A couple of projects on the near and more distant horizons at the corner of Weslayan and W. Alabama turned a reader’s head this week as he passed by the short-skirted base of the 2929 Weslayan highrise. To the west, a sign posted alongsideÂ the parking lot of the half-moon-footedÂ 2900 Weslayan office midrise bears a rendering of a new retail building PMRG is planning for the site.Â A few more views of the 6,500-sq.-ft. projectÂ make a somewhat rosy appearanceÂ in the new leasing materials for the space:
On the other side of Weslayan, tucked beneath the frills of the 2929 Weslayan tower itself (which stands just aboutÂ where theÂ Confederate HouseÂ and eventual vanquisher State GrillÂ once did), the stick-y buildout of palindromic Japanese restaurant Roka Akor appears to be nearly finished ahead of its planned early-summer-ish opening.
- 2900 Weslayan [LoopNet]
- Steak & Sushi Spot Roka Akor Lands In Houston This Summer [Eater Houston]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Numbers on That 35-Story Tower Planned for Weslayan and West Alabama;Â A West Alabama and Weslayan Kickoff to the Next Highrise Apartment Growing Season
Photos: Jeremy Hughes (photos); Loopnet (renderings)