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Urbannizer Aug 27, 2016 8:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Slyfox (Post 7543707)
$20,000,000.00? The Roy Hofheinz family better pony up, maybe they'll change the name back.

The family is okay with it now that they're getting a plaza, statue and a portion of the street named after them out of the deal.

Urbannizer Aug 28, 2016 2:40 AM

Spacious park planned near River Oaks District

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Dallas-based Stonelake Capital Partners, the entity behind The James luxury apartment development, is developing a five-acre park at the northeast corner of Westheimer and Mid Lane, Stonelake's William Peeples told the Houston Business Journal. Specifically, the park will be between the railroad tracks that separate Highland Village from the River Oaks District and Mid Lane.

Stonelake is in the process of demolishing the office buildings on the land, including a former Wallis State Bank retail branch and the original location of Kiran's, a longstanding Indian restaurant that recently announced plans to move into the Kirby Grove development. Construction on the park should begin in 60 days, Peeples said. It's unclear how long construction will take.

However, Uptown residents shouldn't get too acclimated to the added green space.

"(The) highest and best use is not a park, but we feel it's a great amenity for the development and the area," Peeples said.

Rather, Stonelake's long-term vision for the prime plot is to develop a luxury mixed-use project. Plans aren't solidified, but the development could include office, retail and perhaps residential units, Peeples said. A timeline wasn't provided, other than Stonelake's plans to move forward with the mixed-use development "when market conditions change," Peeples said.
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clubtokyo Aug 28, 2016 6:53 PM

Nice update!

TTU Arch Aug 28, 2016 9:33 PM

Very fancy way of saying.... 'we demoed / prepped the adjacent land and seeded it until we decide what to do next (i.e. phase II or sell it to another developer)......' LOL.. Any amount of green space in this area will be nice.

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 7544274)
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Dallas-based Stonelake Capital Partners, the entity behind The James luxury apartment development, is developing a five-acre park at the northeast corner of Westheimer and Mid Lane, Stonelake's William Peeples told the Houston Business Journal. Specifically, the park will be between the railroad tracks that separate Highland Village from the River Oaks District and Mid Lane.

Stonelake is in the process of demolishing the office buildings on the land, including a former Wallis State Bank retail branch and the original location of Kiran's, a longstanding Indian restaurant that recently announced plans to move into the Kirby Grove development. Construction on the park should begin in 60 days, Peeples said. It's unclear how long construction will take.

However, Uptown residents shouldn't get too acclimated to the added green space.

"(The) highest and best use is not a park, but we feel it's a great amenity for the development and the area," Peeples said.

Rather, Stonelake's long-term vision for the prime plot is to develop a luxury mixed-use project. Plans aren't solidified, but the development could include office, retail and perhaps residential units, Peeples said. A timeline wasn't provided, other than Stonelake's plans to move forward with the mixed-use development "when market conditions change," Peeples said.


Urbannizer Aug 28, 2016 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TTU Arch (Post 7544612)
Very fancy way of saying.... 'we demoed / prepped the adjacent land and seeded it until we decide what to do next (i.e. phase II or sell it to another developer)......' LOL.. Any amount of green space in this area will be nice.


A large plot of land in a good location so it's nice to see it being cleaned up and unblocked soon for public use in the meantime. I'm sure it'll be developed either way later on.

Here's a look at Phase II:

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Urbannizer Aug 29, 2016 2:33 PM

City Council Approves Expansion of Houston B-cycle

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Houston’s bike share system, Houston B-cycle, will more than triple in size over the next two years, adding 71 stations with 568 bikes. The expansion will be paid for with federal grant dollars.

“The expansion of the B-cycle system will bring bike sharing into new neighborhoods and to new users,” said Mayor Turner. “As I’ve said, we need a paradigm shift in transportation away from single-occupancy motor vehicles. Making cycling more accessible by building a strong bike sharing system is a critical component of that change.”

The City’s Planning and Development Department sponsored an application for a grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The grant will reimburse the City for $3.5 million of the cost of expanding the system. Houston Bike Share, a local nonprofit that administers Houston B-cycle, will provide the remaining $880,000.

Currently, the system has 31 stations with 225 bikes. The expansion will bring the total to 102 stations and 793 bikes. The grant will also pay for two new transportation vehicles.

The expansion brings bike sharing into the Texas Medical Center with 14 stations and 107 bikes. The new stations will also serve Houston’s students, with 21 new stations and 248 bikes at the University of Houston Main Campus, Texas Southern University, UH-Downtown and Rice University.

Since January 1, cyclists have made 73,577 trips and traveled 508,044 miles. Houston Bike Share CEO Carter Stern estimates Houstonians are on track to exceed 100,000 trips by the end of 2016.
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JManc Aug 29, 2016 5:16 PM

^ I could now ride one of those thing from my work (TMC) to meet my girlfriend downtown for lunch pr car pool home. If the weather is decent...

