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OkieEric last won the day on March 24 2013

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The lot is now fenced off
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I love seeing more density around Rice Village, and at least their other projects look decent. Too bad about the scrapped Randall Davis project on Shakespeare...
  13. + Seamus Cookiie Ricardo (not buying it, dude) Lara Hastings (not quite as sure) The problem is, the people are actually interacting in threads and will probably even comment on this list...but it's just weird
  14. Surely there is a way to track the IPs. These all appear to be the same person as they have very similar writing styles - generic questions, 2 line responses, etc, etc. All of these "people" (including Ricardo, above, who enjoys threads about coffee) have joined since late October. Just checked "new content" and the vast majority of posts are the same typical crap. Hard to use the forum when that's happening even in the middle of the day Edit: Just read the "Happiness is..." thread. Please make it stop
  15. These BS posts are seriously discouraging me from checking the site, as "new content" is pretty much the only thing I click on here. It's so strange that they read semi-legit but are on topics that none of us give a crap about. "How Do You Like Your Coffee?" Seriously? We need some new #$% projects already