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Transit Oriented Entertainment Development on Main Street. Retail, Residential, and Office.
Some tenants announced for the Houston Pavilions:
^^Across these parking lots. Ground Breaking is coming up
Old Sakowitz Building turns to Street Level Retail
As some of you are aware, an outside group is scheduled to develop the three vacant blocks of land starting with the block directly across from the college on Polk street and including the two vacant blocks of land directly west of that block. This project is to be a multi-use project to include retail/entertainment, office, and residential. Some of you have inquired into the status of the project since construction has not yet begun on these three blocks. The following is an update. At this point, the project is scheduled to start on September 15th of this year. The developers expect to have the project completed in time for the holiday shopping period in December of 2007. My personal view and the view of those professionals in the construction industry is that this is optimistic as it is an extremely fast schedule. Time will only tell if this schedule will be met. The project has now signed up the following upscale clients to include: The House of Blues, McCormick and Schmidt Seafood Restaurants, Lucky Strike Bowling, Yao's Restaurant, Lawry's Prime Rib, Boca Chica, and Mia Bella. A 12 story residential tower is planned on the southeast corner of the lot closest to us. While this is a very exciting project and if successful will definitely upgrade our part of downtown, it will impact our ability to navigate the streets next to and around the project. Once the project begins, we will be putting out bulletins in this regard to keep you informed. In addition, for those students who are used to parking on any of these lots, I would strongly suggest that you start making alternate arrangements. Hopefully this helps. If you have any questions, please let me know. - Greg Brothers
24,000 sq feet of retail space
Park Tower Houston
If you didn't know already, the Downtown Park has spawned a new residential building.
Park Tower Houston
22,000 square feet of retail will be at the bottom. Hopefully facing the park.
Club Quarters Hotel and Residences
hotel and residential (restoration)
Restoration of Old Days Inn Hotel
Grocery Store on bottom floor of Stowers Office Condos
New Downtown Park near GRB
The new Downtown Park in Houston will take up three blocks in Downtown Houston.
Houston’s new downtown park is being developed on an 11.78-acre site between the George R. Brown Convention Center and the heart of downtown Houston. The park is the culmination of the dreams of many Houstonians for a major urban park that is being realized as a result of the leadership of Mayor Bill White and some of Houston’s most committed and generous citizens.
It will be complete in 2007. More info here: Houston Downtown Park
Buffalo Bayou Revitalization
Sunset Coffee Building
retail on the bayou (restoration)
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DOWNTOWN ADDITION
Root Memorial Park
Collective at Baldwin Park
Residential with street level retail and greenspace
2600 Travis at McGowen.
One block from light rail on a currently empty lot
3201 Louisiana at Elgin.
Across the street from the Calais at Cortland Square Apartments. Currently a vacant lot but this space used to house the French Quarter All-Male Theater (gay porn palace).
Vistas at Midtown
Camden Midtown Superblock Project
Residential with street level retail
The Riparian on Montrose
New Townhomes on McKinney
Midtown Medical Center
15 floors height unknown
Mixed Use Development offering upscale Retail, Hotel, and Residential space
Riverway Mix Used Development
22 floors height unknown
Pavilion at Post Oak
29 floors 338 feet
Prime at Post Oak
21 floors height unknown
21 story residential development
TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER
Texas Womens U.
Prarie View A&M School of Nursing
13 floors 155 feet
UT-Houston Nursing and Biomedical Sciences Building
Memorial Hermann Plaza
28 floors 430 feet
Heart & Vascular Institute
Faculty Center Tower at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Outpatient Care Center
Hardy Rail Yard
Mixed Use Development
Calhoun (University of Houston) Retail Center
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON'S WORTHAM TEATRE COMPLEX
University of Houston's new Science and Engineering Research Facility
30 floors height unknown
Mixed Use Development
The Beach Club: 27 floors 382 feet
Trade Winds: 27 floors 382 feet
Palisade Palms III: 26 floors height unknown
Palisade Palms IV: 21 floors height unknown
Flagship Hotel Revitalization
Ocean Grove Condos
Emerald by the Sea
15 floors height unknown
This is going up where the old drug infested Seahorse Inn used to be...