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Originally Posted by TTU Arch (Post 7544612)
Very fancy way of saying.... 'we demoed / prepped the adjacent land and seeded it until we decide what to do next (i.e. phase II or sell it to another developer)......' LOL.. Any amount of green space in this area will be nice.

It was initially supposed to be developed into something and then oil prices...

Urbannizer Aug 30, 2016 1:46 AM

La Colombe d'Or to take luxury to new heights - 34 stories

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More than three decades ago, a New Orleans native who had been practicing law in Houston turned a stately mansion on Montrose Boulevard into an exclusive boutique hotel modeled after a small inn and restaurant in the south of France.

Now the hotel is expanding with a more modern bent: a luxury residential tower.

Steve Zimmerman, the hotel's longtime owner, and real estate development firm Hines said Monday they will partner on what will be a 34-story building to be called the Residences at La Colombe d'Or.

With 285 high-end apartments, the building is scheduled to break ground during the second quarter of next year.

The new tower is being planned for a site just behind the original mansion in place of a parking lot and the ballroom, which Zimmerman says will be replaced on another site nearby at some point in the future. The owner plans to save the existing wood paneling and fixtures to reuse in the new ballroom. The hotel will remain in place.

As part of the new development project, the hotel and restaurant will undergo a $10 million renovation and expansion.
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The Best Forumer Aug 30, 2016 3:43 PM

Sounds like good news!

texboy Aug 30, 2016 5:59 PM

Historic preservation, a parking lot biting the dust, and a new high rise? Are we still in Houston?!

Urbannizer Aug 31, 2016 2:32 AM

Houston’s retail market leads the Nation in construction activity

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Houston’s retail market continues to expands with 3.9M SF under construction. According to our data provider, CoStar Property, Houston ranks first in construction activity when compared to other U.S. markets. Northern New Jersey was second with 3.7M SF and Dallas/Ft. Worth third with 3.5 M SF.

Approximately 82.6% of the 3.9M SF of retail space under construction at the close of Q2 2016 is pre-leased. Despite the 1.8M SF of new inventory delivered in Q2 2016, Houston’s average retail vacancy rate remained under 6.0%, decreasing to 5.8% over the quarter from 5.9% in Q1 2016.

The Best Forumer Aug 31, 2016 7:09 PM

While the units may be touted as "high-end" and would likely fool innocent victims into thinking they indeed are as described, the design of this monolithic and brutalistic tower is most certainly "low-end".

Urbannizer Sep 1, 2016 12:04 AM

Downtown 2Q real estate update and development map:

https://www.downtownhouston.org/site...ter_2016_2.pdf

https://www.downtownhouston.org/site...ders_11X17.pdf

Urbannizer Sep 1, 2016 1:13 AM

Texas Childrens Expansion

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Kirby Collection

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Future mixed-use development for the former Corpoate Plaza site?

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This is a next cycle project. Renderings I saw showed High End Hotel, Residential Towers (2), and an office. If market conditions get better, this might be one of the first big projects that gets out of the ground first for next cycle - to be the first to deliver.
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The River Oaks

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The Best Forumer Sep 1, 2016 3:55 PM

I think the links are broken. Please fix.

Urbannizer Sep 1, 2016 9:39 PM

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Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 7548720)
I think the links are broken. Please fix.

Hmm they work for me, maybe it's the pdf form. Here it is on their website:

https://www.downtownhouston.org/development/

http://centralhouston.org/2016/08/15...pdate-q3-2015/

Urbannizer Sep 1, 2016 10:18 PM

Rendering:

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Urbannizer Sep 2, 2016 8:29 PM

Block 387 (1810 Main)

10-story, 291 unit residential building by Fairfield Residential breaking ground in Downtown next quarter.

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Urbannizer Sep 4, 2016 1:32 AM

Emancipation Park partners with city of Houston, plans to unveil completed renovations this fall

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Emancipation Park, which is undergoing a $33.6 million renovation and new construction project, received a boost from the city.

The city of Houston and the Emancipation Park Conservancy are teaming up for the next 30 years to run the park, according to a release. The agreement frees up the conservancy to focus on fundraising and allows the group office space at the Houston Parks and Recreations Department.

The 11.7-acre park expects to reopen Nov. 12 following the renovations and construction, per the release.

Phil Freelon, of Chicago-based global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, designed the park, according to a release. The group has a Houston office.

Plans for the park include restoration of a community center and pool house, construction of a new recreation center and creation of a 3,000-person multipurpose space. The park is located at 3018 Dowling St. just south of downtown.
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llamaorama Sep 4, 2016 3:17 AM

That is one of the weirder designs for a public swimming pool I've seen.

The rectangular parts that jut out into the water are interesting in the sense they create edges where people can sit or lean against the side. I wonder how it will fare, usage wise. It doesn't have much space for lap swimming and it doesn't have any features for children. It could attract adults but maybe only if there's programming(movie night or something) or if there is advertising.


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