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Any recent links on this?  I googled and found a clip from an April planning commission meeting where a variance was denied.  They did mention a 5 story parking garage

 

The current Residence Inn nearby definitely takes up a lot of land.  It looks like an old apartment complex from that Kroger parking lot

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I've got to stop searching those things by zip code as I missed it

 

It's weird but Pg 270 and 271 seem out of place, like they are mixed in with the Medistar hotel documents?

 

 

Yeah that confused me for a bit as I had to look more into it to realize this was a separate project, hopefully they fix that and release more info with the final version tomorrow. 

 

Me wonders if the parking garage will be constructed next to the hotel, or the hotel will be constructed on top.

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Some permitting activity on this.  No building permit yet but looks like it is going to happen:

 

Project Details   Project No: 15097499 Date : 2015/09/09 00:00:00 USE : NEW HOTEL Owner/Occupant : *RESIDENCE INN Job Address : 7807 KIRBY DR 77030 Valuation : $ 0 Permit Type : PX FCC Group : Hotels & Motels Buyer : *ALL TEXAS PERMITS Address : 12723 ASHFORD BROOK DR 77082 Phone : (281) 556-1883

 

If I recall from that planning commission meeting, this will have a 5 story parking garage.  So while it's not necessarily the sexiest project I would argue that it is substantial

 

As someone else previously pointed out, this should also have implications on the existing low-rise Residence Inn across the street.  It certainly takes up a pretty good chunk of land

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More likely something around 15 stories. For example, the Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites under construction downtown is 14 stories and 186 feet.

Still, that's a substantial change to the skyline for this section of Houston. I wasn't ecstatic about this initially, but at this height it's a pretty notable addition.

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I drive by that plot of land all the time and have been wondering what will go there.  So many hotels are being build along Main Street, its amazing.  Well I guess that is better then a apartment complex.

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On 9/3/2016 at 9:40 PM, OkieEric said:

This has looked pretty much dead, but a ton of permits (including building permits for parking garage and tower) were issued yesterday

 

Here's the permits.

 

http://houstontx.gov/planning/Publications/listsrv/WebeReport.html

 

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7807 KIRBY DR - HIGH RISE HOTEL & PARK.GARAGE(M-3)1-16-1-R1-A SP/FA'06IB


7807 KIRBY DR GARG - HOTEL PARKING GARAGE (2-3) 1-4-2-S2-B 06IBC


7807 KIRBY DR BLD 1 - HI-RISE HOTEL FIRE PUMP RM (3-3)1-16-1-S2-A SP/FA'06IBC

 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/09/12/exclusive-new-hotel-to-rise-near-nrg-stadium-med.html

 

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Houston-based Moody National Cos. is developing a new hotel near NRG Stadium and just minutes away from the Texas Medical Center.

A 182-key Residence Inn will break ground in the next six months at 7807 Kirby Dr., a Moody National Cos. representative told the Houston Business Journal. A completion date hasn't been finalized.

 

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I heard "new hotel near NRG Stadium" and I immediately thought of the former Days Inn spot at Kirby and Westridge, but nope, that had been converted to a dirt lot, even taking the old parking lot that remained.

 

It was Droubi's Bakery & Deli until sometime in 2007, a Mediterranean establishment that is still around in a different location. Swamplot indicates that it incorporated railroad cars into its design somehow. I wonder why the old location was demolished.

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That rendering kind of reminds me of the embassy suites downtown. Might look good on paper, but im not convinced that building will be attractive after construction. This should help extend the skyline of the medical district a little farther south. The location is kind of surrounded by a sea of surface level parking lots that get occupied for football games and rodeo. 

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http://www.arch-con.com/division/residence-inn-medical-center/ 

 

The Residence Inn is located in the Houston Medical Center, Houston, Texas.  It stands sixteen floors, measures 214’-0” to the top of the roof, spans a total foot print of 166,200 square feet and houses 182 guest rooms.  The Residence Inn includes large lobby, lounge, dining areas and provides amenities for its guests such as an indoor pool, a full-size fitness workout room, and a pantry room for grab-and-go food conveniences. The second floor of the hotel includes four well-sized meeting/conference rooms while floors 3-16 serve as guest room and service floors.  The building is a concrete structure, encapsulated with EIFS, cast stone, brick accents and glass curtain wall façade.  The guest rooms are designed for the extended-stay traveler with kitchen and appliances, sleeping and living room features for that home away from home feel.  A 70,000-square-foot concrete parking garage will provide adequate parking for its guests.

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  • Highrise Tower changed the title to Residence Inn: 7807 Kirby Dr.

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