A look at what could be headed for the rest of that 10.5-acre Gillette St. former city park-slash-brownfield property comes from Tianqing Group, the Chinese firm involved with DC Partners’ recently announced mixed-use development at the site (to be funded via the EB-5 investment-for-greencards program). The northern 6 acres of the property (which at various points in its storied history has housed San Felipe Park, a SWAT substation, and the Gillette St. garbage incinerator) were sold to a then-unnamed investor last year, and DC Partners snagged the land in May.
The view above, displayed on Tianqing’s description page for the project, shows 3 highrises and 2 midrises in place at the edge of Fourth Ward, with the Downtown skyline visible in the distance to the right. Another of the renderings includes slightly clipped logo marks from both DC Partners and architecture firm Gensler; that rendering (below) provides a closer look at the towers from the west, as well as some green rooftop terraces:
The design above roughly matches the one shown in a recent article from the China Daily News describing the project (spotted over on HAIF yesterday). Nancy Sarnoff reported in June that retail, residential units, a luxury hotel, and an office tower were on the docket for the space. Here’s another peek:
A less detailed rendering included on the website (whose design details don’t quite match the sharper images above, but which shows kinda similar towers in roughly the same proportion and placement) puts the project in place alongside Buffalo Bayou Park, next to the US Federal Reserve Bank branch across Gillette:
- More Mixed-Use Heading for Allen Parkway [Houston Chronicle]
- Chinese Firm Will Change Houston [China Daily]
- Previously on Swamplot: Broadstone Tinsley Park Apartments Will Go Up on Site of Former City Garbage Incinerator; Comment of the Day: A Brief Annotated History of Allen Parkway Village’s Dirty Neighbor; City Selling Off Land, Streets, and a Park on Allen Parkway
Images: Gensler via Tianqing Group