Construction and don’t-touch-these-oaks fencing have gone up at the corner of Richmond and Buffalo Speedway, where the PM Realty Group has been planning to build a new 18-story office building attached to a 7-level parking garage on the open space and parking lot at the northern end of the site. The site plan shows retail space — likely for a restaurant — fronting Buffalo Speedway; the development is being called 3737 Buffalo Speedway.
Once this building is complete, PMRG’s website indicates, the company has plans to tear down the existing Solvay America office building on the south side of the property and build a highrise residential tower in its place, with a hotel on the lower floors and 250 apartments above.
- Previously on Swamplot: Plans for Richmond and Buffalo Speedway Corner Include Hotel, Apartments, Restaurants, Demolition
Photo: Swamplot inbox. Renderings and site plan: PM Realty Group
Very nice, it fits Greenway Plaze well, aesthetically. I like the fact the glass is a similar color to the other buildings in Greenway. This is a good example of a developer doing some planning before just throwing anything up.
I’m glad to see they’re not getting rid of those mature oaks at the corner. From the fencing they’ve put up, it looked like those were toast.
Kudos for saving those nice oaks.
But that ugly nose has to go somewhere else. By nose I mean that ugly large parking structure with frontage on Richmond. I seriously cannot believe that buildings in Houston are still being designed with such a large emphasis on parking in the front and a grand vehicular entry. Sure there is going to be ground floor retail, but you may need to play chicken with the cars in order to walk in, especially from Richmond. I know for a fact that some of the workers that work in the current Solvay building literally live on the same block in the large cluster of apartments and drive to work. Looks like the trend may continue.