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Old January 22nd, 2014, 02:21 AM   #241
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 02:21 AM   #242
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 06:18 AM   #243
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Old February 14th, 2014, 01:00 AM   #244
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Houston should really build apartments in or around downtown that are NOT luxary. Only or mostly building luxary apartments won't make the city more lively. Neither will building more skyscrapers.

There's a huge potential for this city. I wonder when/if all those parking lots surrounding downtown will be gone and replaced by buildings.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 01:35 AM   #245
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There is a modern appartment (office?) building in construction on richmond avenue near eastside st. It has a yellow crane base already.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 09:24 AM   #246
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Old February 18th, 2014, 09:35 AM   #247
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Occidental Petroleum splintering and moving its headquarters to Houston

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Los Angeles-based*Occidental*Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) announced early Friday that it is splintering off into two companies and moving its headquarters to Houston.

The oil and gas exploration and production company is separating to create a new company that will oversee its existing California assets as the state's largest natural gas producer.

Occidental is reportedly the largest oil producer in Texas and already maintains its oil and gas operations and energy marketing offices in Houston at Greenway Plaza. The company**extended its lease in Greenway Plaza in March of 2013.

But the change announced Friday will move the overall headquarters from Los Angeles to Houston.
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...oving-its.html
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Old February 18th, 2014, 09:43 AM   #248
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New luxury hotel coming to The Woodlands

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Febuary 12, 2014

A new luxury hotel will soon break*ground in the Woodlands, providing much-needed rooms and meeting space for*business travelers visiting the area.**The*Howard Hughes**Corp.*(NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary,*The Woodlands Development*Co.,*will soon break ground on a 303-room, luxury hotel at Waterway Square*overlooking The Woodlands Waterway. The cost of the project was not disclosed.

The*hotel, unofficially known as "Waterway Square Hotel," will also include 24,000 square feet of*meeting and special event space, a fine dining restaurant and second level pool*deck and bar.*The Howard Hughes*Corp. is*in the process of finalizing negotiations with the brand name for the hotel.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 02:03 AM   #249
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First Inner Loop Office Tower in Three Decades Announced



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HOUSTON—The first office tower in the Galleria to be built inside West Loop 610 in over 30 years will break ground by the end of 2014.

Peloton Commercial Real Estate will construct Westcreek Centre, a 21-story, 368,000-square-foot office tower slated for delivery by the second quarter of 2016 after an 18 month build out.

The development is located on 3.6 acres between San Felipe and Westheimer and has great access to West Loop South making it a desirable location, Griff Jaggard, vice president with Moody Rambin, told GlobeSt.com. Westcreek Centre will include 14 floors of office and 26,500-square-foot floor plates designed to maximize space planning efficiency. The project is applying for LEED Silver certification by the U. S. Green Building Council.

“Tenants in this market are looking for the efficiency and quality of new construction,” adds Jaggard. "Energy-related and financial firms are actively seeking space to accommodate projected growth and designed for today’s businesses.”

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Old February 20th, 2014, 04:03 AM   #250
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Is it more expensive to build inside the loop? (Land cost, taxes)
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:16 AM   #251
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Uptown Park to Alter area's Skyline

The changes are expected to come over the next decade and could begin late this year with the first building tentatively scheduled to break ground.

AmREIT is in negotiations with a national developer to build a luxury residential tower at the site of perhaps 30 stories with 20,000 square feet of retail space at ground level. It would be developed where the stores Baker, Pelucha Decor and Bella Rinova are now.

The deal would be structured as a 99-year ground lease to the residential developer, but AmREIT would own the retail space and underground parking.

Altogether, the company has identified seven potential development sites in Uptown Park and plans to add significantly to the existing 169,000 square feet of retail space.

Uptown Park expansion When it's completed, Uptown Park could include luxury residential, office space, retail and a hotel. Here are the developer's projections:

Residential: more than 1,000 units in at least three buildings
Hotel: more than 300 rooms
Retail: an additional 100,000 to 150,000 square feet
Office: 850,000 square feet
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news...5250104.php#/5
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #252
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A modest stunner: Montrose museum's long-anticipated new $40 million building to fit in with the trees

Dominique de Menil's dreams of an expanded arts campus in Houston have taken a giant step closer to reality with the unveiling of the design for the Menil Drawing Institute. Menil officials and the Los Angeles architecture firm of Johnston Marklee presented the plans for the distinctive $40 million, 30,150 square-foot building to the media in New York Wednesday.

