The renderings and site plan shown here give the clearest view yet of what DC Partners and Chinese firm Tianqing Real Estate Development have planned for their proposed 6-acre mixed-use development at Allen Pkwy. and Gillette St., now dubbed The Allen.¬†The image at top shows a 42-floor tower, home to both a Thompson hotel and private condominiums, fronting Allen Pkwy. A 3-story¬†retail building is depicted to its right; behind it is an¬†office tower.¬†The site plan also shows a future apartment tower and medical office building toward the back of the complex.
The development is planned across Gillette St. from the Federal Reserve building,¬†on the northern portion of an industrial site that was home to one of the city’s first¬†garbage incinerators.¬†A pedestrian¬†bridge linking the development to the bayou is absent from the rendering at top, but indicated in the site plan as well as other images of the complex:
Below, an imagined view from Buffalo Bayou Park shows the complex serving as a buffer between the Fed on the right and a tree-shaded¬†Allen Parkway Village on the left:
A sign for the Thompson hotel¬†is visible between the trees in this next view, taken from Gillette St. The retail building is shown on the left, opposite the office tower:
A¬†green space¬†is planned for the zone between the office tower and the future apartment and medical buildings.
A recent brochure from DC Partners claims work¬†on the project will start early next year.
- DC Partners Brochure¬†[Issuu]
- Houston real estate is so hot, investors should rent to buy a house to whom?¬†[Go Home Network]
- The Allen: Allen Pkwy/Gillette Mixed Use 6 acres [HAIF]
- Previously on Swamplot:¬†New Gleaming Mixed-Use Visions of a Former Fourth Ward Incinerator Brownfield;¬†The Mixed-Use Towers That May Rise from the Ashes of Allen Parkway’s Former Waste Incinerator Site; Comment of the Day: A Brief Annotated History of Allen Parkway Village’s Dirty Neighbor; City Selling Off Land, Streets, and a Park on Allen Parkway