This project will occupy prime Seawall Boulevard property and overlook the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Containing 250 units of varying square footages and types, the project will also incorporate amenities such as separate adult and child pools, an exercise/fitness center, spa and theater facility. A planned Phase Two will add 100 additional units to the site.
Seahorse Condos - Galveston
Jennings Island on Clear Lake
Jennings Island on Clear Lake
"Jennings Island Development represents a unique opportunity to create a world class waterfront residential high-rise project. The twin towers are positioned on the peninsula to capture the commanding views of both Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. Fashioned in a nautical expression, the two towers are designed with the sleek shapes of an elegant yacht.
The timeless architectural expression also breaks the building down into a distinctive base, middle and top. The building skin is crafted of glass, metal and architectural precast to give the building a strong, youthful architectural expression. The lower levels of the tower overlook the lush pool and garden area on top of a two level garage.
Amenities for the project also include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a clubroom, bar, 24-hour security, infinity edge pool and garden terrace with outdoor cabanas and entertainment spaces. Within each unit, the residences are appointed with 10 foot ceilings, luxurious master baths and kitchens detailed with stone countertops. All the cabinets will be European-style wood veneer with complementary granite and marble countertops. Each unit will also feature fireplaces in each living room and large, sweeping terraces to enjoy the outdoor sea breezes of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake."
This is from the same developers of Endeavor.
New Community near Bolivar
New Beach Community on the Bolivar Peninsula:
^^They need to rename those lakes. Let's have Lake Trae
and Lake Slab
[b]^^Who Photoshopped that Water
Retail along Seawall
Galveston County Criminal Justice Center
UT Medical School at Galveston's National Lab
July 18, 2006, 1:04AM
Dome hotel plan includes 610 exit
Texans officials have 'aesthetic concerns' about a proposed ramp
By BILL MURPHY
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
A $450 million plan to reinvent the Reliant Astrodome as a luxury convention hotel includes a parking garage and new exit from Loop 610 to keep the facility from interfering with Texans games and performances of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The 2,100-space, multistory parking garage would wrap around two-thirds of the Astrodome and markedly change the appearance of the facility once dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Astrodome Redevelopment Corp., a consortium proposing the development, favors building a ramp from the Loop 610 feeder road to the Dome.
But Texans officials so far have balked at the proposed ramp, saying they have "aesthetic concerns" about its effect on the appearance of Reliant Park, county-hired consultants said in a report.
"I really believe we will be able to resolve all these issues," said Scott Hanson, president of Astrodome Redevelopment.
A ramp would cost $5 million to $10 million, while the alternate proposal, a tunnel from the Loop feeder road, likely would cost $10 million to $15 million, Hanson said.
Astrodome Redevelopment proposes to build a 1,200-room, upscale hotel, restaurants, nightclubs, retail stores and possibly performance stages. The tentative theme is Best of Texas, re-creating Texas courthouses and town squares.
Astrodome Redevelopment has little choice but to address the concerns of the Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Their contracts with Harris County, which owns Reliant Park, allow them to demand that the Astrodome cease operations when rodeo season arrives or when the Texans play at home.
The rodeo will look to receive a percentage of revenues from at least some convention hotel operations, including the hotel, restaurants and many, if not all, retail stores, said Leroy Shafer, the rodeo's chief operating officer. "It is my assumption that since we have the ability to keep them in the dark, that this will happen," he said.
Such an arrangement isn't unprecedented for Reliant Park tenants. For example, the rodeo now gets a percentage of revenues from Aramark, which holds the concession contract at Reliant Park.
The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp., the county entity that oversees Reliant Park, and Astrodome Redevelopment are expected Wednesday to sign an agreement, called a letter of intent, that spells out each side's willingness to move forward with the project.
It is expected to say that the county is giving Astrodome Redevelopment six months to obtain financing and seven months to reach pacts on issues including parking, the hotel's ramp or tunnel entrance and profit-sharing.
Astrodome Redevelopment needs the letter to obtain financing. It will be given a year from the time the letter of intent is signed to reach a lease agreement with the Sports and Convention Corp.
The letter of intent "will be a major, major milestone," said Willie Loston, director of the Sports & Convention Corp.
There are 8,500 parking spaces at Reliant Park and an additional 17,500 across Kirby and in other county-owned lots. The Texans and the Houston Rodeo opposed sacrificing any parking to the hotel, so Astrodome Redevelopment added the parking garage to its concept.
