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Lookin' for links to this .... I was wondering if that is the area where the "42 story" skyrise was going to be built, but rather, did they opt for two 35s or if the 42 is still going to be built with the twins at another Post Oak Boulevard location. We need INFORMATION on this one. H e l p . . . .......

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strange thread, anyway

first few sentences, need a subscription for the rest

http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/sto.../19/story2.html

condos by Whiteco Residential LLC

Those few sentences don't sound like BLVD Place, in fact they mention the owners of Dominion Post Oak as the company that's pushing these towers. Also, they mention the fact that these will be apartments and not condos, as I believe is listed for Blvd Place.

Looks like we've got more towers going up in Uptown! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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The article reveals some interesting things;

1) These two towers will go up on the corner of Sage and Westheimer on land that is currently surface parking for the JW Marriott and the Walgreens. That is good news.

2) The towers are not set in stone. The article says they might build 3 but they will start with two that MIGHT go as tall as 35 floors.

3) Additionally, the articles states that 800 condos will be part of the BLVD Place development

4) Finally, it states that Turnberry is planning on building a 38 story tower. Original reports states it would be 42. Later, rumors came out it had been cut down to 34. Seems like they met in the middle!

Whiteco developed the Dominion in Uptown, which is 92% leased. They also own land at 1900 Holcombe near the Med Center and rumors swirled about a year ago that they were planning on a 30 story apartment tower there... Maybe Baylor's new hospital will persuade them to go forward?

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I saw an ad in last Sunday's paper for the 'Cosmopolitan' going up at 1600 Post Oak. Could that be it?

From the picture it only appears to be one tower.

No way is that it, but nice try . . . :rolleyes:

strange thread, anyway

first few sentences, need a subscription for the rest

http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/sto.../19/story2.html

condos by Whiteco Residential LLC

Maybe that is the lot next to the McDonalds, that area is in a going high rise condo section of uptown, great place for infill.

4) Finally, it states that Turnberry is planning on building a 38 story tower. Original reports states it would be 42. Later, rumors came out it had been cut down to 34. Seems like they met in the middle!

Damn, why is that article subscription only, and how in the world does a building lose and gain floors like that.

And really, what the hell is that short building by the water wall serve it's purpose for anyways.

So many question now. . . damn you HBJ! :blink:

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The article reveals some interesting things;

1) These two towers will go up on the corner of Sage and Westheimer on land that is currently surface parking for the JW Marriott and the Walgreens. That is good news.

2) The towers are not set in stone. The article says they might build 3 but they will start with two that MIGHT go as tall as 35 floors.

3) Additionally, the articles states that 800 condos will be part of the BLVD Place development

4) Finally, it states that Turnberry is planning on building a 38 story tower. Original reports states it would be 42. Later, rumors came out it had been cut down to 34. Seems like they met in the middle!

Whiteco developed the Dominion in Uptown, which is 92% leased. They also own land at 1900 Holcombe near the Med Center and rumors swirled about a year ago that they were planning on a 30 story apartment tower there... Maybe Baylor's new hospital will persuade them to go forward?

So let me get this straight, this project is seperate from the twin towers of BLVD PLace.

So in Uptown's future, we might see.....

1. Twin 35 story towers constructed

2. BLVD PLace twin towers constructed

3. Turnberry 38-story tower constructed

If all this comes to fruition, thats 5 significant new towers added to the Uptown skyline.

Ladies and gentlemen - It might be time to start photoshoping what the future could look like in Uptown.

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So let me get this straight, this project is seperate from the twin towers of BLVD PLace.

So in Uptown's future, we might see.....

1. Twin 35 story towers constructed

2. BLVD PLace twin towers constructed

3. Turnberry 38-story tower constructed

If all this comes to fruition, thats 5 significant new towers added to the Uptown skyline.

Ladies and gentlemen - It might be time to start photoshoping what the future could look like in Uptown.

Unfortunately, we have no renderings of the Turnberry project of the new twin tower one.

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The article reveals some interesting things;

1) These two towers will go up on the corner of Sage and Westheimer on land that is currently surface parking for the JW Marriott and the Walgreens. That is good news.

2) The towers are not set in stone. The article says they might build 3 but they will start with two that MIGHT go as tall as 35 floors.

3) Additionally, the articles states that 800 condos will be part of the BLVD Place development

4) Finally, it states that Turnberry is planning on building a 38 story tower. Original reports states it would be 42. Later, rumors came out it had been cut down to 34. Seems like they met in the middle!

Whiteco developed the Dominion in Uptown, which is 92% leased. They also own land at 1900 Holcombe near the Med Center and rumors swirled about a year ago that they were planning on a 30 story apartment tower there... Maybe Baylor's new hospital will persuade them to go forward?

Thanks for the info Kinkaid.

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I've always wondered why there weren't more highrises on the western stretch of Westheimer near the Galleria. Land is available and it would really be a "hot" location. If Kinkaid Alum's intepretations are true, then this would finally tap into that part of Uptown.

