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Houston Downtown Development: Project List

This list provides details on all construction projects downtown since 1995. The list includes public and private sector projects. (Some private costs are estimated or otherwise not available. This list does not include interior renovations unless the entire building, including its exterior, is part of the project scope.)

Under Construction

609 Main at Texas
Developer: Hines
Estimated Completion: Undetermined
Construction of a new 47-story, 1 million square-foot office tower. Includes 34 stories of office space over a 13-level parking garage.

1111 Travis
Developer: 1110 Main Partners, LP
Estimated Completion: Undetermined
Construction of a new office tower.

Parking Garage
Polk between Louisiana and Milam
Developer: Trammell Crow
Estimated Completion: September 2015
Construction of a new 16-story, 1,600-space, tunnel-connected parking garage on ½ block. Developed for Wells Fargo Plaza.

Old Texaco Building/1111 Rusk
Developer: Provident Real Estate Advisors
Estimated Completion: Winter 2015
Redevelopment of former office building into 270 residential units and adjacent garage.

GreenStreet (exterior renovations)
1200 Dallas
Developer: Midway Companies
Estimated Completion: Undetermined
Renovation of interior corridor of shopping/entertainment complex, previously called Houston Pavilions.

Block 334
Full block between Main & Fannin and Bell & Leeland
Developer: Alliance Residential Company
Estimated Completion: Spring 2015
Construction of a new 5-story, 207-unit residential building with underground garage.

Holiday Inn
1616 Main Street
Developer: A Group of Private Investors
Estimated Completion: Undetermined
Redevelopment of the Savoy Hotel. Renovations include revamping the exterior, renovating the rooms and lobbies, and high-end restaurant and patio bar.

JW Marriott
806 Main Street
Developer: Pearl Real Estate
Estimated Completion: Summer/Fall 2014
Redevelopment of the historic office building to a 325-key hotel. Renovations include interior redesign as well as replacement of exterior façade.

500 Crawford
Developer: Finger Companies
Estimated Completion: Spring 2015
Construction of 7-story, 397-unit apartment property. The development is situated on two blocks just west of Minute Maid Park and includes the Prairie Street right-of-way between the two blocks.

George Thomas “Mickey” Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith
Estimated Completion: First quarter 2014
Renovation of the 22-story federal building that houses regional offices of U.S. government agencies. Work includes replacement of the building exterior façade, and related new lighting controls, upgrade building interior for ADA compliance; alteration to the 1st floor lobby, including relocation of the security check-point, and relocate existing cafeteria; replacement of the building’s HVAC system; upgrades to the adjacent parking garage, including structural, lighting, and ADA improvements; replacement of the exiting breeze-way from the parking garage to the building lobby; install new elevator, and reconstruct existing stairway for access from parking garage tunnel to breeze-way; reconstruction of plaza area; and upgrades to the perimeter security barriers. Estimated cost: $80 million.

Sunset Coffee Building at Allen’s Landing
Developers: Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Houston First Corporation
Estimated Completion: 2014
Renovation of the 3-story, 12,000-square-foot brick International Coffee Building constructed in 1910. The site will be transformed into a recreational and cultural center which will include an outdoor plaza, hiking/biking/boating facility, offices for Buffalo Bayou Partnership, and a rooftop terrace. Houston First will own and operate the building after the renovation. Estimated total cost: $8 million, including construction cost of $4 million.

METRORail North, East and Southeast Corridors
Developer: METRO
Estimated Completion: North route: December 2013. Remaining routes: July/August 2014
North Corridor construction will continue the Main Street Red line and connect the University of Houston-Downtown to the Northline Station, north of 610. The downtown portion of the Southeast Alignment will connect residents and businesses to the East End Alignment and the Main Street Red line. The downtown segment runs a little more than a mile connecting the Theater District and the Convention District along Capitol and Rusk. Six downtown stations will be established – on Capitol at Crawford, Fannin, and Smith Streets and on Rusk at Smith, Fannin and Crawford Streets.

SkyHouse Houston
1625 Main St.
Developers: Simpson Housing LLP, Novare Group and Batson-Cook Development Co. and Peter Dienna.
Estimated Completion: Spring 2014
Construction of a new 24-story, 336-unit luxury high-rise apartment community. Features will include floor-to-ceiling glass, ceiling heights of more than 9 feet and high-end finishes, including stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood floors, expansive balconies and high-speed wiring. Rooftop amenities will include a club room, fitness center, pool and grilling area. Estimated cost: $67 million.

