Spring’s a time of renewal: And the Yoakum St. apartments — and palm trees, too — pictured here came down this winter so something very like this office building could begin going up. Campanile South, it’s called, is being described by developers Hansen Partners as a 6-story, 82,000-sq.-ft. “boutique” space with retail and restaurants facing Richmond Ave. Setting up on a lot between Yoakum and Graustark, Campanile South will be be the 7th member of the Campanile family that’s clustered around
St. Thomas University the University of St. Thomas and Montrose Blvd.; it’s expected to be ready for tenants in 2014.
The design from Philip Ewald Architects has inspired this description from developer John Andell:
In consideration of the Montrose neighborhood, the building features a traditional Palladian exterior sheathed in stucco, limestone and native hand moulded brick. The structure is capped with a limestone colored stucco cornice featuring circle head windows and large semi-circular windows. This creates dramatic offices and conference rooms on the taller top floor. At the first floor limestone surrounds the base of the building repeating the Palladian influences. Here retail and restaurant space face an open plaza area shaded by large mature live oaks carefully preserved around the site. The generous building lobby visible from the street will feature a Turrell inspired knife edge circular light cove bathing the limestone interior in subtle color.
Below: Some photos, post-demo, of the Montrose site. You can see where a few of those “large mature live oaks” have been “carefully preserved:”
- 4306 Yoakum Boulevard [Hansen Partners]
- Montrose developer teams with owner of Houstonian for new project [Prime Property]
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Yoakum and Yankem