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1 hour ago, Highrise Tower said:

 

Madison Marquette is listed as the Owner/Occupant on the demolition permit issued yesterday.

 

For those who don't remember that name, they were behind The Travis in midtown, and 2929 Weslayn in the Greenway area off of W Alabama.

 

As of right now, the only thing we can expect is greater density for this block. The Travis has left a lot to be desired however. Though that might temper expectations for this site, maybe they come out with something different than whats in their portfolio? Hopefully. They need to choose more daring architects. Lets see.

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https://www.perkinseastman.com/projects/heart-of-montrose/  

I'm glad that Caydon's Laneways approach seems to be spreading to other developments. More photos from the link: Not 100% sure on who the client is/was, but the upload data

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On 1/30/2020 at 5:06 PM, TowerSpotter said:

Found this from an architect at CRKTL, posted January 3rd, 2020. Potential development could be planned for this site. Renderings show a mixed-use development with retail, multifamily, condos, and office space. 

 

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If CRTKL which was behind these visuals is the architect still then there is reason to be excited.

 

I really think they need to take these and go to Michael Hsu. The stuff in these visuals fits his style, and Michael Hsu has proven in this city and others that he can do great work.

 

Just my opinion.

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4 hours ago, Highrise Tower said:

 

Madison Marquette is listed as the Owner/Occupant on the demolition permit issued yesterday.


demo permits are weird. I believe they just go off the same ownerership as the last person to pull a permit. 

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2 hours ago, Luminare said:

 

If CRTKL which was behind these visuals is the architect still then there is reason to be excited.

 

I really think they need to take these and go to Michael Hsu. The stuff in these visuals fits his style, and Michael Hsu has proven in this city and others that he can do great work.

 

Just my opinion.

I second that it would be cool to see a larger-scale project designed by Michael Hsu here. 
 

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4 hours ago, Luminare said:

 

For those who don't remember that name, they were behind The Travis in midtown, and 2929 Weslayn in the Greenway area off of W Alabama.

 

As of right now, the only thing we can expect is greater density for this block. The Travis has left a lot to be desired however. Though that might temper expectations for this site, maybe they come out with something different than whats in their portfolio? Hopefully. They need to choose more daring architects. Lets see.

 

4 hours ago, Luminare said:

 

If CRTKL which was behind these visuals is the architect still then there is reason to be excited.

 

I really think they need to take these and go to Michael Hsu. The stuff in these visuals fits his style, and Michael Hsu has proven in this city and others that he can do great work.

 

Just my opinion.

 

2 hours ago, HNathoo said:


demo permits are weird. I believe they just go off the same ownerership as the last person to pull a permit. 

 

@HNathoo Is correct, Madison Marquette no longer owns the site. It’s possible they filed for a demolition permit before the sale.

 

PMRG built 2929 Wesleyan, purchased this site and built The Travis before merging with Madison Marquette.

 

Now that Skanska has control of this land I expect them to partner with a different architect- therefore a new design. 

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1 minute ago, Urbannizer said:

 

 

 

@HNathoo Is correct, Madison Marquette no longer owns the site. It’s possible they filed for a demolition permit before the sale.

 

PMRG built 2929 Wesleyan, purchased this site and built The Travis before merging with Madison Marquette.

 

Now that Skanska has control of this land I expect them to partner with a different architect- therefore a new design. 

 

Appreciate the clarification. Was updating this on the map and spreadsheet, and noticed Skanska acquired the land, but didn't know if this displaced Madison Marquette.

 

I do agree it changes what the final product will be. With that being said. I trust Skanska to handle this land better than Madison Marquette.

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On 10/29/2020 at 8:31 PM, mkultra25 said:

Still seems odd to me whenever someone refers to the "old El Tiempo", when most right-thinking Montrosians knew it as La Jaliscience.  

 

I miss Jolly Science... and Freaky Foods, and...

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Notice that the artist's rendition of the proposed building does not include a bus shelter at the corner of Westheimer and Montrose.
Hopefully,  this was an oversight or done for aesthetic purposes. I'd hate to think that a project so dedicated to being "focused on the pedestrian experience" would have an antagonistic attitude towards public transportation.

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Not seeing any mention of Skanska, makes me hesitate to believe this is current.  Perkins Eastman and Madison Marquette partnered on District Wharf in DC, so unclear if this was drawn up for the previous owner.  This would be significant for the area so hoping this is accurate!

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that will be a sad day indeed...

love that store (and my buddy Bucky!)... hope they find a very nearby location in montrose...maybe the west end of that Nidda Thai plaza? (if not a cool old building of course!)

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Houston/reddit is reporting 369 Chinese Restaurant is closing Jan. 15th too. I mean none of this should come as a surprise to anyone on HAIF, we've know it was coming for almost 6-7 yrs. Just kind of sad for it to end.

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On 1/4/2021 at 11:30 AM, HoustonMidtown said:

Perhaps Rice University can get together with the Mayor's Office to find a solution to the lack of used book stores in central Houston. They could buy a large building and convert it to an incubator for used book stores, where fledgling used book dealers could find low rent space to ply their trade. The ultimate goal could be an Antiquarian Corridor, where one would find clusters of used books, architectural salvage, vintage clothing, antiques, and old hi-fi equipment all in an unbroken stretch, with street vendors and outdoor rummage shelves. I know I would be there.

 

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On 1/5/2021 at 10:36 PM, iah77 said:

Considering Rice raises the rent of everything they touch that seems highly unlikely... otherwise they would have savd the one in Rice Village

I don't think Rice University owns the part of Rice Village where HPB was located.

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On 12/28/2020 at 9:12 AM, CREguy13 said:

Not seeing any mention of Skanska, makes me hesitate to believe this is current.  Perkins Eastman and Madison Marquette partnered on District Wharf in DC, so unclear if this was drawn up for the previous owner.  This would be significant for the area so hoping this is accurate!

That's a good way to get an answer quick...

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On 10/28/2020 at 1:48 PM, Urbannizer said:

 

 

 

@HNathoo Is correct, Madison Marquette no longer owns the site. It’s possible they filed for a demolition permit before the sale.

 

PMRG built 2929 Wesleyan, purchased this site and built The Travis before merging with Madison Marquette.

 

Now that Skanska has control of this land I expect them to partner with a different architect- therefore a new design. 

Excited for Skanska’s involvement with the project after seeing their recent activity level. Bank of America tower and the 1550 on the green render both look nice for downtown. Interesting to think what their approach would be for a neighborhood development that can accommodate so much culture and diversity. 

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For decades this area has been the unofficial main corridor  to montrose .. the entrance if you will... it where back in the day the parade and block  parties  congregated... now I feel like it will finally reflect that in appearance 

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