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  1. Regent Square has significantly widened the sidewalk from Allen Parkway to West Dallas along Dunlavy on the West side. What used to be a scary overgrown narrow sidewalk now can accommodate pedestrian traffic in both directions!
    10 points
  2. 74-Story Total of +/- 2,700,000 SF. Building height of 1,021 FT. Lincoln Property Company / Kairoi Residential are developing Waller Creek, a 74 story MIXED-USE project located near Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas. The project consists of a parking structure with 3 levels below grade and 12 above, a 240 key 5 star hotel, 25 levels of office tower, and 34 levels/363 units of residential space. Kohn Pederson Fox Associates has been selected as the Design Architect along with HKS Architects as the architect of record. WALLER CREEK will be developed by a joint venture of LPC and Kairoi on approximately 3 acres of land at the Southwest corner of West Cesar Chavez Street and Red River Street. The current program consists of: a) +/- 2,582,413 GSF as defined by BOMA of mixed use, corporate office, hotel, and residential located in one (1) 74 story building. b) The first and second floor of the seventy-four ( 74 ) story tower will include an office lobby, a hotel lobby, and retail space (fit out by others). c) Levels 14 and 15 features an office amenity space. d) Levels 41,42,43, and 74 features a residential amenity space. e) +/- 1,780 space parking structure +/- 909,968 GSF as defined by BOMA on three levels below grade and twelve levels above grade. f) Levels 01 thru 16 podium include a 240 key 4 star hotel. g) Parking structure features exterior screened walls and office/residential tower features. Edit: Corrected building height
    4 points
  3. i actually forgot all about Joey's Restaurant coming to the Galleria but the construction fence is now surrounding Yauatcha and the fence has the big Joey's Restaurant logo printed on it...so this is happening! https://houston.eater.com/2020/1/29/21113668/joey-restaurant-opening-houston
    4 points
  4. https://www.cpexecutive.com/post/construction-launches-on-houston-hyatt-hotel/
    3 points
  5. i used to live in the heights long ago and love it so much...i knew the owner of the super cool store jubilee just down the street from this complex...i was and still am in love with 19th street. part of me is excited for the people that will move to this apartment complex and get to enjoy the area but then there is the other part of me that loves the quaint hometown feel of this area...especially 19th street.
    3 points
  6. Interior shot - shipping containers going up Parking lot across the street getting some work done
    2 points
  7. It'll be another great option!!!
    2 points
  8. I love Joey's! The atmosphere is similar to Moxie's, but the food is way better.
    2 points
  9. I just talked to a leasing agent at Ellison Heights, they do not consider these two phases, the only thing that they will share is a dog park, no other shared amenities.
    2 points
  10. I'd imagine since most of this project is just moving dirt around that it will go pretty fast. when they get to the 'tunnels' that will probably slow things down considerably, and obviously for the final greenery being planted.
    2 points
  11. Address 2500 San Gabriel Street Austin, TX 78705 Owner WGC Partners Architect Mark Hart Architecture The Chelsea student housing project at University of Texas will be a 184,311-square-foot, seven-story above grade, 118-unit, 250-bed multi-residential development totaling 184,311 square feet. This project consists of three and a half (3.5) levels of below grade parking and (7) seven levels of above grade occupied space.
    1 point
  12. The HCC Campus Trail in Westchase makes good use of the utility corridor between Westheimer and Richmond. But then if you want to keep going south on a trail, you have to cut through a parking lot and then cross Wilcrest, and go east (crossing Walnut Bend), before heading south again along a creek, following it all the way into Arthur Storey Park. I've gotta hand it to the Westchase District, they did a really good job of developing these trails, nice wide paved trails running through wide, level stable right of ways that allow bikes and pedestrians to coexist, good signage, emergency phone boxes spaced at good intervals. https://www.westchasedistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/October-2017-parks-and-trails-map.pdf
    1 point
  13. That sounds more than a little familiar. I used to ride my motorcycle on the sidewalk during the day in order to park right outside the building that my office was in (within a stone's throw from Valhalla). However, I rarely exceeded a walking pace when doing so, and always yielded the right-of-way to any pedestrians I encountered. No one ever objected, but I reformed my ways when the campos started writing tickets for two-wheeled motorized vehicles that were parked outside of designated parking areas. That was a long time ago, and I wouldn't dream of engaging in such activities on campus now, as I'd probably get tased at minimum.
    1 point
  14. Thought it was interesting to see there's brick under Jensen Drive. I sorta wish they would just take the asphalt off and restore the brick!
    1 point
  15. Man they are working fast and steady on the land bridge... the old HUGE baseball park/soccer field area is completely cleared like nothing was ever even there and the road with access from the running trails center to the picnic loop is now closed off and they even replanted this giant tree 1/4 of the way into the middle of that old road... the entire volleyball and wooded area between that road and memorial drive is completely cleared as well with workers there early morning to early evening working away! they mean business! oh and heads up...with all the stuff going on (construction, re-configuring Memorial traffic lanes AND the Houston Open going on, this area is to be avoided at all cost unless you are on a bike (like me!) in my opinion... last night traffic was so bottled up that i swear some were trapped trying to get out of the running trails center for 20 minutes or so! anyway...exciting stuff!!! *well except for the traffic part and edit to add one note...due to all the construction the old entrance to the picnic loop is now closed and you are now supposed to enter the entrance that is on Memorial Drive!...so don't get trapped in the exit to the running trails center as stated above since that is a dead end!
