Jump to content
Urbannizer

3300 Main by PM Realty Group: 30-story, 336-unit high-rise

Recommended Posts

3 minutes ago, Luminare said:

 

because this property is 108' above sea level.

 

 

Are you sure?... My house in the heights is at 50... you're saying Midtown is 50 feet higher than Heights?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The official elevation of Houston is 80 feet. Katy is 141 feet and Conroe is 205 feet. So it gets high relatively quick from the coast. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Avossos said:

 

 

Are you sure?... My house in the heights is at 50... you're saying Midtown is 50 feet higher than Heights?

 

Not sure either. I just know that number comes from whatever survey was done for the project. Its the proper way to begin your heights for drawings when it comes to elevations. Its not exactly for every project, but its one standard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exactly. My point was, the 438' height quoted previously was misleading. It's a 330' tall building, with its top 438' above sea level.

 

Edit: I'm not sure what the 108' figure is, because that sounds too high for this area. Regardless, I think we can expect this building to rise closer to the 330' figure we previously had.

Edited by jmosele

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, wxman said:

The official elevation of Houston is 80 feet. Katy is 141 feet and Conroe is 205 feet. So it gets high relatively quick from the coast. 

 

1 hour ago, cspwal said:

For what it's worth, this site says that block has an elevation of 46'

http://en-us.topographic-map.com/places/Houston-6818619/

 

 

Midtown at 40-50 feet seems right. No idea about the other areas...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Avossos said:

 

 

Midtown at 40-50 feet seems right. No idea about the other areas...

I've looked at elevation maps of Houston endlessly for years.  Indeed, there is great variation in elevation, from right at sea level off to the southeast and at the bottom of the east end of Buffalo Bayou, upwards to over 100 feet out near West Oaks and northward near IAH.  Downtown proper including Midtown, has elevations that range between 40 feet to near 60 feet.  Not a huge difference, but in an area considered so "flat" any elevation changes over an area are interesting to those that are looking around and paying attention to the lay of the land.  For instance, driving north on Kirby, then east out of River Oaks and onto Allen speedway - oops Parkway... one can really see the difference between the bottom of the Bayou near 10 or 20 feet elevation to near 55 to 60 feet in that part of River Oaks, with the beautiful undulating, albeit small, front yards and banks of the Bayou, even on the roads to some degree.  I'm no expert, but if you want to look around and look closer at our flat terrain, you can always spot a natural elevation variation in many areas just by looking closer.  Out in Brookshire, where I grew up, the elevation even rises to a whopping 165 feet - wow :) and as some one else pointed out, near 200 feet towards Conroe and The Woodlands.  A lot of rambling about elevation, I know, but I still find Houston's topography fascinating and ever so important to determining flood prone areas versus those that are reasonably safer from inundation.  And yes, ALL of the areas I mentioned here are still in the Houston area, though may not be considered in the "city limits". I'm not sure what city limits really means for us in Houston anyway.  WE have no limits !

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a lot of visible progress in the last 2 months, though they are working on it.  It's just starting to go vertical.  They have the first floor pillars (to support the second floor) poured, but that's it.  It's hard to get a photo from a moving train (with windows that aren't always especially transparent) of something that doesn't yet look very impressive, but I may try to take a photo one of these days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As promised, here's a photo.  Again, I'm sorry for it being stretched, but until the image posting bug is fixed in this forum (if any of the admins are still watching this site), I can't figure out how to post images that aren't stretched:

 

https://i.imgur.com/latr8mP.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/31/2018 at 11:44 AM, ArtNsf said:

I've looked at elevation maps of Houston endlessly for years.  Indeed, there is great variation in elevation, from right at sea level off to the southeast and at the bottom of the east end of Buffalo Bayou, upwards to over 100 feet out near West Oaks and northward near IAH.  Downtown proper including Midtown, has elevations that range between 40 feet to near 60 feet.  Not a huge difference, but in an area considered so "flat" any elevation changes over an area are interesting to those that are looking around and paying attention to the lay of the land.  For instance, driving north on Kirby, then east out of River Oaks and onto Allen speedway - oops Parkway... one can really see the difference between the bottom of the Bayou near 10 or 20 feet elevation to near 55 to 60 feet in that part of River Oaks, with the beautiful undulating, albeit small, front yards and banks of the Bayou, even on the roads to some degree.  I'm no expert, but if you want to look around and look closer at our flat terrain, you can always spot a natural elevation variation in many areas just by looking closer.  Out in Brookshire, where I grew up, the elevation even rises to a whopping 165 feet - wow :) and as some one else pointed out, near 200 feet towards Conroe and The Woodlands.  A lot of rambling about elevation, I know, but I still find Houston's topography fascinating and ever so important to determining flood prone areas versus those that are reasonably safer from inundation.  And yes, ALL of the areas I mentioned here are still in the Houston area, though may not be considered in the "city limits". I'm not sure what city limits really means for us in Houston anyway.  WE have no limits !

