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Crane going up this weekend according to the FAA filing.  

Well since these models have been revealed, I guess I can probably post the renderings...

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The retail exteriors remind me of the Highland Village site. All upscale clean retail outlets. HV > All :P

It would have been nicer if they brought the building up to Post Oak Blvd. That way people driving down the street can look into the stores and see the people walking from store to store like they do in other cities.

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It would have been nicer if they brought the building up to Post Oak Blvd. That way people driving down the street can look into the stores and see the people walking from store to store like they do in other cities.

most people prefer that drivers look at the road ahead.

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I didn't really mean look, I meant glance.

I thinking like the Streets of Buckhead development thats going up:

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It tickles me that you had to explain that. :D

Believe it or not citykid09, I actually believe Post Oak will eventually look like that. It's going to take a while but it will. The plans at BLVD is at the very least a 'lean' in the the right direction.

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It tickles me that you had to explain that. :D

Believe it or not citykid09, I actually believe Post Oak will eventually look like that. It's going to take a while but it will. The plans at BLVD is at the very least a 'lean' in the the right direction.

He knew what what I meant. I just felt like I should explain it because.....well I don't know why I explained it. LOL!

I thought it would be more of a walkable center. The start of Uptown becoming a walkable area. Its still a great center, but the planning could have been better to enhance the street scape. I riding Westminster the other day in the Montrose area and I thought wow! people are walking everywhere. People parallel parked in front of the stores and walked around. The area is not neatly planned, but it has the concept. Rice Village is another area that almost has it. I was hopping BLVD place would have been the more upscale version of areas like those.

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Not sure if this has been reported, but it probably should have been obvious. It's from March, but no doubt still relevant considering the economy is still not looking up yet...

Although still on track for completion by 2010, Wulfe & Company’s Boulevard Place, located on Post Oak Boulevard at San Felipe (within walking distance from The Galleria mall), has been slow to get underway. Currently 340,250 square feet of the previously named The Pavilion Post Oak is undergoing extensive renovations, while the remainder of the project has shifted to proposed status. Overshadowing any new activity at the highprofile location has been the cancellation of two key project components. Originally, the mixed-use project was announced with plans for 500,000 square feet of upscale retail shops and restaurants, 175,000 square feet of boutique office space, a 225-room luxury hotel, and 500 high-rise residences. Financing issues, however, have been cited for the cancellation of the 37-story Hanover Apartment Towers and 30-story Ritz Carlton hotel components. For its part, Whole Foods, the primary retail anchor, has delayed ground breaking until late 2010. Still another stalled project also in the Galleria area is Trademark Property Company’s 100,000-square foot High Street mixed-use project located on Westheimer Street just inside Loop 610, announced as indefinitely delayed due to the economic recession.

http://www.colliers.com/Content/Repositories/Base/Markets/Houston/English/Market_Report/PDFs/2009_2Q_Houston_Retail_Market_Report.pdf

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He knew what what I meant. I just felt like I should explain it because.....well I don't know why I explained it. LOL!

I thought it would be more of a walkable center. The start of Uptown becoming a walkable area. Its still a great center, but the planning could have been better to enhance the street scape. I riding Westminster the other day in the Montrose area and I thought wow! people are walking everywhere. People parallel parked in front of the stores and walked around. The area is not neatly planned, but it has the concept. Rice Village is another area that almost has it. I was hopping BLVD place would have been the more upscale version of areas like those.

Can we not edit post anymore? I was trying to say "I was riding down Westheimer the other day"

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They've got a new polished website for this. What do yall think it means, going ahead full steam or just stepping up the advertising?

http://www.blvdplace.com/

Also, notice what the description is missing. Anyone remember if the sq. feet for the office and retail/restaurant are the same or lower as before?

edit: actually, it does not list the hotel and residential on the main page but does on the Location/facts page.

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Looks like the website has the same old renderings....

I saw one or two new ones. The interactive map still shows Hanover for the res. tower but the hotel just says "luxury hotel." I'm sure the design will change along with the hotel company.

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I saw one or two new ones. The interactive map still shows Hanover for the res. tower but the hotel just says "luxury hotel." I'm sure the design will change along with the hotel company.

Well, they would not invest more on a website if the project was dead. So that's some positive thinking at least.

Maybe some fresh news is on the way.

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Just to bring this topic back to life after a depressing 5 months....

I wanted to show this new Whole Foods in a comparable development in Dallas near its DART rail called Park Lane.

http://www.wfaa.com/video/featured-videos/New-Whole-Foods-Opens-in-North-Dallas-87671082.html

It just opened. Nice right.

Also, what store closed that was next to New Balance?

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Just to bring this topic back to life after a depressing 5 months....

I wanted to show this new Whole Foods in a comparable development in Dallas near its DART rail called Park Lane.

http://www.wfaa.com/...s-87671082.html

It just opened. Nice right.

