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so no one answered my question earlier.. do y'all think the white tower to the left is the Sovereign? if so, this appears to literally be butting up against the south side of the Sovereigns garage. are there no apartments wrapped around that side of it?

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It's The Sovereign; that side of the building is a blank wall.

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so no one answered my question earlier.. do y'all think the white tower to the left is the Sovereign? if so, this appears to literally be butting up against the south side of the Sovereigns garage. are there no apartments wrapped around that side of it?

 

 

To me it looks catty corner to it, as noted in my previous post by the orientation of the Soverign it is to the southwest of it.

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Holy cow they are still messing around with this one. I won't believe it's happening until I see it. 7 years and nothing but some grass. 

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Well its a long term project they are developing little by little in sections... so yeah I don't expect this to look like the oroginal renderings over the long haul but similar in a way, like the central courtyard, etc.

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I saw an online ad for Regent Square offering up to two free months rent. Maybe that's why they haven't moved forward yet.

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That is an old rendering. From a very reliable source.

 

I think I speak for most when I say, thank goodness.

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That is an old rendering. From a very reliable source.

For clarity sake, the rendering of the tower is old?

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Yes, I spoke to my source, who told me that the rendering we have been discussing this week, is an old rendering of the tower.

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Strange that the rendering doesn't depict their own project. The one shown is not nine stories.

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I hate to create false hope, but I noticed activity at the site tonight on the way home.  Looks like they are taking soil samples (company called Terracon) on the lot bounded by Allen Parkway, Dunlavy, W Dallas and Tirrell.  Also, I noticed a banner attached to the fence on the lot across W Dallas for Morris (www.morris-hz.com).

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With my limited experience in the engineering field, geotech results are usually taken a few months before construction begins, so good chance this starts up soon.

 

 

 

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Out of all the projects coming to Houston, this has been my most anticipated one for so many years now. 

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Whoa just clicked the site and one of the slides is for a "Downtown/EaDo Livable Centers Study" with this as a "future" rendering:

 

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EDIT: Just realized that's probably the Marriott...

2 EDIT: Wait no it's not.

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Whoa just clicked the site and one of the slides is for a "Downtown/EaDo Livable Centers Study" with this as a "future" rendering:

 

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EDIT: Just realized that's probably the Marriott...

2 EDIT: Wait no it's not.

 

That's the Hampton Homewood block.

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I just read that Phase II, including the Alamo Drafthouse, has been canned altogether..can anyone confirm?

Wowwwwwww

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I just read that Phase II, including the Alamo Drafthouse, has been canned altogether..can anyone confirm? 

 

Can you reveal where you read that?  I figured this was coming but it seems odd given they were doing soil work just two weeks ago.

 

Honestly, GID's philosophy with this property is hard to understand.  They have now missed two real estate booms, and if they are canceling, will miss the third.  This a prime property, about to get better with the renovation of buffalo bayou / allen parkway.  Perhaps they will sell it so something can actually happen here.

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Can you reveal where you read that?  I figured this was coming but it seems odd given they were doing soil work just two weeks ago.

 

Honestly, GID's philosophy with this property is hard to understand.  They have now missed two real estate booms, and if they are canceling, will miss the third.  This a prime property, about to get better with the renovation of buffalo bayou / allen parkway.  Perhaps they will sell it so something can actually happen here.

 

Midway....

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Can you reveal where you read that?  I figured this was coming but it seems odd given they were doing soil work just two weeks ago.

 

Honestly, GID's philosophy with this property is hard to understand.  They have now missed two real estate booms, and if they are canceling, will miss the third.  This a prime property, about to get better with the renovation of buffalo bayou / allen parkway.  Perhaps they will sell it so something can actually happen here.

 

http://www.constructionwire.com/Client/Report/Details/2138252?reporttypeid=1

 

You'll need a subscription, but here it says "As of 5/21/2015, plans have not moved forward, and have been cancelled." I think subscribers can give a status update on projects, but I'm not sure the info shown is correct. As you said, soil samples were taken and an announcement was going to made on the next phase.

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Yeah I project of this size and scope getting cancelled surely would have made it on a few publications rather than just a newsletter

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I just read that Phase II, including the Alamo Drafthouse, has been canned altogether..can anyone confirm? 

