The little house on the corner with Lehall St. is no longer standing in the would-be shadow of that hotel planned on the 7100 block of Bertner Ave. (seeing as it’s no longer standing at all). Developers with Zhejiang Blossom Tourism Group Houston had originally sketched up a 9-story hotel with a footprint dipping around the holdout corner lot. Adolfo Pesquera notes over at VBX that the latest plans now show a 16-story structure, and an expanded footprint of the site was okayed for commercial use by the planning commission after the property sold.
Here’s a glance back at what the hotel looked like in its earlier iteration, minus a few floors and motarboards:
Pesquera reports that construction is supposed to start some time this summer, across Bertner from the block where that zoomy double-helix collaborative Med Center campus has been proposed:
- Blossom Hotel Project Transforms, Expands, Reaches Build Phase [Virtual Builders Exchange]
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Sandwiched; Blossom Hotel To Sprout Up Next to TMC’s Proposed Double Helix Site and That One Last Corner Townhome; Unraveling the Structure of the Double Helix Campus Proposed for the Texas Medical Center
Images: Virtual Builders Exchange (old and new renderings of Blossom Hotel); Swamplot inbox (photo); Gensler (proposed TMC campus rendering)