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Turnberry, a Florida-based developer, is sniffing around Houston for a site to build a swanky high-rise residential tower.

A spokeswoman from the company said there is talk about a Houston project, but there was "no information to give out."

A look at the company's most recent brochure, however, reveals a lot more.

It says Turnberry is planning a 42-story tower for the Uptown/Galleria area.

Sources said the company may be looking at a site owned by Walton Street Capital near the Williams Tower.

Founded by Donald Soffer, the company has such developments as the Aventura Mall in southern Florida and the Residences condominium hotel at MGM Grand Las Vegas.

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Turnberry, a Florida-based developer, is sniffing around Houston for a site to build a swanky high-rise residential tower.

A spokeswoman from the company said there is talk about a Houston project, but there was "no information to give out."

A look at the company's most recent brochure, however, reveals a lot more.

It says Turnberry is planning a 42-story tower for the Uptown/Galleria area.

Sources said the company may be looking at a site owned by Walton Street Capital near the Williams Tower.

Founded by Donald Soffer, the company has such developments as the Aventura Mall in southern Florida and the Residences condominium hotel at MGM Grand Las Vegas.

What's your source on this?

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The Chronicle.

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For those who dont like to open PDFs:

turn0016hx.jpg

Im not sure if that is going to be it, though. Will it be taller than The Spires?

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For those who dont like to open PDFs:

turn0016hx.jpg

Im not sure if that is going to be it, though.  Will it be taller than The Spires?

Thanks for that........also....... I have been searching Emporis and Skyscraperpage in order to see what is new for Houston skyscrapers. Yes, there seems to be a lot of residential construction occuring, but nothing really over 300-400 feet. Let's get another eye popping, trend setting, skyline altering (for the better of course) high rise. Anybody have any info. about a 750'+ highrise going up anytime soon in Houston?

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I really wonder are they over building these loft towers. The prices of these are so high. When are they going to build something that's not $300K and up?

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They'll stop building $300k residences in towers when the market can't handle it.

Most of the professional residential tower builders (orion is one, turnberry is another one) have the financial side of building these things laid out and planned.

Right now, a large part of the demand for this residencies is in the middle and higher end market.

I too would love a cheaper high rise residence.

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I would rather have more midrise projects than this, plus they suport ground level retail better, but imo for uptown to be successful, they need to start from scratch again. Talk about suburban. From malls, strip malls, gated highrise condos, huge parking lots. Ugh, I give up.

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Two of the strip malls near San Felipe and Post Oak or under consideratio for demolition to be rebuilt into highrise residential, commercial, and retail projects.

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Two of the strip malls near San Felipe and Post Oak or under consideratio for demolition to be rebuilt into highrise residential, commercial, and retail projects.

Yes I heard about that, which I am really looking forward to. IMO, a lot of Uptown needs to be re-done to get a true urban experience. Especially on Post Oak Boulevard. How are you going to have a Hermes of Paris boutique, Bailey Banks and Biddle, and a Maggianos, or whatevr it is called, in a strip center?

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Turnberry, a Florida-based developer, is sniffing around Houston for a site to build a swanky high-rise residential tower.

A spokeswoman from the company said there is talk about a Houston project, but there was "no information to give out."

A look at the company's most recent brochure, however, reveals a lot more.

It says Turnberry is planning a 42-story tower for the Uptown/Galleria area.

Sources said the company may be looking at a site owned by Walton Street Capital near the Williams Tower.

Founded by Donald Soffer, the company has such developments as the Aventura Mall in southern Florida and the Residences condominium hotel at MGM Grand Las Vegas.

http://www.turnberry.com/imgdir/Turnberry.pdf

turn0016hx.jpg

Any new news on this building?

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It just in the list at turnberry's website.

They have a ton of projects. I don't see this going anywhere until they get some land for it. If they can't get a land deal that appeals to him, it could kill the project.

Right now I thing that project is just too early in concept to really make any projections. This would be there first high-rise residential development in Houston. They have a strong presence in Miami and Las Vegas. And since Las Vegas has grown out as much as it can (it abuts all government owned land and can't sprawl out eventhough the geography will allow them too), they are seeing a high-rise boom for residences.

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It just in the list at turnberry's website.

They have a ton of projects.  I don't see this going anywhere until they get some land for it.  If they can't get a land deal that appeals to him, it could kill the project.

They can't find land in Houston? :o

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Well, in Uptown. It's fairly expensive.

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That's true, relatively speaking for the area, but they've paid a lot more for land in south Florida. The difference is whether they think they can make "x" amount over the dollar-for-dollar return and be satisfied with it. I actually think it's the opposite in that you want to jump on land now before it really becomes scarce.

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Is this the same project?

