The renderings and site plan shown here give the clearest view yet of what DC Partners and Chinese firm Tianqing Real Estate Development have planned for their proposed 6-acre mixed-use development at Allen Pkwy. and Gillette St., now dubbed The Allen.Â The image at top shows a 42-floor tower, home to both a Thompson hotel and private condominiums, fronting Allen Pkwy. A 3-storyÂ retail building is depicted to its right; behind it is anÂ office tower.Â The site plan also shows a future apartment tower and medical office building toward the back of the complex.
The development is planned across Gillette St. from the Federal Reserve building,Â on the northern portion of an industrial site that was home to one of the city’s firstÂ garbage incinerators.Â A pedestrianÂ bridge linking the development to the bayou is absent from the rendering at top, but indicated in the site plan as well as other images of the complex:
Below, an imagined view from Buffalo Bayou Park shows the complex serving as a buffer between the Fed on the right and a tree-shadedÂ Allen Parkway Village on the left:
A sign for the Thompson hotelÂ is visible between the trees in this next view, taken from Gillette St. The retail building is shown on the left, opposite the office tower:
AÂ green spaceÂ is planned for the zone between the office tower and the future apartment and medical buildings.
A recent brochure from DC Partners claims workÂ on the project will start early next year.
- DC Partners BrochureÂ [Issuu]
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- The Allen: Allen Pkwy/Gillette Mixed Use 6 acres [HAIF]
- Previously on Swamplot:Â New Gleaming Mixed-Use Visions of a Former Fourth Ward Incinerator Brownfield;Â The Mixed-Use Towers That May Rise from the Ashes of Allen Parkway’s Former Waste Incinerator Site; 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