cloud713 Posted November 4, 2014 Share Posted November 4, 2014 Does anyone ever see the suburban office park style developments in uptown with the large plazas being redeveloped into a more urban format? I was just looking at a satellite view of uptown and it struck me how much wasted space there was with all the plazas. Don't get me wrong, green space is great, and uptown lacks it.. But I think we can all agree the plaza spaces are generally very underutilized. What if they built a multi level retail addition to the foot of some of these suburban style uptown office/residential towers, coming out to the sidewalk. Or a midrise apartment complex. A boutique hotel.. Or even an entertainment facility with like a movie theater and/or bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, ect. Heck, they could even maintain a plaza/green space on the roof of these new low/mid rise structures. The plaza around Four Leaf Towers is easily 300,000-400,000 sq ft. That's like 6 or 7 football fields. A ton of potential with this one. You could put a large entertainment complex a few stories tall attached to the base of the towers. Preferably bring in Pelli to design the exterior to complement the towers. The complex of 3 black towers with the staggered set backs just south of BLVD Place has a triangle courtyard that's a solid 125,000 sq ft. Would be great for a boutique hotel or apartment mid rise, maybe even with GFR. 50,000 or so sq ft in the triangle in front of Hilton Post Oak. Would be great for multi level retail/restaurants. And the same could be said for the large surface parking lots.. Though those almost all belong to single level strip mall developments that will surely be redeveloped in the future anyways.. Do yall think the owners of these properties are going to start seeing dollar signs with these vacant plazas as real estate prices go up, and if so what do you envision/would you like to see around these towers to urbanize Uptown? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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