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  1. 18 points
  2. please let this be a grocery store please let this be a grocery store please let this be a grocery store🤞
    9 points
  3. ...Yes? That's how townhouses work. I kinda like them - I'd say they're better than most even.
    7 points
  4. a topic for another thread, but allowing a TIRZ (and whatever associated redevelopment authority they set up) to buy land that is outside of its official boundary should be against the rules of the TIRZ system.
    7 points
  5. Actually, I think the replacement for Bayou Music Center is the The Terminal at Post HTX, which will also be a Live Nation venue. I think “new venue” might be intended for the symphony if they chose to leave Jones Hall for new digs. If they stay at Jones Hall (which I’m in favor of due to its history), the Bayou Place tract becomes all mixed use development. This is the only explanation I see for the different ZC renders. https://zieglercooper.com/projects/bayou-place/
    6 points
  6. The Rice Endowment is considering funding for affordable housing in the vicinity of the Ion/Innovation Corridor, and elsewhere in Third Ward.
    4 points
  7. I know this is a senior living facility, but to release the rendering in black and white only is a bit rude.
    3 points
  8. Project: Richmond Senior Village Address: 5615 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77057 Architect: Brownstone Architects and Planners Information: 5 level podium construction. Level one parking with Lounge, Business Center, and Activity Room. Level 2 has a pool terrace and also a "Quiet" courtyard terrace, along with a Fitness Center and Library/Lounge. Levels 2-5 contain residential units. Level 5 has 2 viewing decks. NUMBER OF UNITS = 124 GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGE = 171,083 SQ FT LEASING OFFICE = 2,460 SQ FT OPEN GARAGE = 37,171 SQ FT (104 PARKING SPACES) RESIDENTIAL= 107,148 SQ FT AMENITY = 2,304 SQ FT COURTYARDS = 9,803 SQ FT
    3 points
  9. Work was authorized by a House Public Works Committee resolution on Feb. 17, 1950
    3 points
  10. Wow I really like these! Too bad the rest of this area settled for suburban nonsense.
    2 points
  11. They don't take care of the lots they own at all and leave all the houses abandoned. I feel they are responsible for half the blight of the 3rd ward. Literally make the area look like crap and then say they are needed to "fix" it.
    2 points
  12. dang, that is old, I only remember the dead sea being sick.
    2 points
  13. I did some searches for Turkey Bend, and a number of Corps of Engineers reports showed up from Google books. Otherwise, crickets. Must not have been a big deal when it happened.
    2 points
  14. It reminds me of the building style used in UNSC structures in the Halo universe.
    2 points
  15. Four of the six new crane sections on Crawford right now.
    2 points
  16. Absolutely, we need proper rail transit in this city.
    2 points
  17. You can thank the combination of Garnet "Not in my Neighborhood" Coleman and the Midtown RDA for piling up lots of land East of 288. Coleman is vehemently against gentrification, and thinks that he is the only thing standing between the Third Ward and a bunch of new people buying townhouses there. Personally, I want Coleman to just go away. I am annoyed that tax dollars have been used to accumulate several million square feet of land that is sitting there doing nothing and not contributing to the tax base. A quick search on HCAD shows 474 properties owned by the Midtown RDA. That's ridiculous. Maybe Coleman will work with Rice to use some of that land. https://kinder.rice.edu/2016/05/25/third-ward-looks-to-shift-the-gentrification-conversation https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112888084
    1 point
  18. that's being a bit kind, my understanding is that the Midtown TIRZ has purchased a lot of land East of 288.
    1 point
  19. Minimum lot width needs to go away or at least be reduced. I believe the minimum lot width for non-residential lots in Houston is 50', which is absolutely absurd and totally at odds with this kind of traditional commercial development. You can get around it with variances, having retail on corner lots, or a single lot with multiple tenants of course. But it's the kind of development restriction that strikes me as pretty arbitrary and totally at odds with what the City should be prioritizing.
