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1 hour ago, Angostura said:

Well, this article said building permits would be issued by Q3. They were off by 2 weeks.

 

Again. Probably because they have decided to forgo "Phases" and just build the whole thing at once or within quick secession. Thats a lot of stuff to throw by way of the city. Not only are they trying to build on this property, but also change up the streets etc... I'm just glad this is moving forward and is real.

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1 hour ago, Urbannizer said:

The rest of this project is not being built all at once. Phase II is a 40-story high rise and retail at 3515 W Dallas. Everything else is part of  phase III. 

 

So this is all for the 40 story tower? Is the tower full speed ahead?

 

I did not think that tower was at 3515...

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1 hour ago, RealEstate said:

Before you get too excited - their merchandising plan is just a wish list of the tenant types they hope to attract. None of those deals are signed. They may have some luck on the local food and coffee prospects. 

Yeah, they sometimes do that, and I can name at least two other retail projects that did the same thing, one of which never came to fruition.

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On 12/10/2016 at 5:16 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

 

(can't make out the one with G logo - any guesses?????)

 

Garces Group. Philadelphia-based restaurant group behind Amada and a slate of well executed eateries. Their brokers are out of NYC, so they're merchandising with many east coast names.

 

I would regard all of it as marketing fluff until announcements are made. 

 

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At the rate this is moving some of these companies could be out of business before they finish this.

I wouldn't hold my breath or get too excited. How long has it been since this was first announced and we haven't seen any dirt moved yet.

I don't count the high rise.

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1 hour ago, bobruss said:

At the rate this is moving some of these companies could be out of business before they finish this.

I wouldn't hold my breath or get too excited. How long has it been since this was first announced and we haven't seen any dirt moved yet.

I don't count the high rise.

I think I was in diapers.

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15 hours ago, bobruss said:

At the rate this is moving some of these companies could be out of business before they finish this.

I wouldn't hold my breath or get too excited. How long has it been since this was first announced ?

 

 

Well, this topic was started in January 2007, so in a couple of weeks it will be ten years.

 

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I walk past the southern edge of the site on West Clay almost everyday. In the last week there have been stakes that are painted orange placed all around the site. Some outside the fencing and some inside. Also they've marked some spots on the old foundations that are left in orange spray paint.

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I walked the Western edge of the property next to the cemetery this morning. There is definitely a lot of of survey activity going on. Benchmarks have been placed. They have marked a few squares around 6ft on each side with the word "Footing" inside. Wooden stakes are all over the lot painted orange. CenterPoint has come out and marked the gas lines.

 

Edit: After looking at the master plan I'd say the "Foooting" markings are where the theatre is shown.

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According to this article from a few months ago, Phase 2 is 41-story residential, with the retail coming in Phase 3.

 

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The first phase of what is ultimately expected to become a five-phase implementation was completed in 2014. It consisted of The Sovereign, a 290-unit rental apartment tower that is 21 storeys tall. With that stage completed, the highly anticipated second phase is primed to move forward. Standing on a site adjacent to The Sovereign, the 40-storey residential tower will boast 260 apartments. 

 

The third phase would become the mixed-use heart of the modern neighbourhood. In addition to more rental apartment units — 617 in total — this component would contain 200,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, a 12-screen cinema, and a wealth of pedestrian-friendly streets, promenades, and public spaces. At full build-out, Regent Square will hold 2,000 luxury residences, 325,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 200,000 square feet of office space, and a hotel.

 

I think the 41-story tower is slated to go immediately south of the Sovereign, but I'm not positive.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Angostura said:

According to this article from a few months ago, Phase 2 is 41-story residential, with the retail coming in Phase 3.

 

 

I think the 41-story tower is slated to go immediately south of the Sovereign, but I'm not positive.

 

 

Where's the extra floor coming from?

 

Edit: I'm still rooting for this whole project. The mix of East Coast styles is what this city needs. Too much Florida going on lately.

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On 1/15/2017 at 5:15 AM, Tonyhtown said:

Boy do they keep changing this I think is going on 10 years trying to make this happen they should just forget about it

Changes is part of the design process. I've been in projects where entire portions are either added or subtracted right up until the last minute final construction documents are submitted. A project that is not adjusting or changing in someway throughout the process is not a very good project in my eyes. This project is very active and with a lot of moving parts. I'm sure this whole thing is a logistics nightmare. If I remember correctly this isn't just one firm doing all these projects, but several all at once. Some of the biggest projects in the world take years to develop. Its all part of the industry.

