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New Midrise - 1400 California

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Like the modernist look, although kind of reminds me of an early 80's Katy freeway spec office building that got converted.

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I think it's very pleasing, particularly in that location. It will play nicely with the common bond / space building down the street.

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Are there any sidewalks left?! This setback we are allowing is ridiculous. Less floor plate higher buildings please.

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Are there any sidewalks left?! This setback we are allowing is ridiculous. Less floor plate higher buildings please.

On the right side there is a guy that seems to be walking on a side walk. 

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A lot of people in New York.

 

Actually, both the New York and Miami residential building booms are being financed with foreign money. There seem to be a lot of people with lots of money in other parts of the world who would like a place in the US, and they seem to want a residence in New York or Miami. Houston could serve the same function for a lot of Mexican nationals (and in fact it seems to be attracting a lot of residential sales to Mexicans).

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For the square footage offered, this building is cheaper than all of the other ones currently planned or under construction.   Please correct me if I am wrong!  

 

1400 California is $500/sf for penthouse and around $300/sf for the other units.  Everyone else seems to be $450 to $500 or more per square foot for non-penthouse units.  

 

Not that I think it is worth it, but here is a $300/sf unit probably on the 3rd floor.  

 

http://www.har.com/1400-california--3ne/sale_77976441

 

 

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I like we are getting a midrise here but, I guess I'm in the minority.... this thing looks outdated before it is even built.

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There has been a lot more interest in mid-century modern in the last few years.  This building must be trying to capitalize on that movement.  

 

From the Realtor:  "Referencing the simplicity & functionality of the Bauhaus movement... " 

 

What worries me is that renderings normally look better than the real thing...  What if this rendering looks better!?!

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I live right by there.  I know a girl that was living in the house on the corner.  She was given a short rental contract with the anticipation the house would be demoed.  That was months ago and she has since moved out.  I still see that people live there so it seems the timetable was stretched.

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16 hours ago, Dakota79 said:

I heard it was parking for Legacy Health. 

 

Oh god. Are the HAR sites still up?

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Some heavy equipment has been moved onsite and have started to move some dirt around. Signs for the construction company have been posted on the fence.

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Legacy is expanding on their current building on the other side of the street. They took out the parking under the building and are building it out. The fenced off the parking lot east of the building as well.

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