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The University of St. Thomas is thinking creatively with its proposed Science and Health Professions Quadrangle:



Here’s the New Science Quad Building the University of St. Thomas Is Itching To Get Going On
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December 9 groundbreaking for the Sugar Land performing arts center (formal name awaited):

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...-to-break.html
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Continued signs of the boom. Condo demand Downtown is increasing. One place is renting for $2.80 a SF:

Downtown Houston sees demand for condos

And the energy sector continues to boost demand for office space:

Guess which industry is fueling Houston’s office demand?




Rents in energy cities soar
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Good. Downtown definitely needs some condo towers.
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The HBJ print edition had a whole summary map of the projects downtown, although some of the dates and statuses were not entirely up-to-date.

Speaking of multifamily, this project, which may not have been mentioned previously, showed up as a building permit in the latest edition of HBJ:

Broadstone Energy Park:

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Forward-thinking master planning takes the next step for The Energy Corridor District



http://www.energycorridor.org/newsle.../november-2014
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I use to live by this and this will be a huge boon for the area. Stafford is mostly industrial/logistics surrounded by mostly low income, working class neighborhoods near the Houston side. I wonder how expensive these units will be as this is in a decent location if you work in uptown or westchase area.
With zero property taxes for its residents and a 10-year tax exemption for opening a business in Stafford, seems to be a good move. I grew up in Stafford and this is sorely needed. Interesting to see how this affects The Fountains since they will be roughly across from each other on 59.
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The Houston Chronicle posted these nice renderings of the proposed Sugar Land performance venue.



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The west continues to grow...

The Young Ranch Planed Development District, a master-planned community approved by the Katy City Council in October, will cover 388 acres south of Interstate 10 between Anserra and Willow Creek Farms on Pederson Road.



http://impactnews.com/houston-metro/...nity-approved/
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That and the area around Conroe appear to be gearing up for some major homebuilding. The Metropolitan Houston limits are about to surpass Brookshire.
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What will the SL performing arts center cater to? Will it be in direct competition with Cynthia Woods?
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What will the SL performing arts center cater to? Will it be in direct competition with Cynthia Woods?


Doubt it. They're way too far from each other to make any real impact on the other's business. Who from sugarland is going to make the journey all the way to the woodlands just to see a concert and vice versa? Not many people I think.
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It's more an indoor venue, so while it may take some of the events that would normally go to the Mitchell, I think their focus will be different. It's probably more of a competitor to the Hobby Center.
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It's more an indoor venue, so while it may take some of the events that would normally go to the Mitchell, I think their focus will be different. It's probably more of a competitor to the Hobby Center.
I thought they were both concert venues (sugarland and woodlands)? Are there types of concerts that should be enjoyed outdoors as opposed to indoors?

If it really is intended to give Hobby Center competition, I hope it's not too much. Nobody is going to want to drive all the way to sugarland to watch an opera.
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The George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) in downtown Houston is set to receive a facelift in preparation for Super Bowl LI, which is coming to the Bayou City in 2017. Houston First Corporation, the quasi-governmental organization that operates the facility for the city, recently hired architecture firm WHR to bring the nearly 2 million-square-foot venue up to world class standards.
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Nobody is going to want to drive all the way to sugarland to watch an opera.
I think they're going to go there to watch Reba McEntire

More development, hotel-wise; a new hotel is going into Tomball (well, it's only a Residence Inn, but still...)

New Tomball hotel slated to open in March 2016
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Doubt it. They're way too far from each other to make any real impact on the other's business. Who from sugarland is going to make the journey all the way to the woodlands just to see a concert and vice versa? Not many people I think.
People drive from all over Houston, including Sugar Land to Cythia Woods when big names come to town. I suspect Dave Matthews Band, ZZ Top, Cher or Garth Brooks would have a much more regional pull to TW than an Opera would to SL.
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I thought they were both concert venues (sugarland and woodlands)? Are there types of concerts that should be enjoyed outdoors as opposed to indoors?

If it really is intended to give Hobby Center competition, I hope it's not too much. Nobody is going to want to drive all the way to sugarland to watch an opera.
Mitchell Pavilion has a much higher capacity, so the larger concerts are going to still be going there.
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The west continues to grow...

The Young Ranch Planed Development District, a master-planned community approved by the Katy City Council in October, will cover 388 acres south of Interstate 10 between Anserra and Willow Creek Farms on Pederson Road.



http://impactnews.com/houston-metro/...nity-approved/
That's disgusting. The Katy Prairie has already been decimated. And now more will be destroyed for a terrifyingly boring planned suburban piece of crap "neighborhood". And I thought this was a forum for urban development, not crap open space destroying suburban development.
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That's disgusting. The Katy Prairie has already been decimated. And now more will be destroyed for a terrifyingly boring planned suburban piece of crap "neighborhood". And I thought this was a forum for urban development, not crap open space destroying suburban development.
Yeah, some of the articles being posted here, should not be posted here..I think this thread is being overthrown with articles on small, suburban developments and things that don't really have to do with development. From now on anyone who wants to continue to post articles on suburban projects should created a thread in the Texas/Southcentral section.
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