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  1. Sad to see old trees coming down. Yeah, yeah, I know.
  2. Encore Castle Court (Museum District)

    I can see my sister's house and mine in this photo. Also interesting to see the big field where the Ashby HiRise hasn't risen.
  3. Amazon HQ2

    We're not getting Amazon and I am not bothered by that at all. Sure, it would be nice if they took up the old Exxon Building and filled in the surrounding blocks but it isn't happening unless we give them everything for free and promise not to be mean on taxes. Even then, they ain't coming to H-town. Just more corporate extortion.
  4. Alley Theater Renovation

    LOL that overdevelopment, overpopulation, and deforestation are not part of the flood problem in India. You might want to try google.
  5. in the last 17 years we've had a 500 year flood, a 1000 year flood, and the most destructive drought in the city's history. Climate change + over development of sensitive and flood prone land is 100% the cause of our woes. Asphalt lots, detention ponds, and converting a few pod sites isn't going to cut it no matter how hard you try to ignore the overwhelming evidence.
  6. Houston was protected by the Katy Prairie which absorbed way more water than the reservoirs can hold. But, we allowed mega developers make bank and we paved a massive amount of the prairie. And, if that wasn't bad enough, we allowed mega developers to the North clear cut the piney woods for housing. We can't concrete ourselves out of this mess. We need to SAVE the remaining Katy Prairie to our West and the woods to our North. If government won't do it then we need a public land trust that'll outbid developers. It also wouldn't hurt to take back as much as we can. Greenspoint might be a good place to start. Buy it, rip it down, and turn it into another Bear Creek type park.
  7. Yucatán Taco Stand

    Not sure how that's a bad location. That was Berryhill's forever. Here's a hint, if you open a tex-mex joint and your food is gross, you're not going to be in business long.
  8. GreenStreet Redevelopment + 21-Story Hotel Alessandra

    Still cannot believe the original apartment component never got off the ground. Since then, how many units have opened downtown? So short sighted.
  9. Where's the picture? You claim it exists so produce it or shut the hell up with your fake news.
  10. Catalyst: New 28-Story Residential High-Rise for Downtown

    Pretty typical for a large shell space. Commercial grade appliances required in a kitchen that size will eat up a huge chunk of that budget. Then throw in materials and fees for designers/architects and it's easy to get there.
  11. University of Houston Katy Campus, Mixed-Use Development

    UH Katy is so good it's gonna make Fall happen in Houston!
  12. 1300 Capitol Street---New HSPVA campus

    HSPVA draws students from all over the HISD zone. Downtown is centralized and has the best transit options. It also makes sense to develop relationships between HSPVA and Houston's performing arts organizations, most of which are based downtown. This seems like a no-brainer to me.
  13. Pinnacle West — Energy Corridor — Transwestern

    Someone pulled the plug on the Energy Corridor. 10 of the 16 largest sublease spaces are out West and the overall suburban direct vacancy rate is now over 21%. Rents are also down. You'd be an absolute moron to build in this market. You'd be a bigger moron to lend.
  14. LGBT family - Pittsburgh PA to Woodlands/Spring TX

    As a gay guy, I wouldn't be comfortable knowing 3 out of every 4 people in Montgomery County (home to The Woodlands and parts of Spring) voted for Trump. Not saying anything bad would happen, but I'd rather not be completely isolated in a Republican bubble. Fort Bend is the one suburban county that leans Democratic now. It's also the most diverse and more reflective of Houston's overall diversity. I also prefer the location better because the Southwest side of the area seems better connected than the far Northern suburbs. You'll have easier access to downtown, the Galleria, parks, zoo, museums, sports venues, etc... Lastly, I much prefer the Fort Bend model for schools, especially at the high school level. They prefer more and smaller rather than large campuses. Fort Bend has several highly regarded high schools whereas the Woodlands just has two. Springs schools are rated lower.
  15. LGBT family - Pittsburgh PA to Woodlands/Spring TX

    Montgomery County is the MOST conservative in the Houston area. It's also one of the least diverse. If you're set on the suburbs, I'd look towards Fort Bend County (Sugar Land, Missouri City) but so much will depend on where you'll be working.