2013

Lancaster Hotel
701 Texas Ave.
Architect: Gensler
Estimated Completion: Second half 2013
Renovation of the historic 93-room family owned boutique hotel built in 1926. Work included a natural light-filled lobby, redesigned interiors, new plumbing fixtures, updated electronics and intuitive key card technology. Estimated cost: $10 million.

JPMorgan Chase Day Care Building
1414 Fannin
Developer: Skanska
Completion: February 2013
Construction of a new 10,000-square-foot day care building for the children of JPMorgan Chase employees. Estimated cost: $2 million.

2012

1225 Louisiana Parking Garage
Floor-by-floor dismantling of the former Sheraton-Lincoln Hotel, renovation of the 3-level below grade parking garage and construction of a new surface lot and entrance via elevator to the south side of Total Plaza. Total of 125 parking spaces. Developer: Brookfield Properties.

George Thomas “Mickey” Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith
Estimated Completion: 2013

Renovation of the 22-story federal building that houses regional offices of U.S. government agencies. Work includes replacement of the building exterior façade, and related new lighting controls, upgrade building interior for ADA compliance; alteration to the 1st floor lobby, including relocation of the security check-point, and relocate existing cafeteria; replacement of the building’s HVAC system; upgrades to the adjacent parking garage, including structural, lighting, and ADA improvements; replacement of the exiting breeze-way from the parking garage to the building lobby; install new elevator, and reconstruct existing stairway for access from parking garage tunnel to breeze-way; reconstruction Plaza Area; and upgrades to the perimeter security barriers. Estimate cost: $80 million.

JPMorgan Chase Daycare Building
1414 Fannin
Estimated Completion: December 2012

Construction of a new 10,000-square-foot daycare building for the children of JPMorgan Chase employees. Developer: Skanska. Estimated cost: $2 million.

METRORail North and Southeast Corridors
Developer: METRO
Estimated Completion: October 2013-April 2014

North Corridor construction will continue the Main Street Red line and connect the University of Houston-Downtown to the Northline Station, north of 610. The downtown portion of the Southeast Alignment will connect residents and businesses to the East End Alignment and the Main Street Red line. The downtown segment runs a little more than a mile (from IH-45 to US-59). It starts on Nagle Street and travels west on Capital and east on Rusk. Six stations will be established – on Capital at Crawford, Fannin, and Smith Street and on Rusk there will be stations at Smith, Fannin and Crawford.

2012

1225 Louisiana Parking Garage
Floor-by-floor dismantling of the former Sheraton-Lincoln Hotel, renovation of the 3-level below grade parking garage and construction of a new surface lot and entrance via elevator to the south side of Total Plaza. Total of 125 parking spaces. Developer: Brookfield Properties.

Houston House Apartments
1617 Fannin. Renovations are in progress on this 31-story, 396-unit high-rise apartment building built in 1966. Work includes lobby renovations; updates to the fitness center, pool area and each residence; addition of a basketball court, new lounge, media, club and conference rooms; and infrastructure updates. Estimated cost: $10 million.

2011

BG Group Place
811 Main. New construction of a 46-story, 973,012-square-foot office tower is home to BG Group, formerly located in the Galleria area. The project, which is pre-certified LEED Platinum, includes a nine-level parking garage with 1,130 parking spaces. Developer: Hines.

City of Houston Permit Headquarters and Green Resource Center
1002 Washington Ave. The renovation of a 4-story, 187,000-square-foot building with basement into the City’s permit headquarters and Green Resource Center. Architect: Studio Red.

City View Lofts
15 N. Chenevert St. A residential conversion of the Nabisco Cookie Factory/Purse Co. into 57 residential rental units. This historical landmark is on the national register and is within walking distance of Minute Maid Park. Developer: Silvestri Investments.

Embassy Suites Hotel
1515 Dallas. The 19-story property is adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Hilton Americas Houston and Discovery Green. It is the first privately developed, full-service hotel built from the ground up in downtown since 1986. The property has 262 two-room suites, 6,000 square feet of meeting space, rooftop swimming pool, spa and fitness center, restaurant and street-level cafe and wine bar. Developer: American Liberty Hospitality.

Harris County 1910 Courthouse
301 Fannin. Restortation of the nearly century-old former civil courthouse. The building will serve as the new home of the 1st and 14th Texas Courts of Appeal. Developer: Harris County. Estimated cost: $65 million.

Harris County Jury Assembly Room and Transportation Plaza
Bounded by Franklin, Congress, San Jacinto and Caroline. The site was converted from a parking lot to a public park with four below-grade, 250-seat jury assembly rooms which are tunnel connected to the Criminal Justice Center, Civil Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center, and Family Law Center. Designed by PageSoutherlandPage. Developer: Harris County. Estimated cost: $16.8 million.

