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  1. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    I think this could work if the current owners could both be convinced to do it and get the capital necessary to make the conversion.
  2. 2132 Bissonnet

    My comment was supposed to be a little tongue in cheek, but this right there is what we need. We need more infrastructure in what we want to be walkable areas to actually make them walkable. We need garages to park in that can replace surface lots, and we need public transit that cuts travel times to no more than 30 minutes for most areas inside the loop.
  3. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

  4. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    I'd prefer the old buildings to be renovated too, but here is my preference list: Nice new building Nicely renovated historical buildings Actively used buildings of any age Parking garage with GFR Parking garage Parking lot Empty grass lot Giant hole in the ground Abandoned buildings
  5. The neighborhood wasn't entirely dead - it had the most office square footage of any neighborhood. Toyota Center, Minute Maid, and the DLI are all public subsidy programs that helped revitalize it, but there's been a lot of normal public projects in it (improving parks, streets, and transportation) as well as a lot of private investments. Now we are seeing the start of non-subsidized residential downtown (the apartments north of MMP that were just proposed are almost for sure not part of the DLI), as well as places opening more throughout downtown. You could argue that spending so much on downtown is bad, but it is the center of the city, and has been since 1837. Makes sense that if you're going to invest some public money, put it where it's accessible by a lot of people and improves the core of the city.
  6. 2132 Bissonnet

    Then you should bike there or take the bus
  7. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    I think this new development is on the block they said (which is yellow in that old Surge homes picture), and they just don't know the addressing downtown well enough to give it the correct address.
  8. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    Hmmm so 100 Crawford would apply to the block bounded by Comerce/Franklin and Crawford/LaBranch. This is currently a parking lot and has been for at least 10 years. The description says it is the block bounded by Ruiz/Commerce and N Jackson/Crawford. This currently has an old building with a wrap-around awning and rounded corners which had a sign that said "Thermal Supply" on it in the 2008 street view, as well as a white brick building on the corner of Crawford and Commerce built in 1914. The addresses for these places would be 1 - 99 (odd) Crawford. As an aside, the Surge site is actually the block to the north of this (the current building is pebble sided). Here is an image from the beginning of the Surge thread: This the development would be the yellow one, the original Surge site is in red.
  9. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    I think surge was going to build nearby - there was a preexisting building on the surge site what it is a (non-subsidized) infill project that stretches the active area of downtown north more. I just wish the didn’t bill it as luxury
  10. Spaceport Houston

    Probably a response to the air traffic then. With hobby nearby, a VFR approach seems ill advised
  11. Also main street in midtown has long stretches without lights
  12. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    Its one block away from Minute Maid and across the street from the bayou - which is the namesake park?
  13. Atlantic Coffee Solutions CLOSING

    Did not realize it had been around that long.
  14. Spaceport Houston

    Even with a remote control location, you still need to have an elevated platform for the camera systems. In the US, it is still in the developmental stages - a demonstration airport is in Leesburg, VA https://www.leesburgva.gov/government/departments/airport/remote-air-traffic-control-tower Current space launch operations are done by remote - the launch control center at Kennedy Space Center for example has windows facing the launchpads, but everyone inside is actually facing away from the windows (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launch_Control_Center) For horizontal take-off and landing space ships, I suspect that it will be treated more like aircraft - and for now that means a control tower.
  15. I don't want to post the whole thing b/c copyright, but here are some highlights