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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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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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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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Which shopping centers are for sale ?

 

None of them are, but they are both suburban style shopping centers on a lot of prime land on Post Oak. Eventually both will be bought up, demolished, and replaced with much higher density urban fill. What I'm guessing ChrisPHous is talking about is which will go first.

Personally, I hope the Westheimer one, for the simple selfish reason that anything that gets built over the San Felipe one will block my view. ;) 

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I'll vote San Felipe.  The one over there is just waiting to die.  Swing by and check out the business at the Rice Epicurean... I'll spoil the surprise and say it's underwhelming.  Also, except for the Chase bank (as noted in the West Loop thread... one of about 7 banks inside one mile along San Felipe), it's pretty much a dead zone.

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I always found it interesting that the shopping center property (directly across Post Oak from the BLVD Place development) was for sale and purchased around the same time as the BLVD Place property. However, instead of redeveloping the property they simply chose to remodel the shopping center. Unfortunately I think that means that suburban shopping center will still be around for a whle.

If that shopping center, the large shopping center at the corner of Westheimer & Post Oak with Gallery furniture as a tenant, and the one across Post Oak from it with the Old Navy as a tenant were all redeveloped into high density mixed use developments it would have a huge impact on the Uptown area.

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I'll vote San Felipe.  The one over there is just waiting to die.  Swing by and check out the business at the Rice Epicurean... I'll spoil the surprise and say it's underwhelming.  Also, except for the Chase bank (as noted in the West Loop thread... one of about 7 banks inside one mile along San Felipe), it's pretty much a dead zone.

 

That Rice is dead because it's closing and being replaced by a different store.

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Some shots from today:
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Some concrete pillars have been placed in the Hanover tower:
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And that most certainly is the base of the tower crane:
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These guys were out drilling something in the field that will eventually be the Apache tower today:
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Currently, there's now what looks like a small pvc pipe with a bit of ribbon around it poking out of the ground there.

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How big is Apache Tower supposed to be? 30 stories?

So far the only information I've seen about it is on the BLVD Place site map where it calls it a "33-story office tower." I suspect we won't hear more for a while. Last I heard, Apache's lease next door at Post Oak Central is up in 2018, so working back from that as an end date for construction, and a tower of that size taking around 2-3 years to build, that gives a start date around 2015-2016, so we might not hear anything concrete until next year or later.

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