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You need to make one more change. The thread is now called "Highland Tower Not High Street", but the thread description still says, "Former car dealership on Westheimer" which is not where Highland Tower is going to be built. Highland Tower will be north of the former car dealership at the NEC of Bancroft at Bettis.

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So it has been written; so it has been done. :)

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EXCLUSIVE REPORTS From the August 12, 2005 print edition Car dealership gives way to urban infill Jennifer Dawson Houston Business Journal A high-end development mixing retail, residential and po

I removed "cancelled?" from the title since the project is now moving forward again.

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dangit, I thought this was the highstreet thread. the wiki has them mixed up.

It's jesse jones.

Here we go again. High Street and Highland Tower have been the most confusing topics to keep straight.

I guessed Jesse Jones prior to reading your response.

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Here we go again. High Street and Highland Tower have been the most confusing topics to keep straight.

I guessed Jesse Jones prior to reading your response.

It's clear in my head which projects are which. It's the threads that are messed up. Oh well. I'm just interested in High Street for now. Been by lately?

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It's clear in my head which projects are which. It's the threads that are messed up. Oh well. I'm just interested in High Street for now. Been by lately?

Drove by on Sunday and it looked like they had lots of pipes sticking up from the ground -- must be about ready for some foundation work?

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Both Highland Tower and Sonoma, in the Village advertise that construction is to begin summer 2008, so the pipes poking out of the groud might very well be High St.

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Both Highland Tower and Sonoma, in the Village advertise that construction is to begin summer 2008, so the pipes poking out of the groud might very well be High St.

I could be wrong, but isn't there a building(s) between Highstreet and Highland? I thought they were on two distinct pieces of land, with Highland being up the street a ways? If so, we'd be able to distinguish between the two projects when looking at them from the street.

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I could be wrong, but isn't there a building(s) between Highstreet and Highland? I thought they were on two distinct pieces of land, with Highland being up the street a ways? If so, we'd be able to distinguish between the two projects when looking at them from the street.

High Street starts at Westheimer and goes north to Bettis. Highland Tower is on the north side of Bettis. River Oaks District Phase I will be adjacent to High Street, on the west.

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Now remember, he's interested in the High Street Project. This is the Highland Tower Project site. :wacko:

The pipes were definitely on the High Street site. I can't say one way or the other about the Highland Tower site -- I was on Westheimer, and Highland Tower is set back quite a bit from Westheimer... no?

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The pipes were definitely on the High Street site. I can't say one way or the other about the Highland Tower site -- I was on Westheimer, and Highland Tower is set back quite a bit from Westheimer... no?

Yeah, I think you're right. Thanks for clarifying what you saw. It's good news.

ED: Did we ever bring the news up that HIGH STREET secured financing?

http://recenter.tamu.edu/mnews/newsSearch....ON&CID=2042

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I don't ever remember seeing a site plan for this. Anyway, here it is...

http://www.trademarkproperty.com/images/Si...Plan3-17-08.pdf

So it will be right next to Westcreek?

So it will be right next to Westcreek?

Gah, wait, I just read this.

Construction company Linbeck is building High Street, which will be on nearly 7 acres on the north side of Westheimer between the West Loop and Highland Village where Central Ford used to be.

This is the exact location of Westcreek!?!?!

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This might as well be merged with the existing High Street thread since the entire piece is solely about that project.

Curious as to what will become of the first structure that was started. Looked like they had finished putting up the building's framework and were about to start working on the individual floors.

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I dont understand why some of these are being pushed back. High Street should have continued. You are serving a clientel that is not truly being affected by the current economy.

Upset the Heights Blvd project couldnt get financing. Bull ____ if you ask me. Thats the problem with all the money used to bail out these banks. Instead of handing out loans, banks are using that 700billion dollars to buy more banks, and that is not what the bailout money was intended for.

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High Street should have continued. You are serving a clientele that is not truly being affected by the current economy.

How so? I would have thought most people are affected in some manner, even the target audience here, which is presumably River Oaks/Afton Oaks/Galleria residents.

What I don't understand is how it would be canceled if construction had already started.

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This thing getting postponed/cancelled is a good thing. We do not need any more retail in the inner loop and with Houston Pavilions going up and starting off with a good start, it should help centralize traffic and retailers back to downtown vs. sprawling it out all throughout inner loop houston. I think if this thing gets going in 2010 or 2011 it should do fine, but this is actually the best thing for Houston Development.

That's the thing... I think most here do not think HP is doing well at all. I sure don't. I hope it does but 1 man cannot stop a speeding train. I just purchased a pair of $1700 shoes and bag for my wife. I think it would be nice and certainly more convenient to have somewhere for her to shop instead of going to the same places in the galleria, highland village, and uptown park. From my POV it would definitely add to the skyline and to me that is the saddest part... that it's not going forward in its construction and we, like Chicago, have suffered our first (I think it's our first) half-built highrise...

ugh. ugh.

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That's the thing... I think most here do not think HP is doing well at all. I sure don't. I hope it does but 1 man cannot stop a speeding train. I just purchased a pair of $1700 shoes and bag for my wife. I think it would be nice and certainly more convenient to have somewhere for her to shop instead of going to the same places in the galleria, highland village, and uptown park. From my POV it would definitely add to the skyline and to me that is the saddest part... that it's not going forward in its construction and we, like Chicago, have suffered our first (I think it's our first) half-built highrise...

ugh. ugh.

There is no half-built highrise. The building under construction was 4 stories. I don't think that would be considered a high-rise even in Dallas (which FWIW, DOES have at least one half-built high-rise; I guess Dallas really does get all the cool projects, don't they?). We really are a joke of a city. Dallas gets cool half-built highrises... We're stuck with a measly half-built 4-story building.

