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For some reason I thought that this was in place a while back.  I believe the complex already had some units lopped off a few years back when 59 was widened.  All of a piece with the gentrification of Montrose and thereabouts.

 

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toxteth, you win a pink Cadillac.  :P

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but of course...

 

(oh, hell.  Now I have an earworm.  At least it's not a bad song.)

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Encore Castle Court

 

http://encore.bz/multi-family/portfolio/ccg/

 

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Encore CC&G is located in the Houston, Texas Museum District, just southwest of the central business district. It is centrally located near shopping and restaurants, Greenway Plaza, the Galleria, and major employers. The Texas Medical Center is approximately 2 miles south of the property, and is one of the largest medical districts in the world. The existing community, The Place Apartments, will be demolished and redeveloped. Construction will commence October 1, 2014 and leasing will begin November 1, 2015.
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Will certainly peer over 59 with that many stories. Bland, but not boring. 

 

Edit: I assume those trees are facing 59? Or will this take over the whole block?

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It seems as though a lot of buildings are done in this sort of bland box style  Is this sort of thing really popular in the architectural community or is its prevalence due more to clients coming in and saying "give me a big, cheap box and dress it up a little"?

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Stalin would be proud.

 

so sorry its not faux classical :P

 

 

This is a good one. I wouldn't go so far as to say "sophisticated", but this building speaks more to the present and I like the contemporary materials and overall composition.

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Anyone know if construction has actually begun?

 

The last time I drove by no construction or demo had begun as far as I could tell, but it seemed The Place residents were having some type of garage sale.

Maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago.

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The last time I drove by no construction or demo had begun as far as I could tell, but it seemed The Place residents were having some type of garage sale.

Maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago.

 

Live right around the corner from this, as of last week no activity to speak of.

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i really like this project - modern/contemporary design that fits the vibe of the neighborhood and will have great presence from 59. it should also work as a nice sound barrier from the freeway noise haha. and no need for GFR since you have antidote and the laundromat next door. i also like it bc castle court is one of my favorites streets in the montrose area but this development will only have a minimal presence directly on the blvd. hopefully the developer can make it happen.

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i really like this project - modern/contemporary design that fits the vibe of the neighborhood and will have great presence from 59. it should also work as a nice sound barrier from the freeway noise haha. and no need for GFR since you have antidote and the laundromat next door. i also like it bc castle court is one of my favorites streets in the montrose area but this development will only have a minimal presence directly on the blvd. hopefully the developer can make it happen.

 

whoa, super positive. and slightly optimistic. I like!

 

And I agree with your points. Great presence from 59 and not overwhelming on the residential sides of the street.

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right out of the box, i thought that this development was sophisticated / cool.... didn't disappoint!

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i really like this project - modern/contemporary design that fits the vibe of the neighborhood and will have great presence from 59. it should also work as a nice sound barrier from the freeway noise haha. and no need for GFR since you have antidote and the laundromat next door. i also like it bc castle court is one of my favorites streets in the montrose area but this development will only have a minimal presence directly on the blvd. hopefully the developer can make it happen.

 

Black Hole, not Antidote ;)

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I can't wait for all these projects to go up along 59! Along with the Carter, we have 3 other projects planned for this section of 59.

 

Edit: Or is it two other projects? Thinking of the office on Montrose and the residential on Yoakum. Feel like I am missing another one.

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Now that the Inner Loop section of 59 has been rechristened as I-69 as well, I am waiting for one of these projects to take advantage of a double entendre as a name. ;-)

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27 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

Is this project moving forward?

 

I live down the street and pass by on Saturday mornings most of the time. Its moving along, just not very quickly. Will try and get a picture this coming Saturady morning.

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The only problem I see with this project is the fact that there is already a 2-300 unit apartment building just completed one block north on Graustark and Richmond.

Now you're adding another 2-300 units here and all you have for engress- egress is a very narrow two way street (Graustark), that already clogs at Richmond during rush hour.

When  The Black Hole's busy and cars are parked on Graustark in front you can't get two cars to pass. The lanes are very narrow. I realize there is another exit into the neighborhood  but thats a lot of cars. Thats why the rail would be so perfect on Richmond especially since they have built several thousand new units on or within a block of Richmond from 59 out to Greenway Plaza.

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32 minutes ago, bobruss said:

The only problem I see with this project is the fact that there is already a 2-300 unit apartment building just completed one block north on Graustark and Richmond.

Now you're adding another 2-300 units here and all you have for engress- egress is a very narrow two way street (Graustark), that already clogs at Richmond during rush hour.

When  The Black Hole's busy and cars are parked on Graustark in front you can't get two cars to pass. The lanes are very narrow. I realize there is another exit into the neighborhood  but thats a lot of cars. Thats why the rail would be so perfect on Richmond especially since they have built several thousand new units on or within a block of Richmond from 59 out to Greenway Plaza.

 

Castle Court isn't terrible as a street to drive on, but the same issue exists that you are still spilling onto the backed-up part of Richmond. And it also has cars parked up and down it throughout the day. Perhaps ultimately it will push traffic across the bridge to Montrose or Bissonnet?

 

Agreed on the rail part, I wish Culberson weren't so rooted into his seat. Maybe we could live in the 21st centry...

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There's  not much news regarding this project besides what's here, but seeing how this is mostly tucked in behind the homes, structures on Castle Ct, Grastaurk St. earlier today, I now understand how it's moving forward so quietly. I wonder if the idea of pursuing those properties for better access was ever pitched around. Will be an unique addition to the Castle Court neighborhood.

 

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I can see my sister's house and mine in this photo.

 

Also interesting to see the big field where the Ashby HiRise hasn't risen. 

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