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bilbao58 Aug 28, 2019 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by clubtokyo (Post 8671970)
Houston is on a roll! So many new buildings love it

If only more of them were more interesting. I look at photo threads of Toronto or of European cities and I just feel embarrassed.

gillynova Aug 28, 2019 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bilbao58 (Post 8671975)
If only more of them were more interesting. I look at photo threads of Toronto or of European cities and I just feel embarrassed.

At least it's something and making the area look more dense :shrug:

Urbannizer Aug 29, 2019 11:21 AM

Campus construction continues over summer - Rice University

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Construction broke ground on the new building for Sid Richardson College at the end of the summer. According to Anzilla Gilmore, project manager for New Sid, construction should begin soon, if other construction projects remain on schedule.

“The project is expected to start on September 16, but it’s contingent on the completion of the new Will Rice Magister House project,” Gilmore said.

According to Gilmore, issues with hot water and air conditioning in the existing Sid building were partially related to the construction on New Sid.

“We installed new chilled water and steam lines to serve new and old Sid Rich,” Gilmore said. “Old Sid was connected to the new lines because the old lines that served old Sid Rich needed to be replaced. Whether we were building the new Sid Rich or not, the lines that serve old Sid Rich would have needed to be replaced.”

According to Sid’s website, the New Sid building will have 12 levels, with the commons, magister’s house, admin space and multifunctional rooms on the first and second floors, and residential spaces on the 10 floors above. Unlike the current Sid building, New Sid will include singles and doubles.

Gilmore said that the building should be completed by November 2020.
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Will Rice Magister House

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The Will Rice Magister House began construction in fall 2018. Although the building was projected to be complete by Orientation Week 2019, construction is still underway.

Once the new Will Rice Magister House is completed, the previous Magister House will be demolished to make space for the new Sid Richardson College building.
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Kraft Hall

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The new Social Sciences building Kraft Hall broke ground last fall in September 2018. The building is located between Tudor Fieldhouse and Hanszen College on the former Recreation Field 6.

Larry Vossler, the construction manager for Kraft Hall, said that after completion the building will be used for both office and classroom space.

“Kraft Hall includes space for [five] classrooms on the first floor,” Vossler said. “The first floor will also include a multipurpose space for events. The upper floors will be primarily office space and conference rooms for the School of Social Sciences Dean’s Suite, sociology department, economics department, Kinder Institute, HERC, Boniuk Institute and Texas Policy Lab.”

According to Housing and Dining’s website, construction on Kraft Hall is expected to be completed by December 2019.
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Music and Performing Arts Center

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Construction on the Music and Performing Arts Center began in September 2017. Once completed, the Arts Center will be a three-story opera theater located between West Lot and Alice Pratt Brown Hall. The building will include a 600-seat auditorium and a 70-seat orchestra pit, along with backstage spaces like dressing and conductor’s rooms, a musician’s lounge and a green room.

To make space for the construction of the Arts Center, Laboratory Road was closed and the front row of parking in West Lot 4 was removed.

According to H&D’s website, the Arts Center is expected to be open by July 2020.
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Cory Aug 30, 2019 11:31 PM

Midway's East River Development could break ground by year's end.
 
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Developers at Houston-based Midway hope to break ground by years’ end on its planned 150-acre East River project.
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The Best Forumer Sep 3, 2019 4:12 PM

arent there gators in the water?

JManc Sep 3, 2019 4:59 PM

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Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 8676185)
arent there gators in the water?

No. If there is, it wandered in from somewhere just to say 'hi'.

Urbannizer Sep 4, 2019 8:35 AM

The Founders District

Phase II to The Cannon, a coworking space near Beltway 8 in west Houston. Multifamily, hotel, office & retail.

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llamaorama Sep 4, 2019 4:29 PM

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Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 8676185)
arent there gators in the water?

In the bayou? Yes possibly. But they have no habitat along the banks because of how developed it will be.

If that was an issue it would have come up decades ago when there were parks and plazas bulit along the bayou downtown, IMO.

AviationGuy Sep 5, 2019 4:17 AM

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Originally Posted by llamaorama (Post 8677346)
In the bayou? Yes possibly. But they have no habitat along the banks because of how developed it will be.