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There is no half-built highrise. The building under construction was 4 stories. I don't think that would be considered a high-rise even in Dallas (which FWIW, DOES have at least one half-built high-rise; I guess Dallas really does get all the cool projects, don't they?). We really are a joke of a city. Dallas gets cool half-built highrises... We're stuck with a measly half-built 4-story building.

What on earth does Dallas have to do with anything here?

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I don't know of this is the official HighStreet thread but...

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Ok, its not Houston in the background but it says Houston on the website.

http://www.ediarchit...20High%20Street

Anyone? I post new renderings of High Street back in April and no one has anything to say? Ugh... huh.gif

Well this may be the new plan and/or design for High Street.

Kosene & Kosene Residential Development Company

  • 4-Story Wood Frame Residential Above Cast-in-Place Concrete Retail Structure
  • 4-Story Wood Frame Residential
  • 10-Story Parking Garage
  • 234 Multi-family Apartment Units
Trademark Property, Kosene and Kosene Development, and Converty Real Estate are the developers, but the new renderings can't be found on their website. Why? Because they haven't updated anything since 2008.

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Atlanta already has enough of these types of developments. Hold up, isn't there also a development in Houston similar to this also called High Street?

Yes, they're both mixed-use developments, but the only thing they have in common is the name.

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I thought so. Didn't they start construction on High Street Houston and left the frames just sitting there to rust?

Yes. I noticed High Street's developer got a new website and High Street was not listed anymore. I emailed that to Purva Patel (Nancy's replacement) and she confirmed with the company that it was only on hold, and then they re-added it to their website. But yeah, some of the frames are just sitting there rusting.

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Yes. I noticed High Street's developer got a new website and High Street was not listed anymore. I emailed that to Purva Patel (Nancy's replacement) and she confirmed with the company that it was only on hold, and then they re-added it to their website. But yeah, some of the frames are just sitting there rusting.

You mean Nancy Sarnoff's replacement? What happened to her? I see that her blog has been saying that she is on leave for months now.

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You mean Nancy Sarnoff's replacement? What happened to her? I see that her blog has been saying that she is on leave for months now.

bad wording, sorry. She's not being replaced, just on leave like someone mentioned above.

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So is ours going up or what?

This is still happening. A friend of mine who works at Morris Architects (they are one of the project architects) mentioned that they were going

to start off building in smaller phases. He mentioned that construction could begin as early as the end of this year.

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This is still happening. A friend of mine who works at Morris Architects (they are one of the project architects) mentioned that they were going

to start off building in smaller phases. He mentioned that construction could begin as early as the end of this year.

Awesome!

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Anyone know who the owner is the of the land just north of this building? Is it the same as the Highland owner? There's plenty of room there for another tower, real close to River Oaks District and HighStreet, just sayin.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=TX-249+N%2FTomball+Pkwy&daddr=38053+Windy+Ridge+Trail,+Magnolia,+TX+77355&hl=en&geocode=FXbLywEdCnNM-g%3BFb9czAEdXB1L-il7DAqeMtZGhjHGBlJUTdolYg&gl=us&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=11&sll=30.038189,-95.673752&sspn=0.44225,0.614548&ie=UTF8&ll=29.744869,-95.451037&spn=0.003465,0.004801&t=h&z=18

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River Oaks District and High Street, slated for development on adjacent properties on Westheimer, are looking for various types of tenants in an effort to move forward. Both projects were on display in May in Las Vegas at the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention.

Read more: Inner Loop mixed-use projects back on table | Houston Business Journal
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High Street, a $105 million project that had broken ground not long before it was halted in 2008, is being restarted later this year by the Dinerstein Cos.

Now called Millennium High Street, the project will consist of 336 luxury apartments and 27,000 square feet of retail space. It was originally planned by a Fort Worth-based developer with 100,000 square feet of retail space, 80,000 square feet for offices and 233 residential units.

Construction will start again on the Inner Loop Westheimer site in the fourth quarter, said Brian Dinerstein, a partner in the company.

The retail broker leasing the project said more shop space could be supported were it not for the shaky capital markets.

"In order to get things financed in the mixed-use world, you've got to be conservative," Nick Hernandez of Page Partners said.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/7655882.html#ixzz1STjYsYwa

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"Brian says Dinerstein had been focusing on student housing work over the past few years (almost 90% of its development was in that arena), but now it’s back pretty heavily in infill. The firm has completed two Millennium infill projects in Houston and has two planned. It’ll break ground on Millennium Uptown (238 units, rendered above) in a few weeks and Millennium High Street (379 units) in October. Brian says the Uptown project had its challenges: When Dinerstein bought the site from the bank last year, the seller didn’t want to deliver the deed. That tacked another 30 days to an already difficult transaction. A sign of the times, Dinerstein’s got numerous projects in the works that it picked up midstream. The High Street deal and a student housing development at UNT are prime examples"

http://www.bisnow.com/houston_commercial_real_estate_news_story.php?p=16265

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This project is definitely back on, new sidewalk/fence banners, trailer, the works. If I can snap some photos and post, I will.

I was driving down the street from Highland Village and so some updated activity on Monday.

What a difference a couple of years makes in Houston.

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Yep. Saw it a few days ago. There's a lot of work happening there now. I wonder what they are going to do with that steel frame that's been standing there for 3 years. Do you think they'll use it or tear it down and start over seeing as it's been exposed to the elements for several years now?

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Yep. Saw it a few days ago. There's a lot of work happening there now. I wonder what they are going to do with that steel frame that's been standing there for 3 years. Do you think they'll use it or tear it down and start over seeing as it's been exposed to the elements for several years now?

Looks like they will be using it.

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