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Brasserie Du Parc is open for business. More pictures in the link below.   http://houston.eater.com/2017/1/30/14436692/houston-brasserie-du-parc-opening-photos  

Nate already got it but guess I'll still post it here too.   One Park Place by Marc longoria, on Flickr

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Who owns the empty lot next to One Park Place? Could there be a Two Park Place in the future?

When One Park Place was announced, the media told us that Finger had contractual control of an adjoining block for a possible additional tower. Someone here on HAIF has told us that cannot be true.

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Someone here on HAIF has told us that cannot be true.

Why can't it be true? I'd like to see a Two Park Place. Office space is nice if it means another surface parking lot bites the dust, but I'd rather see more residential with retail at the bottom near the park, that would be the bee's knees. Oh well

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Why can't it be true? I'd like to see a Two Park Place. Office space is nice if it means another surface parking lot bites the dust, but I'd rather see more residential with retail at the bottom near the park, that would be the bee's knees. Oh well

I agree with your thoughts. What someone told us (and I don't remember who it was), was that the owners of the adjoining block have no interest in selling or otherwise agreeing to allow Finger develop their property.

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Why can't it be true? I'd like to see a Two Park Place. Office space is nice if it means another surface parking lot bites the dust, but I'd rather see more residential with retail at the bottom near the park, that would be the bee's knees. Oh well

finger does have an option to do a second phase.

edited to add the word "have"

duh

: insert smacks head emoticon :

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I'm sure a lot of things will go into determining whether or not they go w/ a 2nd phase. I'm assuming the overall economic climate and demand for OPP will have a big affect? ?si o no?

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What kind of things do you hear? Just somewhat interested or pretty excited?

I'm so sorry I just now saw you had a question about my remark on people's responses coming back from Rockets' games...

Most people seemed very curious, and some have tried to guess what was going on. I've even heard people say, "I didn't know they were putting a park in here". Now with Discovery Tower underway, I have noticed people eyeballing the work going on there too.

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"One Park Place is a 497,677 s.f., 37-story apartment tower in Downtown Houston. The first one in four decades. This project will incorporate brick skin with aluminum handrails and a fiberglass mansard roof. An amenities deck with pool on the 8th level will enhance the 342 units. There will be 7-levels of parking under the apartment tower and retail on the first floor." from Harvey construction website.

So they are currently on on the 22-23 floor so they still have 14-15 floors to go not to mention the roof.

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So they are currently on on the 22-23 floor so they still have 14-15 floors to go not to mention the roof.

Actually, I think they're on the 30th floor or so at the moment. I took a photo from the park on Tuesday and they were working on the 29th at the time, so given that they average about 1 a week... that's my guess. Haven't seen it in a few days.

Thanks for all the photos, btw! Always appreciate seeing different vantage points of the sites

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I've heard that OPP is already 20% leased without beginning to market the apartments/lofts. So I do believe that there is a significant amount of pent-up demand for urban living. I've been to the park almost every weekend since it has opened and every weekend it is packed. I can only believe that it will help them lease out more apartments. And once HP opens, I think this could be the turning point that we have been waiting for in regards to downtown development.

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I've heard that OPP is already 20% leased without beginning to market the apartments/lofts.

Anybody know how many of these are corporate units? I know Finger was investigating at one point whether the big legal and accounting firms would have any interest in leasing blocks of apartments for their transient employees and contractors.

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The park seems to be a nice pontential marketing tool for the highrise. Lots of on-site perusing by people of all backgrounds but specifically those who use The Grove as a new hangout now. If park activity remains constant over the next 24 months and sales at OPP hit 75% or better in that time, I can see someone moving ahead with a tower on the southern edge of Disco G.

Lots of if's of course but at least the area is off to a good start.

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It is a lot of if's, but I think there are reasonable assumptions. Houston House Apartments has been over 85% leased over the last 10 years and now they are about to go through a signficant remodel. I think that You will see the hot spot for DT Houston will be between the Discovery Green-Houston Pavilions and Toyota Center - Minute Maid Park. There are about 5 surface lots that need destroying and I don't know who owns them but I am certain they won't be around long if HP takes off...In addition, the article in the chronicle today talked about traffic being a nightmare out in the suburbs and I can tell you that inside the loop, traffic is not as bad as it is on Hwy 6 or 1960.

