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Old Posted May 31, 2019, 4:40 AM
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Old Posted May 31, 2019, 5:38 AM
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59 is nice now but it won't be in the future. I just live in this area because I got a good deal on an apartment, but I don't love it.

It's so strange how behind the trees up 1314 and the GP there are miles and miles of trailer slums. These poor areas don't have municipal services and look dirty. Unlike the original section of Kingwood which preserved the trees and was neatly planned, the current McMansion and cheapo 'starter home' growth doesn't. Something about this place just makes me sour. It's still white trash here too. Last month some guy shot his girlfriend in my apartment complex and I see police cars with flashing lights at night way too often.

Some tilt-wall office buildings(do you believe that rendering?) won't add anything to the area. There won't be enough jobs or residents to support ground floor retail or things like that. The area doesn't have the population or demographics to fill out the existing Valley Ranch shopping center as it is, which already lost a couple stores that had barely opened.

Oil is going to stay too cheap for stuff like this and Generation Park, IMO. Typical Houston.
What part of town do you live? Valley Ranch right now has the same crappy stores and restaurants you can find in nearby Humble and that is on the way home (from town) for most people in the area. Plus Porter and New Caney are straight out of deliverance. Ever been to that Walmart? Truck nuts and meth. If they were to develop that area as shown in that post, that would be something but no one is going to go out of there way for a Hobby Lobby.

Here in Kingwood, I think a lot of people here are jonesing for a cool place nearby that isn't the Woodlands or town. They just don't want it in Kingwood.
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Speaking of Kingwood...

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Insperity kicks off construction at Kingwood campus


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Kingwood-based human resources service provider Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP) has broken ground on what will be the fifth multistory office building at its corporate campus.

When finished, the new building will stand at 10 stories and will have 270,000 square feet of Class A office space. It will also have an adjoining six-level parking garage. The new building will incorporate the look of the existing buildings on Insperity’s campus and will be designed to accommodate about 1,000 employees, Insperity said in a news release. Construction by D.E. Harvey Builders will begin this month and is expected to be complete in 2020. An Insperity spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment.

“As one of the area’s largest employers, this corporate expansion represents the tremendous success and growth that we have experienced during 33 years of business,” said Paul Sarvadi, Insperity chairman and CEO.

The new building will be located near the southeast corner of I-69 and Kingwood Drive.

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Old Posted May 31, 2019, 11:47 PM
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2019, 6:11 AM
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View of Midtown & Downtown from Residences at La Colombe D'Or:


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I love that sharp cliff wall on the left side of the last picture. Look so epic how tall those buildings are holding the wall of downtown. Great shot and angle of Houston.
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Greystar building 11-story high-rise near Memorial Park

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Multifamily developer Greystar has moved into the next phase of development on the former site of the Memorial Club apartments near the Washington Avenue roundabout.

The Charleston, S.C., developer, which is partnering with J.P. Morgan Asset Management on the project, has started construction on what will be an 11-story, 315-unit apartment building called The Byrdie.

"The community is being designed with sustainable products and will complement the surrounding neighborhood and pedestrian friendly location," Trent Conner, managing director of development for Greystar, said in an announcement.

The building will include one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, along with penthouse units.

Interior finishes will include stainless steel appliances, gas ranges, stone countertops and wood flooring throughout. Penthouse units will have Subzero and Wolf appliances.

Among the amenities will be a top-floor lounge that will have views of River Oaks and downtown, Greystar said. The building will also offer valet and concierge services.

The project is going up on the southwest corner of Westcott and Arnot streets, just east of Memorial Park. Harris County Appraisal District appraised the nearly three-acre parcel at $6.3 million.

The new building is expected to open by early 2021.



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1500-1598 Calumet St

A 'feasability study' has been submitted to the FAA for a 370' ft building at 1500-1598 Calumet St.

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Houston apartment permits triple from a year ago

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The number of Houston-area apartments permitted in the 12 months ended April 30 was up 200 percent over the previous year, elevating Houston to the No. 2 spot of top metros ranked for permit activity, new data shows.

