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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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Hines proposes ritzy River Oaks office tower – UPDATED

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This rendering has surfaced of what looks to be the next big development project for Hines. The Ziegler Cooper/HKS-designed office tower would be built at 2229 San Felipe amid the tony River Oaks neighborhood.

Hines has not yet confirmed the project, but Harris County records show an affiliated entity owns the 35,000-square-foot parcel between Kirby and Shepherd.

Update: Hines confirmed it owns the land and said it is considering building a 17-story office tower there. I’ll have a full story in Friday’s Chronicle.

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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #2
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Hines to break ground on San Felipe office tower in 60 days



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Houston-based Hines will soon break ground on the 17-story office tower planned for 2229 San Felipe.

John Mooz, senior managing director at Hines, said Wednesday that the project has generated 'remarkable interest': "In my 30-year career, I’ve never seen interest like we’ve had in this building. Obviously, it’s needed and wanted,” he said. Hines plans to break ground on the 167,000-square-foot tower in the next 60 days, Mooz said.

The development has drawn ire from the surrounding neighbors, who have tried to fight against the development since it was announced. Signs in the area read, “Stop the San Felipe Skyscraper” and some residents have spoken to city council, started petitions and launched a website to fight the development. Mooz called the San Felipe project a “boutique” office tower with nine floors of office space and eight levels of parking. Hines developed a website for the project, 2229sanfelipe.com, to address many of the questions and concerns raised by residents.

Hines, which is responsible for many of the most recognizable buildings in the city, has multiple projects in the works. Mooz spoke about many of their plans at a CREW/BOMA luncheon Wednesday to a crowd of developers. “We are absolutely in the most robust market in the United States right now,” he said. “We have been very active and had good fortune to be on the receiving end nationally and in Houston.”

He said Hines’ project at 609 Main is basically the next generation for development in downtown. The plan is to build a fitness center and conference center as part of the design. It will have a 30,000-square-foot garden. Hines plans to break ground in the first quarter of next year and is in talks with several large tenants. “It will be a departure from what we have had in the past,” he said.

Hines is also developing multifamily projects in the Galleria area, in place of Cafe Adobe in the River Oaks area and the Museum District. Somewhat mysteriously, Mooz mentioned two other “corporate developments” Hines is working on, but is not prepared to reveal.

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River Oaks residents hold another meeting to discuss planned Hines building

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River Oaks area residents who oppose the 17-story office building planned for 2229 San Felipe Street will present their own traffic study in a public meeting this week that claims the Houston-based Hines development will create an “extraordinary traffic hazard.”

The East San Felipe Association, which recently formed to campaign for more reasonable development in the neighborhoods along San Felipe between Kirby and Shepherd, will hold the meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church in the parish hall to discuss the “progress related to the opposition.”

The plans for the building appear to be in full swing, however. Hines said recently it planned to start construction in the next two months on the office building. The company, which is responsible for many of Houston’s most recognizable buildings, says there is a demand for office space in the area and they have already received positive responses to the development.

City Councilman Oliver Pennington and School Board member Harvin Moore plan to attend Wednesday’s meeting. The group also invited Mayor Annise Parker and Houston’s Chief Development Office Andy Icken.

Every permit application for a new development must include a traffic analysis. When a project is forecast to increase traffic by more than 100 vehicles during peak hours, developers must prepare a more detailed analysis, according to the Public Works & Engineering Department. Hines has already submitted its analysis for the office building.
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A Harris County judge has denied residents’ request for a temporary restraining order to halt construction of an office tower in the River Oaks area.

Residents filed a lawsuit last week aiming to prevent the construction of Hines’ 167,000-square-foot office building at 2229 San Felipe. The lawsuit cited private nuisances, such as the height of the building, as well as public nuisances, such as additional traffic in the area.

Hines disputes the plaintiffs’ claims, saying the 17-story tower is not out of place in the area — which also includes the 34-story Huntingdon residential tower and the 13-story River Oaks Bank Building — and that it is designed to minimize the impact on factors such as privacy and traffic in the area.

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