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Articles and people who support urban living like to think that traffic and long commutes are gonna drive people to the inner core. It might to a very small extent, but I don't really see it happening. Looks good in print though.

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Normally you need to pay a little more for skyline views when you live in apartments... will the apartments facing the park now be more expensive as opposed to the other side which faces into Downtown since it's being built in that location b/c of the park?

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With Discovery Green seeing considerable patronage in its infancy stage (let's hope it continues past the honeymoon period), this project is set to become a prime asset for DT, and Houston in general.

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713 speaks to my cautions... product placement is one thing but product stability can be tricky. The hope, obviously, is that this isn't a temporary phenomena. That's why I'm plesaed with the city's effort to schedule attractors throughout the first year of the park's existence. By then, Pavillions is open for some length of time, OPP is near or at completion, and maybe there is movement towards a second residential project in the area.

You gotta keep it hot.

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what is up with the street closure on Walker for a good portion of the day? Surely they're not going to start dissasembling the crane, are they? or do you think that they might be adding a segment to it instead?

Am I high?

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I heard the crane on site had some potentially risky problems they were trying to work around/fix.

Scharpe St Guy

what is up with the street closure on Walker for a good portion of the day? Surely they're not going to start dissasembling the crane, are they? or do you think that they might be adding a segment to it instead?

Am I high?

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Maybe, but I'm going to wait until I have a real job to afford a serious lens. A Canon L series would be nice.

This photo was taken at 10x optical zoom from my roof with no tripod and then cropped to 100%. I think I was also shooting at ISO 800 and a rather low F# because of the clouds, so its maybe not as sharp as it could be, but in general I'm happy with the lens that I used. I'm also not as picky about a construction photo like this as I would with something that I would be likely to actually want to keep... (such as the stuff I post on Flickr).

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Maybe, but I'm going to wait until I have a real job to afford a serious lens. A Canon L series would be nice.

This photo was taken at 10x optical zoom from my roof with no tripod and then cropped to 100%. I think I was also shooting at ISO 800 and a rather low F# because of the clouds, so its maybe not as sharp as it could be, but in general I'm happy with the lens that I used. I'm also not as picky about a construction photo like this as I would with something that I would be likely to actually want to keep... (such as the stuff I post on Flickr).

Ok, maybe its just the lack of a tripod or the lighting or something, but I can get nearly as good quality out of my Canon Powershot Pro 1 with a 7x optical zoom from the top of a parking garage at three times the distance and letting the camera control for ISO and F-stop.

EDIT: Or maybe you ought to sign up for marksmanship lessons to help you steady your hand. I've found that the control of breathing comes in real handy when I'm without a tripod at dusk.

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Thanks for the suggestions

Maybe I just need to stop posting less than perfect photos on here... I just thought people would be interested in seeing how tall the building is getting so I didn't really care to try to take a perfect photo of it. I just snapped one shot while I was up on the roof.

Is this one sharp enough for you? Entirely different subject matter, I know, but it does a better job of showing off the capability of this lens.

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Thanks for the suggestions

Maybe I just need to stop posting less than perfect photos on here... I just thought people would be interested in seeing how tall the building is getting so I didn't really care to try to take a perfect photo of it. I just snapped one shot while I was up on the roof.

Is this one sharp enough for you? Entirely different subject matter, I know, but it does a better job of showing off the capability of this lens.

I don't know, it kinda' looks a bit fuzzy, but that just may be the feathers or the drugs. I'll let you know later.

Don't pay too much attention to what he says, Jax. Many on here appreciate your photos.

Gee. Makes me wonder what he think about MY crappy photos.

Which reminds me: I got a new camera. :)

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Don't pay too much attention to what he says, Jax. Many on here appreciate your photos.

Gee. Makes me wonder what he think about MY crappy photos.

I wouldn't bother suggesting anything about equipment or technique if Jax was a sucky photographer. He takes himself and his hobby seriously, so I thought I'd treat him as such. The comments were genuine in intent...I'm sorry if they came off as snide.

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I didn't see it that way. I thought it was good, sincere advice. In any case, I like the vantage point Jax uses to photograph OPP. Though I agree that there's a fuzzy quality to it, which I'd bet is along the lines of what Niche was saying about the hand not being quite steady enough.

Were you crouching when you took that last photo, Jax?

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