Thor Equities came out with a video this week showing whiz-around views of the Kirby Collection, its ready-to-go but (as of late January) still seeking construction financing mixed-use complex on the Kirby Dr. block surrounded by W. Main, Colquitt, and Lake St. And the New York development group is at long last dropping the (big) name of the design architect for the long-promised $125 million project: Richard Keating Architecture, which operates out of L.A. (Houston’s Kirksey Architecture is producing the construction documents.)
The design shows a few refinements from earlier versions: The tent-like glowing structure facing Kirby between the office and retail sections is now a simpler circular entrance court, for example. A Thor rep tells the Houston Business Journal‘s Roxanna Asgarian that it will begin construction on the project in April or May, and finish in 2017. The site was cleared in December.
A 13-story, 210,000-sq.-ft. office tower will front Colquitt St. A 25-story, elliptic-plan residential tower will hang back toward the Lake St. side with 199 apartments inside. 67,000 sq. ft. of retail on 2 levels will face Kirby, and 7 townhouses will front Lake St. There’ll be a big parking garage stuffed in the middle there too, in back of the retail, with a pool plaza on top.
- Exclusive: N.Y. developer unveils plans for massive Kirby mixed-use (Video) [Houston Business Journal]
- Previously on Swamplot: Behold the Rubble of the Kirby Dr. Funeral Bars; Signs Herald Kirby Dr. Funeral Bars’ Impending Doom; The Jazzy New Bouquet of Towers Meant To Replace 4 Bars in 3 Buildings on a Kirby Block
Renderings: Thor Equities/Richard Keating Architecture