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  1. Looks like they are already prepping this lot. Which will be used for this house. In the master plan they will lift and shift this house a block to make more room for the admin building. Lots of equipment was being moved in and out of Rothko while I was there.
    9 points
  2. I mean, the performance of Whole Foods stores in the city would seem to disagree with you. I know when I worked there, the Kirby store was the #2 performing store in the country, though that was a while back. I think this will be an extremely convenient location for a lot of people. I have zero concerns about how successful it will be.
    6 points
  3. Would have to agree with this. An industry friend worked on/is working on a building that will/does contain a whole foods and he said including them in a build is a massive headache. They need all these advance metrics to judge whether the business will be successful. Just having a certain amount of people in the area is like the lowest hurdle. They look at traffic patterns, street traffic, rent growth, current rents, 5 year outs for a bunch of metrics on the type of resident currently in the area, debt in the area, etc. If they built there, it means they've vetted the area for a loooong time.
    5 points
  4. After a few weeks pause, they moved a construction trailer on site the other day and are beginning work again.
    5 points
  5. Thats a great shot. Whats striking is you can see how much of mid town is now predominantly 5-8 story complexes or taller. It would be interesting see an aerial view of this same area from say 2000. The density stretches from just north of W. Dallas and the Post properties all the way to 59, the Ion and Fiesta. Now we need one facing the other way and we can make our own panoramas. Seems to me to be an impressive amount of infill in less than 20 years.
    4 points
  6. moo. I've never had any issues at the Midtown Fiesta, car-related or otherwise.
    4 points
  7. I saw on Instagram that the Whole Foods has a November 7th opening date.
    4 points
  8. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/01/heres-a-map-of-the-forever-21-stores-set-to-close.html It looks like Houston is spared entirely on the initial list of stores that will be potentially closed.
    4 points
  9. From a FB Group I'm in. From "The Montrose".
    3 points
  10. this appears to be the winner. either that, or whatever they are building there is being delivered by amazon in about 50 different vans.
    3 points
  11. As a Midtown resident for five years, it seems to me that the main concerns of shoppers in this neighborhood are quality and convenience. Comparison shopping doesn't seem to be as important to a young crowd with a generous disposable income. The Whole Foods will certainly cost more than Disco Kroger or Fiesta, but may not be much more than the Midtown Randall's (and with better selection and quality). I'm certainly going to give WF a try. It will be a welcome option for some specialty items, and a good bakery can be worth making a special trip. Will it take the place of Disco Kroge
    3 points
  12. FAA link...115' https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=418502891&row=5
    3 points
  13. I must have just missed you, @hindesky
    3 points
  14. if the end result is that 10% or higher of the people commuting use that commuter rail, then yes.
    2 points
  15. Yes. Note the dates on the posted document. The Helix building was cut in design changes that were announced/publicized in May, perhaps as a result of the responses received to the posted RFQ.
    2 points
  16. They had taken off 9 vertical sections when I went by this morning, that's as far as they can go as there is a building tie-in to keep them from going down any further. I assume an AT crane is going to take down the rest soon.
    2 points
  17. Quite a drive Kirby by Marc longoria, on Flickr
    2 points
  18. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/4245-Richmond-Ave-Houston-TX/12961374/
    1 point
  19. I have never been to any of the Whole Foods when there weren't lots of customers - I don't think the new one(s) will have any problem attracting people
    1 point
  20. Andes Café owner plans new Highland Village restaurant https://m.chron.com/entertainment/restaurants-bars/article/Andes-Cafe-owner-plans-new-Highland-Village-14485664.php
    1 point
  21. Considering your post history this seems to be how you normally engage with most which is rather unfortunate. I probably should have further clarified that it would have been a "potential" closure. That would be fair, but again you aren't asking for that in good faith. You are so militant, and being such a royal prick, that instead of making that clarification I'm simply going to state that, for your sake, I hope they all close just to take the piss out of you haha. You clearly are overly sensitive to the point you can't handle people approaching things in a way that isn't exactly how you wish
    1 point
  22. Any readers here plan to be a regular here? Asking because I am near the new Washington Ave HEB and I plan to be there a lot. I hope both do brisk business and prove this concept works in Houston.
    1 point
  23. You said "run of the mill." Is Neiman Marcus "run of the mill"? I don't consider the clothing shops in Montrose to be department stores. Maybe what you're calling a "general department store," I'm just calling a "department store." A large building with a vast array of retail goods grouped into different departments.
    1 point
  24. Once you get professional marketing folks involved it's all downhill (DoHi).
    1 point
  25. I don't know what to make of moving the BRT to Beltway 8. People were thinking the I-10 BRT didn't make sense because there isn't too much along that path, but what they were missing is that it provides a fast connection between Uptown and Downtown. This is especially true if the bus keeps going beyond the NWTC and you don't have to transfer to get into Uptown. The two endpoints are major hubs for work, dining, entertainment, shopping, etc. that people need to get to. So what about the Beltway 8 line? Apart from City Center, I don't get the impression anything on that line is walka
    1 point
  26. Untitled by Houston Midtown, on Flickr Untitled by Houston Midtown, on Flickr Untitled by Houston Midtown, on Flickr
    1 point
  27. Empty space sitting there forever has never really been an issue at the Galleria.
    1 point
  28. Its been around for a little while. I know it really started to take off as a concept in educational architecture like 5-6 years ago? Its definitely overused and has begun to be repetitive, but hey that's what happens when an idea gets into the mainstream. Its a great idea that has just gotten more diluted as it gets over implemented. I'll answer your second question below the this other quote. Its absolutely a cliche, but one that does have staying power. The "social stair" not only has the perfect combination of what architects want stairs to be but also what current cu
    1 point
  29. Thought I might find an AT crane set up to remove the remaining tower crane, they were just showing up. Rode by about an hour later but they weren't set up yet.
    1 point
  30. The lot has been flattened and a pit has been dug.
    1 point
  31. The real thing looks better than the rendering this time. This is a real winner in my book. 😃
    1 point
  32. I found the HCAD record - it is owned by the Lanesborough folks: TEXAS SFI PARTNERSHIP 33 LTD http://www.hcad.org/records/details.asp?ta...t=0440920010165 All the 2008 data is blank...
    1 point
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