New Houston Ballet Building: Maybe Not

It’s been obvious for some time that economic conditions and credit problems have placed a giant question mark next to almost every major proposed new development in town. But it sure is fun to revisit them one by one!

A week after Swamplot posted renderings of the new building the Houston Ballet has been planning for a Downtown block near the Wortham Center it bought last year, the Houston Press‘s Richard Connelly made some inquiries with Houston Ballet PR manager Melissa Carroll about the building. In reply came this very brief message:


At this time Houston Ballet Board is in the process of evaluating the feasibility of a new building.

A new building may no longer be feasible, but it’s not entirely clear that remaining in the Ballet’s existing building on West Gray near the River Oaks Shopping Center will be feasible for much longer either. The Ballet sold that building last year; the organization’s agreement to lease it back expires in May of 2010.

Renderings of new Houston Ballet building: Gensler

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