Here’s a rendering of the apartment tower that the Dinerstein Companies, with investment from a few companies including AmREIT, plans to put on the intersection of Holcombe Blvd. and Cambridge St., just south of the bayou that forms the southern border of the official Texas Medical Center campus. The intersection, created with the construction of the Cambridge St. bridge over Brays Bayou, is less than 5 years old. It’ll be filled out with a 21-story building in a 3-wing arrangement typical of Las Vegas hotels and a suburban hospital or 2, here perched atop a 7-or-so-level parking garage more than sufficient to keep all 375 units well above any future Med Center-area floodwaters.
Developer Brian Dinerstein tells the Chronicle‘s Nancy Sarnoff that the building will bear his company’s usual Millennium brand name, and that its angled design was created “to take advantage of views of downtown and Hermann Park.” The angle of the parking garage where it steps back from the intersection in the front of the rendering, however, was created to avoid getting in the way of a powerline easement that runs right in front of it.
The new building will be about half as tall as its neighbor, the 40-story Spires condo tower (shown at left in the rendering at top), but should be much better populated. The Spires contains 230 units.
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Rendering: Dinerstein Companies