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New luxury mixed-use development brings the high life to Buffalo Bayou

New luxury mixed-use development brings the high life to Buffalo Bayou

The Allen Buffalo Bayou high-rise
The Allen is elevating the scene at Buffalo Bayou.  Rendering courtesy of DC Partners

Houston is in the midst of a mixed-use boom, as evidenced by imminent developments such Buffalo Bayou’s Regent Square, Midtown’s Pearl Marketplace, and even downtown’s reimagined Houston Center.

Joining this mix is The Allen, which will tower over Buffalo Bayou across six acres at the southeast corner of Allen Parkway and Gillette Street. The more than $500 million project boasts the luxury brand Thompson Hotel, The Residences at The Allen, two restaurants, luxury retail spaces, and an office building.

Also promised is a “lifestyle pavilion,” which will include “one of the nation’s most exclusive fitness clubs,” and “unparalleled views of downtown,” according to a release.

Having just officially opened for pre-sales, The Residences of The Allen will offer luxe services and full amenities provided by the Thompson Hotel, including 24-hour concierge and room service, a lavish spa, views of the city on the pool deck with cabanas, and restaurants.

A techie features includes a helistop, which will be available to hotel guests and residents, and is engineered to accommodate drone deliveries and transportation of the future.

Future residents can also expect a private entrance and lobby complete with valet service, private garages, EV charging station, a resident-only lounge and catering kitchen, executive conference room, and a private changing area on the pool deck. The property also promises to be pet-friendly.

Spearheaded by developers DC Partners, the 99 units will consist of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom condos, as well as 17 penthouses range from 919 square feet to a sprawling 10,000 square feet.

Construction on the lifestyle pavilion is expected to begin at the end of Summer 2019, with the hotel-condo tower to follow, per a statement.