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I just got a drone and have been having so much fun touring around Houston up in the sky. by Thomas, on Flickr

So I was flying my new drone tonight...    

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2017? This one is at least a year from ground breaking.

These two announcements puts me over the top in realizing Houston is booming, geeze. You know it is when downtown is getting all these resi projects.

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2017? This one is at least a year from ground breaking. These two announcements puts me over the top in realizing Houston is booming, geeze. You know it is when downtown is getting all these resi projects.

I just hope they can keep up the momentum once the incentive money runs out! I'd at least expect them to stop putting retail in every project.

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^Yes.  Finally we get a reasonable development next to that building.  The OLD Main Street masterplan from around 2002/3 mentions this area becoming a residential zone with a new park out in front of the Co-Cathedral.  While we may not be getting that, at least its a start.

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Everytime I walk by it I would wonder at how it survived in that location.

How did they never get bought out.

They are sandwich between a hospital to the east and a cathedral to the west, Catholic property to the north and that drive through pappas to the south.

A ten storey building will tower over immediate neighbors. I think it will help greatly with the view from the southeast. The lack of height in that area of Downtown is crazy

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Was really bored tonight and after a devastating Rockets loss, I decided to cheer myself up by counting the number of developments on the map and seeing how many of them replace surface lots or lots that are mostly surface parking.  I got 16.  I also counted how many blocks in downtown Houston are surface lots, or mostly surface lots/grass lots and I got around 62. 

 

Amazingly, within the next 5 years or so, roughly 26% of blocks downtown that are currently surface lots/abandoned buildings will be developed! 

 

Exciting times indeed for Houston. 

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Was really bored tonight and after a devastating Rockets loss, I decided to cheer myself up by counting the number of developments on the map and seeing how many of them replace surface lots or lots that are mostly surface parking. I got 16. I also counted how many blocks in downtown Houston are surface lots, or mostly surface lots/grass lots and I got around 62.

Amazingly, within the next 5 years or so, roughly 26% of blocks downtown that are currently surface lots/abandoned buildings will be developed!

Exciting times indeed for Houston.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

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I like it, and it looks like it could be brick - which to me is a plus

 

In a way, it looks like a rubix cube just dropped into this block, haha.

 

I do think this shows the trend of the apartment buildings we are seeing in Midtown, but legitimizes it in a way. It will be concrete / steel engineered instead of wood - extending the life of this.

 

I think it will be a cool / edgy building.

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Presuming all of this goes, if someone went Rip Van Winkle right before they imploded the Montagu Hotel and woke up in 2028 downtown, they wouldn't recognize the place. 

 

Here's hoping all of this is successful. I'm a commuter from the 'burbs, but I've already started lobbying Mrs. Nate to get her used to the idea of living DT after our youngest goes off to college (or wherever) in 15 years or so. 

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They made the gap between the belltower and the rendering look so big, but it really isn't that far from the corner. This area is going to be more built up than the rendering suggest

I'm sure they wanted you to have the full building in the rendering

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Yeah it looked like they wanted to give a full view if two sides.

But any way, my point is the area from Jackson to Fannin (apart from the pappas bbq) is going to look really built out. The built out feel dropped a lot going from the hospital to that glass shop on one side and the drive through restaurant on the other.

Im glad that this development is meaty. At least that side will make the drop off not so steep.

I didn't realize the Catholic church owned so much land in the area.

With the area growing and the businesses in shorter buildings like the glass shop going out, how long do you think others like the u haul, the book shop and others will remain?

I know the Bbq place is new.

It would be nice if the law school expanded in the area

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Very distinctive and urban. Seems to pick up on other downtown design/material cues (Hilton, Ballet, co-cathedral). It's taller than most other residential projects but not too tall to make it less livable and someplace that urban dwellers would want to live. It's got style. I like it as much as any other residential project we've seen.

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Also, it's impossible to believe that they could not obtain a real picture and carefully chop their building onto it.

That would involve hiring a photographer, which costs money.  They went the free route, with a quick in-house render.  Nothing wrong with that.

 

It's impossible to believe that you couldn't put something that simple together and carefully not post another angry troll message.

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Of the six projects proposed, three have been approved for the incentive program, and agreements are pending on the others. Those approved include a 33-story tower planned near Market Square Park, a 38-story building by Discovery Green, and a 10-story structure on the southern end of downtown.

 

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Downtown-views-call-to-many-suburbanites-5332897.php

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