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GID unveils plans for phase two of Regent Square development in US

17 Feb 2013 (Last Updated February 17th, 2013 18:30)

GID Development has unveiled plans for phase two of Regent Square, a 24-acre, 4.2 million ft² mixed-use development located in the centre of the Inner Loop in Houston, US.

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GID Development has unveiled plans for phase two of Regent Square, a 24-acre, 4.2 million ft² mixed-use development located in the centre of the Inner Loop in Houston, US.

The second phase of the development will feature the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a residential scheme featuring 160 apartments and 15,000ft² of restaurant spaces.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will have 35,000ft² of floor space with 950 seats and will be part of outdoor events as well as programming hosted in Regent Square’s public spaces including outdoor movies in the park.

Phase two will also have residential amenities including a rooftop space featuring resort style pool, sundeck, a resident club room, demonstration kitchen, game lounge, bar area, and fitness area.

Architecturally designed to blend with the other project components of the project, Phase Two will help in creating a walkable mixed-use district in Houston.

Construction on phase two is scheduled to start later in 2013.

In August 2012, GID started construction on the first phase of the project, which includes the Sovereign tower, a 21-story residential building featuring 290 units that will offer views of the Houston skyline, Buffalo Bayou, Memorial Park, River Oaks, and the Galleria.

Designed by Zeigler Cooper Architects, the Sovereign building will include over 48,000ft² of indoor and outdoor features.

The Sovereign, which is slated for occupancy in March 2014, will also have a 4,200ft² private park and a pet spa with washing, drying and grooming areas.

Construction firm JE Dunn, which is serving as general contractor for the project, had received a permit from the city of Houston in 2012 to construct the Sovereign building, which is expected to achieve LEED Silver Rating.

The project was estimated to cost $850m in early 2009.


Image: The second phase of development will feature the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema with 950 seats. Photo: GID.