 

 

Subsidence has historically been a big deal in Houston, with some areas losing 12 feet over the past 100 years.

 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/For-years-the-Houston-area-has-been-losing-ground-7951625.php

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3300 Main next door is doing a remodel.  New developments really do spark interest elsewhere.

 

nHHNIXv.jpg

 

eJTxceF.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

Larger rendering and highlights of info from the link:

 

High-rise with approximately 328 residential units and approximately 1,380 m² of retail space on the ground floor.

The project will take approximately two years to build.

It is planned that the project will be sold after it is completed and stabilized.

Leasing of the units is expected to start in Q4 2019.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, thatguysly said:

It is crazy how fast Caydon went up in comparison this this one. Caydon really went after it.

Having 2 tower cranes probably helped.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, hindesky said:

Having 2 tower cranes probably helped.

 

Probably helps that they are also looking at knocking out 2 more in record time....oh and the fact that its one foreign investor instead of probably a committee of investors like this one has. 1 entity moving things forward is always quicker than a committee moving things forward.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/13/2019 at 8:31 PM, ekdrm2d1 said:

Mom driving.

 

yIly2n6.jpg

 

EK you’re such a great addition to the Board. I wish I had your enthusiasm because it’s so apparent in every post!

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, mattyt36 said:

 

EK you’re such a great addition to the Board. I wish I had your enthusiasm because it’s so apparent in every post!

Saw this picture and thought, what is the nicest CVS in Houston?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Timoric said:

Saw this picture and thought, what is the nicest CVS in Houston?

 I used to work LP for Houston area CVS’s so I’ve been to 90% of them.  The nicer/cleaner/newer ones are in the suburbs but if we’re talking strictly in the loop I guess you could say Kirby @ 59 and Market Square? TBH none of them really separate themselves and they’re pretty much built all the same with the 2 DT locations being exceptions. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This building is going up fast!

 

Drove from Spring to Hobby this morning on I-45 and the structure is now visible when coming over Buffalo Bayou.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

 

uXM9yDO.jpg

I think this building could look very nice. . . But I have to say the white metal railings on the balconies really cheapen the look, and they’ll disrupt the views from the units.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, MarathonMan said:

I think this building could look very nice. . . But I have to say the white metal railings on the balconies really cheapen the look, and they’ll disrupt the views from the units.

 

I believe there are code requirements on guardrails that prevent a 4" sphere from passing through the vertical posts. Often times you'll see the glass guard rails on these buildings but those are expensive. Perhaps they got value-engineered out? 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, Purdueenginerd said:

 

I believe there are code requirements on guardrails that prevent a 4" sphere from passing through the vertical posts. Often times you'll see the glass guard rails on these buildings but those are expensive. Perhaps they got value-engineered out? 

 

Honestly the initial renders were pretty vague about the railings.

 

Railings always seem to get left out or are a last minute decision.

 

I probably would have gone with something like this:

 

kHLdxyl.jpg

 

A good middle ground between your plain standard safety railing and all glass. Could have potentially work with the austere facade. If one actually thinks about it for more than 30secs then there are plenty of options.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Luminare said:

 

Honestly the initial renders were pretty vague about the railings.

 

Railings always seem to get left out or are a last minute decision.

 

I probably would have gone with something like this:

 

kHLdxyl.jpg

 

A good middle ground between your plain standard safety railing and all glass. Could have potentially work with the austere facade. If one actually thinks about it for more than 30secs then there are plenty of options.

Yeah thats an elegant product. Youre right though, even on the structural engineering side we normally punt the guard rails to a 3rd party and its not even looked at until construction is well underway. Ive done handrails for industrial sites, but theres a few times here and there where I've had to design custom guardrails for architects, but surprisingly its difficult to get the look they want and comply with code requirements. 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...