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Old Posted Mar 28, 2007, 11:30 AM
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That rendering looks real nice.
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I fully expect some revisions, Ian. And while I think you're exaggerating on the negative side, there's probably some truth to it.

Not that I'm a pessimist, but it's quite common for large scale projects to make some concessions or revisions for either economy's sake or other logistics.

I just hope they do a good job with the streets and sidewalks and add in abundance of greenery. The positives for Houston in its late arrival to urbanization game is that it can avoid the pratfalls of going after density to the point where it eliminates some natural elements that would make the development a lot more asthetically pleasing.
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Regent Square looks like a nice urban neighborhood. Therefore you can expect it to look absolutely nothing like the renderings.

Probably will turn out to be a few blocks of 4 or 5 story wood framed apartment buildings with the garage facing street level/sidewalk, complete with 1 or 2 strip centers, each containing: 1 (one) Dry Cleaners, 1 (one) Tanning Salon, 2 (two) Starbucks.
I hope they follow the trend that POST has done in Midtown. This will make the area that much more interesting. Now theyjust need to expand teh subway down Dallas from the redline
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the area where hisd was was supposed to have a similar layout as regent square but will end up having a costco instead. i am pessimistic about RS as well. this is houston so expect revisions to big box stores and strip centers.
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Since there is a hotel in the mix, I am hopeful that they will not settle for strip centers. Although we do have Uptown Park. Plus check out David M. Schwarz's work. Not even close.

Anyway here is an overhead shot of CityCentre that I do not believe has been posted yet.

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Houston development has failed to follow through on too many projects for me to have any optimism left for such an ambitious project. I've resigned myself to leaving eventually.
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2007, 7:52 PM
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Houston development has failed to follow through on too many projects for me to have any optimism left for such an ambitious project. I've resigned myself to leaving eventually.

Which ones? Only asking since Houston is unfortunately just getting started on the whole mixed use band wagon.

Scaled down projects have been Houston Pavilions and Richmond and Weslayan. Is that it? High Street was scaled down a little bit with the parking plaza outfront but look what it is replacing.
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Regent Square looks like a nice urban neighborhood. Therefore you can expect it to look absolutely nothing like the renderings.

Probably will turn out to be a few blocks of 4 or 5 story wood framed apartment buildings with the garage facing street level/sidewalk, complete with 1 or 2 strip centers, each containing: 1 (one) Dry Cleaners, 1 (one) Tanning Salon, 2 (two) Starbucks.
I see you've noticed the trend too. I will wait to see what happens.
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2007, 2:02 PM
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An interesting perspective of the Mosaic




courtesy of vanVleck @ flickr.com
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Oh that is real nice. I am loving all these new developments. Ill save now and buy later, he he...

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CityCentre looks a lot better than what use to be Town & Country Mall.
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I hope they include the same variety of palm at City Centre as they have at T&C Village. Those are beautiful, well manicured-palms, IMO.
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Here is a shot of the Pavilions lots from Wells Fargo. Its not a very good shot but I only had my phone with me
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omg i saw a crane go up on san jacinto!!!! well the houston pavillions....but it looks kinda small.... can n e one take a pic?
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they are proceeding.
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Legacy at Memorial

Globe Street is reporting that Legacy Partners has purchased land and plans from Fairfield Residential at Studemont @ Memorial Drive and will launch the Legacy at Memorial in Sept.

The Legacy at Memorial will have 274 apartments in a 25 story tower and 60 lofts in a wood frame building adjoining the tower. It will also have an 8 story parking garage.

http://www.globest.com/news/876_876/.../159431-1.html

Here is a look at the tower as planned by Fairfield. I get the sense Legacy will be using the same plans...
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Here are some shots of Discovery Green and Park Tower:



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Do you guys know anything about this tower? It was posted this week on a Miami Architect's (who also designs towers for Las Vegas & Dubai) website under the name "Houston City Centre" but it doesn't appear to be the City Centre project that is discussed on this thread and I can't find any other mention of it anywhere:

http://www.kobikarp.com/site/ (you can find it under projects>multifamily residential>Houston City Centre)
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Never heard of it. Looks like it is next to the Rice.
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