 

I wonder if they will take another look at Midtown.

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We walked by the site this morning and there seems to be new survey stakes out (Allen Parkway & Dunlavy).  I didn't remember seeing them previously.  The stakes are also inside of the fence which I'll take as a good sign... 

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We walked by the site this morning and there seems to be new survey stakes out (Allen Parkway & Dunlavy).  I didn't remember seeing them previously.  The stakes are also inside of the fence which I'll take as a good sign... 

 

Hard to tell. Looks like they put in a new sidewalk. There are definitely new flags there though. But you're right... some of them are inside the fence. I hope this thing happens... I really do.

 

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Regent Square Houston by Marc longoria, on Flickr

 

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Regent Square Houston by Marc longoria, on Flickr

 

Went to the Morris website. Went back several pages in the thread to see if this had been posted before. Is this new?

 

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They have an office on Dunlavy I believe. Someone could stop by and ask.

I contacted Alamo Drafthouse several days back but they never responded.

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Hard to tell. Looks like they put in a new sidewalk. There are definitely new flags there though. But you're right... some of them are inside the fence. I hope this thing happens... I really do.

 

 

Regent Square Houston by Marc longoria, on Flickr

 

 

Regent Square Houston by Marc longoria, on Flickr

 

Went to the Morris website. Went back several pages in the thread to see if this had been posted before. Is this new?

 

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That rendering is from around 2008...not sure if they drastically revised the plan or left as it was in 2008.

 

Also, the website is still dated 2008

http://www.regentsq.com/indexFlash.html

 

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Not much of an update:

 

https://www.facebook.com/JordanSkala

 

GID Development’s Regent Square in Houston, Texas, is a 24-acre walkable mixed-use redevelopment project that will feature a blend of upscale retail shops, restaurants, residential buildings, office space, and parks/green spaces within the city’s urban core. Additionally, Regent Square is pursuing LEED BD+C Silver certification and will be Houston’s largest sustainable development. Jordan & Skala is providing Communications, Security, Audio/Visual, MEP, and Energy Services engineering design for parcels “A-2,”“B-2,” “B-3,” and “D-2” of the project.
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Have we seen this somewhat updated plan? There is a tower south of Regent Square here. I honestly think GID is seeing the boom Houston is going through and updating their plans to include more height. Just my crazy opinion.

 

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This is on Ziegler Coopers Regent Square page.

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There is a meeting at Carnegie Vanguard High School tonight about Regent Square. If anyone goes could you please let us know if there is any news? I won't be able to make it.

 

https://www.facebook.com/NorthMontrose/

From another one of their posts:

REGENT SQUARE will be presenting details and answering questions regarding their upcoming building project in North Montrose.

 

and then...

 

nfortunately, Regent Square will be unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, but we will be presenting new information and taking questions and comments to relay to RS.

 

If someone goes you should definitely put it on periscope!

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I didn't see post about the North Montrose meeting in time, but I did attend the meeting discussing the plans for Dunlavy as part of ReBuild Houston.  Several representatives from the architecture firm doing the design work for Regent Square.  They said the work currently underway on Dunlavy at Allen Parkway is in part being performed as part of that development.  They said phase I should break ground in Q4 2016, and considerable money was being spent by GID in preparation for that event.

 

They said phase I would include the Alamo Draft House (near the cemetery), the commercial buildings at the SW corner of W Dallas and Dunlavy, the apartments with GF retail south of W Dallas, and retail and a parking garage north of W Dallas.

 

Hopefully someone attended the neighborhood meeting and can provide additional detail.

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I made the very end of the North Montrose meeting. No one form GID was there - said they "weren't ready yet." Took a picture of phase one. Stated same start date of Q4 2016 and said that Telepson was the GC.

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^I knew I wouldn't be the only HAIFer there (Dunlavy meeting). Also interesting to hear that RS would allow public parking in their project to make up for removal of on-street parking.

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It looks like the site plan hasn't changed so far. I hope the draft house isn't replacing the condo tower that was supposed to go there

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A year from now? I just hope this one gets through. I've been looking forward to Regent Square the most, especially after I gazed upon the grand scale model at their sales center and posted it here. This project is what Houston needs... a more walkable environment, so close to the newly completed bayou.

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