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8020 Katy Fwy: 13-Story office building

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http://realtynewsreport.com/2019/04/09/office-tower-planned-on-katy-freeway/

 



HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A 13-story office tower is being planned by the Crown Castle company on the Katy Freeway, according to a document filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

The 420,000-SF tower is being designed by the Kirsksey architecture firm.

 

The building, which has an estimated construction cost of $55 million, will break ground in August and be completed in early 2021.

The project will be located on a 4.2-acre site on the north side of the Katy Freeway, not far from the Ikea store. The property is east of Chimney Rock and west of Antoine Drive.

 

Crown Castle, a major cell phone tower company, current has its offices at 1220 Augusta Drive on the western edge  of the Galleria area.

The new podium-style building will have office space above a parking garage.

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3 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

The 420,000-SF tower is being designed by the Kirsksey architecture firm. 

 

 

Ayyyyy😎🍍

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23 hours ago, jmitch94 said:

 

Ayyyyy😎🍍

 

You say ayyyyy, I say meh.

 

Kirksey=mediocre 

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FAA Case shows 194 feet and a start date of 08/01

 

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=404641153&row=354

 

Overview
Study (ASN): 2019-ASW-5757-OE
Prior Study:  
Status: Work In Progress
   
Received Date: 05/03/2019
Entered Date: 05/03/2019
Map: View Map
Construction Info     Structure Summary
Notice Of: CONSTR
Duration: PERM    (Months: 0    Days: 0)
Work Schedule: 08/01/2019  to  12/01/2019
   
   
Structure Type: Building
Structure Name: 8020 Katy Freeway
FCC Number:  
   
Structure Details     Height and Elevation
Latitude (NAD 83): 29° 47' 06.51" N
Longitude (NAD 83): 95° 28' 50.60" W
Datum: NAD 83
City: Houston
State: TX
Nearest County: Harris
   
 
Proposed
Site Elevation:
68
Structure Height:
194
Total Height (AMSL):
262
 
Frequencies
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On 5/1/2019 at 8:29 PM, ekdrm2d1 said:

Here's the current site.

 

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this existing site is currently being remodel for a warehouse expansion. 

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On 4/10/2019 at 12:38 PM, Urbannizer said:

 

You say ayyyyy, I say moo.

 

Kirksey=mediocre 

 

eh. Again like a lot of firms here I would say "consistent" which is different from mediocre. Kirksey does consistent, and reliable work. They definitely don't turn heads, but would say they are a solid firm, as far as a corporate firm goes.

 

On 7/15/2019 at 10:52 PM, Urbannizer said:

A design competition was held last year for 8020 Katy Fwy. Initial plans also called for a hotel component.

 

https://www.arcbazar.com/commercial-building-design/project/ark-studio-new-office-tower-houston-texas-united-states-texas-houston

 

I also wouldn't put to much stock into things found on this site. I remember once looking to do some freelance work by doing little competitions on here, but its extremely rare that anything from here actually becomes a project. Most on that site are simply looking for design ideas and possible best approaches. Would take anything that you find there with a large grain of salt.

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Demolition is well under way. A large chunk of the east side of the building is gone already.

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