Also:

They're clearing land behind the former Eatzi's on San Felipe. Anybody know for what purpose exactly are they doing this?

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I've always wondered why there weren't more highrises on the western stretch of Westheimer near the Galleria. Land is available and it would really be a "hot" location. If Kinkaid Alum's intepretations are true, then this would finally tap into that part of Uptown.

Also:

They're clearing land behind the former Eatzi's on San Felipe. Anybody know for what purpose exactly are they doing this?

Umm...

BLVD place? might be a little discussion we've held here and there.

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This parcel is directly across Sage (West) from the Hotel Intercontinental. Great news, another defiled parking lot.
A 38-story condo tower planned by Florida-based Turnberry Associates also waits in the wings just south of the Galleria between Hidalgo and West Alabama.

Nope. Hotel Intercontinental is on 2222 W. Loop.

Currently at the spot where I THINK it's going to be built on is a parking lot for the church right next door to the Hotel Indigo and the Embassy Suites hotel across from Macy's.

As land become more valuable in the area, I wonder if that strip center on Sage (between W. Alabama and Westhiemer) is going to be priced out and built up?

BTW: If someone has enough info on this new tower, I think a new topic thread should be started...or not..

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Nope. Hotel Intercontinental is on 2222 W. Loop.

Currently at the spot where I THINK it's going to be built on is a parking lot for the church right next door to the Hotel Indigo and the Embassy Suites hotel across from Macy's.

As land become more valuable in the area, I wonder if that strip center on Sage (between W. Alabama and Westhiemer) is going to be priced out and built up?

BTW: If someone has enough info on this new tower, I think a new topic thread should be started...or not..

What was i thinking. I'm talking about the JW Marriot at Westeimer at Sage. The lot that the article is speaking of, is directly West (across Sage) in the Walgreens parking lot.

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but W. Alabama and HIDALGO is SOUTH of Westheimer.

Could it be we're talking about two totally different projects that are going up?

Your talking about Turnberry's project. This project is on Westeimer and Sage. Read the quote below from the HBJ article.

"The site now serves as a parking lot beside a Walgreens drug store at the northwest corner of Westheimer and Sage, right around the corner from the 31-story Dominion on McCue Road."

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Your talking about Turnberry's project. This project is on Westeimer and Sage. Read the quote below from the HBJ article.

"The site now serves as a parking lot beside a Walgreens drug store at the northwest corner of Westheimer and Sage, right around the corner from the 31-story Dominion on McCue Road."

oh, then we ARE talking about two totally different projects, then.

Then that's even better! :)

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Umm...

BLVD place? might be a little discussion we've held here and there.

So they ARE indeed moving around land to get things started on the overall project. I'm well aware of the thread on the subject (including the closing of the stores in the existing complex) but didn't know if the current land clearing across the street was directly associated. Thanks for the info.

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The article linked to by Houstonfella doesn't have as much information as what was published in the hard copy.

Per the HBJ article that was published on Friday, "Whiteco President Stephan Beck says the firm might do a third apartment tower on the Galleria site, but will probably stick to a pair of structures for starters."

They are buying the land from Marriott, and the land sale might close by this week.

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i live right around the corner and noticed the surface lot just to the west of that walgreens was fenced in with construction equipment sitting there. note the L shaped lot around walgreens:

I live just down the street on brownway between sage and yorktown..

The fencing you speak of has been up since I moved in last summer. The construction equipment has been there for just as long.

Part of that fenced lot was being used for storage by the contractor that just remodeled the new Trulucks right there by the BoA.

This lot is part of the same lot that someone else mentioned was owned by the Marriott... only the western part is fenced though.

As far as the fencing and construction equipment though... that stuff is old news and isn't indicative of construction crews moving in to start a new tower.

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Nah.

I'm thinking it might be too early for that. Seems that this is one of those speculative deals, like the Turnberry was around this time last year. Hopefully more concrete details will emerge over the coming months.

I would have thought that if someone leaked the news (press release), usually a schematic will exist, maybe it was just a blurb.

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HBJ reports that a new set of twins are in the works for Uptown Houston. We have the 40-story Four Leaf Towers; but in the works now is a set of twins 35 stories tall. Any of you guys have renderings? This will definitely impact Uptown Houston's already cool skyline. I wanna see ......

I've always liked the twin building concept in Uptown, Galleria.

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Has anybody heard of the Whiteco Residential Towers to be built in the Galleria area? If so, forgive this thread. In case nobody knows, they are supposed to be two 35 story residential towers built at the corner of Westheimer and Sage. Construction was to begin this year.

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Does anyone know why twin towers have taken off in the Galleria/Uptown area and not in other parts of town?

Hmmm, just how many sets of twin towers are there currently Uptown? I can think of one residential set (Four Leaf Towers) and one office set (on the east side of the loop). Elsewhere in town I can think of one residential set currently under construction (the Mosaic) and one office set (Pennzoil).

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