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Texas A&M Health Med Center Expansion: Main at Holcombe

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2 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

 

I was told the left tower will be built for sure.

 

Looks like a baby 609 Main

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Maybe not so baby... if it gets built, then it looks like it would be a 12 story podium with ~40 floors above. That could make it comparable to 609 main in height. IF the one on the right got built as shown, it would be edging into supertall territory.

 

I don’t know anything about this project, and don’t know how much those models accurately reflect what TAMU has planned for the site. 

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33 minutes ago, jmosele said:

Maybe not so baby... if it gets built, then it looks like it would be a 12 story podium with ~40 floors above. That could make it comparable to 609 main in height. IF the one on the right got built as shown, it would be edging into supertall territory.

 

I don’t know anything about this project, and don’t know how much those models accurately reflect what TAMU has planned for the site. 

 

To my eye, they look really big. I concur. 

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Allegiance was assembling the crane jib to fly up these two units.

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Seems like the design we saw isn't to theoretical, and might be close to the final design? If both of these get built, it will drastically change the TMC skyline. Just an absolute insane amount of money being shelled out on this product.

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5 hours ago, texan said:

Here is the latest Texas A&M Board of Regents agenda packet with some big implications for the rest of this property. $625,000,000 public-private partnership. I know hospitals are expensive but even for a hospital that much money has to build a pretty massive building.

 

http://assets.system.tamus.edu/files/bor/pdf/AgendaArchive/2019-08Reg/RegBinder2019-08.pdf

 

Can you point to page #?

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1 hour ago, OkieEric said:

 

Can you point to page #?

225, the page titled "Private Development"

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10 hours ago, texan said:

225, the page titled "Private Development"

 

Thanks, was having a hard time searching for some reason

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On 8/3/2019 at 12:13 AM, texan said:

225, the page titled "Private Development"

 

Checking prior meeting agendas, this amount has increased throughout the year.  $250 million in January, $325 million in April, etc...  $625 million is such a significant amount, just seems weird there is nothing else out there about it

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On 7/21/2019 at 12:08 PM, jmosele said:

Maybe not so baby... if it gets built, then it looks like it would be a 12 story podium with ~40 floors above. That could make it comparable to 609 main in height. IF the one on the right got built as shown, it would be edging into supertall territory.

 

I don’t know anything about this project, and don’t know how much those models accurately reflect what TAMU has planned for the site. 

If TAMU is involved then I'm sure it will come to fruition.  

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2 hours ago, htownbro said:

If TAMU is involved then I'm sure it will come to fruition.  

I would definitely put my money on it happening. The TAMU System has been aggressively working over the past few years to expand its reach and has been very good at achieving that (winning the contract to manage Los Alamos National Lab, bringing the Army Futures Command central testing hub to campus, getting the Legislature to give it control of the Texas Division of Emergency Management). The “new” A&M System loves big, bold projects. What’s more is that this is a public-private partnership which will generate revenue for the A&M System. One of the most notable PPPs A&M has done is Park West, a 3400 bed student housing complex, it was built for about $245 million and annually generates $20 million for TAMU (projected total return to TAMU of $600 million over the 32 year agreement). In all likelihood, the Holcombe project should be very similar to this and A&M’s other PPPs, opening up ridiculously vast resources for TAMU to further invest in the Health Science Center and TMC. If you simply scale the ROI for Park West up to this project’s initial value (which is a terrible way of projecting the ROI for this project because it doesn’t account for differing agreements, higher value of land in the TMC than College Station, etc), you get a return of $1.53 billion which would very easily fund some health projects TAMU wants to pursue although even this project alone would be a game changer for the TMC.

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Do you guys prefer the previous look? First line from the article is incorrect, they've kept the shades.

 

https://kinder.rice.edu/urbanedge/2019/09/17/houston-buildings-worth-preserving-according-local-architects-preservationists

 

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In contrast, there is the Fannin State Bank Building, which had similar sun-shades on the side, but recent construction removed them. 

 


 

"That's another Arthur Jones building," Koush said. "They're re-skinning it and kind of changing its appearance from what it was originally." "At least it's not being knocked down, but they are drastically changing its original character," he said.

 

 

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Fannin Bank Building by russell.hancock, on Flickr

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http://assets.system.tamus.edu/files/bor/pdf/AgendaArchive/2019-10-31Reg/10-31-2019Consent.pdf

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I believe this agenda item is for the $625,000,000 figure we've seen for the remainder of this property. This is from the Board of Regents Meeting that will take place next week. This looks like permission to execute a contract for the ground lease for the remainder of this property, hopefully those huge, beautiful buildings!

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3 minutes ago, texan said:

http://assets.system.tamus.edu/files/bor/pdf/AgendaArchive/2019-10-31Reg/10-31-2019Consent.pdf

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I believe this agenda item is for the $625,000,000 figure we've seen for the remainder of this property. This is from the Board of Regents Meeting that will take place next week. This looks like permission to execute a contract for the ground lease for the remainder of this property, hopefully those huge, beautiful buildings!

 

1. Texas A&M asks for RFQ's for "Market Feasibility Study"

 

2. Texas A&M asks receiver of RFQ, "can we make money here"

 

3. RFQ receiver, "....yes"

 

4. Texas A&M = *shocked pikachu face* , everyone else = duh...

 

5. Profit

 

 

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On 10/19/2019 at 5:24 PM, hindesky said:

I wonder if this is as high as the glass is going?

 

New renderings show full glass.  First peek at the interior.

 

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On 10/25/2019 at 10:19 PM, texan said:

http://assets.system.tamus.edu/files/bor/pdf/AgendaArchive/2019-10-31Reg/10-31-2019Consent.pdf

1045963962_ScreenShot2019-10-25at9_16_13PM.png.bece6c93e48ed6c69eb39cc085e08a4b.png

I believe this agenda item is for the $625,000,000 figure we've seen for the remainder of this property. This is from the Board of Regents Meeting that will take place next week. This looks like permission to execute a contract for the ground lease for the remainder of this property, hopefully those huge, beautiful buildings!

 

Can't wait to see this area in 5 years or so....this development, 7200 main, TMC3, new Medistar Tower...can't even imagine the added traffic but nice to see residential components in some of these.  Anyway, I'm not sure if this is news or not, but apparently they are also selling the A&M Health Science Center at 2121 W. Holcombe.  

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