Hess Tower
1501 McKinney. New construction of a 29-story, 844,763-square-foot, Class A office tower with a 10-level parking garage overlooking the 12-acre Discovery Green park. Hess Corporation is the sole tenant in the building. Developer: Trammell Crow Company.

Houston Ballet Center for Dance
Smith & Preston. New construction of a 115,000-square-foot, six-story facility boasts nine dance studios, a black box dance laboratory for presentations as well as rehearsals, and artistic, administrative and support facilities for Houston Ballet and its Ben Stevenson Academy. The center more than doubles the space Houston Ballet had at its former home on West Gray. The structure is the largest dance facility of its kind constructed in the United States. Designed by Gensler. Developer: Houston Ballet.

Julia Ideson Building
500 McKinney. The restoration of the existing 61,700-square-foot building and new construction of a south “loggia” or open air gallery, an outdoor reading room and the addition of a 24,500-square-foot wing which will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Houston Metropolitan Research Center and its irreplaceable collection of rare books, historic documents, photographs and maps. Developer: Julia Ideson Preservation Partners and City of Houston. Estimated cost: $38 million.

Tellepsen Family YMCA
808 Pease. New construction of a 120,000-square-foot facility replaced the 67-year-old downtown YMCA building. It has the capacity to serve more than 10,000 members and features additional exercise rooms, a chapel, woman's wellness center, daycare area, suspended running track, indoor swim center and more. Designed by Kirksey. Developer: YMCA of Greater Houston.

2010

Market Square Park
301 Milam. Originally the center of Houston’s business district, this square was home to the city’s public market and three city halls. The redesigned park includes Niko Niko’s Greek & American Café, two dog runs, history walk, public art and green space. Developer: Houston Downtown Management District, City of Houston Parks Development and Downtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ #3. Estimated cost: $3.2 million.

Portfolio Building
1712 Pease. New construction of a 20,000-square-foot, three-story building that is headquarters for the luxury hotel architecture firm Portfolio Associates, Inc. The building encompasses half a block and amenities include an outdoor dining deck, floor-to-ceiling glass, and 40 parking spaces. Developer: Portfolio Associates, Inc. Estimated: $5 million.

2009

One Park Place
1400 McKinney. New construction of a 37-story luxury residential apartment high-rise with 346 rental units located on the west side of Discovery Green Park. Levels 2 through 7 include a parking garage and the ground floor features the 20,000-square-foot specialty grocery store, Phoenicia. Developer: Finger Properties.

Tennison Lofts
110 Bagby. Redevelopment of the historic 1922 Tennison Hotel into 32 residential rental units. Developer: Yazdcorp Funds.1617 Fannin. Renovations are in progress on this 31-story, 396-unit high-rise apartment building built in 1966. Work includes lobby renovations; updates to the fitness center, pool area and each residence; addition of a basketball court, new lounge, media, club and conference rooms; and infrastructure updates. Estimated cost: $10 million.

2008

Houston Pavilions
1201 Fannin St. Houston Pavilions, an urban entertainment and retail hub, is bounded by Dallas St. to the north, Polk St. to the south, Main St. to the west and Caroline St. to the east. The development encompasses almost 700,000 square-feet on three city blocks. Approximately 200,000 square-feet of office space will also be available. House of Blues has been announced as the project’s first major tenant along with Lucky Strike,Yao's Restaurant and Lounge, Forever 21, Books-a-Million and others. $170 million

Houston Public Central Library
500 McKinney St. The renovation includes updating the IT infrastructure, rebuilding the plaza, expanding and enhancing children's and teen's services, and providing additional space for the public. $15 million.

Fire Super Station
New City of Houston Fire Department in south end of downtown to serve downtown and midtown. Replaces fire stations 1 and 8. $12.4 million.

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney. This new highly active urban park has been developed on 11.78 acres in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Two restaurants, intacteive fountains, public art, gardens, performance venue and dog runs are only some of the many new elements that are located in the park. $122 million.

Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral
1111 Pierce. Existing Catholic Church builds a new cathedral on a full city block. Romanesque style building with 12-story bell tower. Sanctuary seats 1,820. $40 million.

Incarnate Word Academy
609 Crawford. Capital campaign is underway for the construction of a Fine Arts Center and the renovation of the existing building. The new Fine Arts Center will be located at the corner of Capitol and Crawford, and will feature a 400-seat multi-purpose auditorium, lobby area, dressing and storage areas, and state-of-the-art theatre production equipment. $8.5 million.

