This crumbly parking lot at 1625 Main St. will be where a 24-story, 336-unit residential tower called SkyHouse will begin going up in April. Concrete’s already been poured to improve the sidewalks and make planters for token landscaping to shade the street. A rep from the architecture firm Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, and Stewart tells Swamplot that renderings and site plans for the luxury highrise aren’t available; the photo here shows a similar development, SkyHouse Midtown in Atlanta, from the Atlanta-based firm.
Nancy Sarnoff reports that the building’s a direct result of the city awarding a tax abatement to the developer. Similarly designed SkyHouse towers have also been built in Austin and Orlando. The lot shown below is bound by Fannin, Leeland, and Pease. SkyHouse’s neighbors will be Houston House to the east and to the west, the photo shows, what remains of the Savoy.
- Developments [Novare Group]
- 1625 Main Street, Downtown Houston [HAIF]
- Downtown high-rise gets going [Prime Property]
- Development team to officially break ground on SkyHouse in April [Houston Business Journal]
Photos: Allyn West (lot); Novare (SkyHouse Midtown)