iah77

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  1. This developer owns the pad of the CVS by the coffee plant and many others like Waught so it's for sure. Sprouts has been in negotiations forever.
  2. Only in Houston could an area with 2 large universities be such a disaster and have people wanting to preserve it exactly as is segregation and all... Why would anyone want a neighborhood dominated by one ethic group in the 21 century? This should be a booming university neighborhood and it's not. UH needs to jumpstart cleaning up the area.
  3. Maybe look glamorous, don't require much water, can grow surrounded by concrete without lifting it up, are ever-green, create focal points and don't litter a parking lot with 4 tons of leaves annually? How can a tree be tacky lol?
  4. The existing structure on this site was demolished I think yesterday morning as the site rubble was being cleared as I passed heading to the gym yesterday. Guessing this one will move kind of quickly!
  5. Wait, they are trenching it when? Right now there is a massive tent community on Caroline so all they did was move in that direction. City needs to fence off asap
  6. Why does everyone think Sears is the problem and not the massive pariah filled housing project across the street and the Men's Center?
  7. Innovative young talent? The innovative one is not "young" and the "young" one who funds the investments inherited a boat load of cash from his father who was a very successful attorney lol.
  8. Maybe HCC sublease until their facility is built? Or maybe canceled because now it's actually going to be built?
  9. In case you did not notice, the average person can't afford to relocate to a new city and have their own housing at 17-18. Even dorms are out of reach for the average family without financing. Extremely privileged view point, do you know the average person dies within less then 40 miles of where they were born? The average person can't afford to leave their city, much less without family support. So say I'm the child of poor migrant workers as over 25-30% of Houston is and I have 2 siblings. Can my parents with no credit history afford to send me to Dallas with added cost of a dorm? Would they even if they could, risking losing a child that may not come back? Would they trust their child in a far away city alone? So you are saying A&M which is literally 100 MILES from downtown Houston is a Houston school? If I'm poor and have to take bus, it's 50 dollars round trip. If parents are dishwashers, that's over a day of work of disposable income. Does that seem like a real option? And of you think Rice serves the Houston community you are dreaming. 57% is from out of state and with really small classes that means literally less than 1,500 TEXANS [Not Houston alone] have a chance of getting in.
  10. Exactly; the amount of "privilege" on this forum is crazy. Fascinating these comments come from people who obviously consider themselves better educated and more cosmopolitan with references to NYC, Boston, Kinkaid etc as if no one else here has lived in NYC or gone to a preparatory school. The fact is that education is a right and not a privilege and that by granting UH a monopoly on a decent public education in Houston you are denying education to people in the Houston community who would benefit from another option. UH exist for the benefit of the Houston population, not the other way around...
  11. Yeah, the company is called Refuge Real Estate and they actually own the lot where the barber and record thing is. A coffee shop is under construction as well though not allowed to say by who;). They are renovating the small warehouse in back to expand. The lady nextdoor hates them and refuses to sell that beautiful commercial building she has falling down. They recently expanded outside East End and have projects now in Near Northside and 3rd Ward.
  12. You do realize UCLA has to share it's turf with over 10 large public campuses right?: Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Dominguez hills, Call State Long Beach, Cal State La, ect not including 10 + private universities. UH needs to stop being a crooked institution. Renu Khantor is the HIGHEST paid public university president at 1.3 million USD and literally chairs over UHD which is labeled by the department of education as a DROPOUT factory... like seriously? https://www.texastribune.org/2016/07/17/three-top-four-highest-paid-university-executives-/ UH is not preparing the graduates we need neither in quality or quantity. Is this what Houston deserves? Absolutely not
  13. There's nothing organic about Upper Kirby, the TIRZ widened the road and landscaped it to look like a mini highway with cars going 40+ on it. It's a major thoroughfare and try crossing the street at Kirby and Whole Foods on a bike to see how long can happen without getting hit lol... None of the things mentioned except for Kuhl Lindscome embrace the street they are part of in an open way.
  14. There's literally a 6 story free garage that's is literally a 3 min walk max from any store in the entire complex. Is reserving 3-5 spots for big anchors really a dumb idea considering most people go there for a specific store? Someone going to Brasserie 19 is most likely not going to Gap or the gym equipment store under Americas. So many people here like to call big developers dumb but don't exactly seem to be successful developers. Market forces don't always match our ideals