Update, 7:00 pm: At the request of the copyright holder, the images of Caydon Properties’ proposed development have been removed.
The Australian company that’s already begun construction on a residential tower in place of the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Association building on the corner of Main and Tuam has plans for a pair of additional towers on the 2 blocks north of that site, along Metro’s red line. These renderings from visualization studio Large Arts show the extent of the complex — including a hotel, offices, residential space, and street-level retail fronting the rail up to McGowen St.
The rendering at top views the development from the corner of Main and Drew St. to show the new southern tower — home to a hotel — fronting Fannin while the northern one faces Main. Further up the tracks, a train pulls into the northbound McGowen St. station stop — shown lined with storefronts that sit below the north tower. An alley runs along the north end of the development, between the building and Greensheet Media’s former office — just out of view on the left at the corner of Main and McGowen.
More retail fronts the alley, adjacent to the McGowen platform:
Looking southwest from the Fannin St. side of things, the north tower stands next to Kim Tai Restaurant and Leon’s Lounge. It’s seated atop a podium that includes a parking garage:
Signage for “The Drew Hotel” clings to the street side of the middle tower.
Back on Main at Drew, the rendering shows signs of Australian brewery Little Creatures stuck to the building that would go in place of Art Supply on Main:
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- Previously on Swamplot: How That Second Planned Midtown Highrise Will Rise Above Mental Health Site, Rail Line, Midtown Park; Multiple Excavators Divide and Conquer Former Midtown Mural Hub; Mural-Slathered Former MHMRA Building Readies For The End; Daily Demolition Report: Willowbroke
Renderings: Large Arts