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Old Posted Dec 21, 2007, 5:20 AM
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Only 80? Sounds pretty exclusive.
That works out to 5 to a floor, which might be about right... if those are big units.
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"Bellaire office condo project a big hit"

" An office condominium building developed by American First National Bank sold out before construction was completed.

American First Tower is a 12-story, 212,000-square-foot building at 9999 Bellaire Blvd. that sold to various tenants for $160 per square foot.

American First is the building's anchor tenant with 68,000 square feet of space on four floors. The bank moved in during September, and is currently the only occupant. The building was finished this month..."

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/s...l?ana=from_rss
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Hopefully the first of many for that part of town. The fact that the LA Times article on the Vietnamese Migration from CA to Houston has this about an upcoming project...

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Developer Luu Trankiem is planning to open the New Saigon Shopping Plaza next year, a high-end center on 32 acres near Bellaire Boulevard. The plaza's seven high-rise buildings come at a price of about $300 million.
Good schtuff.

Hopefully the next place to grow a skyline. I can kinda see something with the Energy Corridor & Westchase skylines being bridged and expanded by some new highrises in that area. I'm curious about that $ figure though. Memorial Hermann's one new tower at Memorial City alone is supposed to cost $335M or thereabouts. Not that I'm expecting anything that big...
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2007, 4:30 AM
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Well that is great news if they can sell out a tower before it is even built. This means great things for bigger and better buildings. I hope 2008 brings lots of suprises to Houston. Plus we have some great projects that will keep us busy, better get those cameras ready...


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You know The Woodlands has a nice little business district developing as well. One crane comes down, another goes up. It's ridiculous...in a good way.

Can somebody give a rundown of projects (big projects) and status...including Earthquest Adventures??
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You know The Woodlands has a nice little business district developing as well. One crane comes down, another goes up. It's ridiculous...in a good way.

Can somebody give a rundown of projects (big projects) and status...including Earthquest Adventures??
I noticed they are building a tower for cancer patients right down the road from the Anadarko Tower. But you're right, there are so many towers being built there... I just can't keep up.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2007, 10:24 AM
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These has been under construction for a while but I haven't posted until now... both are very near to where I live.
http://www.costar.com/FreeSearch/Det...5F81F0547213DE
It is at 249 and Cypresswood, near the HP campus.

This is at 249 and 1960:
http://www.hcnonline.com/site/news.c...d=532256&rfi=6
In the past few years the area has gone from bare land to 5 Medical buildings (so far), 2 of which belong to Methodist Willowbrook.
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Anyone know whats up with Shamrock Tower? The leasing office isn't even there anymore...
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2007, 7:51 PM
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Shamrock Tower is old news. Was canceled years ago.
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2007, 8:19 PM
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Really? The sign with the phone number is still up though as I said, the leasing office isn't there anymore.
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That thing was flatlined about two years ago. Financing was a really big problem. Further, it seemed as if the project's mastermind, Tracy Suttles, didn't have a lot of experience financing and putting together highrise projects to begin with (most of what he'd done previously were midrise projects such as Gramercy Park), and with DT already being new ground so to speak for new highrise residential projects, his apparent inexperienced proved to be too much to overcome.

Oh well.

(NOTE: I'll readily admit that the second part is mere conjecture but financing issues were talked about in good detail in HBJ articles as well)

If all goes well, maybe City Centre (no not the Town & Country variety) will go on that lot in its stead.
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Fine by me. Shamrock didn't look too impressive to me.
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Old Posted Dec 28, 2007, 12:16 AM
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I liked it... could have been more... elegant or architecturally rebellious though. Blah...
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La Quinta bringing a hotel to downtown near Minute Maid Park...

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/s...2400%5E1567319

A now dead project: Sterling at Memorial Villages, which couldn't secure the buyers necessary to get it off the ground.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/s...31/story5.html

Can't say I'm particularly sad about that one going away. The signs (or lack thereof) were there for a while. When they took down the sign with the rendering, the promotional delivery truck and the sales office disappeared... yeah. Kinda knew where that was heading.

Even less bad news when you consider Boymelgreen's twin 27-story condos will be built regardless of the pre-sales and is within walking distance of the old shopping center this was planned for.
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La Quinta gives a decent rate for a downtown room (unless you want to stay at the Montagu)
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2007, 5:02 PM
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La Quinta gives a decent rate for a downtown room (unless you want to stay at the Montagu)
But the Montagu guarantees you a front row seat to (or in) the implosion!
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I do not think this was posted before:

An aerial view of the art deco West Avenue mixed use

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Old Posted Dec 30, 2007, 9:01 PM
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Medical Center to rival downtown in 20 years or so. Take a look at this mornings Chronicle.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...z/5410035.html
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west ave looks awesome!!!! just needs some light rail or a subway station near by1!!!
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