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Hines Announces Plans for ‘The Preston,’ Downtown Houston’s Tallest Residential Community


From a Hines press release… 

Adjacent to Market Square Park and the landmarked Hogg Palace residential building, the residences will lie at the convergence of Houston’s Central Business District, Theatre District and Historic District, offering immediate access to the city’s major urban, cultural and sports facilities. The project, located on the site of the former Houston Chronicle parking garage, also neighbors Hines and Ivanhoe Cambridge’s 1-million-square-foot office tower, which is under construction at 800 Texas Avenue.

Comprised of 373 luxury residences, the 46-story high-rise tower will stand taller than any other downtown residential community and will boast panoramic views of the Central Business District, Market Square Park, Sesquicentennial Park and Buffalo Bayou, as well as long views to the Heights area and beyond. Positioned diagonally on its site on the north side of downtown, the building’s distinct facade will become an important contribution to the Houston skyline.

“Rotating the building diagonally to Houston’s grid provides wider uninterrupted views from all the residences,” said Jorge Munoz, Principal of Munoz + Albin, the project’s design architect. “The massing and geometry of the tower are a response to the building’s immediate context, maximizing long distance views, natural light and direct views of Market Square Park.”

While modern in its origins, The Preston will depart from the strict rigor of modernism to create undeniably welcoming and livable spaces. Each single-level floorplan will be spacious and light-filled, featuring flexible living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize views. Natural materials and finishes will create an inviting sense of warmth with luxurious millwork and fixtures, including Quartz countertops, stainless-steel Bosch appliances and wide-planked wood flooring complimenting Italian-made custom cabinetry throughout.

For more on this exciting project, please visit Hines.