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Montrose Collective: Office Building With Retail Coming To 888 Westheimer


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As this development finalizes, a random thought about this part of Montrose. That gas station a block away is increasingly growing out of place. So what is the solution? I saw this in DC and wonder when we might start seeing it Houston. Given the density and land value in Montrose I imagine it can be far off. 

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2 minutes ago, urbanize713 said:

As this development finalizes, a random thought about this part of Montrose. That gas station a block away is increasingly growing out of place. So what is the solution? I saw this in DC and wonder when we might start seeing it Houston. Given the density and land value in Montrose I imagine it can be far off. 

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I’m into it. We need to be creative. I wish gas stations were more pleasant in Houston.

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1 hour ago, urbanize713 said:

As this development finalizes, a random thought about this part of Montrose. That gas station a block away is increasingly growing out of place. So what is the solution? I saw this in DC and wonder when we might start seeing it Houston. Given the density and land value in Montrose I imagine it can be far off. 

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LOL i know exactly where this gas station is in DC. In fact, I’ve stayed in that building many times years ago (used to be the Renaissance hotel, not sure what it is now). Fantastic Indian restaurant called Rasika is directly across the street. Apparently it was Bill Clinton’s favorite in town.

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34 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

Phase II (Montrose Collective Southwest) planned for the west side of Grant St.

What does this portend?
If I understand correctly, it has been replatted to make Uchi and the other building east of Aladdin part of a single reserve.
Will this allow for the construction of another large building (and the demolition of the current ones)?

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22 minutes ago, dbigtex56 said:

What does this portend?
If I understand correctly, it has been replatted to make Uchi and the other building east of Aladdin part of a single reserve.
Will this allow for the construction of another large building (and the demolition of the current ones)?

That is correct.

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26 minutes ago, BEES?! said:

(It has a marker of some sort-maybe it’s just a historical marker?) 

The plaque was installed by and property of the Texas Historical Commission. It confers no protections to the building. 

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36 minutes ago, dbigtex56 said:

The plaque was installed by and property of the Texas Historical Commission. It confers no protections to the building. 

Much like the plaques in Saltgrass that say "In 1836, nothing at all happened here"

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On 8/29/2021 at 12:46 PM, architeckton said:

It’s not being torn down or replaced. It’s major improvements to where the other businesses were previously. A facelift of sorts. I’m addition, the new plat is filed for change of ownership and consolidation of previous lots. 

Great news!

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Thought I would post here first in case I'm missing something, but Uchi/Hue Salon/Rosemont re-platted to Unrestricted by a "Montrose Collective Southwest" by Radom. 

Did I miss something? They bought it 2 years ago, but I thought Uchi was staying. 

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On 9/13/2021 at 1:09 PM, wilcal said:

Thought I would post here first in case I'm missing something, but Uchi/Hue Salon/Rosemont re-platted to Unrestricted by a "Montrose Collective Southwest" by Radom. 

Did I miss something? They bought it 2 years ago, but I thought Uchi was staying. 

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On 8/29/2021 at 11:46 AM, architeckton said:

It’s not being torn down or replaced. It’s major improvements to where the other businesses were previously. A facelift of sorts. I’m addition, the new plat is filed for change of ownership and consolidation of previous lots. 

Here's your answer. @wilcal

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On 8/29/2021 at 12:46 PM, architeckton said:

It’s not being torn down or replaced. It’s major improvements to where the other businesses were previously. A facelift of sorts. I’m addition, the new plat is filed for change of ownership and consolidation of previous lots. 

After reading this post several times, I must confess that it still mystifies me.  
What "major improvements" might be made here, and to what? What's meant by "where the other businesses were previously"? What does any of this have to do with "A facelift of sorts"? Why would the individual lots need to be consolidated if there's no future plans to do something else with the properties? After all, they've been each sitting on their own little happy lots for decades. 
If someone can explain this to me, I thank you in advance. 

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11 hours ago, dbigtex56 said:

After reading this post several times, I must confess that it still mystifies me.  
What "major improvements" might be made here, and to what? What's meant by "where the other businesses were previously"? What does any of this have to do with "A facelift of sorts"? Why would the individual lots need to be consolidated if there's no future plans to do something else with the properties? After all, they've been each sitting on their own little happy lots for decades. 
If someone can explain this to me, I thank you in advance. 

They make them look more appealing, better sidewalks, add outdoor seating options, add better landscaping, facelift (as you mentioned)... 

Higher rent$

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I wonder if there's going to be a grand opening for this building.
Has anyone heard whether or when this is going to happen? Looks like the businesses are very close to occupying their new spaces.

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I really love the materials they used on this place. I think decades from now people will consider this to be a rather distinct and special building, while junkier less interesting structures being built around now will be nearing end of life.

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yesterday we went to Velvet Taco then walked across the street and looked around and climbed the stairs to the top...

such a cool place and tons of potential...love all the floor to ceiling windows that all the tenants will have...the top floor has a great view of downtown! 

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