The website of New York real estate firm Thor Equities has switched out the renderings for the full-block Kirby Collection mixed-use development it’s been threatening to build on the west side of Kirby Dr. between Colquitt and W. Main St. for almost 6 years now. And the new Collection drawing collection does look pretty whizzy. It appears to show 2 levels of retail facing Kirby, a dozen-or-so-story office tower along Colquitt, and a taller squashed-cylinder-shaped residential tower on top of a parking-garage base hanging back toward Lake St.:
In the middle of it all is this signature tent-like structure — which in the rendering, a commenter posting on HAIF notes, “appears to be made of light.” It hugs a pair of escalators in the retail section of the mixed-use development:
There’s not much more information available on the website, other than a list of tony retailers the development (will? would like to?) have there: “Major area retailers include: Tiffany & Co., Grill on the Alley, Brooks Brothers, Thomas Pink, Vilebrequin, Madewell, Intermix, Sephora, Borelli, Apple and Nike.“
Currently on the block, in the 3 buildings at 3320, 3212, and 3200 Kirby Dr.: The former Settegast Kopf funeral home, converted in 2011 to house bars Hendricks Pub and Roak; the OTC Patio Bar; and the 2-story retail-and-office building that houses Café Express and the Owl Bar.
- The Kirby Collection [Thor Equities]
- The Kirby Collection by Thor Equities [HAIF]
- Previously on Swamplot: How the Jury Tried to Resolve the Upper Kirby Funeral Home Bar Battle, Heavy Drinking in the Old Funeral Home: Kirby’s Settegast Kopf Going Multi-Bar
Renderings: Thor Equities