Greystar Speer Boulevard Update #2

Since Greystar Speer Boulevard was moved to “under-construction” status back in January, work has been progressing quickly on the project site. There are now two tower crane bases on site, and one tower crane was just installed over the weekend. In this update, we are going to check out, as you probably already guessed, the new tower crane.

Here is the new crane, looking east from Speer Boulevard. The new tower crane is significantly taller than its surroundings and our best guess for this is because the second crane will be shorter than this crane.

Like its neighbor Joule, Greystar Speer Boulevard will feature an above ground parking podium, so minimal underground work is needed. There isn’t much vertical action just yet, but drilling and foundation activities are currently underway.

Lastly, here is a panorama of the entire project site from across Speer Boulevard.

Our next project update will also explore two additional tower cranes going up in the near future. Can you guess the project?

By | 2017-10-15T09:12:41+00:00 March 26, 2017|Categories: Golden Triangle, Infill, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |8 Comments


  1. GC March 26, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Once again I will ask the question- Why is it that this project is not on the Project Map?
    It has never appeared as planned and now it should be identified as under construction.

    • Ken Schroeppel March 27, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks for the reminder! I just added it.

  2. James March 27, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I like how this one curves along the curve of the street corner. Exciting to see more inner city density and how a wall is forming all along Speer Blvd. Do we think all this new construction will be enough relief to the housing shortage?

    • Citizen Kane March 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      No. Not even close.
      It also fails to address the most glaring issue, which is affordability.

  3. TL March 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Any idea what’s happening nearby at the small lot over by the Mezzo building on Lincoln and 10th?

  4. Elijah March 27, 2017 at 11:58 am
    • TL March 28, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Thanks Elijah.
      That site could have had so much more potential 🙁 Seems to be a recurring theme here in the city. Regardless, I’ve wanted to see those awful houses go for a long, long time.

      This Greystar building isn’t so bad, except that it could ignore the street less. Most of the development along Speer seems to ignore the street, or doesn’t make as much use of the sidewalk and nearby canal as it could. I know Speer is a pretty busy avenue, but it’s definitely a missed opportunity 🙁

  5. Richard April 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I love the street wall forming along Speer with these new towers!

    The same company that built 1000 Speer/Joule, Milender White, is building this project as well. They also just started working on Ascent a new 14 story highrise in Union Station, you should do a post on that one.

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