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Excavator on site and construction fence going up!  

From Thursday night concert at Disco Green.   From today's bike ride.

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I heard from a realtor friend that Randall has secured a site near Discovery Green for a 20+- story condo tower. Supposedly it is "sexy". We shall see.

Anyone heard anything?

 

"Sexy" in Randall Davis' terminology just means a ten-story half-naked statue in front. :P

 

The more "+" on the number of floors, the better. B)

 

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I heard from a realtor friend that Randall has secured a site near Discovery Green for a 20+- story condo tower. Supposedly it is "sexy". We shall see.

Anyone heard anything?

I'd love for it to be on the Embassy Suites site.

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If it's any of the blocks in front of the Toyota Center (251, 276, 291) then that is huge (for me anyways lol). Block 251 would be on the dallas street retail corridor thingy and a block that I believed that was rumored here for a possible W or Ritz hotel site, so idk about that one. But who knows??

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Picked up by the HBJ:

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2014/10/21/exclusivehouston-developer-aims-to-build.html

 

"The Houston real estate developer plans to partner with local entrepreneur Roberto Contreras on the Class A project, called Marlowe."

 

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From the Chronicle:

 

"A source said Davis’ site is near the House of Blues, which is at the east end of the Green Street development on Caroline between Dallas and Polk."

 

This would suggest he's looking to close on Block 276, based on the Downtown numbering map previously provided in this thread.

 

http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2010-04-07/Block_Numbering.pdf

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From the Chronicle:

 

"A source said Davis’ site is near the House of Blues, which is at the east end of the Green Street development on Caroline between Dallas and Polk."

 

This would suggest he's looking to close on Block 276, based on the Downtown numbering map previously provided in this thread.

 

http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2010-04-07/Block_Numbering.pdf

block 276? i hope not.. those residents would have an excellent view of a power transformer sub station thingy next door...

could it be the vacant portion of block 275? the views wouldnt be much better for the short term, but at least there is hope the rental car place or whatever it is could eventually move.

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What building isn't going to have a good view of that?? lol

 

The city really needs come up with a plan to dress that with something interesting and contemporary it help cover it. I'm sure it would be an interesting challenge for any arch firm or design firm.

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What building isn't going to have a good view of that?? lol

 

The city really needs come up with a plan to dress that with something interesting and contemporary it help cover it. I'm sure it would be an interesting challenge for any arch firm or design firm.

true.. i would be ecstatic if they just put alternating spaced decorative aluminum panels over the sides and top, kind of like the facade on Dymano Stadium or TDECU Stadium, to mask the power substation. it needs SOMETHING.

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From the cryptic pieces of information we've been provided, my best guess:  the surface lot next to The Dirt Bar on Block 275, corner of Caroline and Polk, probably taking out the little car rental building, or whatever that tiny building is.

 

Another good candidate is the corner of Block 276 at Dallas and Austin.

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My guess is this is 275. This tower wont take up a full block. Which means there will be more interesting things that can develop >>> resulting in a more urban block.

 

Sounds like a win win.

 

I just hope there are columns and dragons everywhere.

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