 

EDIT: If what Tolarwan saying is true then the project is currently in the bidding phase. If that is the case then this project should be underway by this spring.

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A few weeks ago some new fencing went up around the Regent Square owned site at Rochow & W Dallas. At the same time, the same contractor put fencing up around the now cancelled Monroe condo site on Rochow (now cancelled).  I thought that was a strange coincidence so I checked HCAD and it looks like the Monroe site was purchased by the Regent Square folks in April 2017...

 

Has anyone seen any site plans that show any Regent Square development on old Monroe site?

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So sorry to get people's hopes up when they see this thread has a new post but I just wanted to comment that I think Houston desperately needs a project just like this one.

 

I went to Austin this weekend and I tend to stick to Barton Springs, Rainey Street district, downtown, or near Mozart's but my hotel was further north this time and I stayed near an area called the Domain. Absolutely blown away. It was the perfect mixture of bigger name stores, but also bars, restaurants, apartments, and small parks. It was incredibly easy to walk and it was so packed Saturday night. I wasn't able to take any pictures but here are some I found on the web... if Regent Square type projects can be successful in Austin, I know they can be successful here as well even with the more humid climate.

 

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4 hours ago, Visitor said:

In what ways do you consider the Domain significantly different than City Center?

 

Fwiw, I wish projects like regent square would happen as well and also wish the redevelopment of areas like Wash Ave were better coordinated amongst developers and the city to produce more walkable and dense communities.

I agree with you on the Washington part it doesn't seem like it's a lot of cohesiveness in that area. But I will say it's coming together. 

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...or Pearland Town Center.

 

Heck, to an extent, even Rice Village?

 

I think Sugarland Town Square is probably most close to what is pictured from Austin though, and I think of all the city/town - square/center/market the one in Sugarland is probably the best designed of the ones I've seen around Houston.

 

I like the speed arresting ideas from that one in Austin though, the bends in the street, things like that. It helps to keep drivers moving slower, and safer for pedestrians, which I don't think that any of the places in Houston that mix cars into it have that.

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12 hours ago, Visitor said:

In what ways do you consider the Domain significantly different than City Center?

 

 

Easy answer to everyone's question because I expected it. It's all of those projects but on steroids. The sheer size of this project is impressive. Blocks upon blocks upon blocks of stores, bars, and apartments AND the light rail is immediately to the east of this near Top Golf. I saw quite a few riders hoping on and off to the apartments near by. And even though it's in the suburbs, it's so well connected to the surrounding area, including the JJ Pickle Research Institute. Sure, we have developments similar to this, but nothing at this size. Perhaps Rice Village comes close but it doesn't have the nightlife nor the bigger retail you would see from a mall. It's honestly the perfect combination for all sorts of people. I couldn't find any pictures online that really do it justice.... hopefully when ya'll are in Austin, you can check it out and you'll understand what I mean. Or do Google Streetview and "drive around" I guess.

 

Edit: And perhaps even looking again at the renderings for Regent Square, this project won't quite match that either. But I seriously believe we need some type of project at this scale and so well connected like this in Houston. Fingers crossed we get this at Hardy Yards with the Burnett transit center connection but who knows...

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I'm with you @Triton. Naturally the main challenge in Houston is the land grabbing by disparate developers that completely kills this type of thing inside the loop. The best place that this could have happened at is the Target, tarkett, Kroger, stude junction, detering tracts. 

 

Houston's opposition to rail transit personally infuriates and baffles me. 

 

Regarding hardy yards, it's going to have to come a long way for me to want to go over there. The affordable housing focus makes me less optimistic about Hardy becoming anything like this, but I certainly wouldn't hate it :)

 

Edit: won't be Nordstrom or Neiman bc they have regional restrictions on how close their stores can be. Maybe something way out on the Grand Parkway, haha.

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Getting in and out of these outdoor, mixed-use "malls" always grinds my gears no matter if it's The Domain, City Centre, First Colony, or The Woodlands. I tend to gravitate to developments without so many stores and restaurants packed into one area. I like that Regent Square would surround and directly link to existing communities that are becoming denser. The Domain and City Centre pack in all these shops adjacent to freeways and I tend to avoid going to them because of traffic.

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