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The Highbank, Braeswood - 284 unit apartment / Anti-smoking and littering rant

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I have limited information, but looks like this one is underway.  The plans were approved for permitting on 09/22 

 

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I like how 610 has been relocated into Brays Bayou. :P

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Yeah, I had to check GooglEarth to make sure of what I was looking at. <_<

 

Google Earth/Maps  is awesome, sometimes when I am bored I do two things.

 

1. Map the longest drive in the world - so far South Africa to Siberia is a winner.

2. Find trailer homes inside Loop 610, you can still find them.

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Google Earth/Maps  is awesome, sometimes when I am bored I do two things.

 

1. Map the longest drive in the world - so far South Africa to Siberia is a winner.

2. Find trailer homes inside Loop 610, you can still find them.

 

Funny you ought to mention the trailer homes. Last week, I saw a trailer home in the subdivision on Cullen between Griggs and Yellowstone.

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Looking at the permits, looks like there are 4 separate building going up? 

 

Foundation / Sitework - $ 3,500,000

Garage - $ 1,899,975

Building 'A' - $ 6,310,821

Building 'B' - $ 6,369,121

Building 'C' - $ 2,376,442

Building 'D' - $ 4,543,640

 

 

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Here's a quick update picture that i took yesterday. Looks like the garage is 7 total stories, with one underground level.

 

Can anybody dig up some renders of this anywhere?

 

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http://www.mhb-magazine.com/index.php/sections/builders/2122-allen-harrison-company

 

Although the "five-story high-rise" ... is a bit interesting. I guess my house is a mid-rise then, cool!  

 

 

The Highbank is Allen Harrison’s much-anticipated five-story high-rise that is expected to be completed in 2017. It will be the first project of its kind for the company as a collective. “We are very excited about the opportunity to finally work together as a company on a project such as this,” Merrihew says. “I could see why some might look at it as something we haven’t done before, but I disagree. Within our team, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge on a variety of projects. Being able to pool the ideas and resources we have within our own walls on The Highbank is something we are eager about.” 

 

The Highbank will join 13 other properties managed by Allen Harrison. Situated at 8877 Frankway Dr. in Houston, the community will include 284 units and offer state-of-the-art amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center and yoga room, outdoor fireplace and grill, a Wi-Fi-enabled e-lounge, as well as a wine bar. The living spaces will feature details such as walk-in showers, natural stone countertops, kitchen islands, subway tile accents and full size washer and dryers.

 

The surrounding area is unique because it offers a wide array of amenities, activities and employers in close proximity. Less than one mile away is a retail plaza with various big-brand stores, while Bray’s Bayou – also less than a mile away – offers a great outdoor space for running, biking and other activities. 

 

Just three miles from The Highbank is NRG Park, which is home to NRG Stadium. Although it is the home to the NFL’s Houston Texans, NRG Park is also a venue of year-round entertainment. Events include the world-famous Houston Rodeo, chili cook-offs and concerts. 

 

Even just five miles from the property, residents will find a lot to see and do. The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is one of the best medical complexes in the world, Merrihew say, and its 106,000 employees see 7.2 million visitors a year. 

The area has the largest concentration of life sciences professionals in the country. TMC backs up to Rice University, Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theater, and Houston’s impressive museum district. Residents of The Highbank will be perfectly situated to take in a majority of the signature places Houstonians frequent. 

 

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Still figuring out why the HBJ went to a subscription service, and why you can only view some articles only 3 times a month. I doubt they're more profitable that way too

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couple weeks ago...

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Units will be available 04/17/2017? That's around the corner!

Date came from their portal to select a unit..

https://ahpm.myresman.com/Portal/Applicants/Availability?a=1238&p=dde4ece7-6924-442d-a166-4265e0cf4c02

 

Still no mention of a smoking ordinance. Their website has a pet policy statement, so I'm going to assume smoking is permitted.  What a waste!


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The Highbank | Luxury Apartments in Houston, Texas

 

 

"Luxury" if you want cigarette butts littered every 2 feet.   They can supply ashtrays around the complex, but from my experience, smokers ignore ashtrays.

 

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"Luxury".

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It's a good thing my dog is not interested in cigarette butts because she stops and sniffs everything else on the sidewalk when walking.  If she wanted to sniff the cigarette butts we'd never move.  Maybe they figure since it's paper and a plant that it's biodegradable?  I wonder how they'd like me throwing orange peels on their porch

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Well at least orange peels degrade.

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Posted (edited)

22 hours ago, bobruss said:

I hate to beat a dead horse, but why are all smokers so oblivious to putting their butts where they belong. Do they have some theory that after a certain amount of time they will simply disintegrate., or do they think that the cigarette butt fairy will come behind them and suck them all up with her magic vacuum.

Is it that they just don't care. Do they not see the growing pile of butts they are adding to. Is it a stigma of smokers or do they just like 

flicking their butts. They throw them out of their cars, onto the sidewalk, in parks anywhere but in the cans that are provided. They throw them in lakes, ponds gutters and yards. 

Is it that smokers could care less about themselves, others or the environment. I just don't get it.

because they are mostly of that crowd that will say something like "because this is Amurica and I can do what ever the hell I wannado without your damn permission!  I don't want no gubment in my bizness so go away you hippie librul" !  I've literally heard people speak like this all over this country lately.  Sad state of affairs.  Can't imagine where it comes from.

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On 3/16/2017 at 11:46 AM, ArtNsf said:

because they are mostly of that crowd that will say something like "because this is Amurica and I can do what ever the hell I wannado without your damn permission!  I don't want no gubment in my bizness so go away you hippie librul" !  I've literally heard people speak like this all over this country lately.  Sad state of affairs.  Can't imagine where it comes from.

Littering has no political affiliation or conceived state of education or rhetoric. Some people just don't care, period.

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On 3/16/2017 at 0:46 PM, ArtNsf said:

because they are mostly of that crowd that will say something like "because this is Amurica and I can do what ever the hell I wannado without your damn permission!  I don't want no gubment in my bizness so go away you hippie librul" !  I've literally heard people speak like this all over this country lately.  Sad state of affairs.  Can't imagine where it comes from.

 

Yeah, I know plenty of liberals who smoke too.  What a joke of a post.

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This is the type of people I live with.  I really wonder what makes a litterer. Parenting I'd say has a big part of it. How you are influenced.  Not caring about the surrounding environment because you do not own it. 

 

Cigarette 6 inches from the ashtray bucket!

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This yellow tall ashtray, there is a cigarette butt right at the bottom! People simply refuse to put it in a hole right in front of them. This ashtray is actually more level to your smoking hand than the ground is.

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Bonus,

The tenants do not own the field behind us, so they throw their cheap beer cans over the fence.  It's not their property and not their problem.

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Not everybody smokes, but everybody has to deal with their litter.

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Of course, not *all* smokers litter. There are some people with respect.

 

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