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What oil gloom? Sky's only rising in Houston: Another new luxury apartment tower going up downtown

Houston rising: Another new luxury apartment tower going up downtown

SkyHouse Main high rise downtown
Architect's rendering of Skyhouse Main planned for 1625 Main St. Courtesy rendering
Skyhouse Houston, a 24-story apartment building in downtown, opened this summer. September 2014
Skyhouse Houston, a 24-story apartment building in downtown, opened last summer. Photo by Ralph Bivins
Novare Group is developing SkyHouse River Oaks, a 352-unit, 25-story apartment building at 2031 Westcreek Lane, near San Felipe and Loop 610. This is one of three new SkyHouse brand rental towers in Houston September 2014
Novare Group is developing SkyHouse River Oaks, a 352-unit, 25-story apartment building at 2031 Westcreek Lane near San Felipe and Loop 610. (File photo) Photo by Ralph Bivins
SkyHouse Main high rise downtown
Skyhouse Houston, a 24-story apartment building in downtown, opened this summer. September 2014
Novare Group is developing SkyHouse River Oaks, a 352-unit, 25-story apartment building at 2031 Westcreek Lane, near San Felipe and Loop 610. This is one of three new SkyHouse brand rental towers in Houston September 2014

The "sky's" the limit in Houston.

Another new SkyHouse luxury residential tower geared toward young professionals is starting to rise in downtown as SkyHouse Main, joining its two sister properties in the Bayou City as part of a trio of projects by Atlanta-based developer Novare Group.

Ground broke just recently for the 24-story building at 1725 Main St., property located directly south of the operating SkyHouse Houston at 1625 Main St. SkyHouse Main will include 336 residential units — a mirror image of SkyHouse Houston — as well as 7,200 square feet of retail space.

The mixed-used project is "targeting next-generation professionals who are choosing to live in urban centers close to public transportation, employment centers and cultural institutions," according to a statement from Novare Group.

 SkyHouse Main will include 336 residential units — a mirror image of SkyHouse Houston — as well as 7,200 square feet of retail space. 

“We are excited once again to join our local partner Peter Dienna and Batson-Cook Development Co. as we begin our second tower in downtown Houston," Jim Borders, president and CEO of Novare, said in a statement. "The market has responded well to the central business location, public transit access, the rooftop amenity package and exciting views of SkyHouse Houston.

"The next step is the critical mass of residents who will create a great neighborhood.”

Just like Novare's first downtown tower, SkyHouse Main will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and luxury touches like stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood flooring and large balconies. Amenity packages offer access to the "SkyHouse" located on the top floor, where residents will find a club room, fitness center, pool and grilling area, as well stunning views of the city.

SkyHouse River Oaks, located at 2031 Westcreek Lane between the West Loop and the Target on San Felipe, is under construction with a grand opening scheduled for this spring.

SkyHouse Main, designed by the architectural firm of Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart,  is expected to open in early 2016.