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Phase 1 to commence in September

 

 

Phase Two

Once phase one is completed, the existing 97,000 square foot office building will be demolished to make way for phase two. Phase two is anticipated to include a single high-rise tower comprised of a full-service hotel on the bottom-half of the tower and a 250 unit high-end apartment building on the top-half of the tower. The hotel and apartments will be joined by a high-end resort styled amenity deck to which both hotel guests and apartment residents will have exclusive access. From concierge services and in-residence dining to a dedicated residential management team, the apartment residents will experience unparalleled comfort and elegance in the heart of Houston.

 

 

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Saw this on another forum:

Buffalo speedway @ Richmond there is a sign showing a new 20 to 30 story office build will be built soon with a fence around the property

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It's November in two weeks and this hasn't started yet!

It'll be 2015 in just 14.5 months.... I'm starting to worry myself!

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Exactly. Nancy of chron.com calls it flashy. Um, I call it flashNOT.

Nancy's superlatives can usually be taken with a grain of salt. The building looks npt bad but hardly flashy. Very corporate.

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What a freaking waste! The existing building is only about 20 or so years old and of all the buildings in that area, the developers knock down a decent 20-storey building. There are countless older trashy 4-5 storey buildings all up and down that street, including the one I work in a few doors up where the elevator is dead every other day. Knock that POS down.

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What a freaking waste! The existing building is only about 20 or so years old and of all the buildings in that area, the developers knock down a decent 20-storey building. There are countless older trashy 4-5 storey buildings all up and down that street, including the one I work in a few doors up where the elevator is dead every other day. Knock that POS down.

Well, first you have to own something before you go knocking it down. I'm always baffled by posters that think this is sim city

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What a freaking waste! The existing building is only about 20 or so years old and of all the buildings in that area, the developers knock down a decent 20-storey building. There are countless older trashy 4-5 storey buildings all up and down that street, including the one I work in a few doors up where the elevator is dead every other day. Knock that POS down.

That "decent 20-storey building" is more like 12 stories, it's lead tenant no longer wants to stay there and its floor plates much too small. There's nothing remarkable about the building whatsoever and the land it sits on is much too valuable in this market.

Instead of directing the brunt of your ire towards a developer who will ultimately build several buildings w much longer staying power and providing much greater density, perhaps you can pull your money together to a. Save this unremarkable building and b. Buy and tear down the POS building you're currently in.

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That "decent 20-storey building" is more like 12 stories, it's lead tenant no longer wants to stay there and its floor plates much too small. There's nothing remarkable about the building whatsoever and the land it sits on is much too valuable in this market.

Instead of directing the brunt of your ire towards a developer who will ultimately build several buildings w much longer staying power and providing much greater density, perhaps you can pull your money together to a. Save this unremarkable building and b. Buy and tear down the POS building you're currently in.

 

Not 20 stories.  Not even 12 stories.  Only 8 stories.

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Well, first you have to own something before you go knocking it down. I'm always baffled by posters that think this is sim city

Developers buy property all the time, yes?

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Developers buy property all the time, yes?

 

Yes, in a marketplace buyers and sellers try to come together and find something buyers want to buy and sellers want to sell.  I'm pretty sure developers just don't go around buying up property because that's part of the bussines model.

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Looks like this one is underway.  They are currently taking down the oaks on the east side of the property line and are preparing the smaller oaks to be moved.  The large grove on the northwest corner has been surrounded by protective fencing.

 

 

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could this be for Occidental, or is there space in Greenway 3 & 5 for them to expand?

Occidental Petroleum Company is moving their HQ to Houston!

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2014/02/14/occidental-petroleum-splintering-and-moving-its.html

Oxy only has 200 employees in LA. The move to Houston will only bring a few dozen jobs. So, it is unlikely any of this tower will be Oxy.

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They put a good bit of the crane base in on Friday, and driving a block or so down is the Levy Park buildings crane. That part of Richmond will look so different by this time next year.

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I saw the crane from 59 last night and it is tall! Also, most HAIFers can observe the tallness from your photos. Thanks for sharing.

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I absolutely love that little white office buildings next door.

 

Well we are going to have to keep a very close watch on our unique modernist friend. With this building going up and the developments at Levy Park a lot of these "box on piloti" architecture that we have (which is very dense collection of them) might vanish if we don't pay attention.

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Well we are going to have to keep a very close watch on our unique modernist friend. With this building going up and the developments at Levy Park a lot of these "box on piloti" architecture that we have (which is very dense collection of them) might vanish if we don't pay attention.

As I recall, some of those 2-story buildings along Richmond were projects that Gerald Hines did early in his career here.  In any case, I thought they were pretty cool when I was a kid growing up here, before Greenway Plaza started.

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As I recall, some of those 2-story buildings along Richmond were projects that Gerald Hines did early in his career here.  In any case, I thought they were pretty cool when I was a kid growing up here, before Greenway Plaza started.

 

It would be interesting to see a complete list of Hines Houston Projects (A-Z).

 

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