Groundbreaking: 43-story Residential Tower Underway in Downtown Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – High Street Residential, the residential subsidiary of Trammell Crow Company, has broken ground on a 43-story residential tower adjacent to Discovery Green in downtown Houston.

The 309-unit apartment tower, located at 808 Crawford Street, is slated for completion in late 2022.

Jim Casey

“The Discovery Green neighborhood, and the greater Houston CBD, have seen significant investment in new hotel, retail, residential, office, entertainment venues, public amenities and infrastructure over the past fifteen years, including the Hess Tower, a trophy office building next door developed by Trammell Crow Company. This marks the next chapter in the Discovery Green success story and an expansion of a dynamic mixed-use and walkable environment,” said Jim Casey, Senior Managing Director of High Street Residential.

The new tower will be the only high-rise in the area that offers direct access to the Houston skywalk/tunnel system, which provides residents all-weather access to most of downtown’s major employers.

The tower is located on Block 98, which is bounded by Rusk, Walker, Crawford and La Branch streets. It is also about four blocks from Minute Maid Park where the Houston Astros play.

Ziegler Cooper Architects, a Houston-based firm that has designed a number of high-rise residential buildings around the nation, designed this new building for High Street Residential.

“The building has an international modern design aesthetic with a façade pattern that is broken by continuous glazing, to highlight two distinct volumes and to play between them,”  said architect Alison Kuttler, Ziegler Cooper’s project manager on the Block 98 tower. “Given its location at Discovery Green we wanted to open up the park views by orienting amenity spaces closest to the green space. Viewed from the park below, the building’s volume is punctuated by the pool deck perched in the building’s crown. Residents will experience exceptional views of the park and unique vignettes of the downtown skyline.”

The property will offer a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, including 16 two-story townhome-style units on the 15th through 34th floors and four two-story penthouses on the 41st floor with breathtaking views. Residents will enjoy finishes that include nine- to 10-foot ceiling heights, floor-to-ceiling windows, blackout shades, chef-quality kitchens with gas ranges and quartz countertops, premium European-made custom cabinetry, spa-like bathroom features, and spacious custom closets.

“The property’s high-end unit features, inspiring views, impressive amenity collection and tailored concierge services combine to deliver residents an elevated hospitality-like living experience,” said Joel Behrens, Principal of High Street Residential. “The tower’s walkability to some of Houston’s best dining and entertainment options further contributes to the appeal of downtown luxury living.”

At 808 Crawford Street, residents will have access to three levels of amenities, including a rooftop pool and a cantilevered observation deck 430 feet above street level.

With recent changes in work habits due to the coronavirus, the tower will have enhanced work-from-home center, offering conference rooms and coworking arrangements.

The 808 Crawford Street project is adjacent to Discovery Green, a 12-acre urban park, which since it opened in 2008 has become highly popular to Houston families.

The building is also close to the GreenStreet mixed-use development and  the Marriott Marquis and Hilton Americas hotels.

The construction loan for the project is provided by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, New York Branch. Andres Construction is the general contractor. Other design partners include Walter P Moore, SCA Consulting Engineers, Kudela & Weinheimer, Wylie Consulting Engineers, and Waldrop + Nichols.

High Street Residential has completed over $1.5 billion in multifamily and urban mixed-use residential development projects with a current pipeline of nearly 3,500 units.

July 21, 2020 Realty News Report Copyright 2020

File: 43-story residential tower.   File (2) High Street’s 43-story residential tower in Houston




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