Builders permitted 20,012 units in Houston over the 12-month period, tripling the year-ago pace, according to a report from RealPage, a real estate data firm.

The boost in activity lifted Houston's ranking one spot from the 12-month period ending in March. Houston displaced Dallas, which moved to the No. 3 spot. New York ranked No. 1.
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It's possible for the proposal to take up half the block: Lucille's, 5504 La Branch, Korob Pet Hotel & 5511 Austin
I just ate there for the first time this past weekend. Are they getting the wrecking ball? Food is incredible.
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Some shots from HAIF: Skyline Update Thread that shows some more angles of downtown.

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Old Posted Jun 11, 2019, 2:56 AM
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I just ate there for the first time this past weekend. Are they getting the wrecking ball? Food is incredible.
Turns out the study is for the surface lot across the street from Lucille's. I've revised my initial post.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2019, 3:00 AM
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Broadstone Museum District

Chelsea Market now being demolished for a 16-story high-rise.


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United States National Bank Building

The United States National Bank Building in Galveston is being converted from office to mixed-use.

https://www.galvnews.com/business/bu...7f7850940.html

Renovations now underway as of 6/10: https://www.galvnews.com/business/bu...d5e3aadfe.html

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Major makeover: In other island luxury apartment news, crews are expected to begin demolition work in the 12-story United States National Bank Building, 2201 Market St. downtown, as part of a $14.9 million renovation that will yield 64 luxury apartments.

Along with high-end apartments, developer Hadar Goldman plans to add a rooftop event center with a bar and pool, along with a street-level spa, wellness center and yoga studio. Previous street-level tenants already have moved.

The building would offer all the modern amenities, while respecting Galveston history and tradition, Goldman said. Frost Bank will continue to lease the second and third floors of the building, while Kempner Capital Management will remain on the 12th floor, Goldman said. Principals of Kempner Capital Management have a long history with the building, inspiring Goldman to allow the firm a lease for as long as it wants one, he said.


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Greystar Heights Phase I

Going up at the former Chase bank on W. 19th in The Heights.

https://www.facebook.com/MeeksPartne...type=3&theater

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Construction recently commenced at "Chase” Heights Phase 1 in Houston, TX. Another great project with Greystar of 152 luxury apartments across 12 stories with 9 levels of load bearing metal stud over a 3-level concrete garage.
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Greystar Heights Phase I

Going up at the former Chase bank on W. 19th in The Heights.

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Awesome. Should we expect to see more high rise developments in The Heights area in the future? 12 stories isn't much, but it's taller than most of the residential/commercial developments that have been built there in the recent past.
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Former Rockets star, investor sell TMC-area property to developer for mixed-use project

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Former Houston Rockets player Hakeem Olajuwon and local real estate investor John Ballis have sold a 4.64-acre site near the Texas Medical Center to a local developer, according to a press release from Houston-based Transwestern.

Transwestern Commercial Services has been hired to advise the new owner on its plans to develop a mixed-use project at the site, 1990 Old Spanish Trail, per the release. TCS Vice President Robby Winston is providing advisory services for the new owner, an entity called Americus OST LLC. Houston developer Andrew Schatte is the principal of Americus OST.

John Ballis Jr. represented both the buyer and the seller in the land deal, which closed in March, according to Harris County records.

“The new owner is looking to create a mixed-use development that would complement the highly respected health care, educational and research institutions that are adjacent to the site,” Winston said in the release. “As one of the last undeveloped parcels in the Texas Medical Center, this site presents the unique opportunity to bring additional supportive capacity to this rapidly growing innovation district. Our property will enhance those larger master plans taking shape.”
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Awesome. Should we expect to see more high rise developments in The Heights area in the future? 12 stories isn't much, but it's taller than most of the residential/commercial developments that have been built there in the recent past.
Seems more likely nowadays as mid-rises are being built higher than 4-stories and land prices going up.
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