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So this will be going in place of that giant parking lot. 

 

Yes. the two parking lots that straddle william C. harvin blvd.

I tried to add this  to the devmap like 3 weeks ago, but they have apparently stopped updating.

 

also the building in the bottom left corner of the rendering is the Forensics building that is currently under construction.

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Is the BMC all one building? Massive! And assuming because of the angle of the rending, we're not losing the top 1/3rd portion of the helix (thus making it a survivor ribbon), right?

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that helix would be a good location for movie shoots, like filming a scene for a sci-fi move or something

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This is bar none my most anticipated development. The ramifications of this being built could be huge for this city. 

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Is the Baylor college of Medicine expansion pictured above an actual planned expansion? It appears much more detailed than the other nonexistent towers in the rendering.

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Is the Baylor college of Medicine expansion pictured above an actual planned expansion? It appears much more detailed than the other nonexistent towers in the rendering.

 

Yessir. The next phase will bring ~400,000 square ft to the campus.

 

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/19729-baylor-stlukes-mcnair-campus-expansion/?p=447681

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Right now, the proposal is still largely conceptual. The TMC hasn’t figured out how to fund the vision, dubbed the “TMC3 Innovation Campus,” and officials have said it could cost $1.5 billion.

 

Another hurdle facing the TMC is how to get the institutions that would serve as the anchors of the new facility — University of Texas, Texas A&M, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Baylor College of Medicine — to figure out a way to jointly support it. Historically, medical center members have been famously competitive.

“The state agencies … find it complex to come together and share common space,” said Robert Robbins, president and CEO of the TMC, at a Kinder Institute event Thursday night intended to analyze the project.

 

This article makes me anxious... too much doubt!  Please make this happen.

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The Texas Medical Center hopes to transform the area — and itself — by developing a new 28-acre campus complete with retail, a hotel, shared research space, and maybe even its own transit line.

Right now, the proposal is still largely conceptual. The TMC hasn’t figured out how to fund the vision, dubbed the “TMC3 Innovation Campus,” and officials have said it could cost $1.5 billion.

 

Another hurdle facing the TMC is how to get the institutions that would serve as the anchors of the new facility — University of Texas, Texas A&M, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Baylor College of Medicine — to figure out a way to jointly support it. Historically, medical center members have been famously competitive.

“The state agencies … find it complex to come together and share common space,” said Robert Robbins, president and CEO of the TMC, at a Kinder Institute event Thursday night intended to analyze the project.

“At the leadership levels and board levels, there’s a lot of fierce, pioneering Texas independence that keeps them very competitive,” he added. But his pitch to the proposed anchor tenants is that they’ll save money and achieve economies of scale — not to mention unlock collaborative potential — by utilizing 1.5 million square feet of space at the shared research facility.

The project is part of the nonprofit TMC’s effort to redefine both itself as well as its campus south of downtown. Historically, The TMC has existed to coordinate relatively mundane issues like parking, wayfinding and flood mitigation among its 56 member institutions. The proposed research campus represents TMC’s new vision for playing a greater role in promoting research collaboration and innovation among its members.

By housing researchers from several institutions in one location, sharing both research and recreation space, the TMC believes it can foster the type of collaboration that can lead to medical breakthroughs. But ultimately, it’s up to those institutions – not TMC – to agree to the plan.

The proposed center would include corporate offices and shared research and lab facilities, as well as centers focused on health policy, innovation, and clinical trials. The walkable campus and the surrounding perimeter would be home to restaurants, movie theaters, retail, and housing, according to the plan.

The site is located just south of the bulk of the TMC’s current footprint on what is now a parking lot located between Old Spanish Trail and South Braeswood Boulevard. “What it lacks in aesthetic charm, it makes up for in strategic location,” joked David Calkins, regional managing principal of the architecture firm Gensler, which developed the preliminary plans for the project.

The most iconic part of the project would be a helix-shaped park, intended to evoke the imagery of DNA, that would connect the different wings of the facility. The park would be elevated and allow pedestrians and cyclists a look downward into lab buildings and a plaza below, which would feature regular programming for the community. “The arts have already started to play a big role in the project,” Robbins said.

