Jump to content

Discovery West: Skanska Downtown Mixed-Use Development


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 212
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Quick search does wonders. :)   http://test21.kalibratecms.com/

28 story office for Block 250.

https://news.cision.com/skanska/r/skanska-signs-new-tenant-lease-for-office-tower-in-downtown-houston--texas--usa,c3267109

Posted Images

I'm going to need to see more views and perspectives. Right now I'll give it a solid potential. Only big pet peeve I see right now is the garage is glaring. First floor retail is a plus but seeing those ramps is a downer.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
 

I'm going to need to see more views and perspectives. Right now I'll give it a solid potential. Only big pet peeve I see right now is the garage is glaring. First floor retail is a plus but seeing those ramps is a downer.

You'd think that if they own several blocks, they could consolidate all the garages in a less conspicuous place (ideally underground) and at least have all the floors overlooking the park be for people.

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Man you thought The Cosmo was mad, I bet Embassy Suites is pissed. Blocked their best views and the pool. In the end it is a hotel over an residential building so it won't matter as much. The guests are temporary and a lot of people will book and not realize the new views.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/11/2021 at 11:25 AM, phillip_white said:

With all DUE respect, this chain of corrections has been quite entertaining.

Damn, I thought the whole idea of a doggy do was pretty respectable....

And Chain of Corrections will be the name of my next band....

Edited by toxtethogrady
Link to post
Share on other sites

UR-GORGEOUS?size=800

^^^ this prospective development, is like a giant EXCLAMATION POINT to this all-important downtown district.  what an absolute perfect design concept for skanska...

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

someone needs to do a case study on the property values around discovery green before and after the park was built.  IMO this will be Nancy Kinder's biggest legacy here in town.  The added value to our local economy that this project brought needs to be studied!

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

w-hotels-logo-png-transparent.png

^^^ combine this absolutely gorgeous SKANSKA development with our forthcoming first W HOTEL... atop the houston first building... discovery green is slowly turning into a downtown urban masterpiece.  these new prospective developments shall turn the discovery green district into a downtown urban tourist destination.  HOUSTON, WE CAN NO-LONGER FIND A PROBLEM...

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

BIG's first Texas project 😍 that's awesome. I can't wait for all the lots behind this one to be built out. He's already familiar with Houston being that he was a visiting professor of architecture at Rice.

Edited by HoustonBoy
Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, nate4l1f3 said:
Could the first pic of the renderings be an indication of the mentioned green space?

No, the trees to the left are Discovery Green and One Park Place is to the right. This other development (parks, retail, etc.) would be in the upper right corner which we can barely see from this perspective.

But I clearly can imagine there has to be some render of the master plan out there now, the way they are talking.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Triton said:

No, the trees to the left are Discovery Green and One Park Place is to the right. This other development (parks, retail, etc.) would be in the upper right corner which we can barely see from this perspective.

But I clearly can imagine there has to be some render of the master plan out there now, the way they are talking.

So obvious now that you point it out 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

i still cant believe they are using BIG, I guess when you are a Swedish multi-billion dollar construction company / developer you can bring in that kind of horsepower.  They will no doubt have a master plan that unifies this with the rest of their properties. Knowing BIG / Skanska there will certainly be green space / natural elements in the other blocks.

Now we just need centerpoint to burry their substation and build a park on top of it....Hell even a parking garage would look better!

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a huge step forward for downtown. The building is absolutely beautiful and it will have amazing unobstructed views. I do sense a missed opportunity, they could have incorporated a rooftop bar/ restaurant/ observation deck overlooking discovery green and the rest of downtown. Not complaining though 😅

  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

Overall, I am very pleased but I am more nervous about the garage after seeing two new renders. Additionally, is this going to be a mullet? What does the back look like? The new render that teases the back view is a bit frightening. Are those blank walls? 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, KinkaidAlum said:

Overall, I am very pleased but I am more nervous about the garage after seeing two new renders. Additionally, is this going to be a mullet? What does the back look like? The new render that teases the back view is a bit frightening. Are those blank walls? 

I'm sure it won't be blank walls. They have to rent the space...

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, H-Town Man said:

I'm sure it won't be blank walls. They have to rent the space...

 

These will be very narrow floor plates due to the lot. It could very well be that the back is hallway/elevator landing space for each floor. My sister lives at One Park Place but it has been almost two years since I've been there but the Embassy Suites will be very close to this tower. I hope you are right. Just voicing a concern. You can see in the new render that the texture seems to chance from glass wall to something else.

Link to post
Share on other sites

How much higher will it be than the ES?

In any case, seems ideal from a DG perspective, and the foot traffic in the park is still really good. Whatever goes in the lobby here has a very high visibility location, and the garage should do booming after hours business. 

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Nate99 said:

How much higher will it be than the ES?

In any case, seems ideal from a DG perspective, and the foot traffic in the park is still really good. Whatever goes in the lobby here has a very high visibility location, and the garage should do booming after hours business. 

It seems to be slightly shorter or equal to One Park Place (518'), and considering the Embassy Suites is 242', I would say this one has 250'+ on the hotel. I think the tower is going to be 504', so it should have a pretty a huge presence in this part of the skyline.  

Also a prime retail location, it's almost necessary to have park facing retail. 
 

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, TheSirDingle said:

It seems to be slightly shorter or equal to One Park Place (518'), and considering the Embassy Suites is 242', I would say this one has 250'+ on the hotel. I think the tower is going to be 504', so it should have a pretty a huge presence in this part of the skyline.  

Also a prime retail location, it's almost necessary to have park facing retail. 
 

That would be prominent, especially from the park.  I was thinking of the question about the back side and wondering how much would show from the south.  

However tall, someone's office is going to hear kids screaming on the ES pool deck all summer.  I think the Aloft/811 Main block must have a similar dynamic, but it was more of a weekend party place, or at least that's my impression. 

 

Edited by Nate99
  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

With this and High Street residential (block 98) the views from the park, sidewalks, and hotels are going to be greatly enhanced. Now if only blocks 252,275, and 292 would go from surface lots to several highrises of the 50+ storey height. Icing on the cake. 

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, monarch said:

w-hotels-logo-png-transparent.png

^^^ combine this absolutely gorgeous SKANSKA development with our forthcoming first W HOTEL... atop the houston first building... discovery green is slowly turning into a downtown urban masterpiece.  these new prospective developments shall turn the discovery green district into a downtown urban tourist destination.  HOUSTON, WE CAN NO-LONGER FIND A PROBLEM...

Any news on this?

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Twinsanity02 said:

With this and High Street residential (block 98) the views from the park, sidewalks, and hotels are going to be greatly enhanced. Now if only blocks 252,275, and 292 would go from surface lots to several highrises of the 50+ storey height. Icing on the cake. 

It's going to look good. DG has a really neat "bowl" feel to it. Since Skanska has the lot on the corner shared by this and and OPP (not sure which # that is), perhaps that one would fill in sooner rather than later. and more or less completely encircle the park. 

Add more development down toward Root square and the new Camden apartment and you've got a heck of a neighborhood.  

  • Like 9
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Highrise Tower changed the title to Discovery West: Skanska Downtown Mixed-Use Development

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...



×
×
  • Create New...