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Wattleigh
Mar 12, 2012, 7:30 PM
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w208/houtosme/sovereign-1.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w208/houtosme/sovereign-2.jpg

Both images from GID's project page (http://www.gid.com/development/the-sovereign.aspx).

Project in Brief: Originally named as "The Horizon", this apartment tower is proposed by GID Development which has put forward the adjacent Regent Square (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=164775) plan. A summary from their website (http://www.gid.com/development/the-sovereign.aspx)...

GID Development is currently developing The Sovereign – Houston’s premier luxury high-rise apartment tower in the heart of the Inner Loop.

The Sovereign is a 290 unit luxury apartment tower consisting of 21 stories featuring panoramic views of the downtown Houston skyline, the Buffalo Bayou, Memorial Park, River Oaks, and the Galleria. The building will be Houston’s most advanced high-rise residential product and is being designed to achieve LEED Sliver Certification. The Sovereign will offer the most extensive residential amenity program in Houston including an 8th floor, 30,000 square foot amenity deck with sweeping views from the building’s pool, fountains, Jacuzzi, outdoor fireplaces, numerous cabanas and lounge areas, outdoor fitness areas, private resident vegetable and herb gardens, and extensive landscaping. Residents will also enjoy the private use of a state-of-the-art fitness club, library and cyber lounge, business center, club lounge, demonstration kitchen, private catering kitchen, private dining room, private theater room, as well as a sophisticated bar and gaming area. The building will also include pet spa areas such as a dog wash/dry facilities, pet grooming room, and a private and secure pet-friendly park featuring fountains, exercise areas, benches, and landscaping. Resident services will include concierge, valet parking, and on-site management, leasing, and maintenance teams.

HAIF (http://www.thehaif.com) tipster 'houstontx' added this summary (http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/25442-the-horizon-21-floors/page__view__findpost__p__397165) in the project's thread over there.

The Sovereign is a 21 story post-tensioned concrete apartment structure with brick veneer. Approx. 583,000 sf, with an inboard 7 level parking garage. Units are situated around the perimeter of the garage up to the 7th level and then a 14,500 sf tower above the amenity deck at level 8. ZeiglerCooper Architects and JE Dunn Construction. 3211 W Dallas

mfastx
Mar 13, 2012, 6:53 AM
Looks good! Hopefully it has a good street level design as seen in the rendering.

Wattleigh
May 4, 2012, 8:39 PM
Demolition has been taking place in a section of the Allen House Apartments where the tower would likely be built.

This post from Swamplot (http://swamplot.com/highrise-replacing-allen-house-remnant-the-latest-rumblings-around-regent-square/2012-04-30/) also implies as much.

Shasta
May 8, 2012, 2:42 AM
I've been praying for them to start something. They tore down the majority of the Allen House apartments years ago and the land is just sitting there while other proposals go up all around it...

Wattleigh
Jun 1, 2012, 6:38 PM
Per the Houston Business Journal, construction is slated to begin this month.

This is also the first mention of the site actually being linked, in any way, to nearby Regent Square. Had been curious about that due to the developer and the location's proximity to the larger planned development.

Today's article can be read in full with a subscription...

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/print-edition/2012/06/01/regent-square-gets-new-lease-on-life.html

Regent Square high-rise gets new lease on life
Houston Business Journal by Jennifer Dawson, Reporter
Date: Friday, June 1, 2012, 5:00am CDT

GD Development Group is expected to break ground this month on a 21-story apartment building that would become the first installment in the Regent Square mixed-use development that has been stalled since the original launch date in 2007.

urbanactivist
Aug 15, 2012, 3:37 PM
And we're under construction...

http://www.chron.com/business/homefront/article/High-rise-kicks-off-major-urban-development-3788652.php#photo-3329887

High-rise kicks off major urban development



By Nancy Sarnoff

Updated 2:32 a.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A long-delayed residential project near downtown, primarily targeting well-paid professionals with upscale apartments and condos and a cluster of retail, entertainment and offices, is finally under way.

More than five years after announcing plans for the 24-acre Regent Square project off Allen Parkway, GID Development Group has begun construction on the first building, a 21-story apartment tower called The Sovereign.

It represents an important milestone for GID, which had planned to break ground before the national economy went into a tailspin.

"We went through a tough cycle in the real estate market and the overall economy," said James Linsley, president of Boston-based GID.

The project was one of several that were shelved or canceled as demand for space dried up and lenders stopped financing major commercial real estate projects.

GID said it remains committed to Regent Square, which is to go up in multiple phases on land abutting Allen Parkway near Dunlavy and Dallas, on the site of the old Allen House Apartments. The development could take 10 years to complete.

Plans include about 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space; more than 1,500 residential units; and 250,000 square feet of office space in what the developer refers to as an "urban district" where residents can walk to everything. The walkable nature of the project extends beyond its borders, Linsley said, with a pedestrian trail around Buffalo Bayou and high-end shops and a new Whole Foods a short distance away...