    1 point
  16. In developer world advantage = dollars. So that is why we see so many concrete frames for tall buildings. Back when the Chevron new 50+ story was real, that project was slated to use steel. There are really 2-3 positives to steel vs concrete: Steel typically has a lower interstitial depth (distance from bottom of structure to finished floor above). On a tall building, this can add up to decent savings: if your structure reduces 5" per floor then on that 50 story building you could cut 21ft of facade out and still have equal interior spaces. Steel typically is faster than concrete. On a tall building steel will go up much faster than a concrete frame. Steel is more flexible. If you have a building with geometry, long spans, or variable column spacing, steel can be easier to work with. Bonus: steel is seen as more environmentally friendly (not that Texas cares too much). Concrete (specifically the cement used in concrete) is responsible for 8% ish of all CO2 emissions in the world. Both steel and concrete are recyclable but steel is more often recycled and a lower carbon footprint.
    1 point
  17. Yeah, 25mph is definitely pushing it as a sustained speed on a bike, but if you use "bikes" to mean everything including electric bikes, scooters, etc, it seems like a reasonable top end to me.
    1 point
  18. 158' https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=455300011&row=11
    1 point
  19. Owning makes sense if you intend on living in some place for at least 7 years. The transaction costs in and out, and the fluctuations in the market , make short term ownership risky and expensive. If you are a consultant, lawyer, investment banker or corporate professional and your career path includes moving from office to office or moving from one employer to another, potentially in another city, then ownership isn't that desirable.
    1 point
  20. https://twitter.com/LinaHidalgoTX/status/1321214456500752388 Looks like Centerpoint has given the city the go-ahead to build trails on their easements. Can't wait for these to go in and start linking up the bayou paths.
    1 point
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  22. Unless they add one as a tribute to the old building there will not be one since the building is completely gone at this point.
    1 point
  23. I hope I don't have to look at the giant logo too much.
    1 point
  24. Phase 1 is called the "Ellison Heights" and Phase 2 the "Foundry".
    1 point
  25. Here's my dream for dealing with access to Memorial Park. It's probably just a dream, but it's a lot more feasible than trying to continue bayou trails along other parts of Buffalo Bayou outside the loop: Widen the existing sidewalk to 8-10 feet or so from Shepherd to just east of the Bayou on the Bend apartments. Acquire bayou-front right-of-way from the owners of the Bayou on the Bend apartments, Left Bank River Oaks apartments, the undeveloped plot just west of there, the one homeowner on Asbury Pl, and from Brenner's on the Bayou to continue the bayou trail along their property. Cross over the bayou to Bayou Bend with a new pedestrian bridge (they have a narrow one at present just for Bayou Bend visitors) and get ROW from both Bayou Bend and the River Oaks Country Club to continue the trail west on the south bank to Crestwood Drive, where Memorial Park starts. Cross back over the bayou to Memorial Park just west of Crestwood. I count only 7 entities that that would require property from, and all but one are institutional and would likely see the benefit of the trail. Seems at least slightly feasible, if funding can be obtained. It's probably a lot cheaper than building an elevated bicycle superhighway over Memorial, and a lot safer than trying to upgrade the sidewalk with all the driveways, but it would serve the same goal of providing access between Downtown and Memorial Park.
    1 point
  26. ^^^ let's not forget about the forthcoming next HANOVER BLVD PLACE development... which shall include a 50+ story structure indicating a hotel... and possibly related condominiums. could be our long awaited RITZ CARLTON...
    1 point
  27. Wow I'm hardly in the Heights at all. I had to do a double take it didn't look like The Heights 😂 lol
    1 point
  28. Came across a Lotus meetup across the street.
    1 point
  29. After many years on the forum, I'm seeing the corner of Dismuke & Truett mentioned. Hubby grew up in EE & we owned house on NW corner of Dismuke/Truett for @ 30 yrs. The estate we bought "as is" with the trappings of a person who could not throw away much of anything. We spent 6 weeks cleaning out the 2 story house & the city hauled away @ 6 trucks of trash. We learned an imprtant lesson about dumpster divers:):). For reasons unknown, that area [subdivision leagl name: Sunnylan ..yes, no "D" in spelling] was difficult to sell for as much per sq ft as other areas. But it offered quick access to Freeway, short cuts to Gul Gate Mall viaTelephone/Dismuke/Wayside without getting on Freeway. Plus Henderson Elem. School was 2 blocks away. Very good family community. When we bought in mid 80s, 2 city busses ran on Dismuke. By 2005, had to walk to Lawndale to catch bus. The petty crimes in the area seemed to get more attention than other areas of EE making it a tough sell for owner/renting. Sunnylan offered a good low price per sq ft and condition in the EE & prime location. It also offered good access to the Medical Center/U of H/Port of Houston/Hobby Airport/Before the beltwey, Wayside was used as connection from I-10 to SE Houston & Med Ctr [via McGregor/OST]. The East End/town of Harrisburg was vital to the growth of the City of Houston. My Grandmother emigrated from Germany to Port of Galveston & she told the story many times of coming from Galveston to Harrisburg by oxen drawn wagon in axel deep mud ca. 1885. The family settled in Washington Co., TX. Nothing has been said of the mode of travel from Harrisburg to Burton, Washington Co., TX. Harrisburg, TX. was very instrumental in the growth/settlement of central Texas. Hopefully, the future of EE can be recognized for it's contribution to the growth of not only Houston, but all SE Texas. RE: City inspectors........ In the middle 80s, we were "red tagge" & went thru the permit process. When project completed, we left red tag in window & wrote our names/phone #s/etc. & called inspector for final inspection. No response. We just gave up. My opinion=someone called in on us. The permit money was paid & the important thing [$$]. Never had issue with permits again. Now, the internet can handle the mundane tasks:).
    1 point
  30. had relatives living off OST and Beekman and now you see nothing- Bulldozed those homes for nothing - Spur 5 is decades away
    0 points
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