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  1. and this is what I have been working on for a month, a lighting feature in the HoB stairwell. It will be finished either Friday or Saturday. it's 96 individually controlled RGB LED strips, one per pane.
    11 points
  2. windows up to the fourth residential level
    8 points
  3. 7 points
  4. No signs of the vertical sign yet. This photo is from last night around 7:30pm or so:
    6 points
  5. 6 points
  6. It's official: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/08/10/exclusiveaustralian-developer-acquires-more-land.html
    4 points
  7. With the additional density added to this area in the last several years, it's time to extend the CBD's exemption from parking minimums at least to Elgin between Bagby and 59, if not the entire "crotch" between the Spur/Bagby and 59.
    3 points
  8. The Greensheet building being renovated does not mean they are not moving forward - the Caydon site surrounds the building and is excluded. If anything, I would guess they start working on plans sooner rather than later.
    3 points
  9. It was off of Mesa Drive. They used two out of service sidings to house the cars for several years. This was around the time they restored the M-K-T and Southern Pacific cabeese. I don't recall a turntable there, cloud. Only turntable that I vividly recollect in East End is the one at the Milby St. shops at York and Milby. This is the video of the museum equipment being moved onto the Canal St. spur. The spur doesn't see a lot of activity, as you will see below.
    3 points
  10. While Dallas manufacturing thrives, Austin and Houston rank as nation's worst Tony Romo Tribute by Joseph Haubert Texas Job Creation/Loss by County Dallas + 3,200 Travis - (3,000) Harris - (19,000) North Texas Job Creation/Loss by County Dallas + 3,200 Denton + 396 Kaufman + 249 Rockwall + 249 Collin + 225 Ellis + 77 Tarrant - (2,095)
    2 points
  11. They had an open house party last night and you'll never guess who showed up... a train... that blocked Sampson Street for the entire hour-ish I was there. Still a good turnout though, and I was told that they are already 50% leased.
    2 points
  12. "Go big or go home. And if you go big, might as well go really big." -old Melbourne proverb
    2 points
  13. Looking at the text a bit more closely, it appears Caydon is not moving forward with additional towers on these sites, at least not in the near future--the Greensheet building is being renovated, for example. However, additional retail and residential is most welcome in that area.
    2 points
  14. Milby Street sounds familiar. I've been meaning to drive by and try to catch a glimpse of the turntable, but every time I'm in the area I forget.. Thanks for the video! Those rail cars seemed to have been sitting there for so long that I was starting to come up with ideas for how to incorporate them into a new development/repurposing of that warehouse at the end of the spur.. Haha. If they were to do an artist oriented development at the warehouse that the spur dead ends into (on the south side of the bayou across from KBR), kind of like the Silos on Sawyer development, some old rail cars on the abandoned tracks could make for a unique industrial vibe that houses individual art gallery/installation space, as a throw back to the sites former industrial heritage.
    2 points
  15. Caydon is going all in on Midtown, Houston.. I love it!
    2 points
  16. http://m.chron.com/business/retail/article/Greenspoint-Mall-under-contract-for-redevelopment-11751561.php
    1 point
  17. I moved last month and have really been digging it. They did a great job renovating the building. The train can be pretty loud but I've lived in a few different places in the East End and have always lived close to the train tracks. I don't really mind it.
    1 point
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  19. Great news. This is a very underserved area.
    1 point
  20. http://swamplot.com/north-main-is-all-ready-for-its-holiday-inn-express/2017-08-11/
    1 point
  21. Last I heard (about 6-9 months ago) that project was on hold indefinitely due to being over-budget. I might try e-mailing the MMD to see if anything has changed.
    1 point
  22. Nice find! Looks like they're removing the cell tower and doing a $1.5m remodel. I wonder if $1.5 million buys one or more exterior windows? Project No: 17051347 Date : 2017/06/08 00:00:00 USE : CELL TOWER PARTIAL DEMO '2012 IBC Owner/Occupant : *A T & T WESLAYAN TOLL Job Address : 3303 WESLAYAN ST 77027 Valuation : $ 660,000 Permit Type : 13 FCC Group : Non-Residential Alteration Buyer : *HC BECK GROUP Address : 6500 W L S 77041 Phone : (713) 567-7618 Project No: 17053672 Date : 2017/06/09 00:00:00 USE : (EPR) HIGH-RISE OFFICE REMODEL 1-12-1-B- Owner/Occupant : *A T & T WESLAYAN TOLL Job Address : 3303 WESLAYAN ST 77027 Valuation : $ 1,500,000 Permit Type : 13 FCC Group : Non-Residential Alteration Buyer : *HC BECK Address : 6500 WEST LOOP SOUTH 1.2 77401 Phone : (713) 567-7916
    1 point
  23. My guess is that they are waiting for tenants to sign leases before moving forward with the renovation, and having trouble with that since the city's office market is in the dumps and new office product was just delivered in Midtown a few blocks away. But having a bunch of residential towers materialize out of thin air around them won't hurt.