JoninATX
Aug 27, 2012, 2:07 AM
This one U/C

High-rise kicks off major urban development

A long-delayed residential project near downtown, primarily targeting well-paid professionals with upscale apartments and condos and a cluster of retail, entertainment and offices, is finally under way.

More than five years after announcing plans for the 24-acre Regent Square project off Allen Parkway, GID Development Group has begun construction on the first building, a 21-story apartment tower called The Sovereign.

http://www.chron.com/business/homefront/article/High-rise-kicks-off-major-urban-development-3788652.php#photo-3329885

photoLith
Aug 27, 2012, 2:20 AM
^
They started construction on this building months ago.

KevinFromTexas
Aug 27, 2012, 3:50 AM
Not quite. It looks like they're still doing site prep. They have a Facebook page now, and they were still removing trees from the site just last week.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSovereignRegentSquare

Wattleigh
Feb 24, 2013, 11:05 PM
From the facebook page, this one's slowly starting to come along.

Some photos - in order of when they were posted.

8/30/12 - Test Piles

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/315023_396184990447084_1954121288_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557416_396184863780430_632681883_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/375858_396184953780421_77513239_n.jpg

11/29/12

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/30349_430771246988458_1810855172_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/424900_430771273655122_1445256846_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556176_430771286988454_1084180004_n.jpg

1/18/13

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/379688_452204388178477_2006644244_n.jpg

1/19/13 - The view from the crane...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/163318_468065253259057_169919938_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/231051_468065226592393_1245304691_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/154827_468065206592395_306100674_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/580797_468066013258981_1158222663_n.jpg

Shasta
Feb 25, 2013, 3:59 AM
That last shot is amazing. Incredible views of downtown and look at all of that recent townhome infill in North Montrose/4th Ward. Still say the city should invest in a trolley line down West Dallas from Shepherd to Downtown.

KevinFromTexas
Feb 25, 2013, 5:15 AM
That's interesting about the crane base. I always knew they had pieces they encased in concrete and then attached the crane to that, but I've never actually seen it.

ZKB9
Apr 5, 2013, 4:43 PM
I like it, but I think Houston needs to move away from that tan/brown color in buildings.

Urbannizer
Apr 27, 2013, 3:21 AM
By Lockmat (http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/26974-the-sovereign-at-regent-square-21-story-tower-at-allen-parkway-and-dunlavy/?p=420904) on HAIF:
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=3472

toxteth o'grady
May 2, 2013, 5:37 PM
I haven't seen that tower crane on the horizon yet, but it must be an impressive sight.

Wattleigh
Jun 4, 2013, 12:29 AM
5/5 - c/o The Mathis Group Facebook Photos (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=486612561410890&set=a.457659550972858.1073741825.453063364765810&type=1&theater)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/260348_486612561410890_2105742693_n.jpg

6/2 - c/o 'lockmat' on HAIF (http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/26974-the-sovereign-at-regent-square-21-story-tower-at-allen-parkway-and-dunlavy/page-3#entry424547)
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=3554

Wattleigh
Jun 24, 2013, 4:43 PM
Photos c/o user 'x_gd' on HAIF (http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/26974-the-sovereign-at-regent-square-21-story-tower-at-allen-parkway-and-dunlavy/page-3#entry426413)

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=3612

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=3615

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=3616

Urbannizer
Jul 24, 2013, 4:24 PM
http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/sovereign-construction.jpg


http://swamplot.com/the-sovereign-apartment-highrise-beginning-to-stand-on-its-own/2013-07-24/

cloud713
Jul 30, 2013, 3:35 AM
theyve added another floor and siding is starting to go up..

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o701/skyline_713/DSC06506_zpsb2885a38.jpg
http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o701/skyline_713/DSC06505_zps213fd8cd.jpg

Wattleigh
Aug 18, 2013, 11:36 PM
c/o 'Triton' on HAIF (http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/26974-the-sovereign-at-regent-square-21-story-tower-at-allen-parkway-and-dunlavy/page-4#entry431914)

http://i.imgur.com/qe4Khfg.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/YA4k9rH.jpg?1

toxteth o'grady
Aug 28, 2013, 2:02 PM
One day they're going to come up with an actual green and blue exterior, and that will be an interesting building to look at.

