Sure, the super-Mod architecture, elevated sidewalks, artistically moistened streets, and glistening rotunda in the new Boulevard Place renderings make the place look pretty swank, but what’s with the token strip of parking spots out front? Is this gonna be pay-to-display valet? Some kind of shopping-center twist on a velvet rope line? Or just a stab at maintaining Houston street cred: Sure, Post Oak Blvd. might be going urban upscale, but this is one development that won’t be forgetting its strip-center roots!
Updated views of Blvd Place, including the new Ritz-Carlton and Hanover towers — plus a site plan and a Whole Foods puzzle! It’s all below:
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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel tower and the Hanover apartment tower are slotted into place in this update to a drawing we’ve seen before:
And here’s more of the hotel:
The rotunda: an outdoor space!
Here’s a “Plaza Level” site plan of the whole thing:
Help figure out the new giant Whole Foods — the big building marked “1” on the lower right. There’s got to be more parking than the token strip lot in front, right? Maybe it’s on the ground level, and the store is one story above?
Do the elevated walkways in this drawing
imply a second-level link between Whole Foods and the South Garage? That might be a bit of a hike, but maybe the walkways will be motorized! Or we’ll have a steady stream of Whole Foodies pushing grocery carts full of arugula past high-end restaurants and clothing boutiques. Isn’t that the whole idea behind mixed use?
Two more closeups of the same plan:
- BLVD Place [Wulfe & Co.]
- Supermod Boulevard Place: Replacements First [Swamplot]
- A First Look at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Tower at Boulevard Place [Swamplot]
- Hanover Apartment Tower at Boulevard Place: 37 Stories [Swamplot]
- Uptown Whole Foods: Still on Track, Apparently [Swamplot]