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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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It's going up on the McDonald's site down the street from BLVD Place (here: http://goo.gl/maps/sElzl). There is a pre-sale trailer that has been in the parking lot for a few months now, and the McDonald's is scheduled to be demolished in January last I heard.

Excellent. Any pics of the Mickey D's getting smashed?? Breaks my heart!

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That looks a lot more than whole foods and Hanover

The main constuction happening isn't just Whole Foods, by the looks of it it is all of the remaining BLVD Place - Phases 1, 2, and 3. And it looks like they've fenced off the area behind the park where the Hanover tower was originally supposed to go and where a tower still appears on the site plans, so we'll have to see what happens there.

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That looks a lot more than whole foods and Hanover

There are two construction sites shown in the photo. One is the Whole Foods complex, I'm not sure what the other is but ChrisPHous seems to indicate that it is Hanover tower. I think he is referring to the bottom photo in which piles are being or about to be driven.

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There are two construction sites shown in the photo. One is the Whole Foods complex, I'm not sure what the other is but ChrisPHous seems to indicate that it is Hanover tower. I think he is referring to the bottom photo in which piles are being or about to be driven.

This is the Whole Foods, which actually is basically all of the remainder of BLVD Place, assuming the finish everything planned for that site.

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And you are correct, this is the Hanover Tower site:

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I'm fairly certain a separate residential building is going in there. I think it's in the BLVD Place master plan.

It is. The plans for that one are still on their site plan map (here: http://www.blvdplace...rojectPlans.htm). Initially that was the site for the Hanover Tower, so there's a little confusion over what's going here now. It may be that Hanover is actually going to be putting up two residential towers here. No concrete information about it that I've seen at this point.

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So the site closest to San Felipe is the location of the square tower that was first revealed years ago? I guess we always thought this new rendering was replacing it, but it's not. Correct?

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So the site closest to San Felipe is the location of the square tower that was first revealed years ago? I guess we always thought this new rendering was replacing it, but it's not. Correct?

That's where the confusion is. When the tower that's currently going up (the curved one) was first announced, it was made to sound like it was a replacement for the tower that was always talked about to go on the small block formed by Sky Lark, Post Oak Ln. and San Felipe (this tower: http://swamplot.com/...-blvd-place.jpg). But given that the site plans on their website show both, with that site looking the same as it always has, there's no clear information one way or the other. Personally I'm hoping they go back to their original pre-recession 57-story plan (here: http://www.slideshare.net/whyarc/2012-jy-hanover), but I'd be very happy to see a tower of any kind go there. I'm all for parks but a little patch of grass in that area is frankly IMO.

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That's where the confusion is. When the tower that's currently going up (the curved one) was first announced, it was made to sound like it was a replacement for the tower that was always talked about to go on the small block formed by Sky Lark, Post Oak Ln. and San Felipe (this tower: http://swamplot.com/...-blvd-place.jpg). But given that the site plans on their website show both, with that site looking the same as it always has, there's no clear information one way or the other. Personally I'm hoping they go back to their original pre-recession 57-story plan (here: http://www.slideshare.net/whyarc/2012-jy-hanover), but I'd be very happy to see a tower of any kind go there. I'm all for parks but a little patch of grass in that area is frankly IMO.

What the frick!!! I've never seen that rendering before!!! I hope they go with that too!

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That's where the confusion is. When the tower that's currently going up (the curved one) was first announced, it was made to sound like it was a replacement for the tower that was always talked about to go on the small block formed by Sky Lark, Post Oak Ln. and San Felipe (this tower: http://swamplot.com/...-blvd-place.jpg). But given that the site plans on their website show both, with that site looking the same as it always has, there's no clear information one way or the other. Personally I'm hoping they go back to their original pre-recession 57-story plan (here: http://www.slideshar...2012-jy-hanover), but I'd be very happy to see a tower of any kind go there. I'm all for parks but a little patch of grass in that area is frankly IMO.

HOLY CRAP! Please tell me that is the updated rendering....please! That's 57-stories of pure sexy!

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Unfortunately, that's the ORIGINAL plan for the site, circa 2007. This tower (http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/hanover-blvd-place.jpg) is the most recent rendering for that site. I wish the 57-story one was more recent, but it's not. It's a pre-recession rendering, meaning that it's pretty much certain to never happen.

