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Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 4:05 AM
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It actually will compete with downtown for bodies
No it won't. Downtown is overrun with bums and otherwise dead. People only come downtown for specific reasons; Astros, Rockets, concerts, theater, functions at Discovery Green or a convention. If this thing pans out, it will be one more reason to come downtown.
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No it won't. Downtown is overrun with bums and otherwise dead. People only come downtown for specific reasons; Astros, Rockets, concerts, theater, functions at Discovery Green or a convention. If this thing pans out, it will be one more reason to come downtown.
You should head Downtown more often, certainly not dead. New food halls, restaurants, hotels, apartments, parks etc has brought in a lot more activity. The reason this will not compete with Downtown for bodies is because it's feels disconnected. No one's going to walk from other parts of Downtown with that sea of surface parking.

There's word of future phases so hopefully will get some residential here.
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 12:11 PM
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Wood Partners Announces Groundbreaking of Alta West Alabama in Houston

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HOUSTON, July 1, 2019 (Newswire.com) - ​Wood Partners, a national leader in multi-family real estate development and acquisition, announced earlier today the groundbreaking of its newest luxury residential community — Alta West Alabama — in Houston, Texas.

Alta West Alabama, once completed, will total 304 units in a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom floor plans. The open-concept units will feature refined finishes that provide residents with a rejuvenating retreat. The premier apartment homes, with high-end finishes including stainless steel appliances, gas cooktops, quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, and full-size washer and dryer, will provide an A-class living experience that sets Alta West Alabama apart in the market.

Alta West Alabama is expected to open in the third quarter of 2020. It joins a list of 16 properties managed by Wood Partners in Texas, three of which are in Houston with four more, including Alta West Alabama, in development


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Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 3:22 PM
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X Houston

370' ft, 35-story multifamily high-rise with office space by X Social Communities and Lamar Johnson Collaborative.
Location: 5501 La Branch, Museum District.






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Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 5:20 PM
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I'm sorry but where are the planning authorities? Houston X is 35 stories in an area of two story houses and two lane streets. Water? Sewage? Parking? How does this make sense?
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 7:07 PM
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^ It's Houston. Since when does that matter? There's no zoning and that is in and around the Museum District so there are presumably other high-rises near by.

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You should head Downtown more often, certainly not dead. New food halls, restaurants, hotels, apartments, parks etc has brought in a lot more activity. The reason this will not compete with Downtown for bodies is because it's feels disconnected. No one's going to walk from other parts of Downtown with that sea of surface parking.

There's word of future phases so hopefully will get some residential here.
I'm there often enough, my wife works down there. Downtown certainly has improved and I love Finn Hall and the Conservatory but the livelihood still largely depends on major events; games, concert or convention. Otherwise, it's going to be pretty dead. Not uncommon to be there on a Saturday night and it be pretty quiet there if there no games or other events going on.

I disagree about the Post Office. I live in the suburbs and if I go check this place out, I'm more than likely hit up downtown for a drink at Dean's afterwards. Perhaps that's just me but the two can compliment one another.
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Main at Holcombe

Texas A&M is expanding its campus in the Med Center. A model has been found which represents future phases of their property.



Phase I, 1020 Holcombe, is well underway:

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Texas A&M Health Science Center selected Vaughn as the construction manager-at-risk for the Engineering and Health Building Renovation project in the Texas Medical Center. The existing 282,000 SF, 17-story steel frame office building will be renovated to serve as the education and training facility for Texas A&M’s new Engineering Health program. The program will be the nation’s first comprehensive educational program to fully integrate engineering into all health-related disciplines. The initiative hopes to build upon Texas A&M’s long-standing research and education presence in Houston. The $31 million project will include new gross anatomy labs, simulation labs, lecture halls, MEP infrastructure improvements, and skin improvements. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2019 and targets a final completion date of July 2020.

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I'm sorry but where are the planning authorities? Houston X is 35 stories in an area of two story houses and two lane streets. Water? Sewage? Parking? How does this make sense?
Houston doesn't have traditional land use zoning but that doesn't mean it doesn't have planning or civil engineers.

The Planning Commission will give a formal review and hopefully grant it a variance for the driveways and canopies and the NIMBYs will have a forum to complain about it. It's in a part of the city which has numerous other high rises and is a few blocks from light rail. It assuredly has the infrastructure(wastewater, etc) to handle this tower. The fact it neighbors low rise buildings doesn't mean anything, this is a district in transition to a mixed use high density, high rise corridor that will eventually link the Medical Center and Downtown someday.
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Texas A&M is expanding its campus in the Med Center. A model has been found which represents future phases of their property.

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Phase I, 1020 Holcombe, is well underway:



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That's fantastic news. First that they are going to preserve that old Bank of America building; originally it was going to be demolished and redeveloped into something new and second, A&M is expanding it's presence and filling in the height gap between UTHealth and Texas Children's.
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Laneways Midtown

New renderings of phase II are beginning to surface from Caydon's social media page.



We have seven different FAA cases for this now, the description for every filing mentions four high-rises.

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A group of high-rise buildings with a maximum height of 53 stories. There are 4 high rise towers located on one site. Longitude and latitude have been provided per the attached exhibit.
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Work Schedule: 12/13/2019 - 11/09/2022
Height figures: 600' and 570' feet.

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...03884593&row=6

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...03884602&row=7

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...03884617&row=8

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...03884614&row=9

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...3884595&row=10

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...3884597&row=11

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...3884615&row=12
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Northbank Buffalo Bayou

Residential, office, hotel and retail @55 Waugh. Site work underway.




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Wyndham Hotel Resorts; 14-story high-rise planned for Galveston

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Blair Korndorffer, owner of Diamond Development, explained it to the Planning Commission during a May session this way:

“We’re doing the 302 Moody building for Wyndham (Hotels & Resorts), and we have plans still to develop that building into a residential piece. Right now, we’re looking at potentially putting a 14-story residential tower next to it.”

The 302 Moody building Korndorffer referred to is an 11-story, 80,088-square-foot Art Deco building constructed in 1960 that has been vacant for years. It stands at the corner of Moody Avenue and Mechanic Street on the far end of the block across 20th Street from One Moody Plaza.

Kordorffer said he is hoping to restore 302 Moody and construct the 14-story residential tower at the same time. But those future residents will need parking.
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^ 1972 called, they want their shitty off the highway hotel design back. Yikes. That looks like the Days Inn downtown...with windows.
.....which use to be the Holiday Inn
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very exciting to see such tall towers (if built) in midtown. awesome.
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Very good webcam on YouTube is available for Houston (it's about time). Mostly shows downtown but often is pointed toward Uptown and Greenway in the late mornings. Last night, I watched the entire fireworks show on Allen Parkway via this webcam. I've watched several rain events on this cam, too (including lightning). One of the nice features is that you can back up 12 hours. I've seen very few webcams that allow you to do that.

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Westmore Condominiums | 2323 W. Main, Upper Kirby

7-story condo building by Pelican Builders.

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Simple but nice design
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A new development map for Houston:

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