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  1. UNITi Montrose https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2022/09/29/uniti-montrose-ground-breaking.html
    6 points
  2. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/local/2022/09/28/434079/houston-city-council-finalizes-83-5-million-investment-in-buffalo-bayou-park/ Houston City Council finalizes $83.5 million investment in Buffalo Bayou Park The city’s investment is part of a $310 million investment for the park, the largest gift in the city’s history for a park.
    6 points
  3. Anyone else notice that this may not be located where UT is selling their 307 acres? The BioPort campus might actually be located on Buffalo Speedway, in between Holmes Road and W. Airport Blvd. This would also explain the circular roundabout featured in the concept rendering. The roundabout is located about halfway to W. Airport on Buffalo Speedway. Screenshot from the State of Texas Medical Center 2022:
    4 points
  4. Last weekend I was riding along Buffalo Bayou and there were a bunch of pleasure craft tied up along Allen's Landing. Evidently privately owned leisure boats are not allowed along the ship channel, but this group has been able to get a waiver once a year. I do think East River had talked about doing a ferry to downtown at one point but they more recently mentioned adding some kind of street car I believe.
    4 points
  5. I'm no engineer, but the way this demo has progressed leads me to believe that this is just how the process works and we're seeing it in the middle stage right now. I would also think that it would be safer to rebuild the foundation from scratch rather rely on existing structures not built for the purpose.
    3 points
  6. Facility Name: Health Sciences Parking Garage Location Address: 1920 Wyndale Street Start Date: 3/1/2023 Estimated Cost: $30,600,000 Scope of Work: Construct a new 8 story parking garage with 821 total spaces (17 accessible) to serve a future Health Sciences Building as well as the existing Jamail Specialty Care Center on the site. Project also includes a shipping and receiving facility for the. Square Footage: 310,000 ft 2 Design Firm Name: The SLAM Collaborative Edit: This is not apart of the McNair Campus surface lot that is currently under construction? 1920 Wyndale looks like the patch of grass where the Linbeck trailer has been for a few years. Also, the future Health Sciences Building is a separate building from the brand new, about to open, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center? Awesome!!
    3 points
  7. Driving sheet pilings to shore up the bank which looks like a bend in the bayou and could be compromised in a flood. I've been at a site where this was being done, they use either a large drop hammer with brute force or they use a vibrating device. The one I was involved in were hammered in, it's very noisy and quickly becomes very irritating.
    3 points
  8. "City Council unanimously passed the three party development and two other items related to the project on Wednesday. The city’s contributions include about $83.5 million in investments, about $36.7 million of which is reserved for park projects. That share includes East River and South Bank trails, doubling the area of Tony Marron Park, and a pedestrian bridge on Greg Street. The remaining city investments include a $19.5 million Hispanic History Research Center on Navigation, a $17.4 million capital improvement project with trails on Lockwood Drive, and $10 million for affordable housing. The city and county also will each cover 25 percent of maintenance and operations costs, expected to be about $325,000 a year. That will be covered with funds from nearby tax increment reinvestment zones." https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/houston/article/Houston-inks-its-part-of-transformative-Buffalo-17472648.php
    2 points
  9. I work in this industry and trust me I don't like how long things take either. I think I posted in another thread about a job I know about where the punch list items, basically the wrapping up of the project, has taken around 1-2 years! Not a complicated job either. This is also currently a contractors market, many are slammed or fully booked. Sometimes windows to squeeze a project in no matter how small or easy it might seem, and when that time window shuts it drag things for awhile. This project might have been done 3 years ago, but the testing of the BRT was only done 1-2 years ago, and probably any punch list items with that project I'd imagine have only been recently completed with the past year or so. I certainly missed the rings when I was driving do the Boulevard in April when I revisited Houston. Hopefully they can get them done. Maybe call some people related to this for an update? Make yourself vocal? You'd be surprised what happens when you are thorn in someone's side.
    2 points
  10. Am I absolutely insane for wanting a gondola?
    2 points
  11. Wait. They demolished 2 historic parking lots for this?🤣🤣
    2 points
  12. This is embarrassing. I always thought that the "Kinder Footpath" was a child-friendly walkway. Oops
    2 points
  13. 2 points
  14. Arch-Con worker said the tower crane will be placed in the middle of this excavation. TAS concrete workers have showed up including Jake, their supervisor who was working the Binz II building but has moved over to this project.
    2 points
  15. Interesting! I'd love to see one of the micro units
    1 point
  16. They are having a VIP cocktail preview Friday night
    1 point
  17. Kind of corny, an NFL team themed gym? It would make sense if it was close to NRG, but it legit doesn't make sense here...... in this "ultra luxury" development.
