A reader passes onto Swamplot an unconfirmed report that a groundbreaking ceremony for the Sovereign, the 21-story apartment tower from the developers trying to kickstart Regent Square that Swamplot reported on back in April, is scheduled for July 11th. That date’s not too far off from the June window predicted in a Houston Business Journal story earlier this month. The site is a cleared lot on West Dallas St. between Rosine and Rochow, where a surviving portion of the Allen House Apartments was recently demolished.
Is the Sovereign the first piece of GID Development’s long-stalled Regent Square development? It fits within the massive North Montrose mixed-use project’s eastern boundary, but the 4-year-old drawings for Regent Square show only low-rise apartments on that spot. On the other hand, the 2 projects are listed separately on the Boston company’s website. And the proposed 290-unit highrise appears to sport more modern look in its renderings than the images of brick-caked structures still floating around in old Regent Square drawings.
Here’s a view of the site from the 1000 block of Rochow, looking toward West Dallas:
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The America Tower is on the right; the Royalton highrise at the far left is to the north, on Allen Parkway.
- Regent Square high-rise gets new lease on life [Houston Business Journal]
- The Sovereign and Regent Square [GID Development]
- Previously on Swamplot: Highrise Replacing Allen House Remnant? The Latest Rumblings Around Regent Square
- Regent Square coverage [Swamplot]
Rendering: GID Development. Photo: T. Patrick O.