2007

Main at Walker Garage
11-story, 975-car parking structure at the corner of Main and Walker. The garage will be used to supplement parking for tenants in Pennzoil Place at 711 Louisiana, which is less than two blocks away. The garage will have 6,222 square-feet of retail space on the ground level on the Main Street side and connect to the downtown tunnel system through 806 Main. Sunbelt Management owns the property and Hines will manage the structure. $20 million.

University of Houston-Downtown Academic Building and Parking Garage
Located on the Shea Street parking lot located on the NE corner of Shea and N. Main St. 128,200 square-foot building and a 500-space parking structure. Developer: University of Houston. $30 million.

919 Milam Parking Garage
919 Milam is a 26-level multi-tenant office building containing approximately 542,000 rentable square-feet. 300-space parking garage at Milam at Walker. Developer: Hines. $11 million.

Christ Church Cathedral Expansion
Expansion to include: issues of accessibility; the John S. Dunn Outreach Center; a 350-space parking garage, a new diocesan center to house the Bishop and staff; renovation of the Latham and Hines buildings; a new three-story building for the youth program and some Cathedral offices and a generous green space on 1117 Texas Avenue. Design Architect: Larry Speck. Developer: Episcopal Diocese of Texas. $22 million.

2006

Bayou Place Expansion, Phase II
Texas Avenue at Bagby. Offices with parking on the ground level. Developer: The Cordish Company. Cost unavailable.

Harris County Civil Justice Center
New civil courts building at Caroline at Franklin. Developer: Harris County. $119 million.

Cotswold Project
The Cotswold Project focuses on pedestrian enhancements, streetscapes, and street improvements in a 90-block area in the northeast sector of downtown, bounded by Smith to the west, Buffalo Bayou to the north, US-59 to the east, and Texas to the south. Featured amenities of the Cotswold Project include fountains, public art, wider sidewalks, and street trees. Construction of the Phase 1 and 3 is complete. The final contract--access walkways to Buffalo Bayou--in Phase 2 will be completed in 2007. The project is a joint effort between the City of Houston and the Houston Downtown Management District at a total estimated cost of $68 million.

Buffalo Bayou: Sabine Promendade
A 23-acre promenade along downtown waterfront. Hike/bike trails on both sides of bayou to link Allen Parkway trail system to Sesquicentennial Park. Developers: City of Houston and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. $15 million.

Harris County Juvenile Justice Center
Rehabilitation of former criminal courts building. Developer: Harris County. $35 million.

2005

Byrd’s Lofts
420 Main, redevelopment of a three-story historic building to five luxury lofts on the second and third floors, with retail at street level. Developer: Fretz Construction. $1.5 million.

First City Tower
1001 Fannin 49-story office building. Renovation of plaza, lobby and tunnel level. Phase I rehab (Lamar St. entrance) and Phase II (McKinney St. entrance). Developer: JMB Realty of Chicago. $11 million.

Kirby Lofts at Main
917 Main. Conversion of office building to residential/retail space. 70 units. Rental and sale. Retail at ground floor. Developers: NBC Holdings, Inc. and The Randall Davis Company. Cost unavailable.

METRO Administration Building / Downtown Transit Center
Main, Pierce, Travis and St. Joseph Parkway. Full city block houses offices of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. 14-story building includes 300,000 square-feet of office space, 3,000 square-feet of retail on the ground floor, and nine bus bays. Bus bays opened June 2004. Office tower opened February 2005. Developer: Metropolitan Transit Authority. $41 million.

Root Memorial Square Park
Bell, LaBranch, Austin and Clay streets. Full city block. Renovation of historic downtown park built in 1937. Redesigned as a pedestrian plaza (with basketball court) for downtown's new multi-purpose arena (Toyota Center). Developer: City of Houston. $1.5 million.

Stowers Building
820 Fannin. Rehab of 8-story commercial building into office, residential, retail. Developer: Spire Reality. Cost: $14 million.

Cotswold Project
90-block street construction project in the northeast sector of downtown. Adds head-in parking and other amenities including fountains and public art. Developer: City of Houston. Construction managed by the Downtown District. $62 million.

Holy Cross Chapel: First Floor Chapel
905 Main. Renovation of former office building into Catholic chapel with related services and offices. Developer: Diocese of Houston/Galveston. $1.3 million.

Downtown/Midtown Transit Project
Reconstruction of 20 downtown/midtown streets. Developer: Metropolitan Transit Authority. (Additional $60 million from City of Houston to rebuild water and sewer lines. Additional $8 million from Houston Downtown Management for betterments). $268+ million.

