Here are a few views of the 11-story spec office building planned for the north side of the Montrose Blvd. bridge over the Southwest Fwy., across the street from Kam’s Fine Chinese Cuisine. And yes, it appears developers Griffin Partners really do intend to call the inside-the-Loop project Bridgeview Crossing. The design by Kirksey Architecture includes a single 1,500-sq.-ft. retail space facing Montrose, but the rest of the building at 4503 Montrose Blvd. is all business: 5 floors of office space sitting on top of a 6-level parking garage.
The design’s surface treatments, however, play down that simple offices-over-cars division, presenting instead a glassy-and-griddy front to Hwy. 59 on the south:
. . . and a more solid face to the north — though on this side the up-down split is a little more obvious.
The development extends from Montrose Blvd. to Roseland St. A brick building dating from 1920 is currently on the western portion of the site.
A previous design for an office building on this spot, by Muñoz + Albin for the Midway Companies 4 years ago, included 4,000 sq. ft. of space for galleries on the second floor, matching the gallery building at 4411 Montrose Blvd. immediately to the north.
- Exclusive: New spec office building slated for Montrose [Houston Business Journal]
- Bridgeview Crossing [LoopNet]
- Bridgeview Crossing (Formerly M Fifty Nine) [HAIF]
- Previously on Swamplot: A New Gallery-Ready Office Tower at Montrose and 59
Rendering: Kirksey Architecture/Griffin Partners