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  1. Some photos of the house/lot mentioned above as well as construction progress with the slanted columns at the base:
    6 points
  2. Forgive the play-by-play but bam-- already done with the glass panes on the east side for the 12th floor. (Forgive the fisheye Nest cam lens outside my window!) Happy to share the live stream password if you want to look live, just shoot me a DM.
    5 points
  3. Did you miss this part of the article?: “And when construction crews dismantled the chapel’s acoustical ceiling tiles this summer to prepare the building for a new skylight, they found the concrete support walls were built without steel reinforcement. This was a common building practice in 1970, and the chapel is grandfathered from current codes written with an eye toward 130 mile-per-hour hurricane gusts, said executive director David Leslie. But the chapel’s leadership took no chances. “This is a simple matter of stewardship,” Leslie said. “I don’t like to use double neg
    4 points
  4. Unforeseen structural issues with the chapel have set them back from both a budget and time perspective: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/arts-theater/article/rothko-chapel-construction-update-14572005.php#photo-18521929
    4 points
  5. This is the site plan for the completed campus (https://www.aro.net/rothko-chapel/). The plaza with reflecting pool and obelisk is meant to be a serene, meditative space just like the chapel itself. The idea is that visitors will enter from the east/west sidewalks into a sort of outdoor room that serves as a transition into the chapel space. I can't find it, but an earlier site plan showed the vegetative screen continuing on the other side of the west sidewalk up to the west side of the chapel. I believe that earlier site plan also included a labyrinth between the chapel and the meditative gar
    4 points
  6. I was reading Berkadia's 1Q20 – Houston Construction Pipeline Report today and noticed a new multifamily listening. Proposed at 281-Units. https://www.berkadia.com/research-and-resources DMRE's website mentioned the closing date on the land was 1/9/2019. https://dmre.com/property/knight-rd/ There was a change of ownership listed on HCAD. Now listed as AvalonBay Communities. https://www.avaloncommunities.com/ Loopnet link: https://www.loopnet.com/Li
    3 points
  7. Not sure about moving all the tenants, but there has been some previous discussion here about potential redevelopment of the Post Oak Shopping Center:
    3 points
  8. Work at the Oui Eats site has begun! 😀
    3 points
  9. Tour, and video, of the model. It looks very nice. https://www.papercitymag.com/real-estate/revere-river-oaks-mid-rise-houston-designer-chandos-dodson-epley/
    2 points
  10. No apologies necessary. Hell, I'd forgotten I'd previously posted it until Houston19514 pointed it out.
    2 points
  11. To be clear, that article was from October, 2019 and this issue was reported to us on the previous page by mkultra25. This is not a further delay.
    2 points
  12. Looks like have a major tenant secured. Thanks!
    2 points
  13. The house with the historical marker across the street has had multiple concepts die out in the last couple years. I’ve thought it could make for a cool L’Colombe D’Oresque project if it were paired with the vacant lot Hines owns next door.
    2 points
  14. I'm going to be back in town next week and am thinking of taking photos around the area as I've done in the past. Does anyone know if this vantage point is still a good one or is there work underway in the foreground now? It's from the Bed Bath & Beyond at W. Alabama and Kirby Drive. The shot is from December.
    2 points
  15. wow that is very interesting...don't think i recall ever hearing that before... if that was the case i wonder if the other plaza where K & Z is located would eventually move it's tenants to this plaza and do away with that one?! that would maybe be better!
    2 points
  16. Wow, thank you so much for that compliment! I really appreciate that and am happy that people enjoy them! I really enjoy making the city look as nice as I can.
    2 points
  17. Brijonmang can even make the least loved buildings in Houston look beautiful. Brijonmang, you are a terrific photographer and I really enjoy looking at your work. Thank you for sharing it.
    2 points
  18. Construction is almost done on this. I'll see if I can snag a photo sometime.
    2 points
  19. https://www.scribd.com/document/340527370/Whitmire-Letter-021317
    1 point
  20. Updated Loopnet listing for the remaining space. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/4730-Richmond-Ave-Houston-TX/19141258/
    1 point
  21. Interchange is shutdown this weekend. Looks like they will be connecting another section?
    1 point
  22. I realize that article was from last October, but the rebar work and rebricking of the facade was only completed about a month or so ago. This additional work also had a major impact on their capital budget. I was simply responding to a question about why the guest house had not yet been relocated to make way for the completion of the visitor center/office/plaza complex north of the chapel. My apologies to mkultra25 for not citing him/her for referencing a Chronicle article six months ago. Jeez, this is why I rarely post on this site.