Urbannizer
Aug 31, 2013, 3:36 AM
From today, 9th floor.

https://sphotos-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/536814_537656086306537_1219932052_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/q71/s720x720/1236006_537656662973146_2068301996_n.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/MathisGroup

Urbannizer
Sep 12, 2013, 12:54 AM
A few more renderings:

http://www.gid.com/photos/development/sovereign/render4.jpg

http://www.gid.com/photos/development/sovereign/render1.jpg

http://zieglercooper.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/small-pool-2-940x626.jpg

http://zieglercooper.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/small-pool-1-940x626.jpg

Update today by infinite_jim (http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/26974-the-sovereign-at-regent-square-21-story-tower-at-allen-parkway-and-dunlavy/?p=434082)

http://oi39.tinypic.com/4jb987.jpg

toxteth o'grady
Sep 19, 2013, 6:52 PM
That pool is going to be nice, but I've got to assume it's going to be more than wading depth.

Urbannizer
Oct 6, 2013, 2:27 AM
Today by larrydierker (http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/28332-notlarrydierker-points-and-shoots-all-over-houston/?p=436030)

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x322/tebor79/IMG_0689.jpg

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x322/tebor79/IMG_0690.jpg

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x322/tebor79/IMG_0708.jpg

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x322/tebor79/IMG_0711.jpg

JoninATX
Oct 6, 2013, 4:25 AM
Good shots Urbannizer...:tup: Also are they planning on revitalizing that building with all the graffiti on it?

Urbannizer
Oct 6, 2013, 5:40 AM
Good shots Urbannizer...:tup: Also are they planning on revitalizing that building with all the graffiti on it?

Yep! In fact, the building has already been fully gutted! Internal work going on mostly right now. The building will be used for office space w/ retail when complete.

JoninATX
Oct 6, 2013, 8:55 PM
Yep! In fact, the building has already been fully gutted! Internal work going on mostly right now. The building will be used for office space w/ retail when complete.

Thanks.... should have some great views after it's done being renovated. :tup:

Urbannizer
Oct 11, 2013, 11:27 AM
https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1385882_556934644378681_1134833002_n.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=556934644378681&set=a.457659550972858.1073741825.453063364765810&type=1&theater

toxteth o'grady
Oct 20, 2013, 8:44 PM
Today by larrydierker (http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/28332-notlarrydierker-points-and-shoots-all-over-houston/?p=436030)

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x322/tebor79/IMG_0711.jpg

The rooftops are a bit reminiscent of Paris. What's the building with the graffiti on it?

Urbannizer
Oct 24, 2013, 3:28 AM
10/23 by BaderJF

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/10450973765_ded6a0efbc_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/10451141093_36357d5d7d_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/10451145963_05038b4ee4_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/10450975426_b0279281f2_b.jpg

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/26974-the-sovereign-at-regent-square-21-story-tower-at-allen-parkway-and-dunlavy/page-5

Urbannizer
Dec 16, 2013, 12:19 PM
12/15 by Tottottotito (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109219574@N05/with/11395866805/) on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/11395877866_2ef6ee545c_b.jpg

Urbannizer
Jan 2, 2014, 2:24 AM
12/31 by BaderJF

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/11699814486_6418729349_c.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/11699810756_334b8c598f_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/11699421154_bc020a63f6_c.jpg

Urbannizer
Jan 4, 2014, 1:31 AM
1/3 c/o Jax on HAIF

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/11741836625_5d33719119_b.jpg

Urbannizer
Jan 18, 2014, 4:16 PM
1/15 c/o the Houston Chronicle

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/12013950726_e28bd41755_c.jpg

Urbannizer
Jan 20, 2014, 7:49 PM
1/19 c/o ChannelTwoNews (Wattleigh here)

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w208/houtosme/DSC00471_zps8cb3c27c.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w208/houtosme/DSC00468_zps2277ab5c.jpg

Urbannizer
Jan 27, 2014, 11:11 PM
Top out ceremony was held on Jan 21st

From Mathis Group FB Page:

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1546024_613883258683819_449612348_n.jpg

toxteth o'grady
Feb 11, 2014, 2:28 AM
Not bad...

toxteth o'grady
Feb 11, 2014, 2:29 AM
1/19 c/o ChannelTwoNews (Wattleigh here)
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w208/houtosme/DSC00468_zps2277ab5c.jpg

That's quite a line of mid-rise roofs down below the highrises.

Shasta
Feb 11, 2014, 4:35 AM
those aren't midrises. they are ranch style houses. tom servo says so.

Urbannizer
Feb 23, 2014, 5:04 AM
Today by Tottitto on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/12707061143_648331bf3c_b.jpg

Urbannizer
Mar 11, 2014, 1:30 AM
3/9 by LarryDierker

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3201/13073064173_b87e4f88c2_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2811/13073002583_72dae655b2_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/13073202384_6ef9bff2cf_b.jpg

toxteth o'grady
Mar 23, 2014, 2:40 AM
From today, it appears the work is progressing quite nicely.

Urbannizer
Apr 22, 2014, 8:26 PM
4/22 by Triton

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/13974044484_061f66a9d9_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2928/13993591763_185c2f267a_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/13950506326_78e8e32419_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/13950506806_64b34b1f5f_b.jpg