Yesterday the Downtown Management District approved funding under the city’s downtown living initiative for Randall Davis’s planned downtown condo tower. But before Swamplot could receive any additional entries in the impromptu design competition for the project initiated by a reader, the developer appears to have gone ahead and dropped a view of his own proposal. Here, in all it’s blanc-et-noir-ish splendor, is an actual rendering of the Marlowe as its developer intends it. The 100-unit building is shown hovering over a Photoshop-white blanket atop an aerial map of the block bounded by Polk, Caroline, Austin, and Dallas streets, across the street from the House of Blues at the eastern end of GreenStreet, the renamed Houston Pavilions.
The condo highrise at 1211 Caroline St., developed by Davis with partner Roberto Contreras, is meant to contain 100 residential units; the rendering shows them occupying the top 12 floors of what appears to be an 18-or-so-story structure. Below them, a parking garage has been gathered into the building’s midsection, though it’s masked by some sort of striped screen bearing a slight resemblance to a giant UPC symbol. To meet the terms of the tax reimbursements granted by the district under the city’s authority, the building will be likely include some sort of retail space on its ground floor, which will be adjacent to the Dirt Bar.
Davis appears to be targeting a 2017 opening date for the project.
- Marlowe: 20-floors, Downtown Condo Tower [HAIF]
- Here’s a First Entry in an Impromptu ‘What Randall Davis’s New Downtown Condo Tower Will Probably Look Like’ Design Competition; Randall Davis Aiming Downtown Condo Highrise for the Corner of Rock n’ Roll and the Blues [Swamplot]
- Randall Davis coverage [Swamplot]
Rendering: Downtown Management District