The letter of intent says Astrodome Redevelopment would lease the Dome from the county for 50 years with an option to extend it another 20 years.
Astrodome Redevelopment would pay $2.5 million in rent the first year the hotel opens. Rent would rise 3 percent annually. The company also would pay the Sports & Convention Corp. 2 percent to 3 percent of its gross revenues.
The hotel would be modeled on Gaylord convention hotels in Grapevine, Nashville, Tenn., and Orlando, Fla. Senate Hospitality, a Nashville-based company that includes former Gaylord executives, would operate the Dome hotel. Gaylord hotels cater to groups that want hotels, restaurants, meeting rooms and convention halls under one roof.
Houston already has a convention hotel, the city-owned Hilton Americas next to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Unlike the Hilton Americas, the Dome hotel would imitate the Gaylord concept and try to attract groups looking for a self-contained facility.
"Prior to seeing the Gaylord Texan (in Grapevine), I thought it was a dumb idea," Shafer said. "After we visited the Gaylord Texan, we began to see it is a different model. But personally, I still have concerns that it will work."
ZOM Allen Parkway
Park 8 Grand Westchase District
mixed use development
Five Westlake Park
19 floors height unknown
The Point at White Oak Bayou
13 floors height unknown
residential with street level retail
Jackson Place Condos
Memorial City Mall was redelevoped by MetroNational. The mall basically beat up Town & Country (now CityCentre). MetroNational is also building some nice structures around the mall, and Cinemark is opening up a 20+ screen theater in the mall.
New 500 Foot Medical Tower in Memorial City
24 floors 288 feet
Piedmont at River Oaks
River Oaks Medical Center
31 floors 369 feet
City Centre: Houston
This development is where the old Town&Country mall was. Website is here: http://www.citycentrehouston.com/citycentre/index.php
Total Retail Space: 560,000 sf
Total Surface/On-Street Parking: 344 Spaces
Total Garage Parking: 3,577 spacess
More: Town & Country Redevelopment
High Street: Houston
Mixed-Used Development with Retail, Office, and Residential
High Street Houston is a new mixed-used development near the Galleria.
Also there is a proposed road to the north parcel of the development.
Mosaic Condos and Retail
Mixed-use project with 800 residential units in two towers.
Retail at the bottom of Mosaic
A street rendering for the 25,000 square feet of retail under construction at the MOSAIC. This will face the Hermann Park golf course on Almeda.
residential 300 units
Vintage Park in the Great Northwest of Houston. Expect corporate offices, luxury homes, condos, lakes and a large park that will be an integral part of the Cypress Creek Greenway Project.
Vintage Park Houston
Not all trees will be lost. Though, I love the forests there, they would have been gone sooner or later. At least they will keep tree canopy, and work around most trees.
500,000-SF Retail Play Leads 84-Acre Plan
By Amy Wolff Sorter
Last updated: July 28, 2006 06:45am
HOUSTON-Land once considered in the boonies is now a hotspot for growth as seeds are planted for the first phase of the $1-billion Vintage Park. The northwest Houston development gets under way with a 500,000-sf lifestyle center, an estimated $125-million to $150-million project.
Experts, familiar with the project, tell GlobeSt.com that the 462-acre master-planned development--the former Hewlett-Packard campus--is especially important to the area. Houston-based developer Interfin's first phase will take up 31 of the 84 acres earmarked for lifestyle projects. The center will sit on the southeast corner of the Louella Road-Texas 249 intersection. Just this month, the San Antonio-based grocery chain H-E-B made a 15-acre commitment for a 105,000-sf store. According to Interfin's Matt Waller, discussions are under way for nearly 100,000 sf. The first space will be turned over to tenants in summer 2007 for finish-outs. "The goal is to have this 100% leased by 2008," he tells GlobeSt.com.
"Preleasing hasn't been an issue here," says Curtis Henderson, a CB Richard Ellis vice president in Houston. "We're talking to a whole host of restaurants of every imaginable venue. Lifestyle tenants are looking at it too."
Henderson says the retail quotes range from the upper $20s per sf to the low $30s per sf, triple net. Tenant-improvement allowances are being quoted at $18 per sf for retailers and $30 per sf for restaurants.
