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Remember when people said downtown and medical center would never connect ? Now you can stand downtown look straight down main street and swear it all one long corridor. 

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There's a variance request for the next tower on the new Planning Commission agenda. It's a little over half of the art supply block facing Main. Rendering included, though more for massing than final materials

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On 6/20/2020 at 12:25 PM, TheSirDingle said:

Caydon website: https://caydonproperty.com/us/properties/residential
Link given for view property: https://caydonproperty.com/us/properties/fitzroy-residences-houston-condos

 

(pardon me for the low quality snip)

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Looks like they also updated their listing on the website. It seems to be a condo tower paired with a Kimpton hotel, and has the same street level rendering looking at the garage level as before.

 

The Condominiums will start from $300k, and will range from 1-3 bedrooms (bathrooms are currently unknown but we can assume it's the same as the bedrooms). They'll also range from 560 sqft to 2000 sqft. That's all I can really get from the website listing.

 

For the view property link it ask me to put in my email, name, and phone # if you want to know more about the development (guess they'll send me a link in the future). This in turn puts you on a VIP list that allows you to be one of the first people to visit their sales office. 

 

$300k for 560 sqft...yowza!

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Nice massing diagram. Also I saw some floor plans for the site on the agenda, might have to clip em from the PDF.

 

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Yikes, this thing got a pretty significant hair cut. Not nearly as dominate first proposed. Looks like it got the quintessential Houston treatment.

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I'm confused is this the hotel or condo?

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I actually like the scaled down version - it kind of looks like the Allen.  The fact that it will have a neighboring tower on the same block is great for density and based on Drewery Place, Caydon will use high quality materials.  Of course would prefer a higher floor count, but 30+ floors with good design/quality in an area that didn't have a high-rise 12 months ago is a W in my book.

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I'm just gonna echo @CREguy13 and say something like this in midtown is really going to change the look of midtown. Houston is so spread out, a really tall building doesn't make much sense here. In some sense this sort of thing is necessary before we can begin to get very tall buildings. 

And I for one still remember when, except for two peculiar buildings, all the buildings in midtown were two to four stories tall. 

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22 hours ago, wxman said:

Yikes, this thing got a pretty significant hair cut. Not nearly as dominate first proposed. Looks like it got the quintessential Houston treatment.

 

There is really nothing quintessentially Houston about it.  This happens in developments everywhere.

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On 6/27/2020 at 1:08 PM, EllenOlenska said:

I'm just gonna echo @CREguy13 and say something like this in midtown is really going to change the look of midtown. Houston is so spread out, a really tall building doesn't make much sense here. In some sense this sort of thing is necessary before we can begin to get very tall buildings. 

And I for one still remember when, except for two peculiar buildings, all the buildings in midtown were two to four stories tall. 

Although I agree with what you are saying, I would like to point out that this is Houston and plopping down tall buildings in random areas are what we do.

 

The Williams tower, AIG building and others.

 

But like I said, I do agree with you. This will help transform the area which will hopefully result in taller and taller buildings. 

 

My dream for midtown has always been a sea of 12 storey buildings with a string of 30 to 50 storey buildings along main from downtown to Herman Park. 

 

There's so much empty or decay around this project. Hopefully more deals can get going in this area

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5 hours ago, HoustonIsHome said:

Although I agree with what you are saying, I would like to point out that this is Houston and plopping down tall buildings in random areas are what we do.

 

The Williams tower, AIG building and others.

 

But like I said, I do agree with you. This will help transform the area which will hopefully result in taller and taller buildings. 

 

My dream for midtown has always been a sea of 12 storey buildings with a string of 30 to 50 storey buildings along main from downtown to Herman Park. 

 

There's so much empty or decay around this project. Hopefully more deals can get going in this area

Yeah this project along with The Innovation District are going to change this area dramatically. You are already getting a better urban vibe from West Alabama to Holman towards HCC. And further down around McGowen. 

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25 minutes ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Yeah this project along with The Innovation District are going to change this area dramatically. You are already getting a better urban vibe from West Alabama to Holman towards HCC. And further down around McGowen. 

I bet the stretch of Richmond just west of The Ion on  the other side of the spur will start developing next. It seems like just about every storefront on that stretch of Richmond between the spur and Montrose Blvd is vacant, and I have a feeling it’s due to the crummy conditions on the Wheeler side. Once that area improves, I think this pocket of Montrose will also explode.

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7 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Yeah this project along with The Innovation District are going to change this area dramatically. You are already getting a better urban vibe from West Alabama to Holman towards HCC. And further down around McGowen. 

 

The progress over the last 5 years is impressive.

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On 6/30/2020 at 1:54 PM, clutchcity94 said:

I bet the stretch of Richmond just west of The Ion on  the other side of the spur will start developing next. It seems like just about every storefront on that stretch of Richmond between the spur and Montrose Blvd is vacant, and I have a feeling it’s due to the crummy conditions on the Wheeler side. Once that area improves, I think this pocket of Montrose will also explode.

 

This isn't true, though. Look for D&Q (Houston's best beer shop), Ono Poke (Houston's best poke), Foelber Pottery (a goddamn institution), Chapultepec, BCN, etc. Appearances are deceiving. This is the Houston I love quite frankly. The Houston that's a little less obvious (and, sure, slightly unkempt) but rewarding. 

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Chapultepec doesn't quite get the recognition it deserves as a Houston institution. make no mistake, it's not the best Mexican food in Houston, but it is good Mexican food, especially at 3am on a Sunday morning.

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2 hours ago, HOU_huckster said:

 

This isn't true, though. Look for D&Q (Houston's best beer shop), Ono Poke (Houston's best poke), Foelber Pottery (a goddamn institution), Chapultepec, BCN, etc. Appearances are deceiving. This is the Houston I love quite frankly. The Houston that's a little less obvious (and, sure, slightly unkempt) but rewarding. 

Agree! I lived on Jack and walked to all these places. It's actually a very cool neighborhood. Much better when Brooklyn was still open. Used to walk across the street for UH games. 

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13 hours ago, HOU_huckster said:

 

This isn't true, though. Look for D&Q (Houston's best beer shop), Ono Poke (Houston's best poke), Foelber Pottery (a goddamn institution), Chapultepec, BCN, etc. Appearances are deceiving. This is the Houston I love quite frankly. The Houston that's a little less obvious (and, sure, slightly unkempt) but rewarding. 

True. I feel like there’s so much more potential there though.

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