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Old Posted Oct 19, 2006, 6:24 AM
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Lightbulb GALVESTON | Development Updates

Regatta Galveston


East Beach Resort and Spa


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Beaux Art Building


Diamond Beach


Seahorse Condos


Beachtown Galveston






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That East Beach Resort is mammoth. 366 units starting at $700,000. That seems really high, but people said the same thing about the Trade Winds and Beach Club Towers that both sold enough to now be under construction. Guess we'll see.

Here's another smaller project called the Ocean Lofts
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^^ This is what's blocking that particular development Shasta



Is the ship-shaped Mayflower Inn in Galveston about to sink? Unconfirmed rumors have it that demolition will soon begin. If anyone knows, it’s the city. But officials responsible for tracking such permits aren’t returning calls and developers aren’t available for comment. Developers have said they plan to build condominiums at the 802 Seawall Blvd. site. But not everyone is happy. Neighbors worry about a high-rise blocking views and sea breezes. And lovers of quirky architect would like to see the hotel preserved. The hotel was built in 1941 along a design by Architect Ben Milam. The hotel is fashioned after a ship and is a rare example of mimetic architecture. Stay tuned.

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The Mayflower is ugly. I wouldn't be at all opposed to the wrecking ball doing a number on it.
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What provisions or precautions are being made in costruction techniques to compensate for hurricanes with all these developments?
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Good to see Galveston urbanizing. I particularly like to see these large scale neighborhood developments like Beach Town and Stella Mare. Hopefully we keep diverse price ranges.

As for the hurricanes. I think the seawall is considered mostly efficient for preventing large scale hurricane damage. When Rita hit the biggest thing was the fire on the strand. Most damage can be fixed up as long as you avoid flooding so the seawall and further projects should do us good.
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Townhome complex planned for Galveston




By NANCY SARNOFF
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

A Dallas-based developer is planning a 100-unit townhome complex on the West End of Galveston as the market for coastal living grows.

Libby Commercial Realty is developing the three-story project, called Cove View Townhomes.

Located in Campeche Cove, behind the Seawall between FM 3005 and Stewart Road, the $23 million development has been designed with a Mediterranean flair by Galveston-based Michael Gaertner Architects.

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Here are a few pics I took last month in Galvez:
Palisade Palm twin towers emerging big time



Prominently situated, driving east on Seawall Blvd






























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Um, WOW!!!! Although it certainly makes sense, it never occurred to me the Palisade Palms would be so visible from the Sea Wall. Talk about completely altering Galveston's skyline.
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These are supposed to be the new tallest buildings in Galveston. They're 382 feet each with 27 floors.
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someone now needs to bulldoze the wal-mart and the academy and replace them with more highrises and we'll be on a roll.
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Agreed, jmancuso... In fact, I can think of a LOT of things that need to be bulldozed on or near Seawall!

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I know I'm probably in the minority about this, but I think the Mayflower is cool looking. It should be fixed up rather than bulldozed.

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Galveston is doing pretty good. A few more high-rises and a fixed up beach (water and sand) and this place will be good to go.
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I know I'm probably in the minority about this, but I think the Mayflower is cool looking. It should be fixed up rather than bulldozed.
Minority perhaps...... but not alone! I agree.... It is really a unique landmark. It certainly represents an era of resort architecture that I think is fun! Galveston would be well served, in terms of urban texture, to not give into total gentrification!

Can anyone tell me where this is on the island? I will be there next Monday and would love to get some pictures.
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Minority perhaps...... but not alone! I agree.... It is really a unique landmark. It certainly represents an era of resort architecture that I think is fun! Galveston would be well served, in terms of urban texture, to not give into total gentrification!

Can anyone tell me where this is on the island? I will be there next Monday and would love to get some pictures.
802 Seawall Blvd.
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Thank you very much! Good thread.... !
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