A mixed-use, multimillion dollar, high-rise complex will change the skyline along the city's Westchase District when construction begins later this year on Park 8 Grand. The project is set to include retail space, medical offices and luxury condominiums. Stephen Schorr, also with NAI 's Houston office, says groundbreaking on the 11.5-acre site at Beltway 8 between Bellaire Boulevard and Beechnut Street is expected to occur within the next few months. The project will include high-rise residential towers featuring luxury condominiums along with 130,000 square feet of retail space and about 20,000 square feet of medical offices. The retail phase of the project should be completed by fall 2006.

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Is this the same project?

I don't think so. This sounds kind of like the mem. city project, but it is too far south it seems. There is some empty land there though. I think

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Turnberry specifically said Uptown on their Website. The only thing is that the last time I went on their website I couldn't find the Houston project.

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Well, it was in a Turnberry news letter. Not really on the website per se. Only their active projects show up. They had tons of possible new projects on the newsletter which included Houston.

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They should build this in downtown.

That's your reply to everything! :lol:

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I went to the web site for this, I could only find what yall already posted.  My question is will this get built?

I think so. We have a new member who is working on this project. Just run a search for turnberry and you will find her post. She said a few things about it.

Edited by YakuzaIce

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Ok I was bored so I just found it for you.

so far everything on turnberrty is very preliminary.. they are reducing it from 42 stories to 33 probably though. i just talked to my supervisor, and was instructed to not give too much information at this stage of developement. it's going to be really cool though!

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Ok I was bored so I just found it for you.
so far everything on turnberrty is very preliminary.. they are reducing it from 42 stories to 33 probably though. i just talked to my supervisor, and was instructed to not give too much information at this stage of developement. it's going to be really cool though!

thanks the multiple threads confused me for a second too

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Does anyone have renderings of these projects yet? The only one I've seen is Acoma.. I'm not even sure if the other 2 are finished yet.

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Is this the Turnberry project you meant?

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Turnberry gets high on Houston with planned condo tower

Houston Business Journal - April 7, 2006

by Jennifer Dawson

Houston Business Journal

A nationally known developer that has drawn attention for high-dollar condominium projects in markets such as Las Vegas and the Bahamas is moving forward with plans to build a luxury condo tower in the Galleria area.

Florida-based Turnberry Associates intends to build a high-rise condo project that could stand as tall as 42 stories just west of the Water Wall. The proposed site is just south of the Galleria on vacant land owned by Walton Street Capital LLC. Sources say Walton is a joint venture partner on the project, which will be located west of Post Oak Boulevard between Hidalgo and W. Alabama.

The rest of the story...

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Yeah, I just read this story on the Turnberry, a 42 story condo wedged between the Galleria and Transco! Wow, if this project gets built I'm sure it won't have a problem selling in the $500s as mentioned in the article.

I'll look for proposed renderings...

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stuff about this has been circulating for a while...do you think these proposals are more serious than the past ones?

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stuff about this has been circulating for a while...do you think these proposals are more serious than the past ones?

I hope so.

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I thought the Turnberry proposal had gone by the wayside considering how long it has been with no news. But I guess they have just been waiting for the city's approval.

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42 stories?? Oh I hope I hope I hope, but I'm having trouble picturing the exact location, is this the spot by Nordstroms?

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Turnberry Associates Looks to Houston for High-Rise Condos

April 10, 2006

By Tonie Auer, Southwest Correspondent

Following the success of its multiple Las Vegas high-rise residential projects, Turnberry Associates is purportedly looking at Houston as the location for its next high-rise condo project.

Specifically, rumor has it that Turnberry plans to build a high-rise condo project south of the Galleria, between Hidalgo and West Alabama on property owned by Walton Street Capital L.L.C.

The Florida-based company--with a $5 billion portfolio including residential, retail, hotel and office projects in Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh and throughout Florida--recently executed a lease for 1,500 square feet in the Lakes on Post Oak office building, at 3040 Post Oak in Houston.

To read the whole article click below:

http://commercialpropertynews.com/cpn/arti...002314918&imw=Y

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While on Richmond on yesterday, I saw a rendering that looked similar to this project in an open lot just West of the Best Buy but east of Hidalgo Street there on Richmond. I was driving and couldn't get a really good look but I think it may have been the Turnberry building.

Does anyone know if that is the correct location of the project and if so, what is the status of groudbreaking?

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If this project is a go...

Assuming that the proposed location stays the same and the school zoning boundaries will stay the same, the project will be zoned to (in Houston ISD):

* St. George Place Elementary School

* Grady Middle School - http://ms.houstonisd.org/gradyms/

A choice of:

* Lamar High School - http://hs.houstonisd.org/lamarhs/

* Lee High School - http://hs.houstonisd.org/leehs/

* Westside High School - http://hs.houstonisd.org/westsidehs/

Profiles:

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Grady_MS.pdf

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Lamar_HS.pdf

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Lee_HS.pdf

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Westside_HS.pdf

Again, St. George Place and Briargrove will get a LOT of condo towers, which have few kids in the first place... which means that the towers will generate "free" tax revenue for HISD

Edited by VicMan

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