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Did some quick photoshop during my break of both Hanover and GID put together.   Existing Conditions:     Full Build Out of both Develepments:     Now

New Master plan with a number of tenants in mind   http://www.wordsearch.co.uk/work/regent-square/  

Website finally updated!!   http://regentsquarehouston.com/

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That's a lot of retail. Maybe they're smart and once they get the first phase up and running, things might not be so gloomy.

Just crazy they've held out this long. And thankfully positive news.

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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.

 

That map shows what appears to be a shopping center and parking lot where The Sovereign is , doesn't it? Did they just put a new date on an old drawing and bring it out for this meeting?

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That map shows what appears to be a shopping center and parking lot where The Sovereign is , doesn't it? Did they just put a new date on an old drawing and bring it out for this meeting?

I think this map shows the use on the ground floor of the buildings proposed / built.  I believe the pink color represents retail - there is a retail space for lease at the corner of the Sovereign.  A large portion of the sovereign on the ground floor is the parking garage.

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Seriously. I started a thread on this a year or so ago in the general Houston subforum.. What's with residential towers stopping at 40..?

 

There's no real force that pushes them to go taller. While I'm not in the real estate development trade, there must be a sweet spot with the return on investment for residential towers near 40 floors.

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40 would look good there. 85 would be better but we must take what we can. How tall is the AIG building - could look good that distance from each other.

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The America Tower is a 590 ft (180m) tall skyscraper. It was completed in 1983 and has 42 floors. It is the 19th tallest building in the city. It serves as the headquarters of Baker Hughes.[3] It served as the former headquarters of Continental Airlines; it now houses AIG American General and BDO USA, LLP.
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According to Wikipedia:

Off this subject - sorta -but have you noticed the Hanover building on Montrose can be seen from all over now? It's incredible. And when regent square gets built it'll make Allen Parkway look incredible. It just needs a cool top so we can enjoy it (and I don't mean a styrofoam diamond!

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That map shows what appears to be a shopping center and parking lot where The Sovereign is , doesn't it? Did they just put a new date on an old drawing and bring it out for this meeting?

I think this map shows the use on the ground floor of the buildings proposed / built.  I believe the pink color represents retail - there is a retail space for lease at the corner of the Sovereign.  A large portion of the sovereign on the ground floor is the parking garage.

 

This map does indeed show the existing ground floor plan of the Sovereign, that is the upper half of it (when seen from the right angle). The pink, as you mentioned, is retail and the darker green represents apartments. I live here, so I recognize the layout.

To me it looks like they plan to extend the Sovereign on the south side, continuing the garage-wrapped-in-retail-and-apartments style.

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It's going to happen. It's very deep into the interior designs now and they hired a New York designer to help.

Happy to hear.

This feels like an East Coast tower. Maybe not something directly New York Cityish, but along the lines of Boston or Philadelphia, and to a lesser extend Atlanta.

It's clean, unoffensive, and a strong, dark pallet. Refreshing to see something other than Southern California or Emerald Coast-esque. Almost like this cold tall beer i'm enjoying while posting this nonsense.

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Are there any updates on this project?

 

It looks as if the developer let another boom come and go while other mixed use projects were built (i.e. River Oaks District).

 

With the current excess inventory of apartment units, I don't see this happening anytime soon. The ironic thing is that had the 2008/09 scheme been built it would have been up and running and probably would have attracted a large number of the transplants from 2012-2015 who accepted their energy jobs downtown. Does anyone know what the plan is now?

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From a good source....Morris Architects is still working on this and is finishing up the construction drawings within a few weeks.  I'm not sure what that means in relation to actual building...

Are there any updates on this project?

 

It looks as if the developer let another boom come and go while other mixed use projects were built (i.e. River Oaks District).

 

With the current excess inventory of apartment units, I don't see this happening anytime soon. The ironic thing is that had the 2008/09 scheme been built it would have been up and running and probably would have attracted a large number of the transplants from 2012-2015 who accepted their energy jobs downtown. Does anyone know what the plan is now?

 

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It's incredible to believe I've been waiting for this for almost a decade now. I just never want this thing cancelled....don't want this to turn into just another apartment complex or something...

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I've got to give it to these guys, they have perhaps the worst timing of all time.  They should have built this in 2005/6 when it was first announced.  

 

As an aside, the last picture has the med center in the background looking from the east.  

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How do you guys feel this compares to Post Midtown Square?

 

They're very similar. But Regent Square has more square footage and taller buildings, a park  and includes retail. Both have all their buildings street facing and are apart of the street scene unlike ROD. 

 

Post midtown was truly the first of its kind in Houston. RS however takes it to another level. 

 

It would be a shame if developers didn't do their best to follow its lead after this starts to build out - embarrassing, really.

 

ROD, City Centre <_<

Regent Square :D:wub:

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With all the new mid-rises going up in mid-town kind of reminds me of Manhattans mid-town.  Of course much less dense at this point, but i think we're going to see more and more of these types of projects go up between downtown and uptown/galleria in the next few decades.  As the land prices continue to rocket in this area, well see fewer single family homes (with the exception of River Oaks) as well as fewer single story businesses and shopping centers.  It's crazy to think that just a little over a century ago, this was all farmland with a little dirt road called Westheimer.

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New brochure: http://regentsquarehouston.com/wp-content/uploads/GID_RegentSq_Bro_US_A4.pdf

 

 

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At full build-out, Regent Square will ultimately cover 23 acres and 8 sub-blocks. It will become the major new town center within the Inner Loop of Houston and will include:

• Approximately 2,000 luxury residential units.

• 325,000 sf of retail stores and restaurants.

• 200,000 sf of office space and a hotel.

 

Regent Square is currently planned and designed as a five-phase development. Phase 1, The Sovereign, a 290-unit residential tower, completed construction in December 2014 and is fully rented. Phase 2, a 40 story residential tower with 260 apartments, adjacent to The Sovereign, will begin construction soon.

 

Phase 3 is the mixed-use core of the development and will establish Regent Square as the first truly mixed-use and walkable urban district in Houston. Phase 3 will feature: • 200,000 sf of retail and restaurant uses. • Retail tenanting that includes a 12-screen cinema, national, regional, and local tenants across a number of merchandising categories, and numerous restaurants ranging from fine dining to sidewalk cafés. • 617 rental apartment units. • A variety of spacious and well laid out apartment floor plans, offering top of the line features and unparalleled views. • Market defining residential amenities provided for each sub-block featuring fitness centers, pool and lounge areas, party rooms with kitchens, and resort style landscaped terraces. • Newly constructed streets, promenades and publ

 

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1 hour ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

The luxury residential apartments could be called The Allen. A trademark was filed this month for the name from DC Partners under DCP Tian Qing Land Partners, LLC.

 

Trademark likely related to this. DC Partners is not involved with Regent Square.

 

 

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On August 17, 2016 at 1:21 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:


Country records show the purchased that property in May. The company name listed on county records for this, matches the name used for the trademark filing.

County records show who purchased what property in May? It's not clear from your post.

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Not surprised by this. I can't even imagine the hurdles they have had to go through just to get to this point. Seems they are about to do all of these at once! Thats crazy, but seems they are about to go full throttle on this thing if these were passed all at once. We should start to see activity on site soon.

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