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  1. Pearl on Smith + New Whole Foods

    This one is getting very tall. It was tough to predict how big it would look because the lower floors blended and couldn't get a good count. I will send a pic from my driveway but this one is going to stand out big time in the neighborhood!
  2. 19-Story High-Rise Proposed for W Gray

    Where is this?
  3. Camden McGowen Station + New Park (Midtown Superblock)

    yall herbivores need to take this conversation off line. lol
  4. Alltmont Building @ 311 Travis Street

    This thread needs to get nuked! I was trolling with my Applebees comment, off course there are urban Applebee's there are a lot more in towns like Onalaska, WI. I think I speak for a lot of HAIF'ers when I conclude downtown is coming along at a pretty good pace compared to just a few years ago. The incentives actually worked, which many here including myself were skeptical. Development comes in waves, we have our apartment wave DT now, it's filling up give it a little time, let some density settle in and the market will drive retail and more food options. Gasp maybe a family or two will sneak in.. Then the next wave will be these people that like living downtown but want to own something, hopefully more Marlowe's or Theodore's or whatever named condos will pop up and you have a new wave of development. My name says it; I grew up in Chicago and all things considered I would rather live here in Houston. Our urban DT living is not where Chicago is currently but I like where we are heading.
  5. Alltmont Building @ 311 Travis Street

    A nice urban Aplebee’s would bring in the Famalies. put it right in the middle with parking all around. I can smell the ribs now !
  6. Australian Developer Planning Three High-Rises for Midtown

    My fam and I ate at Cafe Saigon vietcajun crawfish over the weekend - walked to the park after this part of midtown is gonna be so different soon. maybe the crime stoppers building can even take down their fenced in park in a few years ! Armed seal security was working hard patrolling the new park on golf carts - no bums anywhere to be seen.
  7. U-Haul Moving & Storage Expansion at 1617 San Jacinto

    I guess this is the market naturally finding the best use of things. I was initally dismayed in my hood that a key block was going to become a strip center in Montrose, but then I have to remember it won't last forever, just no foresight. Very interesting!~
  8. Riva at the Park

    No pool ?? Ha they missed the mark on this one. For 2.0 mil you could grab a nice huge, better finished mansion with a big pool... They are nuts on this one. @jgriff @KinkaidAlum
  9. 1803 Pease

    Creme de la Creme daycare is over there and is truly a bustling spot. 300 kids from newborns to preschool and run like a machine, now it costs about the same as college tuition but hey! They do have two uniformed armed constables at all times for security and traffic control.
  10. 509 & 517 Louisiana to be Demolished

    The hotel was fine and hit a price point and was convenient for us being DT - there are a lot of great options now mostly I put them up at The Hilton America’s or JW on Main. Big swings in nightly rate makes it interesting. La Maison in midtown is also a wild card - have had a few bigger groups take over the whole place.
  11. 509 & 517 Louisiana to be Demolished

    They basically said how dare you say we don’t care about history. The buildings are unsaveable and uninformed people like you can’t have an opinion because you don’t have any money involved. I responded I would send my 10 + groups of out of town guests for work for the year elsewhere downtown.
  12. 509 & 517 Louisiana to be Demolished

    K A R M A is a delicate flower... I don’t like to equate my personal beliefs with wishing bad on a business. However, If you could have read their response when I sent them a heartfelt email telling them they will lose all my business...
  13. Market Square Tower: 40-Story High-Rise for Downtown

    CVS signage is up, appears to be coming together.
  14. Hardy Yards Development

    Clock tower is cool
  15. Dolce Living coming to Midtown Houston - West Gray at Wilson

    Wow - this board has been pretty hard on long construction projects. This thread was started in 2013, they need to call one of those express funding places and get a predatory loan to get this built and delivered. Certainly renters will help drive some ROI as it sits 70% done it's insane.