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There's speculation brewing that CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston might be looking for a new home. The TEGNA station had to evacuate their building during Hurricane Harvey, the station's Facebook page previously mentioned that a restoration company was working the flooded studio.

 

However, CBS 11 KHOU-TV meteorologist Brooks Garner was asked by someone on his Facebook page on the latest developments regarding the restoration of Allen Parkway studios. Garner replied the station was looking for a new spot to call home. Even Mike McGuff of mikemcuff.com, asked the station about the possible new location search: he was then told by one of the station's representatives they will "keep in touch" when there's something to announce... which is code for MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

 

For now, just stay tuned on whether CBS 11 gets a new studio to call home.

 

http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2017/10/is-khou-11-rebuilding-or-moving.html

 

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On ‎2‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 10:50 AM, ChannelTwoNews said:

 

Looks like CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston is closer to getting a new home including other details:

 

http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/02/khou-close-to-getting-new-building-plus.html

 

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The big question is who owns the property and what will become of it? Great site for another high rise.

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Wow, so the old Coastal Banc/Hibernia Bank/Capital One Tower. I once worked here on the fourth floor during the Coastal Banc years. It’s always been a nice building, even before the more recent renovations.  With all the standard overhead lighting and the large news sets, I’m guessing the studios will be on the first floor as it is the tallest from floor to ceiling? 

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https://realtynewsreport.com/2019/10/24/khous-big-lease-plus-a-10-million-redo-generates-upswing-at-westheimer-office-towe

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HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The arrival of flood-impacted KHOU-TV Channel 11 as a key tenant – along with a hefty $10 million renovation budget – has triggered new leasing activity in the 5718 Westheimer office tower near the Galleria.

 

CBRE’s Marilyn Guion and Parker Duffie have inked over 18,000 square-feet in recent leases.

“The KHOU-TV station lease was a significant win for the building and has helped energize the property along with the improvements,” Guion said.

 

The television station moved into the building, a 22-story tower located at the corner of Westheimer and Bering Drive, earlier this year to occupy 43,000 SF on three floors of the tower.

KHOU’s building on Allen Parkway near Buffalo Bayou was inundated during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Flood waters came into the broadcast studios, forcing the station to move to the upper floor and eventually vacate.

 

In addition to KHOU’s tenancy, CBRE says the 5718 Westheimer building is gaining success because of $10 million in recent capital improvements and amenity upgrades, including a new entrance, updated multi-tenant corridors, new destination dispatch elevators, activated green space, and state-of-the-art fitness and conference center.

 

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