Also, what store closed that was next to New Balance?

I'm glad Dallas got its priciest grocery store in the city next to rail.

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No store has closed. Not sure what you're talking about.

If you go to the BLVD Place website and go to retail and click photos you will see what I am talking about on the 6th photo down. There is no sign, maybe that spot has never been taken.

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If you go to the BLVD Place website and go to retail and click photos you will see what I am talking about on the 6th photo down. There is no sign, maybe that spot has never been taken.

The spot has been taken. At the time of that photo, they apparently had not yet moved in, but had obviously done their exterior build-out. It is Woodlake Travel (I think I got the name right).

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The spot has been taken. At the time of that photo, they apparently had not yet moved in, but had obviously done their exterior build-out. It is Woodlake Travel (I think I got the name right).

Ok, i see.

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I'm no longer passing the intersection of San Felipe @ Post Oak. :crook:

I got laid off from the architecture firm that was located on Bering & San Felipe.

Blvd. Place is a nice project. Too bad I don't pass by it daily.

Gene,

Right. They should clear off all the old bldgs and site materials. Looks bad.

Edit: I like what COH has done with the San Felipe project. The street lights are very cool looking and the bus stops are nice.

The project on the SEC? of San Felipe @ Sage has finally finished. Brick building, I think it's a car wash? Nice bldg. for a car wash :P

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They have started putting fencing around the Northern building (closet to San Felipe and Post Oak Blvd). Not sure if it was all around the complex, just the front or what.ph34r.gif I will see what else they do before I go out of town.

Yes, the street work and landscape look great (especially the lights). Good thing since it took so looooong and still not quite done!

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i would like to think they saw my post the other day

haha

that is awesome!

i saw the fencing this morning as well!

as a note, i work on sage and i live on mccue so i agree...love all my new street lights and cannot wait for the work to be done on blvd place!

looking like its on its way...

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just this one? http://www.bing.com/...Houston%2C%20TX

or also the one to the south of it directly north of the new building?

From what I saw just the one linked above, just north of the arches in that map. I guess they're starting with the ones labeled with lower numbers (BLVD 1, etc) and that look the worst plus are more visible.

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Definitely just the norhern building (from the former Cafe Annie to Eatzi's).

A backhoe was working in there this morning. Looked to be tearing out the parking lot surface.

saw that two. black fence all the way around Eatzies. new shrubs along the street so i'm not sure what the deal is. i wouldn't think they would landscape before demolition.

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saw that two. black fence all the way around Eatzies. new shrubs along the street so i'm not sure what the deal is. i wouldn't think they would landscape before demolition.

Dang! Where have you been? It seems like you haven't been on here for years!

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i guess as long as they know its going to take they wanted to go ahead and plant some cheap bushes along san felipe just to make that new wider street look nice? haha

that is weird but hey i guess it does look better than if they hadnt

;)

i seriously am counting down the days until they knock down that plaza....if anyone finds the date let me know!

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oops. There are a few buildings from this project that are listed and at least one of them had a listing of "built: 2011." I guess I posted the generic link on accident.

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well the whole strip from eatzis to cafe annie is being knocked down as i type (ongoing since this past weekend)...

so, SOMETHING is happening! i will be excited just to see an empty lot instead of that ugly old plaza!

and even better, no more painful memories of the eatzis i once loved and frequented on a nearly daily basis...

thank goodness...

haha

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I think their interactive map has been updated. It tells when each building will be completed and a few more details.

For one, just to the west of the existing building will be a movie theatre, which I don't think we knew about.

Also, it says the hotel/condo towers will be completed in 2014 and the Hannover condo tower in 2013.

The closest one will be Whole Foods and the one along San Felipe in 2012.

http://www.blvdplace...eractiveMap.htm

edit: new rendering? is this confirmation the Ritz is here to stay?

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http://www.blvdplace..._Renderings.pdf

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http://www.blvdplace.com/Downloads/BLVD_Place_Aerials.pdf

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So, the Ritz-Carlton is back? That's good to hear. It has such a nice design and looks tall enough to make a big impact on the Uptown skyline. And I wonder what type of movie theater they are talking about? Studio Movie Grill? That seems like a lot of condos though. I'm sure Houston can support that, as it shouldn't even be completed for four years at the earliest.

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edit: new rendering? is this confirmation the Ritz is here to stay?

Unless and until you see a press release from the Ritz Carlton, don't hold your breath. It would seem that you guys had learned your lesson about use things, already. Hopeful wishes for hotel/condo projects, illustrated in renderings, will not produce an actual building being the name of that hotel. It's just something the developer does to get people all excited. And apparently it's still working!

Here's my advice. . .WAIT for the Ritz Carlton to issue a press release, then get excited. Until then, accept the reality that there will be no Ritz Carlton om this site, or any other in Houston, for that matter, for the foreseeable future.

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