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  1. Americans’ Shift To The Suburbs Sped Up Last Year https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/americans-shift-to-the-suburbs-sped-up-last-year/ I'm just thinking how this affects the Houston area. I have certainly seen a revival in the inner-city. Most of my life, I've lived in the suburbs in Spring and Pearland, but for the last nearly 5 years, I've lived in the surrounding Heights area. My area in particular has simply exploded in renovations and new home construction. Pretty interesting to hear though that the boom is even bigger out in the suburbs... kind of opposite of what I thought was occurring in home development trends.
  2. Still a symbolic move in a car-centric city.
  3. HAHAHAHA..... Man, that's bad.
  4. Just saw the for sale signs myself. This is all so exciting. Hopefully we can slowly connect downtown Heights to all the development along Shepherd.
  5. Ok, thanks though. I even searched on Google and couldn't find any reference, but I do remember there being some discussion of widening Sawyer to 4 lanes. For some reason, I even remember a median in the outline. Hope I am not dreaming of construction projects now.
  6. Did anyone notice this on the City of Houston website? Has a picture of Regent Square and the article is talking about amending current ordinances to make areas more walkable. It was last updated just last week. http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Commissions/committee_walkable-places.html
  7. It is just awesome reading this thread and seeing how much has changed in 12 years. This area has totally exploded in growth with new homes on every single block. And yes, here we are, 12 years later, with terrible roads again, especially Crockett. Anyways, I didn't revive this thread just to revive it. Does anyone remember a sketch showing a future expansion of Sawyer St. from Spring St to Washington Ave.? I cannot seem to find it anywhere and I know someone posted it. Maybe @lockmat, @Urbannizer, or @CrockpotandGravel know what I am talking about? It was probably 2 or 3 years ago. This is the closest thing I can find to it, showing a future extension of Summer St., but it's obviously not the right road. Perhaps the expansion was related to some apartment complex to be built... or maybe even Sawyer Yards.
  8. Based on the design, some say construction has been going on since the 1800s.
  9. Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark by Marc longoria, on Flickr Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark by Marc longoria, on Flickr Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark by Marc longoria, on Flickr Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark by Marc longoria, on Flickr Buffalo Bayou Park by Marc longoria, on Flickr
  10. http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/MetroNational-to-break-ground-on-luxury-10988992.php#photo-12517654
  11. Does this project include the bus lanes that will be above 610?
  12. The view http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/03/02/photos-new-museum-district-apartment-tower-boasts.html#g1
  13. Exactly, and people aren't having to cross a major thoroughfare of 6 lanes of traffic to walk around. The Domain is more of a walkable area like the transformed Bagby St. Look, I think the comparison makes more sense with City Centre than it does with Upper Kirby. Upper Kirby is more of a mish mash of different development while the Domain is more of a master planned shopping district. City Centre is somewhat similar in terms of it being further away from a CBD and it does have the suburban office parks around it, just like the Domain. The difference is that the Domain truly caters to all different types of people in terms of shopping and even the nightlife experience it offers with an entire street full of clubs and bars. KinkaidAlum is right that it is an outdoor mall (which cannot be said for City Centre) with several big box stores that are even part of the walkable environment, but I would disagree that it's upscale. There's so many different types of stores that many of them are similar to what we saw in the Regent Square store catalog, even if it was just for potential retail and not the actual resulting stores. With it's parks, street layout, great mixture of retail/office/residential and just the sheer scale of it, I think the Domain experience is a lot different than anything Houston has to offer at the moment.
  14. Easy answer to everyone's question because I expected it. It's all of those projects but on steroids. The sheer size of this project is impressive. Blocks upon blocks upon blocks of stores, bars, and apartments AND the light rail is immediately to the east of this near Top Golf. I saw quite a few riders hoping on and off to the apartments near by. And even though it's in the suburbs, it's so well connected to the surrounding area, including the JJ Pickle Research Institute. Sure, we have developments similar to this, but nothing at this size. Perhaps Rice Village comes close but it doesn't have the nightlife nor the bigger retail you would see from a mall. It's honestly the perfect combination for all sorts of people. I couldn't find any pictures online that really do it justice.... hopefully when ya'll are in Austin, you can check it out and you'll understand what I mean. Or do Google Streetview and "drive around" I guess. Edit: And perhaps even looking again at the renderings for Regent Square, this project won't quite match that either. But I seriously believe we need some type of project at this scale and so well connected like this in Houston. Fingers crossed we get this at Hardy Yards with the Burnett transit center connection but who knows...
  15. So sorry to get people's hopes up when they see this thread has a new post but I just wanted to comment that I think Houston desperately needs a project just like this one. I went to Austin this weekend and I tend to stick to Barton Springs, Rainey Street district, downtown, or near Mozart's but my hotel was further north this time and I stayed near an area called the Domain. Absolutely blown away. It was the perfect mixture of bigger name stores, but also bars, restaurants, apartments, and small parks. It was incredibly easy to walk and it was so packed Saturday night. I wasn't able to take any pictures but here are some I found on the web... if Regent Square type projects can be successful in Austin, I know they can be successful here as well even with the more humid climate.