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Unfortunately, that's the ORIGINAL plan for the site, circa 2007. This tower (http://swamplot.com/...-blvd-place.jpg) is the most recent rendering for that site. I wish the 57-story one was more recent, but it's not. It's a pre-recession rendering, meaning that it's pretty much certain to never happen.

crazy that i have never seen that rendering before... 57-stories is a very impressive tower. i agree w you that there is almost no chance of that happening, though, at least in the near to mid future. the tower i am STILL holding out for is the 53-story ritz.... that thing needs to happen in the worst the way as the galleria area is in desperate need of a legitimate 5-star hotel. once again, not holding my breath.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2013/01/hanover-co-embarks-on-blvd-place.html

"Houston-based Hanover Co. broke ground in late December on its newest high-rise — Hanover Post Oak in the Blvd Place mixed-use project — one month ahead of schedule.

The apartment structure, which will be composed of 355 units averaging 1,055 square feet, will be completed in phases, said David Ott, development partner at Hanover.

The first units will be delivered in early fall 2014, and Hanover — the contractor, owner and manager of the property — will be completely finished with the project by spring of 2015, Ott said."

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Also in the Bizjournal article linked above was this last paragraph.

 

 

Plans for Blvd Place also include 1,000 high-rise multifamily residential units and an upscale boutique hotel.

 

 

I'm so lost on the twists and turns of Blvd Place.  Can someone simply explain where the other 645 high-rise units are going and where the hotel is going.

 

Last I knew,  only high-rise buildings being built were Hanover's (above) and whatever Apache builds.

 

I apologize in advance for being dense on this one.

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Also in the Bizjournal article linked above was this last paragraph.

 

 

 

 

I'm so lost on the twists and turns of Blvd Place.  Can someone simply explain where the other 645 high-rise units are going and where the hotel is going.

 

Last I knew,  only high-rise buildings being built were Hanover's (above) and whatever Apache builds.

 

I apologize in advance for being dense on this one.

 

Yeah, I kinda agree. Can somebody clear up the BLVD. mess and which is which?

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Also in the Bizjournal article linked above was this last paragraph.

 

 

 

 

I'm so lost on the twists and turns of Blvd Place.  Can someone simply explain where the other 645 high-rise units are going and where the hotel is going.

 

Last I knew,  only high-rise buildings being built were Hanover's (above) and whatever Apache builds.

 

I apologize in advance for being dense on this one.

not your fault, it's easy to be confused on this one. according to the latest master plan for the site that someone posted a page or two back, the plans show two more residential highrises and a hotel highrise in addition to the hannover bldg, apaches two bldgs and the whole foods/retail/office space. who knows what the actual status of those are, though.

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Also in the Bizjournal article linked above was this last paragraph.

 

 

 

 

I'm so lost on the twists and turns of Blvd Place.  Can someone simply explain where the other 645 high-rise units are going and where the hotel is going.

 

Last I knew,  only high-rise buildings being built were Hanover's (above) and whatever Apache builds.

 

I apologize in advance for being dense on this one.

 

Here's the site plan:

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As swtsig said, it calls for 6 towers total: 3 residential, 1 hotel, 2 office.

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Thanks.   Do we have any idea of the configuration of the additional high rises?  Or are they just "proposed"?  

 

From what I understand,  all the really cool configurations from earlier in the thread are all gone now - correct?

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Thanks.   Do we have any idea of the configuration of the additional high rises?  Or are they just "proposed"?  

 

From what I understand,  all the really cool configurations from earlier in the thread are all gone now - correct?

 

So far no plans of any kind have been released. There were several previous proposals for some of them, but most of them are unlikely at best. Right now we are just waiting for new information to come out, and we have no timeline for that.

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I was recently told that the Courtyard At St. James' Place wedding venue (map http://bit.ly/Z1N2nt) would be closing later this year to be torn down to make way for a high rise. At first I thought it might be one of the residential towers in BLVD Place, but looking at the map, it's a decent distance outside of the property. Has anyone heard anything about what might be going there? Apologies if there is already a thread or something, I couldn't remember anything about that location.

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I was recently told that the Courtyard At St. James' Place wedding venue (map http://bit.ly/Z1N2nt) would be closing later this year to be torn down to make way for a high rise. At first I thought it might be one of the residential towers in BLVD Place, but looking at the map, it's a decent distance outside of the property. Has anyone heard anything about what might be going there? Apologies if there is already a thread or something, I couldn't remember anything about that location.

I had it on my google map, but a slightly different location, so maybe this is a different project. Here is the link I had. Same or different? http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2012/07/old-art-institute-building-to-be-razed-for-luxury-apartments/

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I had it on my google map, but a slightly different location, so maybe this is a different project. Here is the link I had. Same or different? http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2012/07/old-art-institute-building-to-be-razed-for-luxury-apartments/

 

It's really close, but it's actually just inside the bend on St. James' Place (street). It could be the same property if it's a really huge apartment complex, but that seems unlikely. It's possible I just received bad info. We'll see what happens.

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