Here’s a concept that HKS came up with for a site just behind the Hotel Granduca, Montebello, and Villa d’Este towers in Uptown Park. The concept shows how it might go if you wanted to build a conference center and a combo hotel-condo tower on 14 green acres between Tilbury and N. Wynden off S. Post Oak, just west of the Loop. This rendering shows the boxy exterior of what appears to be the conference center flanking a linear park shooting off from the banks of Buffalo Bayou.
The website of HKS claims that this “vision” was done up for Hines, though a rep from Hines tells Swamplot: “It is not our project.” And it’s unclear, to say the least, from these renderings how the development might or might not work around the 26-story condo tower the Belfiore, which has also been proposed to go up here on N. Wynden Dr.
In the site plan below, S. Post Oak is at the left, and Uptown Park at the right. If you followed that green space to the northeast, you’d end up wading into Buffalo Bayou:
- West Houston Master Plan [HKS]
- West Houston Master Plan [HAIF]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Mixed-Use Tower Uptown Park Has Been Waiting For?, The Uptown Condos with the Italian Name, Borlenghi: Houstonians Unclear on the European Concept