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Blossom Hotel Houston: 16-Story Hotel

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A quick google (albeit not definitive) suggests that this brand may be one from the JR Hotel Group, which is affiliated with Japan Railways.  Isn't that the Japanese company involved with the proposed HSR between Dallas and Houston?

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http://www.virtualbx.com/construction-preview/23113-nine-story-hotel-proposed-in-houston-medical-center.html

 


 

Houston (Harris Co.) - Zhejiang Blossom Tourism Group Houston LLC of Missouri City on Sept. 17 to request a variance needed to construction a high-rise hotel.

 

The Blossom Hotel and Suite is proposed to be a nine-story structure that will include a six-level enclosed parking garage. The site is three blocks south of the MD Anderson Mid Campus Building 1 at the corner of South Braeswood Boulevard and Bertner Avenue.

 

Houston Planning Commission is being asked to allow the partial replatting of an existing single family restricted subdivision into an unrestricted reserve. This property falls within the ordinance governing the Medical Center; this allows for mixed use development in residential area

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"As a MAC (Major Activity Center), the city encourages development with a mix of land uses, street patterns and non-residential development. It is intended to replay just the lots necessary to meet developmental and space requirements," the department staff report said.

 

The proposed hotel boundaries are Lehall Street, Bertner and St. Agnes Street. Access to the hotel would be from St. Agnes, about 150 feet from the nearest neighborhing townhouse. It is also east of, but does not reach Fannin Street.

 

"The hotel will be a state of the art facility, serving the needs of the Medical Center, and aesthetically complimentary to its surroundings. The hotel will be built to serve adjoining large scale projects, such as the hospital and related medical buildings," the staff report said.

 

"On the block the hotel is to be located on, seven townhouses, an auto body shop and a medical supply center remain. The development will actually lift a large portion of the block up to the standards of the rest of the new, ongoing medical center development."

 

In justifying recommendation of the project, department staff said that if the variance is granted, it will allow the development of a large budget hotel site servicing the Medical Center across what is now mostly unimproved lands, adding, "the owners of the remaining subdivision lot--the house is vacant and unoccupied--have not been locatable, with all attempts at purchase by representatives of the hotel meeting in dead ends."

 

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Heritage Home Builders has a luxury residential project(Aria at the Medical Center) planned on the same block. I believe where the above mentioned autobody repair shop sits.

 

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/32174-proposed-luxury-rentals-near-texas-medical-center/?hl=%2Bheritage+%2Bmedical+%2Bcenter#entry500678

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On December 29, 2015 at 9:13 AM, corbs315 said:

Here's the site yesterday (I work at 1MC across the street)

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Whoever bought into those 3 tow homes are going to have a big wall or some hotel windows to stare into pretty soon - that suckssssssss... :P

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On 4/7/2016 at 10:22 AM, alternativemike said:

 

Whoever bought into those 3 tow homes are going to have a big wall or some hotel windows to stare into pretty soon - that suckssssssss... :P

Those town homes look hideous and cheaply made. 

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A new variance sign posted yesterday with "Blossom Hotel" on it and (I think?) another building was cleared next to the site. So, some kind of progress...

 

edit: this was on the last plat agenda:

II. Establish a public hearing date of June 9, 2016 a. Blossom Hotel and Suites replat no 1 and extension

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Reason for new variance request - they've acquired the house on the corner.

 

New:

 

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Previously:

 

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54 minutes ago, corbs315 said:

New banner up on the site. 

 

 

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That looks different and better

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I walked to 1MC today from OST--wanted to try the cafeteria again because I can't eat at Luby's every day.  Pickings are slim in the area.  

 

The sign for this place certainly caught my interest.  There will be food!  Still no construction, but it will improve the area.  

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1 hour ago, MaggieMay said:

I walked to 1MC today from OST--wanted to try the cafeteria again because I can't eat at Luby's every day.  Pickings are slim in the area.  

 

The sign for this place certainly caught my interest.  There will be food!  Still no construction, but it will improve the area.  

 

But the cafeteria here sucks! :)

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On 12/13/2016 at 2:02 PM, Urbannizer said:

Site still inactive but here's a better look at the rendering. 14-15 floors

 

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They’ve been working on the site since early last week, which would be great except for the incessant beeping. 

 

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I just realized that this is right across the street from the TMC3. I wonder if the TMC3 announcements got this going, sure hope it gets built.  

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1 hour ago, Screwston said:

It's 13 floors.

 

No triskaidekaphobiacs in this group...

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I'm just looking at some PDF images that I found on Myspace and I will break it down per those...

 

 

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16 floors. 17 including the roof shack. Now count up from the garage side and somehow you get the roof shack on the 18th floor. Go figure?

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I will take a wild guess, based off of no personal knowledge of the job at all and no access to any files whatsoever, that the floor breakdown is the following:

 

Garage 1 (21 cars) - Hotel 1

Garage 2 ( 29 cars) - Hotel 1M

Garage 3 (34 cars) - Hotel 2

Garage 4 (35 cars) - Hotel 2

Garage 5 (37 cars) - Hotel 2M

Garage 6 (37 cars) - Hotel 3

Garage 7 (36 cars) - Hotel 3M

Garage 8 (37 cars) - Hotel 4

Hotel 5

Hotel 6

Hotel 7

Hotel 8

Hotel 9

Hotel 10

Hotel 11

Hotel 12

Hotel 13

Hotel Roof

 

It's an 8 story parking structure (counting the roof) built into a 13 story hotel (not counting the roof).

Level 1 is the lobby, lounge and retail.

Level 1M is accessible by stair & service elevator for retail, security, electrical and mechanical rooms.

Level 2 has the main kitchen with a dining hall and private dining.

Level 2M is for employees only and is offices, storage, housekeeping and maintenence.

Level 3 has a couple of ballrooms, some meeting rooms, and a business center.

Level 3M is for the VIP employees with more offices, reception and chairman's office.

Level 4 has about 20 guest rooms.

Levels 5 thru 11 have about 30 guest rooms per floor.

Lucky level 13 has the pool along with the fitness center, about 15 guest rooms and 5 massage rooms.

The protected portions of the roof is home to some boilers, the emergency generator and some elevator equipment.

 

 

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