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  1. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Midtown-project-to-combine-Whole-Foods-luxury-6250297.php
    28 points
  2. This old warehouse will be converted to 80 residential units. A two-story building that was later an addition will also be converted to residential; with retail space as well. 810_Sampson_MATERIALS.pdf
    8 points
  3. Market Square Tower Houston by marclongoria, on Flickr
    8 points
  4. Peering between the building and garage, it looks like they are building in walkways between the two. Either that or they are taking all the space they can for those floorplans since the balconies would be extremely odd.
    7 points
  5. From the ground... Residences at Market Square Houston by marclongoria, on Flickr
    6 points
  6. The Hamilton Houston by Marc longoria, on Flickr
    5 points
  7. Construction will start early next year. The building will be 8 stories tall consisting of two levels for Whole Foods, 260 apartments, 2 levels for resident parking, and two levels of underground parking for Whole Foods customers. Rosalie will be closed between Smith & Brazos for development which will also spill onto the block north. The store will face Smith St. It will be a part of the pearl brand.
    5 points
  8. this is a much better location than on the rail line. at this point the focus shouldn't be to try and force these things to meet some sort of urbanist ideal, it should be geared to guarantee it's success which in turn encourages other similar developments. near the spur, near montrose, well established part of midtown.... this is exactly where it should be. people seem to forget that succesful projects beget future successful projects.
    4 points
  9. saw this person almost fall off today
    4 points
  10. New condo made of 3 residential levels and 2 levels of parking on Center St.
    3 points
  11. I don't see it happening. Maybe before, but now that I actually live somewhat in the area I really can't see that this was ever meant for large scale development. At least not now... It's really a "fringe" plot - absolutely nothing to the south to speak of, nothing all that desirable (at least to developers) to the east/northeast, and a vast ocean of parking lots to the north and (now) immediate west. Well, to the west is really more now a perennial grass parking lot with no trees and ugly storage sheds sitting there. Some decent demographics exist in the general vicinity to the west/nort
    3 points
  12. Here's a first look at the revitalized basin and road extension that will run through the site, thanks to the Houston Planning Comission. We also have a name for this proposal - Energy Gateway District.
    3 points
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  14. I don't think it needs to be on Main, but a more central location would have benefited Midtown more as a whole. This is really on the fringe of Midtown, right next to a huge single-family area. While it is still a big-time boost for Midtown, I think a central location would have been better if the goal is to grow the entire Midtown area and to create a more walkable area. But it seems Whole Foods is trying to serve the single-family area as well, especially with placing it right next to the 59 spur. After all, their first priority is to make money, not create a walkable urban environment.
    3 points
  15. this is a much better location than right on the rail - and by a WIDE margin mind you - precisely for the reasons HTM stated above. no left turns, single lanes each way... bad for business. thinking that this thing would be better off on the rail line is pure romanticism at this point. i don't even think it's a "step in the right direction"... it IS the right direction.
    3 points
  16. My wife and I were at Saint Danes on Wednesday evening and a girl was flying off the spur doing about 55 MPH it appears she was about to turn left and then corrected her path and slammed into 4-5 parked cars - it was a huge mess. Could you imagine the same senario - oh there's whole foods! whoops can't turn, very dangerous and I agree needs to be addressed. There were two cops doing speed trap on rosalie and had her in cuffs within 1 minute. Pretty sure she was sauced up, not Stubbs.
    2 points
  17. This is an awesome building. So excited to see this converted. Also, I like the windows
    2 points
  18. If this is successful, in a psychological sense this will be far far far more important than mid main. Mid main will transform a strip but will do little to influence trends. If this is successful it may be a model for multiple other developments in the area.
    2 points
  19. The Champs (Mambo) at 10810 North Freeway (corner of Dyna) was originally a Jim's Restaurant (San Antonio-based). One of my first jobs in high school was bussing tables at that Jim's. Workers got one free meal during each shift. While we weren't allowed to order steaks the manager on duty most of the time I worked was pretty liberal about other things on the menu - a burger, fries, and additional side, dessert, and a drink with refills was not a problem. It was the perfect "light meal" for a 16-year-old male.
    2 points
  20. 88 story skyscraper over a new high speed rail terminal. Let's do this Houston.
    2 points
  21. and Texans like to pretend to be tough. The closest grocery store in Boston was about 10-12 blocks from my house and didn't even have parking. I walked in snow, ice, rain, wind, sun, heat, humidity, you name it. That said, the walking environment there was so much nicer. Wide sidewalks. Clear crosswalks. Drivers that paid attention to pedestrians. Other people out on the streets. Walking in Houston outside of a few areas just isn't pleasant. Weather aside, you often deal with disappearing sidewalks, angry drivers, vacant blocks, potholes, trash, glass, odd-smelling puddles...
    2 points
  22. oh wow 4 blocks....thats like...thats like 5-10 mins of walking! The horror!!!!
    2 points
  23. Yesterday. Most of the rubble is gone already
    2 points
  24. Honorable Mention: Marriott Marquis Developer: Rida Development Landscape Architect: SWA and Clark Condon Building Architect: Morris Architects Delivered: Under construction now, with estimated completion in September 2016 It’s not an apartment, but you can no longer talk about pools in Houston without mentioning the Marriott Marquis Convention Center’s Texas-shaped lazy river towering 110 feet above Downtown. The resort terrace also includes an infinity pool, full-service spa and fitness center, outdoor bar and grill, and group pavilion. https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/multifamily/10-s
    2 points
  25. no words....should have sent...a poet..
    2 points
  26. I saw this Notice of Variance sign for multifamily at Mt. Vernon and the feeder by 69. It appears an LLC with this name was registered back in March.
    1 point
  27. I think it would be perfect for an Olympic grounds for future Olympics, or a Worlds Fair. Just my opinion.......still want a theme park T_T
    1 point
  28. This is critical to the project. It is far more as a whole than the sum of its parts.
    1 point
  29. That little Townhouse Farm is so cute! The apartments are cool too.
    1 point
  30. I don't know the overall median price, we are only looking at older homes ranging from $350 to $450K (depending on amount of renovation). There are several we have seen that are not livable, going for around $400K for the lot value only. Most lot sizes are 5125 sqft, the lots right on the tracks are 5725 sqft. Newer homes (just built) are ranging around $260/sqft, but we're not in the market for those.
    1 point
  31. Yeah, 8 blocks of walking with groceries isn't ideal.
    1 point
  32. Found a balcony rendering of this project:
    1 point
  33. I remember that when One Shell Plaza was completed, it was described as being the tallest reinforced-concrete structure in the world. Recently, I read that, while the inclusion of steel rebars increases the tensile strength of concrete, it also (potentially, at least) can decrease the lifetime of a structure. Apparently, the problem is corrosion of the rebars. According to wiki.answers.com, the ACI (American Concrete Institute) says the typical design life for reinforced concrete is an average of 75 years. The normal range given in between 50-100 years. One Shell Plaza was completed (I th
    1 point
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