    1 point
  20. The walkability of a neighborhood is pretty tightly correlated with the average parcel size within it. Any parcel as large as a city block is as likely as not to be complete crap. Compare this streetscape: ...with this one: If this area was to have any hope of being an interesting, walkable, horizontal-mixed-use neighborhood, the plot of land that eventually became the Target would have had to be replatted, continuing the street grid from the other side of Sawyer, into parcels with, say 25 to 50 feet of frontage each, exempted from setbacks and parking minimums. 20 years later, you would have had a neighborhood within a 10-minute bike ride of downtown, filled with half-million-dollar townhouses, small mid-rise apartment buildings, and street-level retail, and you could grow it west and south as other warehouses came on the market. This is basically how the Heights came about (except greenfield instead of brownfield.) But in a world where it's pretty easy to finance a huge multi-acre development there's not much reason to develop in this way anymore.
    1 point
  21. Are we Space City or not? Time for us to totally commit to being a city in the space age!
    1 point
  22. you worked on the Hoover Dam? Are you... incredibly old?
    1 point
  23. 1 point
  24. Rode around parts of the build. Got a chance to talk with a Memorial Conservancy employee that was putting away his drone. He said he flies the drone around to check progress about every other week. He mentioned that they will be closing the old road that went by the baseball fields June 1st, this was the road where I was talking to him on. They are doing this so the can continue the hill on the southward of the tunnels. End of the year they expect to re-open the new Memorial Dr. so they can continue northward with the hills. I asked if there is a way to get to 610 on a bike and he said they built a crushed granite trail for bikers and joggers. It ends up by the railroads and just south of the jogging building. Tellepsen's trailers are there too. Everything should be finished by the end of 2022 and they are on schedule as of now.
    1 point
  25. Siding and roofing panels are being installed.
    1 point
  26. Skanska has a prebid meeting on May 3rd. you might see some more renderings if you attend. Just make sure you tell them you are a contractor interested in bidding not a nosy internet forum troll. https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4E22AQHOmYBT7rHhfg/feedshare-shrink_2048_1536/0/1619122278382?e=1622073600&v=beta&t=ZvCqgdqJipRD60diV9pJUPT01X_NeS86-cw2DZ9jjfw
    1 point
  27. I will never forgive the city for not allowing the robot brothel... it was bringing me one step closer to living my Blade Runner dream
    1 point
  28. I think we need to get rid of golf courses inside the loop at Memorial and Hermann Park, and also turn Gus Wortham into an actual park. They just take up so much space and I would personally prefer to see more soccer and baseball fields with more basketball and tennis courts. I think Hermann Park would become very active if they converted the golf course into things I mentioned in the previous sentence.
    1 point
  29. Very Exciting stuff. We have years of improvements (like this) to look forward too. Memorial Park is so huge. But, it seems like all most people know if it is The Loop and maybe the Arboretum.
    1 point
  30. There are land bridges, well actually under passes all over Texas for wildlife and livestock to cross under highways. There are several on US 77 and 281 where the highway cuts through the King and Yturria ranches.
    1 point
  31. ^Interesting. However, shouldn't there also be an area where people can just float around and swim casually with their kids and friends? Still, good to see ideas like this taking root in this town!
    1 point
  32. Yeah, if only they could trench that whole line inside the loop.
    1 point
  33. This is pretty much what I was trying to convey in a previous thread about Memorial Park. I'm glad someone else thinks like me about this park.
    1 point
  34. One of the slides in the chron article looks like it shows at least six of these bridges. Hope they can get this done sooner rather than later.
    1 point
  35. I guess that leads to the question of who controls the uptown tirz.
    1 point
  36. Couldn't agree more. The volume of trees removed is staggering... and ongoing (the view from 610 is starting to look pretty horrendous as the dead-wood is dragged out). A 'replant Memorial Park' campaign started last year, and you can see the baby trees around the loop. I read somewhere that volunteers have planted thousands of trees in Memorial, but It's a drop in the bucket and will take 30 years to get the canopy back to what it was. Stupid drought. Link to the Memorial Park conservancy website: http://www.memorialparkconservancy.org/ (Side note, the rodeo gave them $250,000 which is pretty great) I love that park.
    1 point
  37. http://memorialparkconservancy.org/default.aspx?menuitemid=250&menugroup=Home+New
    1 point
  38. Jeez, I just got back from San Fransico and if you think Memorial is bad, you should see Highway One, The PCH. One false move and you're dead. No gaurd rails, no shoulder....just a loooooooong way down. A flying "hub cap" (do they exist anymore?) is nothing.
    1 point
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