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  1. I was told by a construction worker that even the Downtown District operations offices (which are moving around the block to the other side of the building) are temporary, so I anticipate that everything will be coming down eventually. Perhaps they'll just continue to have the parking garages operate until something is decided to place on the site. This way they're paying less in taxes by not having a big vacant building, but still making money on the old Macy's garage.
  2. Not sure if this deserves a new thread, but I spoke to a construction worker at the Americana Building site (Block 257), and they are going to be demolishing the tower from the top down. There's barricades out on Dallas Street, so it seems like things will be progressing quickly. Also, the Downtown District operations is moving its office from 1119 Milam to 1102 Travis, which is the SW corner of Travis and Lamar.
  3. A bit more progress on the parking garage at the Residences at Hardy Yards. Notice the cap on the top floor. (7 floors of parking with a rooftop amenity floor).
  4. This proposal was not supported by the leaders of Super Neighborhood 51. New Hope Housing said that they do not want to build in areas that they're not made welcome, so unfortunately it doesn't look like this will be progressing any time soon. It's a shame, because affordable housing (not a shelter), is something the Near Northside could use. This site is also vacant and normally has trash on it. I am supportive of this project, and hope in the future it will be presented a bit sooner, and can have some more community input.
  5. Thanks for that, Triton. Yes, our Nextdoor feed is off the rails already. I'm hoping to attend to provide some support for the project.
  6. There is a Super Neighborhood 51 meeting tomorrow night, addressing a potential New Hope Housing development. The site is rumored to be located at 1515 North Main, directly across from the Burnett Transit Center and Hardy Yards. I want to say I had seen a rendering for apartments at this site from a while ago. (Does that ring a bell to anyone?! I've looked and can't find it...) I don't know if I saw them on here, or something in the UHDowntown plans. Either way, I think they were speculated to be student housing at one point.
  7. The property to the west of this is on next week's Planning Commission agenda. KNA Partners / Beeson Properties are the applicants. Any news on this site? It houses the Grocery Services building, with the remnants of some old railroad tracks.
  8. This is just south of Lindale Park, and at the extreme northern side of the Near Northside... "Fulton Station" townhouses.
  9. Site plumbing for the Residences at Hardy Yards is in.
  10. The variance and plat were approved yesterday. These are the 11 items H-E-B offered as conditions to the variance.
  11. Progressing nicely.
  12. The plat for this development, along with the Outside Media site to the immediate NW of the site, is on the next Houston Planning Commission agenda.
  13. The plat is on the next Houston Planning Commission agenda.
  14. Noticed that the spot at 2626 White Oak has filed for a TABC permit. The name on the application is "The Ready Room", under the ownership of 2626 White Oak LLC, which is shown to be owned by Ken Bridge, of Delicious Concepts. Apparently this spot used to be Roeder's Pub...
  15. Saw an article from yesterday that summarized the meeting. Not much to add to the discussion. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/heights/news/article/Heights-residents-grill-city-on-apartment-10791049.php?t=d49561d47e&utm_content=buffer3bc8e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&cmpid=twitter-premium