2004

Communication Workers of America Union Hall
1730 Jefferson. New construction. Three-story building. 40,000 square-feet Includes meeting/banquet hall. Capacity: 800. Developer: Communication Workers of America. $4.5 million.

Hotel Icon
220 Main. Conversion of bank built in 1911. Luxury boutique hotel. Developer: The Randall Davis Company. $35 million.

Inn At The Ballpark
1520 Texas. Renovation of former World Trade Center into a 12-story baseball-themed boutique hotel with 202 rooms with full service restaurant. Developer: Landry's Hospitality. $37 million.

Main Street Square
1000 Main. A pedestrian plaza in the geographic heart of downtown Houston. Includes a 250-foot reflecting pool with water jets, trees, public art, banners and upgraded sidewalks. Developer: Central Houston Civic Improvement, Inc. $8.9 million.

METRORail Line
7 ½- mile at-grade light rail line connects University of Houston-Downtown, downtown, Midtown, the Museum District, Hermann Park, the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park. Developer: Metropolitan Transit Authority. Enhancements by Main Street Market Square Redevelopment Authority and Houston Downtown Management District include upgraded sidewalks and pull outs, brick pavers, special streetlights, drinking fountains, additional landscaping, and a street clock. Opening Day: January 1, 2004. Contract for downtown METRO portion excluding rail cars, electrification systems and design fees: $33.1 million. Cost of enhancements: $10 million. Cost of entire METRO project: $324 million.

Club Quarters Hotel
720 Fannin. Redevelopment of old Texas State building into boutique hotel. Developer: Masterworks Development Corporation. $30 million.
Southeast Quadrant Streetscape Improvements
Project upgrades sidewalks, adds street lights and landscaping to area around new multipurpose arena. Developer: City of Houston/Houston Downtown Management District. $8 million.

The Shops at Houston Center
1200 McKinney. Renovation of 190,000 square-feet of retail space in Houston Center. Includes façade, exterior signage and graphics with expanded retail at street level. Renovated ground floor lobby. Developer: Crescent Real Estate Equities, Ltd. $10.6 million.

University of Houston-Downtown
1001 Commerce. Four-story classroom building for departments of Urban Teacher Education and Criminal Justice. 90,000 square-feet. New construction. Developer: University of Houston-Downtown. $18.2 million.

US 59/Eastex Freeway Ramps
Construction of new interchange and entry freeway ramps serving northeast/ballpark area of downtown from US 59/Eastex and I-10. TxDOT. Phase II cost: $68 million.

Willow Street Pump Station
811 N. San Jacinto St. Historic sewage pump station converted to conference center and exhibition space. Developer: University of Houston-Downtown. $2.5 million.

Southeast Quadrant Streetscape Improvements
In the southeast sector of downtown, generally bounded by Main Street to the west, Rusk to the north, US-59 to the east, and IH-45 to the south, pedestrian walkways have been upgraded through the Southeast Quadrant Streetscapes Improvements project, a joint effort between the City of Houston and the Houston Downtown Management District. Improvements include new street pavement, improved drainage, sidewalks, trees and landscaping, removal of overhead utilities, and traffic signal upgrades. $8 million.

2003

Austin Street
Capitol to Buffalo Bayou. Reconstruction of north/south street downtown. Includes storm sewer betterments, reconstruction of sidewalks, new street lights and traffic signals. Developer: City of Houston. $18 million.

Bayou Lofts
915 Franklin. Conversion of office building to residential. 100 units. Sale. Developer: Spire Reality. $22 million.

Buffalo Bayou: North Side Trail
Trail on north side of Buffalo Bayou connects Sesquicentennial Park to University of Houston-Downtown. City of Houston project. $2.8 million.

Buffalo Bayou Siphon Project
Buffalo Bayou at Fannin St. Installation of large diameter siphon under bayou to transfer waste water from the south side of the bayou to its north side. Developer: City of Houston. $5 million.

717 Texas (formerly Calpine Center)
New construction of 32-story office tower at 717 Texas Avenue with 689,000 square-feet and 900-car garage. 24 floors of office space. Developers: Hines and Prime Asset Management. $100 million+.

Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby. Conversion of Fire Station No. 1 to a 400-seat restaurant with aquariums that have a combined total of 500,000 gallons, a 6,000 square-foot ballroom that seats 500, a cafe and a gift shop. Project features an amusement park that includes a Ferris wheel and a train. A 200,000-gallon shark tank at 33 Artesian, the City of Houston’s historic central waterworks building is also part of the five-acre site. Includes pedestrian plaza and 350 parking spaces. Developer: Landry’s Seafood Restaurants. $38 million.

