Yesterday’s brief Uptown Whole Foods parking mystery has been solved by one of our most helpful tipsters . . . who points to an older but more complete set of Boulevard Place plans. Shoppers, there is no need to worry. You will be able to park above, below, near, or yes — right in front of Whole Foods . . . and you won’t get stuck having to sneak your whole-grain-laden shopping cart past Hermès. Just imagine what awkward social situations that would have caused!
Below: 5 levels of out-of-date Blvd Place site plans explain it all!
These plans date from last August, when the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Hanover apartment towers were just diagrams. The plans below (east of) Ambassador Way don’t appear to have changed that much, though. Here’s the giant underground parking garage:
And the ground floor site plan:
The elevated walkways are on the second level:
On the third level, these older plans showed three towers (in blue), in place of the Ritz-Carlton and Hanover apartments. And look! Above Whole Foods: the North Garage.
The fourth level: More parking!
- The Urban Boom- Mixed-Use Comes to Houston (PDF) [ULI Houston]
- The Sleek Strip, the Ritz Tower, and the Path to Whole Foods: A Closer Look at Boulevard Place [Swamplot]
- Hanover Apartment Tower at Boulevard Place: 37 Stories [Swamplot]
- A First Look at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Tower at Boulevard Place [Swamplot]
Boulevard Place Whole Foods image: DMJM H&N