How That Second Planned Midtown Highrise Will Rise Above Mental Health Site, Rail Line, Midtown Park

A siteplan and the latest renderings of Melbourne-based Caydon Property Group’s residential highrise, planned in place of the now-erased mental health building and lowrise mural canvas at 2850 Fannin St., show a bit more clearly how the 27-story structure might look amid its more squat Midtown neighbors (not counting that other highrise planned a few blocks down Main St.). The aerial view of the site shown here (tilted so that Main St. is horizontal, with Downtown off to the left) shows the building’s footprint in yellow, alongside the light-rail line and Midtown Park to the west.

One of the new drawings of the project also depicts what appears to be a closeup of the Drew St.-facing side of the building, with a good deal more than just the typical rendering entourage: the block across the street is shown with another multistory development in place of what’s currently a parking lot by the Art Supply on Main lowrise, and a section of the street itself is shown fully pedestrianized.

Neither of these changes make an appearance in any of the other zoomed-out renderings, however:


A close-up of the pool deck also shows a few patches of rooftop green space. Other renderings depict the empty lot across Fannin (in the shadow of the spraypaint- and football-loving god figure in Simon Boileau’s massive Preservons la Creation mural) getting greened up a tad.

Midtown Park and its built-in Camden complex are shown all wrapped up and in place, to the east across the light-rail (far left below):

Images: Ziegler Cooper

Drawing Out Drew St.

6 Comment

  • Very misleading title Christine. What do you mean by “Drew Street Withdrawn?”

  • That headline should have been “Drew Street *Traffic* Withdrawn,” but we went ahead and changed the whole thing to avoid further reader confusion. Thanks for the feedback, cmoney!

  • Oh no, looks like 13 celsius is getting some competition…

  • Re expunged cute title: When you finally hire an editor, as you shake his or her hand in congratulations, pull him or her close and whisper “Kill your darlings!”

  • The project is sure to fail without a Bork lined up.

  • Much better Christine. I was really worried that, after clearing the site, they “withdrew” the proposal!