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This implies that we have city planners who understand building scale, city design, and general composition and organization. You are asking a lot here lol

 

Well, I'm sure the market will dictate it anyway since no doubt the lots next to the rail are worth much more than those not. If city planners mandated they be high rises, all the midrises currently planned and already built on it wouldn't exist.

 

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21-Story high-rise with a little over ~12,000 sq feet of retail. Right across from the new Whole Foods.    

We might have a new rendering for this project?   Good find by Cory from skyscraperpage.com.    It's right by a whole foods and bares resemblance to the height and floors (li

5 levels of office  9 levels of residential (top floor amenity space) 6 parking levels 1 level of retail (~12,000 sq ft.)

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Something tells me the upsizing/downsizing is developers testing the waters and adjusting accordingly. That said, the continued lament of developers that there just aren't enough available lots in the city would tend to favor denser development. Of course, their creative ability to cram 6 rowhouses into a lot that used to hold one old house is unparalleled.

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I thought Midtown had a lot more available land than shown in the map above. I guess I've always had this picture in my head of lots of surface parking lots in midtown, I guess I merged it with downtown. Does east of main have more available land? I need to get out more

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I thought Midtown had a lot more available land than shown in the map above. I guess I've always had this picture in my head of lots of surface parking lots in midtown, I guess I merged it with downtown. Does east of main have more available land? I need to get out more

 

There's never been that much surface parking in Midtown. The vacant lots tend to be grassy with a few trees. Downtown is a different story, since any lot that's empty is set up for parking.

 

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The block bounded by Heiner, Saulnier, Robin, and Crosby just across 45 from downtown was being fenced off this morning.

 

Edit: Urbannizer mentioned something happening in this general area earlier in this topic, so I figured I'd stick this here.

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The block bounded by Heiner, Saulnier, Robin, and Crosby just across 45 from downtown was being fenced off this morning.

 

Edit: Urbannizer mentioned something happening in this general area earlier in this topic, so I figured I'd stick this here.

My coworkers park there and were all turned away this morning.  I walked right by it and didn't even notice.

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The block bounded by Heiner, Saulnier, Robin, and Crosby just across 45 from downtown was being fenced off this morning.

 

Edit: Urbannizer mentioned something happening in this general area earlier in this topic, so I figured I'd stick this here.

This should be for Broadstone Skyline.

 

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/29630-broadstone-skyline-near-downtown/

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If you are talking about the site that is shown on the pdf then you are wrong. MATCH is much further in Midtown. This is near the old Sears building and across the street from the Wheeler Station.

 

A part of Midtown that desperately needs attention. It's literally the homeless camp-out for the whole area and just looks dreadful...

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I appreciate the illustration, but it shouldn't be considered further evidence of where the hi-rise is going. Common Ground is apparently a very new brokerage firm (they only had half a website when they slapped up their signs on the wheeler lot a couple months back) so it's not like they are the driving force behind this major project. Furthermore, they have a strong interest in overstating the proximity and inevitability of major projects to the land they are marketing. They have probably read this thread and just prettified the same info we all already had.

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The site in the PDF is Main @ Richmond.

Yes and no. The site in the PDF is the Common Ground site and it not a highrise. The property is simply for sale at this point and this was the whole point of the PDF... to market their site on everything that is and is upcoming to Midtown.

 

The highrise that Urbannizer is talking about is located at the wrong place in the PDF since we know MATCH has the entire block and no additional highrise will exist on the same lot.

 

The block north of MATCH should be the true location of this highrise and whoever created the PDF, probably just put it at the wrong location.

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Yeah, the proposed hi-rise apts (with approx 20,000sf GFR) is slated to go on the block where the old permitting building is located

Sounds like you know a lil somethin about this project... That's a good bit of retail for one block. Any idea how many stories it is? Have you seen the rendering?

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Sweet mother of God, Bob Shultz was right.

Mid-Main is going to be Houstons own miniature version of "soho" "tribeca" "wicker park" etc in about 20-30 years.

I can see it.

That's an impressive set of maps; it would be interesting to match up the reality with the vision.

 

Any other theaters besides Ensemble and MATCH?

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It's a shame Midtown doesn't publish a monthly development map just like Downtown does.

Agreed. For what it's worth, you can see most major developments on devmap.io. It's crowd informed so subject to speculation, but at least it updates faster than the downtown development map. I'll try to add this project tonight if no one beats me to it.

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At this point, we could use Midtown, Montrose, Downtown, Upper Kirby, Uptown, Memorial City, and Energy Corridor maps. There is too much going on for me to keep up with.

I saw one for the EC recently but it didn't seen nestling as complete as the downtown map
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At this point, we could use Midtown, Montrose, Downtown, Upper Kirby, Uptown, Memorial City, and Energy Corridor maps. There is too much going on for me to keep up with.

CBRE can't keep up with it all, either. They just split their development map into one more district, which they have nicknamed "Energy Corridor 2" (that just means it takes in the Exxon Mobil project and part of the north Grand Parkway).

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I've seriously heard the Rayford/Sawdust area reffered to as SOWO.

At least EaDo is in an urban area, where most neighborhood acronyms come from. SOWO is suburbia, thus making way more of a reach than EaDo.

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Please, someone help me out on this: there on three obvious towers going up in midtown (3300 Main "Jewel in the Crown" a block north of MATCH; the possible office component of Mid-Main at 3501 Main a block east of Mid-Main; and the possible on the shorter side mixed-use at Louisiana and Anita); there is also this tower ("The Courtlandt"?) which may be going up at the block bound by Main Travis Francis and Holman (which does appear to be MATCH'S block.) The map on the first page of this threat has the arched building coming down for this, but isn't it coming down for the "Jewel"? Does MATCH not take up the whole block?

More succinctly, what is this and where is this supposed to be again?

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Please, someone help me out on this: there on three obvious towers going up in midtown (3300 Main "Jewel in the Crown" a block north of MATCH; the possible office component of Mid-Main at 3501 Main a block east of Mid-Main; and the possible on the shorter side mixed-use at Louisiana and Anita); there is also this tower ("The Courtlandt"?) which may be going up at the block bound by Main Travis Francis and Holman (which does appear to be MATCH'S block.) The map on the first page of this threat has the arched building coming down for this, but isn't it coming down for the "Jewel"? Does MATCH not take up the whole block?

More succinctly, what is this and where is this supposed to be again?

 

The actual site for this one remains unknown. MATCH takes up the entire block.

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