The MDI, the first freestanding facility in the United States created especially for the exhibition, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings, will be built between the Cy Twombly Gallery, which houses the collected work of the distinctive modern artist, and Richmond Hall, the 1930s building with a large Dan Flavin light installation. It will front West Main street, on part of the Richmont Square apartment complex that is being demolished to make room for the the new building.

Drawings of the new building closely follow a plan that architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee presented to Menil officials when they were chosen for the project in 2012. It will be a single-story structure built around a trio of open courtyards, two of which will serve as entry points at either end of the building. A dedicated research area, dubbed a "scholars' cloister," wraps around the third courtyard.

A "living room" space will be situated at the center of the MDI to provide a casual and intimate zone of interaction for staff, scholars and the public. On one side, the space opens into the exhibition galleries. On the other, it provides access to administrative offices, study rooms and the conservation laboratory.

Just off this central common area, the drawing institute's exhibition gallery — like the Renzo Piano buildings that house the Menil's main collection, which opened in 1987, and Cy Twombly holdings, which opened in 1995— will be lit from above by a highly-controlled system of reflected natural daylight.

A thin, flat roof made of painted steel plate will unify the indoor and outdoor spaces. When the one-story building is viewed from the side, the roof will appear to float in the landscape, pierced here and there by treetops, the architects explained in a press release. The new, one-story building will rise only 16 feet tall, as not to overshadow adjoining 1920s bungalows and the main art buildings.

Construction is slated to being in early 2015. A $110 million capital and endowment campaign is underway.

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Old February 20th, 2014, 11:55 PM   #253
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I don't see that aging well.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 10:28 PM   #254
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EarthQuest Developers: 'We are still alive'

Contour Entertainment, the developers of the themed adventure park, EarthQuest Adventures; continue to assure community they are still alive, thriving and planning to move into the East Montgomery County community.

Since the timeline ran out on the lease for the plat of land in New Caney that was owned by Friendswood Development, Contour Entertainment has already selected a new section of land in East Montgomery County.

They plan to close on that particular parcel of land by May 2014. Because they are still working out all of the contract details and plans, the exact location Contour Entertainment has selected has not been made public yet.

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Old February 22nd, 2014, 06:57 PM   #255
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Nice I like that artificial Mountain!
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 08:01 PM   #256
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Nice I like that artificial Mountain!
I really hope it goes through. We have four theme parks planned for Houston and this one is my favorite, but it has faced multiple delays, and has been proposed since 2006.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:33 AM   #257
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I sure to ()_T. If built this would put Houston on the map for theme parks.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 03:56 AM   #258
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Here's more on Azalea Court, including additional renderings.

https://www.hfflp.com/GetDocument.as...20714.pdf&DT=1

Phase 3 contains:
  • A hotel (front, center) - 12-stories
  • Office Building (front, right) - 9-stories
  • Additional Residential (two buildings in the back) 15 & 18-stories

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Old February 26th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #259
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Prime Post Oak Parcel up for Grabs

A prime Galleria-area corner set amid new office towers, luxury apartment buildings and upscale shops, has hit the market, giving a developer the chance to rebuild yet another piece of this booming Uptown neighborhood.

The property, a small shopping center at the northwest corner of Post Oak Boulevard and San Felipe, is likely to be torn down and the site redeveloped into perhaps a multistory apartment complex or hotel.

Houston-based AmREIT has owned the property for almost 10 years and recently negotiated a lease termination with the last tenant in the center, allowing it to start marketing the site for redevelopment in 2015.

"We believe this site will be well received by prospective hotel and/or multifamily partners," H. Kerr Taylor said in a recent conference call to discuss the company's quarterly earnings.

The only occupant in the shopping center, called the Courtyard at Post Oak, is a Verizon store. The rest of the property, which formerly housed a Mexican restaurant and dessert shop are vacant.

The single-story center at 1616 Post Oak Blvd. includes about 14,000 square feet of retail space and sits on 1.59 acres.

HFF is marketing the property, but an asking price was not disclosed. AmREIT said it would like to create a joint venture with another firm to develop the site.

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