    1 point
  23. Good find, thanks! Very interesting to see these low rise, urban developments prioritize green space and the 'experience'. Certainly takes a singular vision.
    1 point
  24. Yup. I'm surprised more smaller places to get a bite to eat/drink/chill aren't going to open up around there, now that you got them, the condos, houses, and the Southmore just generally in that area. I personally would not mind a taco truck or three, but hey, what do I know. Tough time, I know, with Covid. Most of our office is back at work, and the food trucks have started coming back already, so just a thought.
    1 point
  25. https://davis-commercial.com/property/lease/2222-Austin-St.html
    1 point
  26. Couldn't agree more. While recognizing that bamboo can be problematic, I was initially disappointed to see they'd removed it for exactly the reasons you cited - the quiet, isolated feeling in that corner was a big part of its appeal. I haven't been by there recently, but judging from the pics you posted earlier the new foliage looks like it will effectively address the concerns I had.
    1 point
  27. SeaSide and Moon Tower are both great, they deserve no slander. Sadly the parking situation on Emancipation is a mess and I refuse to pay $10 for parking to go in and grab a poke bowl, so I go to SeaSide a lot less now.
    1 point
  28. We got a 150m+ going up. 🥳🥳 Permits for the Hotel/Condo and cranes. Building: https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=441128325&row=12 Structure Type: Building Structure Name: Allen Hotel/Condo Structure Height: 496 ft or 151.2 m Work Schedule: Work Schedule:06/01/2020 to 03/30/2023 Crane 1: https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=438592815&row=8 Structure Type: Crane Structure Name: Tower Crane 1 Structure Height: 620 ft
    1 point
  29. Parking minimums will continue to plague this city. I don’t understand the need to hold on to those old ideals so tightly. It’s like we’re afraid. I see this passing through City Council though. It’s ridiculous to exclude their Museum Park neighborhood. When is the next vote?
    1 point
  30. I can see the concern about losing sunlight through windows and in the yard/garden, but more importantly they are concerned about losing access to air... I'm sympathetic to homeowners not wanting their neighborhood to change, but losing access to air is sillier than the "Bridge of Death" argument against the Heights Walmart.
    1 point
  31. This passed planning commission. The next stop will be city Council. Some council members joined the call - they’ve been barraged by their constituents (mainly museum park) to try to delay this. I expect a lot more push back at the next round, but I believe the mayor fully supports this.
    1 point
  32. We might have more like 25,000 in those three neighborhoods. At any rate, if we're not yet a downtown that Ferris would spend a day in, it's not for lack of residents.
    1 point
  33. I think she's on three. They have a, shall we say, less than prime unit 😬. It looks out thru some utility poles, on to a neighboring building.
    1 point
  34. Activity has started back up again. Looks like this is finally moving forward! WOMH Oui Eats by Marc longoria, on Flickr WOMH Oui Eats by Marc longoria, on Flickr WOMH Oui Eats by Marc longoria, on Flickr
    1 point
  35. Looks great! Bring on the EaDo residents. Just a block from the Eadog Park and two blocks from 8th Wonder and then all sorts of other stuff 4-6 blocks away. Love seeing more infill in this area.
    1 point
  36. Agreed. I’m a fan of incrementalism and think if we can keep improving the public spaces and streetscapes while adding residential, retail will follow. To me, a bunch of connected small places and spaces in a walkable area is better than big projects like aquariums. That said, I’d love to see one or two public squares added downtown in key places. Similar to how Mexico City and many European cities have several plazas separated by only a few blocks.
    1 point
  37. On a related note, I really think "they" (probably the Uptown TIRZ) should construct some safe ways for people to cross Westheimer between The Galleria and stuff on the north side of Westheimer. It's ridiculous (and quite unsafe) how people feel they have to run for their lives to cross Westheimer and and also navigate across the median landscaping. The crosswalks at Post Oak and McCue are pretty far apart and many people don't want to take long detours to use them. I suppose the most practical solution would be an overhead walkway. Beyond that, as more development occurs on
    1 point
  38. Just finished my second helping of Luling's BBQ (Catered Office Lunch). It is still excellent, Larry. Gee...I hope that they aren't going anywhere.
    1 point
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