    1 point
  18. https://president.tamu.edu/state-of-the-university/index.html?_ga=2.77300117.1889984132.1664459151-652174275.1664459151&_gl=1*trm86*_ga*NjUyMTc0Mjc1LjE2NjQ0NTkxNTE.*_ga_SJ5GMN0ZQL*MTY2NDQ1OTE1MC4xLjAuMTY2NDQ1OTE1MC42MC4wLjA.*_ga_3LYM4WJM04*MTY2NDQ1OTE1MC4xLjAuMTY2NDQ1OTE1MC42MC4wLjA.
    1 point
  19. I thought that space was going to be Equinox’s second Houston location.
    1 point
  20. The Domain proper in Austin is 303 acres. 100,000 biotech workers could definitely use a high density, mixed-use development of that size to live, shop, and eat in.
    1 point
  21. I do not think desiring a gondola in Houston is a mark of insanity. But then I am not trained in psychology. Any Haifer trained psychologists out there?
    1 point
  22. Texas A&M President Kathy Banks confirmed today in her State of the University address that the Texas A&M portion will be a $200 million building developed with UH.
    1 point
  23. This whole thing is weird to me. There hasn’t been any announcement or press release so I’m assuming it isn’t a major addition, at the same time the timing is weird with the playoffs right around the corner. Maybe it’s an emergency repair of some sort?? Idk but I’m really curious.
    1 point
  24. I bet no one would eat a hot dog, sausage or cold cuts if you saw how it was made. It's a work in progress, I always prefer to wait till the finished product is presented. 😳🌭🥪
    1 point
  25. In reality, the residents won’t even be able to see this unless they literally hang their head out a window and look straight down.
    1 point
  26. East side streetfront de-scaffolded on Main.
    1 point
  27. The overall project has been downsized somewhat. The 83-story skyscraper has been scrapped for two ~50 story high-rises. Goldman Sachs HQ is 15-stories and begins early next year as Phase I. https://borderlessandbeyond.com/goldman-sachs-gives-first-look-at-new-dallas-office-set-up-near-downtown/
    1 point
  28. Looks like it will be a brick building according to the mock up the guys are working on.
    1 point
  29. https://houston.culturemap.com/news/city-life/houston-downtown-apartments-most/
    1 point
  30. This is only for perspective. Also, I experienced each of these cities and my perspective is similar to these images San Antonio Philadelphia (recently named top 10 river walks in the country) NYC London Amsterdam The point of my post isn't to bash any of these beautiful cities. My point is that, the color of the bayou literally does not matter. People don't avoid boardwalks/ river walks just because of the water color, its all about the atmosphere. We have such a negative attitude towards our bayous with things we legit cannot change. Instead we should be focusing on making it more interactive instead of focusing on something that does not matter and will not change. I believe developments like this have done a great job being denser and closer to the bayou. Other excuses that legit don't matter "but flooding," Amsterdam has had a history with flooding for hundreds of years, but they practically fixed this issue with proper flood control. "but mosquitoes," the San Antonio river walk has bad mosquitos... Also, there is an area in Milan called Navigli, which is basically a canal with hundreds of restaurants and cafes, its extremely crowded with people....and guess what, the mosquito problem there is soo bad. Its actually so bad that there are vendors that sell mosquito spray throughout the strip, some restaurants even had it for their costumers, but that didn't stop anyone :) We can only blame poor city planning
    1 point
  31. From the 8th floor of the Medplace building at 1315 St. Joseph Pkwy.
    1 point
  32. Pic taken from Crown Castle
    1 point
  33. Good question. I think the tunnel system kept buildings in a clump. Why that clump developed where it did probably had something to do with proximity to existing office buildings along Main Street and the feeling that west of Main Street was the "good side" of Main Street since it was in the direction of River Oaks, Allen Parkway, etc. There was a time when "Uptown" referred to the part of Main Street around where the Gulf Building is, as opposed to the older parts north of Texas Ave. Jesse Jones helped lead a migration of developers to "Uptown" as Lower Main and the areas around it slid into disrepute. Later on, in the 50's-60's, "Uptown" referred to the area around South Main and Holcombe with the Shamrock and the Prudential Building, which area is now a part of the Texas Medical Center. Especially with the Astrodome coming along, this area felt like the future of Houston. Then Hines built the Galleria and "City Post Oak" eclipsed South Main and eventually claimed the name of "Uptown."
    1 point
  34. I wanted to pass along a great vantage point to catch the whole skyline in one image. You need a driver so you can concentrate on the view, but it"s worth the effort. Go over the 610 east bridge over the ship channel. The best approach would be from north to south. Everything melts into one giant skyline and you can truly capture the size and magnitude of our exploding skyline. Its all there downtown, TMC, Greenway Plaza, Uptown, Memorial City, Citi Center, and everything in between.
    1 point
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