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  1. Any issues

    Finally! Should have been a simple fix, but I feel like it (and well, Harvey) really killed activity on the site
  2. Quite the hotel boom for TMC...there are these 2, the Blossom hotel, the Intercontinental, the Embassy suites (which has had some permitting activity lately), the new Residence Inn (appears to finally be happening), and various other smaller, new hotels that have popped up along South main. There's also the supposed TMC3 hotel as well, but who knows if/when that one will ever come together
  3. Harvey impact on real estate?

    One thing is for certain: be ready to start seeing "no water during Harvey!" as a key phrase in real estate listings over the next decade or so. The flooding was so widespread from this that many buyers, when looking at a new property listing, will have no idea whether or not it previously flooded based on general location alone. The question is whether people will care - that is, are they going to view Harvey as a "once in a lifetime" event (see Allison) and thus discount any flooding from Harvey, or whether they view this as some sort of new normal to avoid at all costs. I think initially people may be concerned with whether the property flooded (especially since so many locals just went through the experience), but if we expect more normal weather patterns for a few years it will matter considerably less with time. I know if I were to look to sell my house ("no water during Harvey!" but we had our moments) and buy another soon, it's certainly something I would want to know and perhaps avoid even though I keep hearing it was a "1000 year flood" event. Longer-term I'd certainly care less I really do wonder what's going to happen with the houses impacted by Barker/Addicks. Many that have NEVER flooded may be flooded for weeks - what kind of impact is that going to have?
  4. Flooding in Downtown from Hurricane Harvey

    Has anyone see anything on how the medical center fared during this? From what I've seen it remained operational though obviously access was limited I am curious to see if we ever get any statistics regarding the impact of Project Brays on Harvey. My house (and many others in Old Braeswood/Braeswood area) are in the 100 yr flood plain, but didn't take any water from this event. It's unfortunate they did not start work on the stretch to Meyerland until just last month but seems to bode well for future flood mitigation along Brays I know of some water rescues from Braes Heights area but can only imagine what this would have been like without this project. Obviously the floods of the past few years show that we need to take a closer look at many other watersheds. The real question is whether we can really still look at Tax Day/Harvey/etc as "500 year"-type events
  5. 11-story apartments for N Braeswood at Main

    Lots of permits (including building permit) issued today, so hopefully get some news (and rendering) soon. The groundbreaking ceremony was a couple of weeks back as that tent has been gone for a while. There are also a few more brick combinations out there LOL In somewhat-related news, I'm really impressed with the Project Brays construction going on - I thought I'd hate more concrete but the walls upstream of this spot give it more of a canal-type feel. I had thought they were going to replace the lower trails to place in the middle of the lower shelf but so far they are still right on the edge of the liner. The upper trails are definitely being replaced
  6. One thing that strikes me about this is the large blank wall along the northern face of the hotel, visible in Hindesky's photo above. It sure seems to lend some credence to a future project on the BW hotel site (well, former BW). I can't find any renderings from the north side to figure out what this side will look like upon completion
  7. 11-story apartments for N Braeswood at Main

    Website will be SouthMainBuilding.com (currently forwards to Allen Harrison main site) I saw the sign and was hoping for a rendering - surely we'll get something when they break ground, which will apparently be soon
  8. 11-story apartments for N Braeswood at Main

    Another small step - an Arch-Con Construction sign is on the fence now stating it's a construction site. There appears to be some dirt work but it's hard to differentiate it from the Project Brays work, at least from Main St. This seems imminent but no building permits that I can find. I can't find any renderings, either
  9. 11-story apartments for N Braeswood at Main

    The lot is now fenced off
  10. I know there has been a lot of vacant land in this area up until recently, but the neighboring single story storage facilities seem like such a massive waste of real estate. Discount mini storage (9419 Buffalo Speedway) alone has about 5 acres of land. Unfortunately, this stretch of South Main is littered with them
  11. UT Research Campus

    Turner, Fertitta now back "collaborative" approach with UT, UH, Rice, TSU, and A&M http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Turner-Build-the-data-institute-on-UT-s-land-11121076.php http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Turner-Fertitta-endorse-data-center-plan-call-11122792.php
  12. 11-story apartments for N Braeswood at Main

    I don't see any official news on this one yet, but another plan review permit was issued in late March and today they had some sample brick facades sitting out there. Kind of hard to differentiate what might be happening here from all of the Project Brays work around this site, but I take this as a positive sign
  13. Walked by the site today and noticed the neighboring Best Western signage has been removed / covered up. Still saw some cars parked in the below ground garage but noticeably fewer cars on surface lot
  14. TMC|3, Texas Medical Center Research Campus

    Welp, I hope this doesn't screw things up http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Texas-Medical-Center-CEO-tapped-for-University-of-10984934.php
  15. Mixed-Use Development at 7200 Main

    Is street abandonment a long process? Just curious as to the motivation to do it now when the school isn't moving until 2018. Does a developer typically have to reveal anything regarding the plans as part of this process? Just thinking back to Museo Plaza and the plans to abandon Palm. I suspect there won't be much push back from the community on this one