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Well all the projects listed under current downtown development map add up to ~3200, but if the rumors of the 2nd Alliance residential on main, the 38 story phase 2 of the Texaco, the possible(but unlikely there just seems to be too little info) residential building behind Hess, and Block 100 behind the Marriott Marquis(sorry for bringing it up so much) we could be looking at 4000+ units which is very impressive. It's amazing how much residential development is possibly coming to downtown!

In regards to this tower, it looks pretty slick but not anything real amazing from the other 20-35 story resi tower renderings floating around(most notably Hines). I think it's cool it got a little height bump even if it is one floor and I think it's not a bad thing it looks similar it just seems to be the architecture of this era.

 

 3200 in under two years is impressive.. It will strenght the downtown counusel arugement that the program should be extended hard to argue with a  3200 unit jump in under two years... would be even harder to do it aginst 4,000  if those come to fruit... Let give a shout out to Skyhouse who while not the first seemed to be the one that lead the charge and gave other developers the balls to take a chance on ST

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Minute Maid Park from the East End by Arie, on Flickr

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i wonder if Zeigler Cooper is the architect as it does look similar to his designs for other residential towers planned around the city.. anyways i think it looks nice and certainly dont mind this current architectural trend, but yeah a little variety would be nice.

so it will have a rooftop pool.. that will have incredible views and is sure to be the highest pool in the city.

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Texas Avenue goes between Annunciation Catholic Church on the south and the old train station in front of the south end of minute maid park. It continues under 59 and past BBVA Compass stadium on the east side and turns into harrisburg which runs all the way out to 225.

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The ballpark hotel, Vic and Anthony's and Fingers project are right around there also, so there will be a great deal of pedestrian traffic, not to mention game days when the area is full of people. This will significantly change the east side.
Service oriented businesses will start to pop up, followed by maybe a convenience store and grocery store, which is probably the most glaring necessity missing on that side. I know the Phoenicia is in the Fingers condo tower that faces Discovery Green but they are mostly import products. This side of town desperately needs a good grocery store and with all of these new projects along with the growth on the east side of 59 perhaps the numbers will justify one of the chains  building on the East side.

 

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Would you include Pheonicia's in One Park Place....? It's just a few blocks away from this.

 

Yea that counts for sure, but it isn't an everyday store.

 

Phoenicia isn't very pricey for the regular items, people just see it as a specialty only store.

 

Pro Tip: buy all of your spices there!  They are very cheap and very good!

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So many buildings ABOUT to break ground downtown I can hardly stand it, I've got Bank of the Southwest Syndrome (BSS), keep thinking a dire economic crash is going to derail everything right before it happens. Feel like walking the streets like a madman with a shovel and breaking ground everywhere myself.

 

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So many buildings ABOUT to break ground downtown I can hardly stand it, I've got Bank of the Southwest Syndrome (BSS), keep thinking a dire economic crash is going to derail everything right before it happens. Feel like walking the streets like a madman with a shovel and breaking ground everywhere myself.

You should try to build your own tower on a random parking lot.

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(bss) hilarious!

 

So many buildings ABOUT to break ground downtown I can hardly stand it, I've got Bank of the Southwest Syndrome (BSS), keep thinking a dire economic crash is going to derail everything right before it happens. Feel like walking the streets like a madman with a shovel and breaking ground everywhere myself.

 


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Well I guess they are doing soil samples right now? I didn't capture it in this photo but if you look to the lower left side, there is actually a large mound of dirt there which I honestly can't tell where it came from... Would be cool if they started early on this though.

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Fingers Apartments are going up across the way. If you look closely you can see the green fence wrapped around the block as well a track hoe.

 

What he said. You can actually see the excavator for the Fingers apartments near the center. This one is supposed to go up in Q2, but they may be starting early...? My theory though is that they are simply taking soil samples for the engineers.

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What he said. You can actually see the excavator for the Fingers apartments near the center. This one is supposed to go up in Q2, but they may be starting early...? My theory though is that they are simply taking soil samples for the engineers.

 

Yes just soil samples, usually done a few months before construction. They pulled up the pavement last month.

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Wow, I didn't catch that. It took over a decade but look what a downtown ballpark brought! :)

 

Do NOT assume that this is going up just because there's a ballpark.  Ballparks do NOT attract new development, they simply (at best) cause development that would have happened somewhere else to be relocated.  More than likely this would have just happened someplace else if the ballpark wasn't there.  Look at all the other residential towers proposed for downtown, were THEY because of the ballpark??? Stop trying to connect this to the ballpark.  Ballparks have never inspired development and never will.  This has happened over and over in U.S. cities, and every ballpark has lost money.  Next you'll be telling me that it's because of the toy train over left field.  The $250 million spent on this should have gone toward creating a bunch of little ballparks all over the suburbs, which would have served a lot more baseball players than the few who use the downtown ballpark.  Did you know that only 1% of baseball jobs are located downtown?  

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Do NOT assume that this is going up just because there's a ballpark.  Ballparks do NOT attract new development, they simply (at best) cause development that would have happened somewhere else to be relocated.  More than likely this would have just happened someplace else if the ballpark wasn't there.  Look at all the other residential towers proposed for downtown, were THEY because of the ballpark??? Stop trying to connect this to the ballpark.  Ballparks have never inspired development and never will.  This has happened over and over in U.S. cities, and every ballpark has lost money.  Next you'll be telling me that it's because of the toy train over left field.  The $250 million spent on this should have gone toward creating a bunch of little ballparks all over the suburbs, which would have served a lot more baseball players than the few who use the downtown ballpark.  Did you know that only 1% of baseball jobs are located downtown?  

 

Someone forgot to turn on their sarcasm meter...That said, MMP is still a destination and having three major league stadiums all within walking distance of each other is still a good thing if you ask me.  It makes sense for development to happen between these venues.  The parks downtown only reinforce that point.  It has taken longer than many ever thought, but with the downtown initiative people are going to be moving into these areas.

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Someone forgot to turn on their sarcasm meter...That said, MMP is still a destination and having three major league stadiums all within walking distance of each other is still a good thing if you ask me.  It makes sense for development to happen between these venues.  The parks downtown only reinforce that point.  It has taken longer than many ever thought, but with the downtown initiative people are going to be moving into these areas.

 

I think you forgot to turn it on.  Pretty obvious that I was lampooning the Metro haters, esp. with the "toy train" reference.

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I wonder if we are looking at Prairie and Austin or Texas and La Branch? If Texas and La Branch, those are significant shade trees on the Texas side that would be lost so they can have a suburban-style entrance drive. If Prairie and Austin, I just hope they don't leave a dull façade on Texas.

 

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I wonder if we are looking at Prairie and Austin or Texas and La Branch? If Texas and La Branch, those are significant shade trees on the Texas side that would be lost so they can have a suburban-style entrance drive. If Prairie and Austin, I just hope they don't leave a dull façade on Texas.

 

Would the circles be the existing trees? 

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I wonder if we are looking at Prairie and Austin or Texas and La Branch? If Texas and La Branch, those are significant shade trees on the Texas side that would be lost so they can have a suburban-style entrance drive. If Prairie and Austin, I just hope they don't leave a dull façade on Texas.

 

The other rendering shows the orientation.

 

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There also seems to be a car entrance on the east side. Maybe the drop off on the south is because the tower portion is a hotel? Any chance there's truth in that statement?

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