Looks like Swamplot was onto something when it reported rumors that Houston-headquartered real estate company Hines was looking at a Museum District block for a 20- or 22-story apartment tower.
Though no plans have been finalized, George Lancaster, senior vice president of corporate communications for Hines, tells CultureMap that the company is considering the development of a "high-end residential multifamily project" on the land adjacent to the Asia Society Texas Center.
However, Lancaster explained, the developer definitely doesn't own the house pictured in Swamplot's post or the land under it. Swamplot said that three of the four property owners on the block bound by Caroline, Southmore, Oakdale and San Jacinto have agreed to sell.
"We respect the architectural quality of the new Asia Society building, and if we were to build something next door to it, it would be something great looking," said Lancaster, noting reverence for the striking museum structure designed by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi.
"We also think the location, being proximate to the rail line and all those amazing cultural offerings, would be a fabulous and desirable place to live."