclusive.

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3 minutes ago, jmosele said:

I much preferred the old proposal over this I10 feeder-road lookin building. This thing is so bleh. The old proposal would’ve brought excitement and a sense of cohesiveness to that stretch of Westheimer from 610 to the other end of highland village. 

 

AGREED!

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2 hours ago, Avossos said:

 

AGREED!

Couldn’t disagree more

 

1) there isn’t THAT much cohesiveness from 610 to the train tracks, or beyond HV for that matter. The only thing cohesive about is all is that there’s dining/shopping along the north side of westheimer. 

 

2) there’s still going to be ground floor retail

 

3) this board always complains about underutilized plots and not building tall enough, this does both

 

4) ROD, HV and even uptown park are struggling to bring in tenants, which is probably why the previous proposal got axed. Plus they still have the east green space for future development.

 

5) this will look less out of place with Equinox Hotel, ROD phase 2 and further development along west creek. 

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9 hours ago, Timoric said:

Wow, that view makes the area look massive, tall, and dense, and it will only get better, love to see this in 10 years, does any other American city have an area this large besides NYC outside the CBD?

What is this area called? It is not uptown, but it looks contiguous to it.

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30 minutes ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

 

Same.

Depends on who you ask. Its easier to say what its not- River Oaks, Afton Oaks, Royden Oaks, Oak Estates, or Lynn Park. 

Some in real estate refer to it as "Briar Hollow" or Highland Village. 

 

Most people will refer to it as River Oaks or Uptown. Despite all of the River Oaks branding, as a resident I prefer to refer to it as Uptown. 

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14 hours ago, Twinsanity02 said:

What is this area called? It is not uptown, but it looks contiguous to it.

 

 

21 minutes ago, thatguysly said:

They really are trying to call it River Oaks. To me Uptown is only on the other side of 610.

 

I think it's not totally out of line to describe this as River Oaks. RO extends as far as the RR tracks at its westernmost extension. 

 

But architecturally, this strikes me as more an eastward extension of Uptown than a westward extension of RO, especially if you consider the buildings on West Loop North to be part of Uptown.

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5 hours ago, bobruss said:

Uptown in Houston is the 17th largest in sq. footage metropolitan area in the U. S. 

I don't think Buckhead is anywhere near that.

 

According to the Colliers Q2 2018 Buckhead submarket report, Buckhead has 21.8 million square feet of office space.  The West Loop submarket has 23.9 million sqaure feet so it's not too far off.

 

 

 

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