More Tema Apartments Coming North of Hermann Park, But Not That Tall Twisty Tower, Yet


Construction commenced earlier this week on Tema Development’s Hermann Park Residences you see rendered above. The 7-story building is going up at 1699 Hermann Dr. overlooking the park and a heartbeat or two east of the Health Museum, a little to the west of Tema’s 35-story Parklane tower, and possibly within earshot of the lions roaring at the zoo.

The Residences are intended to be the first of Tema’s three-phase plan for their 6.8 acre plot. That twisty 42-story tower Tema has proposed is still 4-6 years away, according to a company spokesperson.



This $75m project will have a total of 224 units, dispersed among studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Some will sport balconies overlooking the park, others will look down into a courtyard with fountain. A sky bar is planned for the top level; bike storage and electric car-charging stations nod toward a greener future, though the 144,000 sq.-ft., five-story parking garage acknowledges the status quo.

Corgan Associates of Dallas is the architect of record.


Hermann Park Residences is scheduled for completion late in 2016.

Renderings: Corgan  Associates


7 Comment

  • It will have an actual courtyard? Hard to believe a Houston developer wouldn’t cover every square inch of that tract. Could this mean the return of the “garden apartment?” Nah. Who am I kidding? ;)

  • Pretty cool that they are putting in a sky bar – I hope part of it is open air and overlooking Hermann Park.

    This area is gaining a lot of traction. Hopefully one day it’ll be similar to some of the neighborhoods adjacent to Central Park in NYC. The museums are already in the right place.

  • Interesting that they’re going from high rise to mid-rise back to high rise. I wonder why they wouldn’t just build multiple high rises next to each other? They could offer more residents view of the park/TMC/downtown.

  • I wonder about that too, Fernando. Are there height restrictions in place? due to hospital life-flights or something?

  • Yeah, uh no way that “tower” gets built. Typical developer BS. Too bad, it looked a lot better than this 7 story slab.

  • I have no actual knowledge of this development, but there are only two reasons they haven’t built the tower they originally planned:

    1. The construction costs are too high to make it feasible; or
    2. They couldn’t get the financing they needed.

    Or both.

    This is a good location, but it’s on the wrong side of Main Street to command top dollar rents or sale price. There are two highrises around the corner at The Mosaic and both ended up in foreclosure as I recall.

    Midrise project overlooking the park looks great.

  • I bet that “twisty tower” never gets built