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  1. They're currently redesigning the master plan. It's going to have more residential and less retail (still plenty). They've said they plan on starting this year but who knows how real that is.
    7 points
  2. Muxian Fung COH planning and development spoke at Neartown/ Montrose last night. She spoke generally about traffic corridors, but questions were asked about developments along lower Westheimer (areas within Historic Designation areas and areas with deed restrictions) and she spoke about current ordinances that “request” rather than demand buildings be built close to sidewalk which resulted in only 19% developers opting in. So now there are proposed amendments: 1) Create both mandatory and optional compliance boundary. 2) Revisit the designated Type A streets based on the adjac
    5 points
  3. welcome and thanks for the info, but do you have sources? Do you work for the developers or architects involved? You don't have to name names, but would be great to know if this was just a rumor you heard or you are an actual insider involved. Helps with context.
    5 points
  4. I heard a report at last nights Neartown/ Montrose meeting that Txdot will build a bike lane along south side of 59 as reconstruction begins. Another plus — 527 will be lowered to connect with Lowered 59 but none of the bridges will be impacted. All those bridges will stay “as is”
    3 points
  5. It's GID out of Boston. They were still planning on going forward with it when I met with them a month ago. The "old plan" is dead but the development is still going forward. They claim they are starting by the end of the year but I won't believe them until I see shovels in the ground.
    3 points
  6. Looking at the Houston Bike Plan map this must be one of the "key connection projects" and appears to be part of an off-street bike path down the old rail line from Royal Oaks Country club in the west and ending at Main St. I hope they go ahead and build all of it, but this would be a good start.
    2 points
  7. My sources tell me this is dead for now and it might be a long time before anything happens to the Regent Square property. My source was working directly with the development firm. I believe they are from Boston. They were his client and he told me this weekend that it looks dead.
    2 points
  8. Too much fake news nowadays. Last thing we need is a Buzzfeed News incident at HAIF. /s
    2 points
  9. I've been thinking about the negativity about the 80s some have expressed in this thread. I remember when I was a kid someone explaining to me nostalgia meaning "remembering the good and forgetting the bad." I'm not sure what the word is for the opposite of nostalgia (forgetting the good and remembering the bad), but I think that's what's going on here. Things really didn't get bad until 1986, and by 1988-89, they were picking back up again. Every decade has its low point, and condemning an entire 10 year period for a 2-3 year nadir is a bit unfair. On the issue of Houston's murder
    2 points
  10. This building has to be in the 500 to 540 ft range.
    2 points
  11. Hopefully no loss of height or number of highrises!
    2 points
  12. Some new info about the Space Port this morning on archdaily https://www.archdaily.com/909686/aerial-futures-explores-commercial-space-travel-at-the-houston-spaceport Video:
    2 points
  13. It seriously is mind blowing how awful Randy’s garages are. At least he’s finally started incorporating (a tiny strip of) glass into them. That wall is so stark without the shopping strip in front of it.. can’t wait for this development to spruce up the view on Post Oak northbound.
    1 point
  14. I don't think I've ever seen that particular projection. The IAH Master Plan 2035 forecast says 13.55 million international enplanements (so presumably about 27 Million total international). Of course that includes United, which, at least currently, uses Terminal E for its international arrivals. In the most recent Fiscal Year, Terminal D handled about 2.8 Million international passengers (out of about 10.4 Million total international passengers). If we assume the same percentage (27%) of international traffic being handled by the new Terminal D, that would be about 7.3 Million a
    1 point
  15. I assume that means the bridges on 59 will stay as is, and the ones on Spur 527 that cross Richmond and W Alabama will be eliminated . This should be a welcome change for all but the homeless and beggars who encamp there.
    1 point
  16. Metro will share the draft of long range transportation plan made with help from public input. 7 pm Montose Center
    1 point
  17. I stopped reading when he pinned most of his reasoning on autonomous vehicles. There have been a bevy of articles, since CES particularly, that point to a much slower pace of autonomous vehicle introduction. Here's but one: https://www.inverse.com/article/52528-a-tale-of-two-autonomous-driving-timelines-detroit-auto-show-vs-ces I'm still all about autonomous vehicles, I want to watch netflix while I'm on my way into the office, but it looks like many companies are not moving as quickly, so to pin our transportation hopes on technology that isn't guaranteed seems li
    1 point
  18. Update I heard David Robinson speak at last nights Neartown/Montrose monthly meeting. Many of his remarks were Buget centered and the hardship police- firemen pay parity was putting on COHbuget. When asked about lower Westheimer renovation funding......he seemed to say that the renovations from Main to Montrose and from Montrose to Shepherd were two projects where one was funded one was not. Now those are looked at as one project that is partially funded.
    1 point
  19. Rug stores seem go to have a strategy of being the last tenant in properties about to go under the dozer. I guess they don't need much in terms of build out, other than a paint mob and some track lighting.; Inventory fan be moved in a large moving van in a day or two.
    1 point
  20. Our nations is F'ed. Checks and balances are not working. Things are going to get dire quickly for millions of people. For the people at the very bottom who rely on essential services, things already are. Call Mitch. This is on him IMHO. He took an oath and he's violating it. The question is, why? I think it isn't just for the conservative judges he's ramming through. There's a dirty secret that might be exposed soon and he's not just protecting Trump, he's protecting the GOP and potentially himself from exposure. This hostage situation (that's what it is) is on him.
    1 point
  21. I guess I will continue to email but I have also decided to write handwritten snail mail this week.I guess next week if shut down continues , I’ll send a few registered letters( return receipt requested.)
    1 point
  22. I had heard at Cohen’s townhall that lower Westheimer from Bagby to Montrose is paid for.!! But from Montrose to Shepherd is still seeking funding.
    1 point
  23. I actually thought that might be the case as well. You could be right. I probably could be wrong. Would still be better to be all one permit and not 6 separate ones. Plus its not like each building is a different occupancy type. Its all residential.
    1 point
  24. It's almost like the building is mooning you, it's so vulgar. RIP.
    1 point
  25. . . . And, yet, it is repeated over and over again by RD! He could take a note from Hanover, Hines, Caydon and Camden. . . all of whom seem to have no problem with design aesthetics.
    1 point
  26. You're missing my point. I'm not saying that we should have rail to please the "train worshipers" (heck, I agree that they should relocate the current extension to hobby airport because they are better served by the future boost corridors). I'm saying that the BRT extensions being proposed cannot handle the ridership numbers for corridors like the University Line. Considering the fact that the University Line plans on going through dense areas and major business districts like Westchase, Uptown, and Midtown, I think it's better off as light rail. Also as for the "other cities", th
    1 point
  27. couldn't have happened to a nicer group of folks.
    1 point
  28. As consolation, everyone else loses views of 3/4s of the Cosmo.
    1 point
  29. it was a very supple warehouse, or so I heard.
    1 point
  30. This thread turns 12 next week. This project has been on the drawing board through the housing crisis in 2008/9, the oil boom in the early 2010's, the oil crash in 2015-7, and now the recovery from that crash. Whatever this project is an indicator of, economy-driven development cycles ain't it.
    1 point
  31. I have not been to the High Line, but I know Houston, and also know enough to know that downtown Houston is also not Manhattan. I understand the potential, but the highline is 3 or 4 times as long as the maximum possible distance here and its not like theres destinations nearby. I could be convinced if maybe there was at least something at one end or the other of the pierce that people would want to walk to, so it would continue to be a transportation benefit. A park? I'd want it on the ground, then existing real estate doesnt have to interact with it in new and creative ways to begin with.
    1 point
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