In announcing earlier today the new condominium tower he and Astoria partner Roberto Contreras are planning to build downtown, Randall Davis wasn’t so specific about the location he has in mind for the highrise building. But sources tell Swamplot it’s planned for a portion of the block bounded by Polk, Caroline, Austin, and Dallas pictured above. That would put it on what’s now a surface parking lot adjacent to the Dirt Bar (tag line: “We Play Rock n’ Roll”) and across the street from the House of Blues, at the eastern end of GreenStreet (formerly Houston Pavilions). Noodle fans will remember the Dirt Bar spot at 1209 Caroline St. as the former home of Josephine’s Italian Restaurant. The Reserve 101 bar is on the corner at 1201 Caroline St., next door.
Davis didn’t provide any specific info about his plans for the tower, which he has decided to call The Marlowe, but did say that the project would apply for city tax credits through the Downtown Living Initiative. Davis tells the HBJ‘s Paul Takahashi that he has the less-than-half-an-acre lot under contract, but doesn’t expect to complete the transaction until early next year.
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