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Texas A&M's building at Helix Park will not be moving forward. The money is being reallocated in the new capital plan to improvements in the Alkek Building and at Innovation Plaza. The project is now called "Alkek IBT Building Lab Expansion/Renovation & EnMed Build-out".

One of the notes says "$69,897,111 was authorized by the Legislature for Texas A&M University TMC3 Biomedical Research Bldg. The project was originally planned to be located at TMC3 in Houston. As provided for in the legislation, the new project will be located just outside the Houston medical center in buildings currently owned by TAMUS, the Albert B. Alkek IBT Building and EnMed Building. The renovations and expansion project will provide the needed space and address the original purpose of the CCAP authorization. The CCAP project will not move forward until Legislative requirements are met, POR is complete and funding is finalized."

I wonder if this is solely due to Medistar's failure to purchase the Alkek building, as originally planned (the programs from the Alkek building were going to move to the Helix Park building), or an apparent different industry-focused direction at TMC Helix Park (originally UTHealth and MD Anderson were supposed to have buildings actually in Helix Park rather than adjacent to it I believe).

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2 hours ago, Highrise Tower said:

Future bridge over Old Spanish Trail connecting UT Research Park to TMC Helix Park.

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Rendering refresh of the bridge:

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That's good! How about to Brays Bayou?

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After hearing the news about Austin's major setbacks this week, I'm glad to see that Houston is taking a slower pace at growth and not putting the cart before the horse. Steady wins the race. Oracle has decided to move to Nashville, stating that Austin is not a good town for startups due to lack of funding, cost of living and the fact that Austin, isn't what people thought it would be. Tesla to lay off 2,500 workers, thanks to Elons ability to ruin things with his poor judgement. He might be a genius but he talks too much and a lot of things he says rubs a lot of people the wrong way. Several of the new office towers coming online have no one to fill them to go along with an empty Google building and the stories concerning the fact that many of the tech companies are going back to Silicon Valley, Houston and other places, doesn't bode well for the new tallest building in Texas. 

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10 minutes ago, bobruss said:

After hearing the news about Austin's major setbacks this week, I'm glad to see that Houston is taking a slower pace at growth and not putting the cart before the horse. Steady wins the race. Oracle has decided to move to Nashville, stating that Austin is not a good town for startups due to lack of funding, cost of living and the fact that Austin, isn't what people thought it would be. Tesla to lay off 2,500 workers, thanks to Elons ability to ruin things with his poor judgement. He might be a genius but he talks too much and a lot of things he says rubs a lot of people the wrong way. Several of the new office towers coming online have no one to fill them to go along with an empty Google building and the stories concerning the fact that many of the tech companies are going back to Silicon Valley, Houston and other places, doesn't bode well for the new tallest building in Texas. 

One of the other reasons Oracle moved to Nashville is to be closer to the healthcare industry. Too bad they didn't consider Houston... With Helix park under construction alongside levitt green the ceo could have given us a chance. I mean we do have the biggest med center in the world. 

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It was only a matter of time before things started to level off in Austin. They're becoming a much more impactful city overall but it doesn't happen overnight and like all trends, they fade. Houston is a seasoned vet in the state which is why when people from Austin come here, they all say it feels like a big city. 

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On 5/9/2024 at 8:30 AM, bobruss said:

Oracle has decided to move to Nashville, stating that Austin is not a good town for startups due to lack of funding, cost of living and the fact that Austin, isn't what people thought it would be.

Very curious what those same people think Nashville is going to be. 

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6 hours ago, 004n063 said:

Very curious what those same people think Nashville is going to be. 

It's close to the healthcare industry and that is the other reason Oracle is moving there. They are focusing on Healthcare

 

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Officials tout collaboration as tenants move into Helix Park
June 6, 2024
https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/health-care/2024/06/06/officials-tout-collaboration-as-tenants-move-into-helix-park/

What's next

2024: Additional restaurant, retail opens
2025-26: Hotel, Dynamic One South Tower, member institution building open
TBD: Additional industry sites open

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I cannot get enough of the Dynamic One!

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