Franklin Lofts
201 Main. Office building converted to residential. 62 units. Sale. Banquet facility on ground floor. Adjacent four-story parking garage with ground floor retail. Developer: Garvey Properties. $20 million.

George R. Brown Convention Center Expansion
1001 Avenida de las Americas. Additions: 400,000 square-feet of exhibit space and meeting rooms. Exhibit space at completion: 853,500 square-feet. Developer: City of Houston. $165 million.

Harris County Parking Garage
2,400-car parking garage at Austin & Congress. Facility to be used by county and courthouse employees during the day and opened to visitors during the evening and on weekends. $12.8 million for Phase I.

Hilton Americas-Houston
1200 Avenida de las Americas. 1,200-room hotel next to convention center. Includes 66 suites, 2 ballrooms, 28 meeting rooms, and a 1,600-space parking garage connected to hotel via skywalk. Developer: Hines. $285 million.

Holy Cross Chapel: Façade Renovation
905 Main. Renovation of former office building into Catholic chapel with related services and offices. Façade renovation completed 1st quarter 2003. Developer: Diocese of Houston/Galveston. $575,000.

Magnolia Hotel
1100 Texas. Conversion of the Post-Dispatch Building to 314-room, 22-story hotel with full-service restaurant and lounge, parking garage, and 6,000 square-foot club on the second floor. Developer: Steven Holtze Corporation. $52 million.

Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn, and Humble Tower Apartments
900 Block of Dallas. Conversion of office building to 191-room Courtyard by Marriott, 171-room Marriott Residence Inn and 80 apartments. Rental. Developer: Kimberly-Clark. $65 million.

Reliant Energy Plaza
New construction of 844,000-square-foot office building/1,400-space parking garage/50,000 square-feet retail at 1000 Main. Includes Transit-to-Tunnel Superstop with commuter amenities. Developer: Century Development. $150 million.

Toyota Center
1510 Polk. Arena has 92 luxury suites. It seats 18,500 for basketball, 17,800 for hockey, and 19,300 for concerts. (Development cost: $202 million) Adjacent 2,500-car Tundra Garage connected via skywalk. (Development cost: $30 million) Developer: Harris County Houston Sports Authority. $232 million.

US 59 Polk St. Ramp
Construction of new ramp from US 59 north bound to two lanes on Chartres St., providing immediate access to the convention center area, arena, ballpark and the east side of downtown. Developer: TxDOT. $988,000.

2002

5 Houston Center
New construction of 27-story office tower at 1400 McKinney with 581,000 square-feet and eight levels of parking totaling 1,250 spaces. Developer: Crescent Real Estate Equities, Ltd. $115+ million.

Baker Street Jail
New Harris County jail at 1200 Baker Street. 3,100 bed replacement of central jail. Developer: Harris County. $70 million.

Citizens National Bank
402 Main. Conversion of nine-story 48,000 square-foot building to office space with nightclub on ground floor and mezzanine. Developer: 402 Main Street Limited Partnership. $1 million.

Commerce Towers
914 Main. Conversion of office building to residential/retail space. 132 luxury condominiums. Sale. Retail at ground floor. Developer: Tarantino Properties. $60+ million.

Commercial National Bank Building
917 Franklin at Main. Renovation of 40,000 square-foot building. Office with retail/restaurant on the ground level. Developer: 917 Franklin Land Ltd. $70 million.

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby. New construction includes two theaters (Sarofim Hall seats 2,650 & Zilkha Hall seats 500) and an 800-space parking garage. Garage is connected to the theater complex and the downtown tunnel system. Hobby Center is new home for Theater Under The Stars. Developer: Music Hall Foundation. $88 million.

Mafrige Building
411 Fannin. Restoration of four–story historic 1907 building into offices. 19,500 square-feet. Developer: MBC Realty $300,000.

Alden Hotel (formerly Sam Houston Hotel)
1119 Prairie. Restoration of boutique hotel with 102 rooms. Developer: Spire Realty Group. $20 million.

The Great Jones Building
708 Main. Renovation of ten-story office bldg. Ground floor retail. Nine floors of office space. Total of 83,000 square-feet. Developer: Spire Realty Group, LP. $7 million.

2001

1100 Smith Garage Expansion
Expansion of the existing 1100 Smith Garage to encompass the entire block. Project includes two additional parking levels and adds 650 parking spaces for a total of 2,169 spaces. Developer: Hines. $6 million.

1500 Louisiana and Parking Garage
Construction of 40-story 1.2 million square-foot office building and 13-level parking garage with 1,300 parking spaces connected by a circular sky bridge. Day care center on adjacent block also part of project. Developer: Hines for Enron Corp. $200 million.

