H-Town Man

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  1. Minute Maid Park Renovations

    Very interesting. So what do you mean by "get to develop"? Do they want a tax abatement? Something else?
  2. One Market Square: Proposed Office Tower for Block 43

    Beautiful. Would really love to get something Old World over there and not just glass but that ship has probably sailed.
  3. Hines considers it a private park on their website, but you keep holding your ground and calling it a courtyard, lol. When we "get there" is probably around the time when Hines will decide that the highest and best use of land on Main Street is something other than a fenced park.
  4. Yeah, and there's fenced private parks in London too, none of which anyone would really consider the height of urbanism. More of a vestige of aristocracy (like Southern country clubs). A "Victorian gentleman that has refused to die," as the NY Times once termed Gramercy.
  5. So weird to have a fenced private park when there is a public park right across the street at Market Square. Even at our most urban, we still have the Southern country club mentality.
  6. Developments on San Jac College Central Campus

    Nice building. Wonder if they could take the commas out of the name.
  7. Developments on the Rice University Campus

    This is fantastic. Do we know what the cost is?
  8. 114 Main Street

    I dig that courtyard and the pine timber construction. Is that the remodeling crew?
  9. Houston Center Redevelopment Plans

    I would imagine whatever happens there is dictated by the market more than the owner. They are going to develop whatever produces the highest return. I'm guessing that is office. Unless the market really tanks, if you have adjacent office buildings and a way to connect to the skybridge/tunnel system, office will be more profitable than residential.
  10. Houston Center Redevelopment Plans

    Hope so. Hope the "tenant experience" includes the street experience. Judging by their work at Allen Center, it will.
  11. 1114 Texas Street to Become Hyatt Place Hotel

    Yeah, there obviously isn't the level of pedestrian traffic currently for such a requirement to make sense.
  12. 723 Main Street to Become an AC Hotel By Marriott

    Great catch.
  13. 1114 Texas Street to Become Hyatt Place Hotel

    One measure of downtown success will be when the sidewalks are so busy that any development must keep them open and build covered walkways. Still a long way off.
  14. Amazon HQ2

    Some of these rankings are so hilarious you wonder how the people who make them can get paid for what they do. Chicago, with the economy and corruption levels of Zimbabwe, ranks third, while Houston, the fastest growing city of the past decade, ranks 23rd, behind Detroit, the national symbol of urban failure? Just what were they basing any of this on?
  15. Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expansion

    More like just dowel joints.