If you’re scoring which large residential projects are going ahead — despite concerns about a price-of-oil-induced downturn — and which ones are being quietly shelved, score this apartment tower from the Dinerstein Companies in the first column. “The medical center will shield us from the oil situation,” Dinerstein marketing director Emily Prevost declares to HBJ reporter Paul Takahashi. Construction on the Millennium Tower on a vacant lot at 1911 Holcombe St., just southeast of the Brays Bayou border of the official Texas Medical Center campus, is scheduled to begin on January 26th.
The tower, brought up to a height of 22 stories since our last report, has 3 hallways splayed on each of 16 residential floors; the design by Chicago architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz includes 375 apartments. A 6-level parking garage podium at the bottom will keep living spaces away from floodwaters, should the neighboring bayou decide to overflow again.
The adjacent tower shown in the above renderings is the Spires.
- Groundbreaking set for new luxury apartment tower near Texas Medical Center [Houston Business Journal]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Triple-Winged 21-Story Millennium Med Center Apartment Tower Moving in Next To the Spires
Renderings: Dinerstein Cos.