The facility would be located between the TMC’s northern clinical facilities and its southern research buildings. That’s significant, since it would help make the TMC more dense across a wider area.

Robbins said as part of the buildout of the facility, the TMC may consider developing a “people mover” transit system that includes stops at Reliant Stadium, the southern part of the TMC, the proposed TMC3, and the northern part of the campus. “I’m hoping this will stimulate some of those discussions,” Robbins said.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/The-Texas-Medical-Center-s-big-new-plans-6660077.php#photo-9026764 

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Will the U.T. plan to build its own research campus affect this project since the TMC3 plan was predicated on bringing

Texas A&M, Baylor College of Medicine, M.D.Anderson and U.T. together to anchor this research center.

Without U.T.s Money, Muscle and research will this drop the anchor or just leave TMC3 rudderless.

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If I had an extra $1.5 Billion laying around I'd fund this, what an amazing project. Unfortunately I can see UT going with their own campus because god knows UT cant be bothered to have to share space with other institutions. Sharing does not fit their MO and I really don't ever see UT or A&M wanting to share a facility with each other. It will be hard to get two of the most inflated egos in the nation to collaborate.     

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I think you are correct. The Medical School on Fannin  stays. The 300+ acres UT is going to construct  sounds like a large research campus with a myriad of functions., some biomedical.  TMC 3 is something more connected to traditional biomed research.

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I wasn't even suggesting U.T would move from the medical center, just not be involved with TMC3, the combined research incubator

project were discussing. It sounded as if that was a necessary part of the equation for TMC3 to work, but now Texas is going to

build its own research campus where I'm sure most of their money will be spent.

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Long time lurker BUT I know UH is looking to get into the Med School business so I imagine they would EASILY partner up in some capacity for any space. That is if the EB of Texas says yes. 

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First, I don't know why we call ourselves the 3rd coast. We're either the first coast or the gulf coast.

 

Secondly, I hope all that green space gets used. 

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It's a term the TMC/Biotech area are using to refer to the third major sector in the Biotech Industry. Houston has the potential to be among the leaders in this industry.

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On 5/30/2016 at 6:33 AM, Urbannizer said:

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Now that is sexy! Are we finally turning a corner in terms of design? It seems kinda unbelievable that this could happen :)

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That is a fantastic rendering. I love the unique design. Houston is already a leader in the medical field and this should help push it to the top.

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Wasn't there some looming shadowy tower north of the DNA portion in some of the renderings? And, if so, is that this? 

Edit: Oh, yes the glasses case shaped building in the rendering on this very page! 

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Someone asked if that was the whole medical center. I had to tell them that is just a future expansion.  It would be cool if they had it in with the entire medical center - if you're not from here or don't go there much it's hard to grasp how big it is.

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43 minutes ago, cspwal said:

Someone asked if that was the whole medical center. I had to tell them that is just a future expansion.  It would be cool if they had it in with the entire medical center - if you're not from here or don't go there much it's hard to grasp how big it is.

I always have a hard time telling people just how big it really is. Even when I tell some of my classmates here they just don't grasp it, but then again its hard to really describe the scale of Houston. Guess it makes sense.

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On 1/28/2017 at 2:59 PM, corbs315 said:

Model on display at Super Bowl LIve:

 

 

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Yea that was pretty cool. It was THE centerpiece of the TMC tent. Wasn't expecting that. TVs above the model displaying all there is to see of this project. Apparently you could put on VR headsets and actually take a tour of the project but there were a lot of people waiting to put those on.

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On 3/8/2017 at 5:55 AM, OkieEric said:

I actually think this might be a hint from the powers at be that they were ready to get to the next phase of this project and asked the current CEO to look to his next stop in his career. It would seem that this was a play to put in a new CEO who could push forward this vision. The current (now defunct) CEO was instrumental in pushing this vision forward, but like any project sometimes a change in management to someone who is more savvy in a different capacity will work better for a project. Robbins was perfect for creating the vision. Now they need someone who is great at pushing projects forward and built. They have done enough planning and now its time to get the project started. Get investors and financing, etc...

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