Houston Highrise Comparisons
The typical high rise built in Houston thus far has been designed to provide its residents a “buffer” from the neighborhood. In some cases, a security wall exists around the property. Others have a set-back with lawn and driveway or just a less-than-welcoming commercial building type entrance. The property we propose at 1717 Bissonnet will be designed as a neighborhood gathering place with a pedestrian plaza that will include public seating and public art, plus access to a neighborhood restaurant with outdoor dining as well as a small gourmet market.
We believe the pedestrian level is most important when building in a primarily residential area. The amenities are provided not only for the benefit of building residents, but as a walkable convenience to the neighborhood as well. The townhomes proposed along the Ashby side of our project will complement the residential nature of that street while our primary frontage and main entrance will be on Bissonnet.
Please view the following photos for comparison:The Huntingdon
There are already a number of existing successful high-rise developments in Houston located in residential neighborhoods that have not undermined the quality of life therein. Following is another series of aerial photographs showing examples of several such high-rises that were built during the period ranging from 1965 to the 2002: