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It looks like several of the renderings on Wulfe's BLVD Place website

Nice Update ChannelTwoNews.

I went back and found the previous ones and collected them here, noted rendered dates, and put them on a different server instead of letting them dissappear from the Wulfe's website when they shut it down. I could have sworn there was even an earlier one that was rendered when it was still called Riva Place or something.

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And another view, but only 2 rendering since the 2006 one did not have that angle.

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Looks like we went from 4 mid sized towers ► to 3 mid sized towers ► to only 2 towers where one is tall and the other is mid sized.

I can't tell if it is getting more or less dense, but I am still happy with it compared to the DT Pavilions project.

Nice renderings and I hope more towers get involved in the development. . . it's never too late for more changes, as these rendering updates prove.

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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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I was, up until now, under the impression that Starwood, who owns St Regis, also owned Ritz Caroltons... that it just their Uber branding...

Apparently I'm wrong. Ritz is just a management company that doesnt own any hotels, and back in 97 they were ticked at the owners of 4 of their hotels - that the service and product wasn't up to snuff to wear the Ritz name - so they abandoned management, and thats when Starwood bought them, invested millions to make them even shinier, and the St Regis name was born.

so yah.. welcome back Ritz... i thought ye never had left.

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Is this still being built?It's not in the images of the other BLVD Place buildings and theres no information of it on this site:

http://www.wulfe.com/BoulevardPlace.asp

Really, I see the Landmark Tower very clearly! (Circled it in RED for ya) What are you smoking, can I have some? :lol:

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There are only 2 towers to pick from.

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I was, up until now, under the impression that Starwood, who owns St Regis, also owned Ritz Caroltons... that it just their Uber branding...

Apparently I'm wrong. Ritz is just a management company that doesnt own any hotels, and back in 97 they were ticked at the owners of 4 of their hotels - that the service and product wasn't up to snuff to wear the Ritz name - so they abandoned management, and thats when Starwood bought them, invested millions to make them even shinier, and the St Regis name was born.

so yah.. welcome back Ritz... i thought ye never had left.

You are still wrong. Marriott owns Ritz Carlton and has for many years - http://www.marriott.com/corporateinfo/glance.mi

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There is much more visual progress on the San Felipe and Post Oak Lane part. They cleared the Chabad building/house and have started some utility/pipe work. Not sure how related the last part is, though.

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There is much more visual progress on the San Felipe and Post Oak Lane part. They cleared the Chabad building/house and have started some utility/pipe work. Not sure how related the last part is, though.

I was just looking through the latest renderings and site plans on Wulfe's website. The site plan now actually includes the Ritz-Carlton logo! Go to Image 12 of 12

http://www.wulfe.com/BoulevardPlace.asp

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I was just looking through the latest renderings and site plans on Wulfe's website. The site plan now actually includes the Ritz-Carlton logo! Go to Image 12 of 12

http://www.wulfe.com/BoulevardPlace.asp

Please, you can't see that. You can see what you wanna see, but we all know that says Super Motel 8.

:P

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A little off-topic, but... I went into Whole Foods on Kirby yesterday, and jeez that place is overpriced. I went into the prepared foods section and wanted to get this 4 oz. container of chicken pasta salad (small), and it was $9.50.

The idea of Whole Foods is good, but the reality is a bit much.

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Please, you can't see that. You can see what you wanna see, but we all know that says Super Motel 8.

Actually he is right, the site map does say Ritz and has the Ritz logo.

As for Whole Foods prices on their prepared food, you are right. They are crazy expensive. Go to Central Market, same stuff, little easier on the wallet.

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Actually he is right, the site map does say Ritz and has the Ritz logo.

As for Whole Foods prices on their prepared food, you are right. They are crazy expensive. Go to Central Market, same stuff, little easier on the wallet.

haha, I know. I was just messin

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Did construction stop completely, or did it just slow down? Golly, I hope they didn't run out of money.
Yeah, Ed Wulfe ran out of money. About as likely as the Astros winning their division this year...
By the way, the Astros are only a game and a half out of 1st.

Anyone notice Ed tipping poorly recently?

Nice.

Let's see - nice call on the Astros for this year.

Also, Ed Wulfe did tip the valet driver at Fertita's house last week....after he gave $10,000 for a one hour photo-op reception with McCain.

Any more brilliant comments?

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Also, what exactly is a "contingent agreement"?

I ask since the latest edition of the Houston Business Journal included a commercial real estate market guide, and one page focused on the mixed-use developments in the area, including BLVD Place. It mentioned that a luxury hotel & full-serivce spa (the presumed Ritz Carlton) was under such an agreement.

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Also, what exactly is a "contingent agreement"?

I ask since the latest edition of the Houston Business Journal included a commercial real estate market guide, and one page focused on the mixed-use developments in the area, including BLVD Place. It mentioned that a luxury hotel & full-serivce spa (the presumed Ritz Carlton) was under such an agreement.

It means that the hotelier's obligation to build is only triggered by the occurrence of some event stated in their agreement with Wulfe. A contingency can be anything, but it typically is obtaining financing. e.g., hotelier is not obligated to build and operate until it obtains a loan in the amount of X dollars at Y% interest payable over Z months secured by a....

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It means that the hotelier's obligation to build is only triggered by the occurrence of some event stated in their agreement with Wulfe. A contingency can be anything, but it typically is obtaining financing. e.g., hotelier is not obligated to build and operate until it obtains a loan in the amount of X dollars at Y% interest payable over Z months secured by a....

Cool, thanks for clearing that up!

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Also, what exactly is a "contingent agreement"?

I ask since the latest edition of the Houston Business Journal included a commercial real estate market guide, and one page focused on the mixed-use developments in the area, including BLVD Place. It mentioned that a luxury hotel & full-serivce spa (the presumed Ritz Carlton) was under such an agreement.

It means that the hotelier's obligation to build is only triggered by the occurrence of some event stated in their agreement with Wulfe. A contingency can be anything, but it typically is obtaining financing. e.g., hotelier is not obligated to build and operate until it obtains a loan in the amount of X dollars at Y% interest payable over Z months secured by a....

Please also post those questions under the Development and Real Estate thread as I know a lot of readers would like to be a part of discussions and learn information such as this but some of the readers may not read this project thread.

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Colvill Office Properties has been tapped to find tenants for the 350,000 square feet of office space planned for BLVD Place, a mixed-use develop-

ment at the corner of Post Oak Boulevard and San Felipe.

The 1.8-million-square-foot project was designed with a series of four-story buildings

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Condo Tower scraped? Big time downsize of the Ritz??? See for yourself...(I'm inferring this)

http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/kho...t.d59a8d1b.html

nooooooooo....

I'm no expert, but don't banks still need to continue making loans to a certain extent, regardless of the situation if we want to get out of this mess? If anything, maybe they can look at our healthy economy and invest in it. Especially since we cater to an international market, too.

This could be really bad timing for Houston and development :(

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making loans with what money? the credit markets are practically frozen right now, especially for projects requiring larger amounts of capital... so no, banks definitely do not need to continue making loans. quite the opposite, in fact... banks are hording whatever cash they do have in order to ensure that their depositors are protected.

and it isn't like this is an American problem, the credit markets across the globe are in serious strain right now, so our international exposure means little, i'd assume.

if the resue plan works, you'll definitely seeing an easing in the capital markets but some projects are bound to get redone, postponed, or scrapped altogether.

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Damn i knew this was going to happen this is really bad news. i was so excited about all the developments going up in Houston. Blvd place was going to be so awesome but if the Ritz its scaled down and the condo is removed it is just not going to be the same. It will just be another mediocre shoping center.

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