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About a year and a half back I was lucky enough to experience the view from one of the penthouses at night. This was before the unit was built out, so there weren't any light fixtures (at all!) to cr

Here's a view of downtown from one of the towers. ] flickr leadingmodels

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I really hope this happens and are priced reasonably instead of all of the high end that is going up in Houston right now.

I also like the design, although I would have seen this more in the Uptown Area, or Westchase Area before near the Museum district.

Either way, I hope it's built.

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Quite nice. Eclectic design once again. Blue green glass like 80s-90s, the box balconies like 60s apartments (2016 Main), front lines like Moderne and the ornamental airfoil flap motif looks like 70s solar panels. Now, if they would make them actual solar panels then our sustainability rankings would soar! :rolleyes:

Not sure if the residential will be leases or sales. Almeda is destined to be a nice boulevard and will help open up the South Central area to redevelopment.

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Very nice! And yes, I agree to the above statment. Almeda in that area is turning out raher nice (in the TMC, they added a median with trees, I think, and fixed up the pavement). Hopefully, this project gets built!

Hmm..maybe with this project, we could have a nice little mini uptownish thing going in in the Museum DIst. After all, the ZaZa is coming soon to the Warwick, the light rail is right there, and then..this. Maybe this could spur some new development in the area, or something.

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one tower will be condos and one will be for lease.  This will also make the financing for the whole project easier to accomplish. units will be small and affordable. more to come...

i would think twice about doing small condos. while the price points may generate interest, when it comes time to buy, they are going to say they want more room for possible expansion (ie married, have a kid, get a roommate, have a study, etc.) one can convince some of them that you will be giving up space for location, for a majority of buyers, it doesn't fly too well in houston.

just my $0.02

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Proposals are a dime a dozen. Construction is the elusive goal that is not always plentiful.

I might be so wild as guess for every condo tower that exists in this city there have been 5 or 6 proposed. Maybe more.

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Of the dozen or so condo proposals on the board, which one will actually get built?

I can promise you that this one is happening. Groundbreaking is set for October. If you drive by you can see the sales / leasing center. One of the towers will be for lease and will be built immediately; the other tower will be condo. Both the garage and 1 acre amenity deck will go up with the first tower (for lease). Hopefully they will have enough presales to build the second tower (condo) at the same time. I know ill be buying a unit if that helps.

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Good news Houston Retail. This groundbreaking is not like Orion's is it. I mean they built a whole welcome center and everything and they are now faultering.

I hope you're right that they are moving forward.

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a welcome center doesn't mean diddly. the mark/mercer, treemont, scamrock, etc were all done out of trailers. montebello/villa and the tanglewood were done out of retail centers. monaco (actually bought the adjacent house) and orion had welcome centers.

and to houston-retail, are you saying that they already have financing in place on the apartments? do you know what % of sales will be needed to break ground on the condos? you cant just come on here, especially with your insight, and give generic, blanket statements... you know better than that ;)

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I didn't say the welcom center did.

I was pointing out that this complex having the trailer and everything on site doesn't mean anything will happen.

I would love here the nubmers of % sold and if financing is in place for this project.

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Jumpin' Jesus! These projects are being shot out like bullets from the guns of Alfonse Capone's #1 Hitman.

The Mosaic proposal isn't a surprised, though, because the parcel of land in question is a prime spot for a residential projects, especially with the stretch of Almeda running to the south undergoing construction. Like with the NE quadrant of downtown and the West End/Rice Military, this section of the city seems to be quietly (and impressively) growing while we continue to lament over the pace of Midtown's growth.

The intersection of 288 at McGregor could be very asthetically appealing in a few years with all the new construction taking place. Hopefully they will extend the attractive landscaping down the median further south and maybe add some enhanced lighting. In fact, one of the city's best views is already seen from North MacGregor on the east side of 288 but facing the Med Center. The MacGregor's juxtaposition in front of the more distance Med Center skyline is pretty surreal.

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Looks like a site will be up and running soon. This may be my favorite proposal of all the new ones because it could really spur more development near Hermann Park. With 23,000 square feet of ground floor retail, it will really change the east side of the park and hopefully spur more ground retail (restaurants especially) near the Museum District. I can imagine a wide front patio with umbrella seating looking out over the golf course...

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Aug. 18, 2005, 12:25AM

REAL ESTATE

Towering ambitions

Plans for area east of Hermann Park rely on Houstonians' desire to live closer in

By NANCY SARNOFF

Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

Developers hope to transform an area near the Medical Center with residential, hotel and office projects built on long-neglected parcels of land just east of Hermann Park.

Developers are proposing two new projects less than a mile apart that will add luxury residential and hotel towers to the area.

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/b...sarnoff/3315322

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Location: 5925 Almeda Road, Houston, TX

Use: Residential Condominiums

Size: 30-story, twin tower high-rise totaling 800 units above a structured parking deck and 22,000 sq ft retail space.

Project: Developed with Wood Partners and designed by The Preston Partnership. Amenities include health club, indoor pool, and courtyard as well as concierge and valet services

Site: 4.74 acres off Hwy 251 adjacent to Hermann Park Public Golf Course. Located one mile from downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center and Rice University.

Status: Under Construction

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Aug. 18, 2005, 12:25AM

REAL ESTATE

Towering ambitions

Plans for area east of Hermann Park rely on Houstonians' desire to live closer in

By NANCY SARNOFF

Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

Developers hope to transform an area near the Medical Center with residential, hotel and office projects built on long-neglected parcels of land just east of Hermann Park.

Developers are proposing two new projects less than a mile apart that will add luxury residential and hotel towers to the area.

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/b...sarnoff/3315322

bz-hirise.jpg

devel_almeda.jpg

Location: 5925 Almeda Road, Houston, TX

Use: Residential Condominiums

Size: 30-story, twin tower high-rise totaling 800 units above a structured parking deck and 22,000 sq ft retail space.

Project: Developed with Wood Partners and designed by The Preston Partnership. Amenities include health club, indoor pool, and courtyard as well as concierge and valet services

Site: 4.74 acres off Hwy 251 adjacent to Hermann Park Public Golf Course. Located one mile from downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center and Rice University.

Status: Under Construction

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I wonder why this isn't big news? It seems that a two thirty something tall buildings would be known. I just found out about it today. And I am so happy to here this!

This is big news to those who have ears, and vivid imaginations. We could have a new skyline cluster in the works, a baby Uptown.

I'm trying to imagine, if it indeed turns out to be a posh residential zone, where the accompanying upscale retail will be placed. Almeda most likely but then, spillover into.....kind of a weird area.

Another great thing about this area getting upwardly transformed is that it might be able to create that extra residential voltage to finally turn Midtown into the promised retail dynamo centrally serving everything in the Central Inner Loop area.

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