More details are out on the plans to pile taller buildings onto the southeast corner of Richmond and Buffalo Speedway that Swamplot reported on last week: PM Realty, which earlier this month bought the 5-acre site and the 5-story Solvay America office building that sits on the southern portion of it, plans to build the 18-story office tower pictured above on the park-like portion at the north end of the property — leaving in place a bank of oaks facing Richmond, as shown in this view, from the northwest:
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There’s space for a restaurant on the ground floor of the 400,000-sq.-ft. new building, presumably facing those trees. And a terrace will sit on top of the adjacent 7-level parking garage. But the renderings don’t show the existing Solvay building at 3333 Richmond. And that hints at PM Realty’s plans for the 1992 structure after construction is complete and Solvay moves into 2 floors or so of the new building: demolition.
That’ll make room for the 20-story tower the company plans next, for the southern half of the site. The bottom half of the tower would be a hotel; 250 “high end” apartments would sit on top.
- PM Realty Group Closes on 3333 Richmond Avenue [PM Realty]
- Inner-Loop site to be redeveloped [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: Tall Hotel and Company Will Park by Greenway Plaza