This could someday be part of the north-bound view on Post Oak Blvd., if plans that have been filed for a new 40-story highrise tower from Dinerstein at the corner of Post Oak and San Felipe Rd. come to be. The Vantage tower, shown above in a south-side elevation by Gensler, would include 32 stories of apartments atop 2 floors of retail; 2 of the 7 parking levels would be tucked underground, below an amenities deck.
The tower is slated for the same spot as a previously proposed 50-story tower from AmREIT, which back in 2014 spurred the formation of a political action committee by residents of the next-door Cosmopolitan condo highrise directly behind the property. The committee claimed that opposition to the proposed tower had nothing to do with any potential blocking of the condo’s views — though the renderings of the AmREIT proposal did show a ghostly sketch of the Cosmopolitan lurking very close behind in the background:
The group claimed that the AmREIT residential tower would increase area traffic to levels that would make it difficult for emergency vehicles to respond — “If I’m having a heart attack, I’m not interested in a good view of the sunset,” member Jim Scarborough told the HBJ in February of that year. The committee also opposes the proposed series of dedicated bus lanes intended to reduce area congestion.
Currently, the land at the corner of San Felipe and Post Oak is occupied by Parvisian Rugs & Home and the Uptown Central branch of Mattress Firm.
- New 40-story residential tower planned for Uptown [HBJ]
- New PAC opposes high-rise on Post Oak Boulevard [HBJ]