If that was an issue it would have come up decades ago when there were parks and plazas bulit along the bayou downtown, IMO.

In their natural state, the bayous around Houston were full of gators. The bayou near where I lived in the 60s as a kid still had gators. Armand Bayou still has gators. Seems like some have been spotted in Buffalo Bayou between downtown and distant Memorial, but I don't recall when that was. The Memorial area bayous are still pretty much natural.

Urbannizer Sep 5, 2019 6:11 AM

240-acre former landfill to be converted into one of the largest urban solar farm in Texas

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Last week, Houston, TX Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that Sunnyside Energy, led by developer Dori Wolfe of Wolfe Energy LLC, has won a competition to be considered to repurpose a 240-acre former landfill in Sunnyside. Subject to meeting certain terms and conditions, the team will construct one of the largest urban solar farms in Texas., if not the largest.

In 2017, Mayor Turner joined C40 Reinventing Cities – a global competition for innovative carbon-free and resilient urban projects. Together with 13 other cities across the globe, underutilized parcels of land were identified for redevelopment. Through this competition, the Sunnyside Energy team of engineers, architects, neighborhood groups, and artists have created a vision to transform the unmaintained closed landfill into a beacon of sustainability and resiliency.

The preliminary design calls for the development of a 70-MW ballasted solar array that would:

Generate enough electricity to supply about 12,000 homes
Prevent potential future environmental hazards posed by the landfill
Provide power discounts for low-income residents in the neighborhood
Train and employ local labor
Store and filter stormwater on the tract to help reduce flooding
Include educational attributes at the restored site

Sunnyside Energy is a partnership among EDF Renewables, MP2-Shell, and Wolfe Energy. Sunnyside Energy will supply electricity to the Houston-area power grid through MP2-Shell and CenterPoint, meaning the solar-generated power would be distributed across the metropolitan region.

“It is fitting that Sunnyside would be home to one of the largest urban solar farms in Texas,” Mayor Turner said. “The project proposes to not only revitalize an underutilized piece of property that has been an eyesore to the community for years, but could also make Sunnyside a more complete, sustainable and resilient community.”

Next steps will be for the City of Houston and Wolfe Energy LLC. to complete the financial and environmental feasibility, finalize the design plan with community input and negotiate contract lease terms for use of the land. The project is estimated to begin in 2021.
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The Best Forumer Sep 9, 2019 6:24 PM

This is awesomen ews!

Cory Sep 15, 2019 12:39 PM

The Heights Mercantile Team is Creating Another Destination
 
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A brand new development is headed for The Heights — just when you thought Houston’s hottest neighborhood couldn’t possibly get any buzzier. There’s nothing quite like adding modern touches to the historic area.

The as-yet-unnamed project at 707 Yale Street by Radom Capital will post up across from their wildly popular Heights Mercantile, and bring two firsts to Space City shopping. But that’s only the beginning.
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TexasPlaya Sep 16, 2019 4:03 AM

University of Houston unveils first look at new College of Medicine

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbot will establish the city of Houston’s first medical school since 1972 at the University of Houston during a bill-signing ceremony on campus on Wednesday afternoon.

Ahead of the ceremony, the new college at the university unveiled renderings for the $80 million UH College of Medicine...The school’s construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.
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Urbannizer Sep 16, 2019 4:03 AM

Bowen River Oaks

Under Construction at 2020 Westcreek Ln, across from Arabella.

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The Best Forumer Sep 16, 2019 4:54 PM

someone's view is going to be ruined by this box.

Dariusb Sep 17, 2019 5:52 PM

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Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 8688590)
someone's view is going to be ruined by this box.

Lol!

Double L Sep 18, 2019 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by bilbao58 (Post 8671975)
If only more of them were more interesting. I look at photo threads of Toronto or of European cities and I just feel embarrassed.

Actually Toronto’s development thread has had so little new development it’s been bumped off of the first page of the City Compilations forum.

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2019 9:31 AM

2404 Navigation

Groundbreaking ceremony held a few days ago.

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The Best Forumer Sep 18, 2019 5:06 PM

awesome.

Dariusb Sep 21, 2019 3:15 AM

I read on city-data that the high speed rail between Dallas and Houston is one step to moving forward.


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