    1 point
  24. Proposed alterarions to add amenities and a sky lounge/roof deck to the roof. http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Commissions/docs_pdfs/hahc/App_Materials_2017/August_MATERIALS/1111_Rusk_Alt_Addition_APP_Materials.pdf
    1 point
  25. Looking forward to completed pic. Time lapse video of color changes would be even better.
    1 point
  26. A nice one, too. http://www.kingswayrc.com/gcst/ They have a restored M-K-T passenger car, caboose (MKT 6), SP caboose (4696), a couple of old switchers (one of which is an old HB&T unit), and a helium tank car. Weird, weird looking car to say the least. Last I saw these pieces of equipment, they were being stored off of Navigation, just west of Sampson/York, on an old rail spur. I believe the museum is moving, but have heard nothing recently concerning its venue change.
    1 point
  27. There is a construction sign up stating closure for 8/12 and 8/13 all day. Doesn't specify the streets but the sign is on Taft southbound just north of Gray so I assume it is for Alta.
    1 point
  28. I feel like alternatives 1 and 2 do the most to connect downtown (both east and not east) together. Also - there's a railroad museum?
    1 point
  29. Work is in progress on the distinctive structure on the top of the AT&T building on Weslayan at West Alabama. So far the top "layer" is almost totally dismantled. I always assumed the large structure was some kind of microwave transmitter and receiver. It's been there forever, and I was always intrigued by it as a kid in the 1970s. More recently I've wondered why a 1960s-era radio structure is still needed. Maybe it's just a shell, and the electronics have been kept up-to-date. So far it looks like the work may be a removal job. Maybe the new tower across the street had a negative impact on its operation. Anyways, we'll see what happens to the structure in the next few days.
    1 point
  30. They were discussing a few different routes for an East End streetcar.. I'm not sure any decisions were ever made or if discussion of a streetcar progressed much further past that point though. Hopefully they revisit the idea as the area gets built up. http://houston.culturemap.com/news/city-life/11-02-12-its-full-speed-ahead-on-streetcars-in-eado-public-transit-plans-routes-are-revealed/#slide=3
    1 point
  31. I remember reading (or posting) somewhere that mixed-use is planned for this site. Edit: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/12/05/exclusive-houston-developer-finally-closes-on.html#i2
    1 point
  32. Because old steel casement windows were usually single-paned. My old house had them but half of the glass had been knocked out similar to this building. New environmental guidelines will let you keep old windows but not fix or replace them without making them double-paned. Also, in our climate, you're gonna want double paned.
    1 point
  33. D-FW tops the country in single-family home construction
    1 point
  34. People in need of affordable housing were not the demographic DLI was hoping to attract. Also, commercial rents kind of establish a price floor below which it doesn't make sense to build residential. If a developer can get $30/sf for Class A commercial space, that's roughly the equivalent of $2500/month for a 1000-sf apartment. As residential and commercial rates fluctuate relative to one another, the mix of new development should shift accordingly.
    1 point
  35. HGTV should branch out into real estate and buy this building. Create a new show called ultimate fixer upper, unleash all their fixers to build a whole bunch of condos each of them styled in their own fashion.
    1 point
  36. Interesting. I wonder if the proprietors know a Starbucks is being built right now less than 1000 feet away from them at 6201 Washington Ave? https://woodcresthouston.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=59272493 http://swamplot.com/daily-demolition-report-broke-forest/2017-05-31/ Commercial Structures Gurrola ReproGraphics, Inc., 6201 Washington Ave. 77007 (Camp Logan; Starbucks Washington Schuler) Also, does anyone here know what is going on with the Union Kitchen at this location? It was supposed to be open in July but is not yet open nor is this location even mentioned on their website (that I can find...)
    1 point
  37. Most of the windows and the exterior facade itself is in the process of being removed as we speak/read/write/post/forum/whatever.
    1 point
  38. I give RD a lot of credit for this thing. Say what you will... when was the last time someone built a high-rise condo downtown? I literally can't think of any. We need to get this lifestyle kickstarted, and this is a good one to get the conversation moving.
    1 point
  39. More article about the negative effects: http://www.houstonpress.com/news/one-year-after-moving-to-eado-search-homeless-services-may-be-forced-out-by-i-45-expansion-9662634
    1 point
  40. Hotel Alessandra is booking rooms starting October 6 (8 months and 1 day after Super Bowl LI)
    1 point
  41. Anyone have renderings of this project? Midtown may be starting to develop a skyline!
    1 point
  42. The two are are not mutually exclusive. We've got great skylines. What we don't have much of are walkable streetscapes. Midtown is one of the best opportunities for this and thus should be encouraged, over skyline, IMO. I too have been stumped when visitors have asked me to take them to "where there are people". They usually look at me like I'm stupid when I say, "I can drop you off at the theGalleria.
    1 point
  43. Well, it seems like there are a large number of "plausible" looking towers proposed for midtown. They range from 100 feet to almost 700 feet. They have offices and residential. Some more and some less serious. I hope to see them all pop up.
    1 point
  44. If constructed, these would do a great deal to help fill in the gaps in the skyline between Downtown and the TMC.
    1 point
  45. Flyer is up: http://x.lnimg.com/attachments/B4CD3E5A-5763-4F9B-B07E-E486592D3C17.pdf
    1 point
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