801 Congress
Conversion of former Henry Henke Building to retail/office space. 50,000 square-feet. Developer: Norik Amirkhanian. Estimated cost: $200,000.

Americana Building
Renovation of office building at 811 Dallas. Developer: BNC Real Estate, Inc. $4 million.

Buffalo Bayou: Allen’s Landing Phase I
1001 Commerce. Renovation of Houston’s first port at the confluence of Buffalo and White Oak Bayous. Developer: City of Houston and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. $2.8 million.

Capitol Lofts
711 Main. Conversion to residential space. 35 units. Sale. Developer: 711 Main LLC (Boxer Properties). $22 million.

Hakeem Dawah Islamic Center
202 Main. Renovation of the old Houston National Bank building into an Islamic mosque and learning center. Developer: The Olajuwon Group. Cost unavailable.

I-45 Elevated Section Bridge Replacement
W. Dallas to Memorial. Reconstruction of bridge decks. Includes installation of four beacons and landscaping where freeway crosses Buffalo Bayou. Project sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation. $11.9 million.

Jones Plaza Reconstruction
600 Louisiana. Reconstruction of downtown plaza for outdoor events. Developer: City of Houston. $6 million.

McKinney Place Garage
930 Main. New construction on site of demolished Woolworth Building. 1,200-car parking facility with 40,000 square-feet of street level and tunnel retail. Three tunnel connections. Developer: BMS Management, Inc. $15 million.

Sabine Street Lofts
106 Sabine. New residential construction. 180 units + garage. Rental. Developer: The Hanover Company. $31 million.

San Jacinto Lofts
915 N. San Jacinto St. Conversion of warehouse to residential space. 16 units. Sale. Developer: Wood St. Lofts LP. $5.5 million.

South Texas College of Law-The Fred Parks Library
1303 San Jacinto. New construction. Six-story law library building. 78,301 square-feet. Includes three conference rooms, terrace and atrium. Developer: South Texas College of law. $16 million.

2000

1001 McKinney
Renovation of former Texas American Bank building. 370,000 square-foot office development with 800-car garage addition. Developer: Levcor. $30 million.

1801 Main Renaissance Office Tower
Renovation of 216,000 square-foot building. Developer: TCP Renaissance Partners. $3 million.

Bayou Place Expansion
Texas Avenue at Smith. Expansion, Phase IB. Hard Rock Café and outdoor plaza. Developer: The Cordish Company. $7 million.

Crowne Plaza Cullen Center
1700 Smith. Renovation of former Whitehall Hotel at Smith and Pease. 259 rooms. Developer: Maryland Hospitality, Inc. $25 million.

D’George Residential Project
1418 Preston. Conversion of former King George Hotel to residential. 100 single-room-occupancy units. Subsidized housing. Rental. Developer: Non-profit Housing Corporation of Houston. $2.3 million.

Downtown Club at the Met
340 W. Dallas. (Formerly Metropolitan Racquet Club.) Renovated exercise facility. Added business center, day spa and dining facility. Developer: Trizec Properties, Inc. $5 million.

Holiday Inn Express
1810 Bell Avenue. 114 rooms. New construction. 57,000 square-feet. Developer: North American Properties. $8 million.

Keystone Lofts
1120 Texas Avenue. Office building converted to residential. 31 units. Sale. Interlochen Development. $3 million.

McCrory Building
501 Main. Office/retail. Developer: Spire Realty Group. $2 million.

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford. 40,950-seat outdoor baseball stadium with retractable roof. First game on March 30, 2000. Developer: Harris County Houston Sports Authority. $286 million.

Skywalk
1111 Bagby. Skywalk connecting Chevron Texaco Heritage Plaza Building to the Doubletree Allen Center Hotel. Developer: Coventry Management Systems. Approximately $3 million.

Star of Hope
1811 Ruiz. Doris & Carloss Morris Men’s Development Center. Homeless residence and treatment facility. 279 beds. 33,000 square-feet. $5.4 million.

US 59/Eastex Freeway Ramps
Phase I construction of ramps serving northeast/ballpark area of downtown from US 59/Eastex and I-10. TxDOT completed Phase I in the fall 2000; part of larger project. $48.2 million.

1999

Bob Lanier Building
611 Walker. City of Houston conversion of former Houston Lighting & Power office building into offices of Public Works and Engineering Department, Planning Department and other functions. Includes new tunnel links. Developer: City of Houston. $43 million.

Harris County Criminal Justice Center
1201 Franklin. Facility is at the heart of the Harris County Courts Complex. Developer: Harris County. $88 million.

