An empty 45-story skyscraper located in downtown Houston will soon be converted into a residential building. One of Houston’s tallest buildings, the 1.2 million-square-foot tower located at 800 Bell Street previously served as the headquarters of ExxonMobil and Humble Oil, but has been empty for almost eight years. However, according to a recent Realty News Report article, a New York-based investment group with CMI Developers affiliation and experience in home remodeling plans to change that.
The conversion of a major commercial building to residential also signals the potential opening of new retail stores and restaurants on the building’s lower floors along Milam Street and Travis Street, bringing new life to downtown. The report said the building’s nearby garage was also part of the deal.