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I'm not a local, but I've always considered the core of Houston to be the roughly triangular area with its corners at Downtown, Uptown-Galleria, and the TMC. Not only because those are the areas with the densest and tallest concentrations of highrises, but also because the districts in between contain the majority of major civic institutions and culturally notable neighborhoods. They are also the areas - i.e. Upper Kirby, River Oaks, Allen Parkway, Midtown & Museum District - that are seeing the majority of highrise infill outside those corner points.
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Texas A&M Innovation Plaza renderings by Paco Jones @ HAIF:











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Uptown 1801 Post Oak: New Mid-Rise

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^^Cool look at the Uptown BRT nearing completion too.

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^^ The midrise is in lower left corner. Shows the scale of the Boulevard Place project and the holes in development. Also, cool cloud cover.
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TMC 10 story Hilton Inn- 6840 Almeda

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[Greenway Plaza] The RO: Mixed-Use Development at West Alabama and Buffalo Speedway

An overlooked mixed use development that will add to the Greenway Plaza skyline. They've already cleared off the old Exxon buildings.

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The Allen: Allen Parkway/Gillette

Most recent rendering I can find, from Urbannizer on HAIF



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You have the Federal Reserves building in the right foreground, new multifamily next to that along W Dallas, a closing public housing development next to the construction, and TMC in the background. Buffalo Bayou really driving development along the adjacent parkways and W Dallas.
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The Allen: Allen Parkway/Gillette

Most recent rendering I can find, from Urbannizer on HAIF



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You have the Federal Reserves building in the right foreground, new multifamily next to that along W Dallas, a closing public housing development next to the construction, and TMC in the background. Buffalo Bayou really driving development along the adjacent parkways and W Dallas.
Houston kind of needs some type of zoning...
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Houston kind of needs some type of zoning...
Why? Downtown is literally about a quarter mile away and this development is along a really popular greenbelt.
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Man, Michael Graves style is so uncannily recognizable that I knew instantly that Federal Reserve Building was one of his. A quick Google search confirmed that suspicion...
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Houston kind of needs some type of zoning...
For the sake of the forum, don't start...
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Houston's lack of zoning can be a problem in some areas but this isn't one of them. It's a good thing that there isn't zoning preventing this development.
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Yes you are right about zoning in Houston.....I live in the middle of a residential neighborhood... with a body shop as my next door neighbor ...
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Yes you are right about zoning in Houston.....I live in the middle of a residential neighborhood... with a body shop as my next door neighbor ...
You seem to be located on the highly industrial east side based on your profile location...

I agree Houston needs better land use policies but the east side was industrial before it was recently gentrified.
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You seem to be located on the highly industrial east side based on your profile location...

I agree Houston needs better land use policies but the east side was industrial before it was recently gentrified.
Yup more of a case of gentrification than zoning. One block from me in Austin is a body shop across the street from a mixed-use complex.

An example of Houston’s no zoning laws would be a high-rise going up in the middle of a neighborhood made up mostly of residential homes.
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Why? Downtown is literally about a quarter mile away and this development is along a really popular greenbelt.
and this was always a commercial area. The long gone Jeff Davis hospital was to the right a bit from the Fed building.
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Lol Houston is like a Southern L.A. very sprawling basin, tons of mid rise all over, strong Hispanic culture, nice prominent art deco downtown core with a satellite city for double skyline shots. Even the Texas A&M building and USC tower look similar, I never noticed how similar the two cities were, despite LA being a more sprawling and populated city. Houston punches more for it's weight though!
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Uptown Houston’s skyline is a monster in length and size.
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I can only image what Houston would look like if ALL of its towers and skylines had been combined into one. That'd be one HECK of a skyline!!
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Yeah. That is fun to imagine.
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