Metropolitan Detention Center
1200 Texas Avenue. U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility at Texas and San Jacinto. $36 million.

New Hope Housing
320 Hamilton. New construction. 130 single-room-occupancy units built in three phases. Rental. Developer and owner: New Hope Housing. $6.2 million.

Northwind/Union Station Chilling Plant
1401 Rusk. Construction of first of four chilled water cooling plants to service Minute Maid Park and downtown buildings. A joint venture of Houston Industries and Unicom (Northwind Houston). Now operated by Entergy. $30 million.

One City Centre
1021 Main. Renovation of former First City Main Building. 600,000 square-foot development with 750-car parking garage. Developer: McCord Development. $22 million.

Replacement of Bridges
Capitol Avenue, Preston Avenue, Franklin Avenue, and San Jacinto Street bridges over Buffalo Bayou replaced by TxDOT and the City of Houston. Approximately $10 million.

St. Germain
705 Main. Old office bldg (Kress Building) converted to residential with retail at street level. 107 units. Rental. Developer: The Randall Davis Company. $2.4 million.

Travis Tower
1300 Main. Renovation of 508,000 square-foot office building. Includes new 950-car parking garage. Developer: McCord Development. $21 million.

1998

1414 Congress
Renovation of old transient hotel to residential space. 57 single-room occupancy units. Rental. Developer: Houston Area Community Development Corporation. $2.1 million.

Buffalo Bayou: Sesquicentennial Park
Texas Avenue at Bagby Street. Phase II development and channel improvements to Buffalo Bayou. Developer: Phase II a- Harris County Flood Control; Phase IIb - Central Houston Civic Improvement, Inc. $18.4 million.

Christus St. Joseph Hospital
1401 St. Joseph Parkway. New garage and ambulatory care facility. Developer: Christus St. Joseph. $50 million.
Harris County Central Chilled Water Plant
1303 Preston. Turnkey development of chilled water plant by CES/Way to serve county buildings, including new Criminal Justice Center. Developer: Harris County. $20 million.

Hermann Lofts
204 Travis. Conversion of historic building to residential space. 25 loft-style units. Sale. Developer: Threshold Interests. $5 million.

Sakowitz Building
1111 Main. Conversion of building to parking garage for 1010 Lamar Building. Includes facade restoration. Developer: BPF Real Estate. $3.5 million.
Texas Avenue Improvements
Bagby to Main. Redevelopment of Texas Avenue streetscape. Developer: Houston Downtown Management District. $950,000.

Post Rice Lofts
909 Texas. Conversion of historic hotel to residential space. 312 units. Rental. Retail on ground floor. Developer: The Randall Davis Company. $32 million.

Urban League Building
1301 Texas. Conversion of historic Federal Reserve Bank building to headquarters of Houston Area Urban League. Developer: Houston Area Urban League. $2 million.

1997

Bayou Place
Corner of Texas Avenue and Smith. Phase 1A redevelopment of former convention center into theater, live entertainment, cinema and restaurant complex. Developer: The Cordish Company (in a public-private partnership with the City of Houston). $23 million.

City Hall
901 Bagby. Renovation and restoration of historic edifice and adjacent plazas by the City of Houston. Developer: City of Houston. $17 million.

City of Houston Police Administration Building
1200 Travis. Houston Natural Gas building purchased and renovated by the City. Developer: City of Houston. $27 million.

University of Houston-Downtown
One Main. Construction of two new buildings for student activities and academic support. Developer: University of Houston. $26.9 million.

1996

1111 Louisiana
CenterPoint Energy headquarters office building. Developer: Hines Interests, LP Management. Estimated cost: $100 million.

1201 Louisiana
Office tower reconstruction. Developer: Jones Lang Wooten. $12 million.

Market Square Clock Tower
Congress at Travis. Restoration of old city hall clock. Developer: City of Houston. $300,000.

1995

Dakota Lofts
711 William Street. Conversion of Bute Paint Company Factory to residential space. 54 units. Rental. Developer: The Randall Davis Company. $3 million.

Foley Building
214 Travis. Conversion of historic 3-story building to residential/retail space. Two owner-occupied units. Retail at ground level. Developer: Foley Building Development. $600,000.

Hogg Palace
401 Louisiana. Conversion of historic office building to residential/retail space. 80 units. Rental. Retail at street level. Developer: The Randall Davis Company. $6.2 million.

White Oak Bayou Channel Improvements
At convergence of White Oak Bayou and Buffalo Bayou. Bank stabilization and Championship Park site work. Developer: Harris County Flood Control District. $5.5 million.