Rebranding the KBR Towers Downtown; The First Grocery-Anchored Development for Springwoods Village


Photo of the Gus Wortham Fountain: Bill Barfield via Swamplot Flickr Pool


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  • I will never understand the popularity of Niko Niko’s.

  • Wow. That thing (fountain) looks awseome.
    memebag: I’m soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo with you on that. I hate that place yet everyone always wants to go there. (okay, I shouldn’t say I “hate” it but I have 0 desire to go there)

  • Re: KBR – “The building owners’ want to ‘reposition these properties with a new team in order to accelerate leasing velocity’ – having a hard time finding tenants? You’re not alone – downtown is slowly bleeding out right now. I’ve noticed shorter lines at lunch, more spaces in the parking garage, and more companies trying to sub-lease vacant space to supplement cash flow. I bet having the KBR moniker does not help, as there is still a lot of political animosity out there about the no-bid contracts during the Iraq war.

    Re: Building permits – Someone at the Chronicle learned how to make a simple bar graph! Congrats! And no, your 2 bar graphs do not “tell a story” about construction trends.

  • Superdave,

    First they were up. Then they were down. Then they were up. Now they are not quite as up.

  • @Cody: Right? Houston has vastly superior versions of everything on Niko Niko’s menu. All I can think is the people who love it don’t get out much.

  • I thought springwoods village was suppose to be a somewhat walk-able community? I dont see any sidewalks in the development picture.