Here are some drawings of an apartment building that appears to be aimed for an empty lot in East Downtown. As drawn, the concept shows the 216-unit EaDo Place standing on the block bound by Bell, Clay, Chartres, and St. Emanuel — that’s right beside the former Meridian Club, where the food trucks idle and generators hum at the Houston Food Park. And it’s just 2 blocks from Bastrop St., where that pedestrian promenade leading to BBVA Compass Stadium is to be put into place. If built, the apartments would stand at 2616 Clay, just on the other side of the Southwest Fwy. from the George R. Brown Convention Center, and would top off some ground-floor retail, with a 30,938-sq.-ft. grocery store facing Bell and St. Emanuel.
At this point, says a rep from the EaDo Management District, the drawings represent a concept more than a plan. Marketing materials indicate that said concept has been developed by PMI; county records show that PMI has owned the 62,500-sq.-ft. block in question since 2007.
- EaDo Place — 216 Unit Apartment Complex w/ Retail [HAIF]
- Previously on Swamplot: Home Games: Apartments To Go Up Beside Dynamo Stadium, Light Rail in East Downtown, Stadium Walking in East Downtown, East Downtown’s Food Truck Parking Park
Supermarket. Let’s Hope!
Did you mention grocery store? Bring it on! Good to see East Downtown pick up the pace.
Again, thank rail for bringing this new development right next to the rail line. Oh wait, it’s a 12 block walk to the closest station on either the current or planned line?
On another note, wasn’t this block planned to support a hotel or retail from a planned east of 59 expansion of the GRB Convention Center? Maybe I’m thinking of the block to the north (Chartes/Polk/St. Emanuel/Clay)? Or has that project been cancelled because of the new hotel being built north of the Disco Green?
Sarcasm aside, this is great news.
Great concept, except that it will make permanent the name “EaDo”.
Confused by the first rendering. Is this on another block? Doesn’t work in to the Retail/Parking/Apartments, 8 story stack in the other set of renderings.
Glad to see that these developers are finally listening to us on SwampLot and building first floor retail!!
Afraid it’s a done deal anyway.
The EAst DOwntown Management District (EDMD) bought and paid for that name.
Weeks old news on the architectural forum. The owner owns two consecutive blocks, this apartment project is on the southern block while the long proposed convention hotel is in the northern block.
Thanks for the detail, Eddie. I’ll check it out on HAIF.
The design is at least as boring as that of the planned Hines project in the Museum District. But we’ll give it a pass because everyone is so desperate to get something built in ‘EaDo’ that they can attribute to light rail.
They’re not claiming to have broke the story. They reference HAIF.
Green space and light rail attract development. Not a hard concept to grasp.
I say “ground-floor” you say “retail”. GROUND-FLOOR:
Retail. That was fun.
So..that food truck park no mas??
The top rendering is from the Downtown/Eado Livable Centers study. It does not show this project.
Build it NOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!