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  1. Now with a picture... Just look at that glorious shade!
    10 points
  2. http://www.khou.com/news/local/city-says-vacant-downtown-hotel-is-dangerous/455943621
    2 points
  3. The Catalyst sign is up at the base of the building and looks great. Sorry was unable to take a picture, but it looks very nice from the street.
    2 points
  4. "Grand Texas Theme Park in New Caney has announced that it will start construction on its Big Rivers Waterpark in August, with an estimated opening of summer 2018. Construction on the main Grand Texas theme part is expected to begin after the water park is already in operation." http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/east-montgomery/news/article/New-Houston-water-park-construction-Grand-Texas-11280769.php?utm_content=buffer5d5da&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
    2 points
  5. http://www.houstonpress.com/news/houston-business-owners-wary-of-i-45-expansion-in-eado-9588496
    2 points
  6. Catalyst (and the rest of Downtown) from the ballpark.
    2 points
  7. Hasn't everyone wanted to see more parking lots filled with sparkling BMWs, with the addition of more garages and less opportunities for built up residential or retail spots?
    1 point
  8. Not sure what this means: https://www.jllproperty.us/assets/doc/hardy yards tract flyer_r_8897640.pdf
    1 point
  9. Messing around the other day and wondering whatever happened to the old fraternity house I lived in when I was attending UH back in the early '80's and ran across this site. I lived in the old Simms Estate house for a couple of years. Absolutely beautiful house, thick stucco walls, big spiral staircase, hardwood floors, big front yard with lots of big trees. My room was on the second floor to the left side in front above the great room. I remember the "pool" in the back. It had gone pretty feral by the time I was there. I think there were turtles and frogs swimming around in it. I also remember the round silo in the back. I was never quite sure what that was. Maybe a grain and food storage building. The house was located between the church to the north and the apartments to the south on the west side of Wayside Drive across from Gus Wortham Golf Course. Evidently photos of this house are few and far between but I found one in my fraternity's directory from 1980. I know we rented it from someone but I don't know who that was. I was told that after we left the house, it remained vacant for a number of years until some squatters started a fire in it and burned it to the ground. It is a real shame, that house and the grounds it was on were a real treasure. I probably didn't appreciate it then, but now almost forty years later I sure do. .
    1 point
  10. Lot adjacent to 5005 LBJ (formerly Pinnacle Tower, before that, Occidental "Oxy" Tower) has a post sign with conceptual renderings of a new office building. Up to 250,000 SF is available for construction. Property, dubbed Pinnacle Tower II, is at Inwood and Galleria Dr. Project Location
    1 point
  11. I'm not sure. If we were to extrapolate the numbers, we should have in excess of 500,000 people living Inside the Loop today.
    1 point
  12. Yesterday I noticed the sign's image was corrected with the smaller brick office building AREJAY linked. Also, dirt was being moved on site.
    1 point
  13. How accurate is page 2 of this study?? http://www.harriscountytx.gov/CmpDocuments/74/Budget/FY16 Population Study.pdf
    1 point
  14. It is going to be interesting the impact all these low and high rise apartments and condos are going to have on the intra-610 loop population. I would think it is approaching the 1960 population of 493,000 and will soon exceed.Hope so.
    1 point
  15. Can't it be both? Build a high rise with retail in the bottom like the rest of the world. One of the biggest reasons I live in the loop in to walk to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and retail. Sure you can have stuff delivered but going out to eat and drink can't be replicated at home.
    1 point
  16. Was this concept drawing from ZC posted? Looked back a few pages and didn't see it. Awesome!
    1 point
  17. Loving this. I like the colors. Off topic, but next door.. Activity at the old Black Eyed Pea. Dirt excavation.
    1 point
  18. This is going up fast since they already have the basement done.
    1 point
  19. Sounds like Bravery Hall will be using it.
    1 point
  20. Is this just a courtyard or potential to be used by a restaurant?
    1 point
  21. 6/24 Untitled by Darius Fontenette, on Flickr Untitled by Darius Fontenette, on Flickr Untitled by Darius Fontenette, on Flickr
    1 point
  22. I think the bigger issue is just a fundamental problem of funding for a subway more than anything else
    1 point
  23. Catalyst, Great Southwest, HSPVA... 1) Apt Tower 2) Repurposed Bldg 3) High School...unthinkable for DT Houston a few years ago.
    1 point
  24. OldHouseLover, I think the second house is the one located in Forest Hill, on Pasadena St. It's still standing, overlooking the bayou, and faces a NE direction. It's also near the old section of Forest park cemetery. We have talked about it quite a bit on this forum. It was originally built by a person associated with the railroads. And btw, the original main entrance to the Forest Hill neighborhood was off of Harrisburg Blvd.
    1 point
  25. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/08/18/rv-park-at-long-delayed-grand-texas-now-open.html
    1 point
  26. RachSmith, Yes of course we are interested. There are a whole slew of us out here, that come to HAIF to read about and comment on Houston's unique and seldom documented past.
    1 point
  27. My Grandmother (almost 90) grew up in Houston in a place she always called the Simm's Estate. She spent her entire young life there. Her mother was the maid and her father was the butler. The little house on the property wasn't a school house like I've heard some ppl speculate but the home of my grandmother and her family. She had a brother and sister also. Her father ended up running off with the Simm's hired nanny when she was a young child. After that Mrs Simms and my great grandmother became best friends. My great grandmother stayed devoted to them. We have many of the Simm's heirlooms including a silver tea set and tea spoons the family often used. I'm certain I have seen pictures and could try to find them to post. My grandmother kept many of those things. I will try in the next week or so to go threw her photos and see what I can find if anyone is interested still!
    1 point
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