HOUSTON | The Southmore | 284 FT / 87 M | 25 FLOORS
Originally Posted by Swamplot
The First Look at That 25-Story Residential Highrise Hines Will Build in the Museum District
HERE ARE a pair of early drawings and the site plan for that apartment tower Hines has said it’s considering putting up across the street from the Asia Society Texas Center in the Museum District. Previous reports and rumors pegged the building at 20 or 22 stories, but these elevations appear to show a 25-story structure, with 19 floors of apartments perched atop a 6-level parking garage. This drawing shows the north façade. The block Hines has in mind is bound by Caroline, Oakdale, Southmore, and San Jacinto, where the light rail runs. But it appears that the building won’t take up that whole block: The site plan shows that the tower has been drawn around that home on the corner of Southmore and Caroline, whose owners have been rumored to have refused to sell.
That site plan shows a park replacing the 1919 house recently used as an eyelash institute and presently standing vacant at the corner of Southmore and San Jacinto.