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  1. New Dallas Suburban/Exurban Development

    You are right. Someone should tell the Dallas Morning News.
  2. New Dallas Suburban/Exurban Development

    According to the DMN: -- this will be the 11th Costco in DFW, not 12th (and Costco's website confirms this store count). -- Costco just bought the property and has no scheduled opening date. They don't even have building permits yet. It will not open October 1.
  3. Bummer. Love going to that every year. FWIW, the Chron exhibits its utter cluelessness again. The article says the Uptown holiday lighting "takes place . . . the night before Thanksgiving". (For anyone who does not know, the Uptown holiday lighting has always been on Thanksgiving night. NOT the night before.) There's a reasonable chance the Chron got it all wrong and the Holiday lighting will continue...
  4. 1300 Capitol Street---New HSPVA campus

    I doubt it has much at all to do with keeping the students dry. It's about having a place for buses and cars to load and unload students without blocking the streets, and meanwhile maximizing the square footage of the building.
  5. Australian Developer Planning Three High-Rises for Midtown

    The good news is... I think It already goes to McGowen
  6. HEB - Upper Kirby

    I just happened to have driven by that stretch a couple days ago and noticed that the businesses on West Alabama appear to be pretty much gone. Just found some interesting information on the Giorgetti website. The Giorgetti will be north of Steel Street and it shows a 4 story mixed use apartment development on the parcel bounded by Virginia, Steel, Kirby and Alabama. I think that's the answer to your break-down question. FWIW, I think that parcel is larger than their Heights Blvd/Washington parcel.
  7. Camden Conte: 21-Stories x2 (2 Phases) - Downtown

    I haven't studied it much, but have looked at some examples primarily in Dallas. $15,000 doesn't even come close.
  8. La Colombe d'Or Hotel Expanding with new Residential High-Rise

    Of course the facility can sue, but such a suit would almost certainly be unsuccessful. As was mentioned above, there is no property right in a view.
  9. Camden Conte: 21-Stories x2 (2 Phases) - Downtown

    It almost certainly would have taken a lot larger subsidies to get affordable housing in the deal. I doubt you'll find many (if any) downtown residential developments (in a downtown anything like Houston's) across the U.S. that provided affordable housing with a subsidy rate of only $15,000 per unit.
  10. 40-story High-Rise for Block 98, Behind Hess Tower

    Not sure what is the current, operative rendering, but FWIW, the first rendering posted here at HAIF, back in late 2013, appeared to be non-brick. Then in early 2014, a new, brick, design was posted. In March 2015 a new Ziegler Cooper glass aluminum and stone design was posted. Then in July 2017, the brick rendering is posted again, but it was just from an updated Downtown Development Map listing. Those Downtown Development Maps have not been particularly reliable as to renderings. So, following the chronology of renderings posted here at HAIF, the best guess seems to be that the glass aluminum and stone design is the extant design.
  11. Camden Conte: 21-Stories x2 (2 Phases) - Downtown

    It's apparently something less than an absolute requirement, but the GFR is covered by the design guidelines.
  12. 40-story High-Rise for Block 98, Behind Hess Tower

    I think the brick rendering is the newer, extant, rendering. No?
  13. SEARCH Homeless Services Moving to EaDo

    What did we do to deserve such uniformly bad journalism? They state that " Any building between the freeway and St. Emmanuel Street will be kaput . . . " as if it's a known fact. It is not. In fact, it seems pretty clear that the Cheek-Neal Building will survive and from the maps it appears that SEARCH's new headquarters (or at least the vast majority of it) should be able to survive as well. There is at least some uncertainty. From the sounds of the Houston Press story, you'd almost think SEARCH had already received their eviction notice. Would it kill Meagan Flynn to take a careful look at the project map? Oh, and by the way, relevant to this story (but unmentioned): SEARCH constructed their building and moved in all after the general scope of the new freeway alignment was known.
  14. Braun to redevelop 4721 N. Main

    Agreed. Yelp is not only bad for the restaurant industry; the reviews and ratings are pretty much worthless. My understanding is they don't even attempt to police to make sure the reviews are legitimate.
  15. New Dallas Development

    Wait... What???? That can't be right... I read Steve Brown's article in April. Work started in April! ;-)