Vintage Park by Kickerillo PDF
Ten Oaks: Houston
07/26/2006 - 500,000 SF Upscale Lifestyle Shopping Center Breaks Ground in Northwest Houston.
New Center, developed by Interfin, the creators of Uptown Park, to bring extraordinary European Village atmosphere to area.
Houston, Texas – Construction is underway on a new 84-acre mixed-use development located on former Hewlett-Packard’s property at 249 and Louetta Road in northwest Houston. The development is known as Vintage Park and is scheduled for completion in summer of 2007.
The Vintage Park Lifestyle Center will consist of a series of twelve buildings in a towncenter lifestyle configuration, complete with pedestrian friendly sidewalks and public parking fronting all of the buildings. The project is owned by Vintage Park LLC, a partnership led by the Interfin Companies LP. “My vision is to create a retail environment that becomes a destination for northwest Houston,” says Giorgio Borlenghi, President of the Interfin Companies, “Much like what Uptown Park is to the Galleria/Uptown Houston district.”
The Lifestyle portion of the development will have approximately 327, 000 SF of ground floor space and up to 27,000 SF of second-story office space. All four bank pads are under contract to Amegy Bank, Bank of Texas, Laredo National Bank and Trust Mark National Bank. H-E-B signed on in mid July 2006 for 15-acres with plans of a 105,000 SF supermarket. Current lease negotiations include restaurants, spas and lifestyle tenants. 30-acres is also available for future development.
Vintage Park will be reminiscent of an Italian shopping promenade with hand-laid pavers creating a cobblestone street effect, stucco and stone column walkways, clay tile roofs and mosaic ornamental details. The Piazza, the central core of the center, will consist of a series of fountains and gardens surrounded by restaurants and covered by an arched portico.
“The foremost success of any development is location.” says Curtis Henderson, Vice President, CB Richard Ellis, “Vintage Park is conveniently located on the right side of the returning home traffic of a major freeway, Highway 249 and Louetta, and with construction of a neighboring master-planned community, Vintage Park will be first-of-its-kind for northwest Houston.”
Demographically, Vintage Park has a population of 78,662 at three miles with an average household income of $105,265. Hewlett-Packard’s headquarters are across the street along with 3,000,000 SF of office space and a daytime population of between 6,000 and 10,000 workers.
For information regarding this project and leasing opportunities, please contact Curtis Henderson, Vice President, or Elizabeth Bowman Clampitt, Associate, of CB Richard Ellis at 713.840.6500.
Ten Oaks is a new project by the Wolff Companies. It will be at the northwest intersection of IH-10 and Barker Cypress:
La Centerra at Cinco Ranch
I'm going to be shot by some of your for this...but here it goes...
May Construction Photos
July, 7, 2006 Aerial:
August 8, 2006 Aerial:
Auston Tower Lofts
369 Lake Pointe Parkway
Kings Manor in Kingwood:
Metro Rail Extensions
Buffalo Bayou Plan
KINGWOOD, TX-Midway Cos. has secured a $14.3-million construction loan to keep development moving on the first phase of the $50-million Kings Harbor Place in the Kingwood-Atascocita submarket. The project's preleasing is resting at 50% for the initial 80,000 sf of mixed-use space.
The initial phase will contain 66,000 sf of upscale retail and restaurant space, 14,000 sf of office space and a parking garage on nine of the project's 19 acres. The residential component, which is under way, calls for 36 condos and 33 brownstones. Construction will take nine to 12 months before the class A commercial space delivers.
Brant Smith, vice president with Capmark Finance Inc. in Houston, says the loan wasn't difficult to place although mixed-use projects aren't common in Kingwood. Regions Bank provided the financing in a standard two-year package of interest-only payments with a floating rate and an extension option.
"This was a coveted loan by several of the local banks because Midway has a sterling reputation in the market," Smith tells GlobeSt.com. "The strength and sterling reputation of Midway and the uniqueness of the asset at the waterfront attracted a lot of interest."
Capmark also arranged financing for the Houston-based Midway's recent $25-million acquisition of a 300-unit multifamily asset adjacent to the Kings Harbor site. "They're not seeking any more funding right now, not until construction is complete," he adds. "At that time, they'll determine the next step in financing."
This is the new Houston Buffalo Bayou.
Courtesy of travelguy_73
More: Link to the rest
The Bayou Plan: