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  1. Lighting and electrical additions have been going up. Smaller lighting along walking path and larger lightning along southern border.
    4 points
  2. Not every development needs GFR. This is actually a pretty quite area, an edge between two districts with little car traffic. Imagining myself Architect on this job, which I'm not, but if I was, and the client wanted GFR I'd probably would advise doing a catchment study. Likely the study would've resulted in stating that anything other than a small coffee shop would've been tough to put in GFR. Maybe in another 10-15 years with more density and foot traffic then others could consider it. You can't force GFR. There has to be a need. Otherwise its just going to be wasted empty space. Don't plan from above. Plan from the ground.
    3 points
  3. I have a feeling that this is to replace the garage apartment in the back which looks to be in bad shape.
    3 points
  4. Complete https://rejournals.com/hines-unveils-brava-houstons-tallest-residential-community/
    2 points
  5. A "coming soon" banner was hung last month at Tokyo Joe's (Tokyo Joe's Shot Bar). This is located in Shady Acres at 2001 Beall St. About a week and a half ago, Tokyo Joe's wrote this on Instagram: "We're getting close! Tokyo Joe's Shot Bar opening soon!" https://www.instagram.com/p/CgpB0UbAzMk/ From Instagram in late July:
    2 points
  6. This seems to be moving right along, new sign and workers taking down an electrical wire. No exterior demo yet on the London Underground Salon.
    2 points
  7. Maybe not on the sales side, but on the service side, after you get the repair bill you might change your mind.
    1 point
  8. Photos of the ongoing renovations at 1801 Yale St. The property is the home of the latest outpost of Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina. These were shared in the Houston Heights Foodie. From late July From last week:
    1 point
  9. Sale listing for 801 Studewood. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/801-Studewood-St-Houston-TX/25630499/ https://images1.loopnet.com/d2/WIaimlikBq8dKnNc6YcjD5WLG29nyFcjA7I9qMR4HNk/801 Studewood Flyer.pdf More photos of 801 Studewood from the listing.
    1 point
  10. Unidentified audience members at The Paladium, sitting at tables during the ceremonies celebrating Arnett Cobb's return to Houston. Alonzo H. Alonzo performs as Cantinflas at the Paladium in front of the audience. Houstorian Calendar, The: Today in Houston History: Elvis rocked Houston. Today in 1954, Elvis Presley played his first gig in Houston, at the Paladium Club, on Old Spanish Trail at Main Street. Even though nobody knew about the future King of Rock & Roll (the adds misspelled his name.)
    1 point
  11. Any pictures of this old restaurant?
    1 point
  12. A 106 mile long mirror in the desert? How can that go wrong?
    1 point
  13. I'll have to stop there the next time I'm heading to Corpus or Rockport. I saw one in Dallas about 5 or 6 years ago. I don't know if it's still there.
    1 point
  14. Planning Department would be where I would start
    1 point
  15. Good to see another Austin staple branching out into Houston. https://www.nickelcitybar.com/
    1 point
  16. Here is a picture from 1949...looks like a ballroom at the bottom of the picture.
    1 point
  17. In their meeting from June 2022, the DRA appears to be putting out feelers to find building owners who are potentially interested in participating in what they’re calling an “adaptive reuse feasibility study”. It sounds like, down the line, they want to launch a program to incentivize redevelopment of underutilized office buildings into residential. This is what they said: To begin shaping an adaptive reuse incentive program, Central Houston Inc. (CHI), in collaboration with the Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA), seeks to identify building owners, within the Downtown Houston boundaries of the DRA, interested in participating in an adaptive reuse feasibility study. This is the first phase of a process that is meant to lay the groundwork for an Office Conversion Program, designed to incentivize the rehabilitation and repurposing of underutilized office space in downtown buildings within the boundaries of the DRA. At this juncture, we are seeking to gauge interest in the initial consideration for the study. We will use a broad set of criteria to identify candidate buildings, including consideration of [ vacancy rate over time, market position, location, overall square footage available, full floor availability, property value performance, access to mass transit, walkability, existence of past building feasibility studies]. To warrant full consideration, building owners will be required to provide design, engineering and financial data on the buildings for the study. Once we have identified buildings/owners we will return to the Board to request authorization to produce a feasibility study – addressing economic, design, and engineering variables -- through a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the reuse opportunities within each building envelope and the financial challenges in realizing specific adaptative reuse opportunities. The meeting PDF is here: http://www.downtowntirz.com/downtownhouston/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Board-Book-6.14.22.pdf The bit about the feasibility study is on page 40. Alright, so, with 1801 Smith being reno’d to residential, what buildings do y’all think are possibly next?
    1 point
  18. Waste water application permit was pulled yesterday.
    1 point
  19. Big day! The Board of Regents approved the construction of the Business Education Complex near Wehner, Bio/Bio, and the Business Library and Collaboration Commons (formerly West Campus Library).
    1 point
  20. End-O-Main Dance Pavilion was at 6815 Old Main Road in 1942. I think that's near Main and Bellaire 1944 aerial of the area around 6800 South Main where End-O-Main would have been on Old Main Street Road. I am going to guess that the dance pavilion was the building to the South of the oval track, that I've pointed to with the ugly red arrow By 1953, the stables that had the oval track and the dance hall are gone 1944 aerial of the from around 6800 South Main to the South where Old Main Street Road intersects South Main
    1 point
  21. Man everytime I go to that parking garage 🤦🏽‍♂️
    1 point
  22. I worked at Adcetera across the street for 4 years when the original Mix phase 2 was planned to go up and never did. I'm so happy to see this entire chunk of land up for development. This has the potential to be a real catalyst for the area considering the success of The Mix. I do think The Mix needs to update their parking garage because that thing is looking a little rough but the Louisiana side is pretty nice. I'm expecting something really grand for the area, similar to the expectations for the lot on Westheimer and Montrose.
    1 point
  23. considering the development in the past few years in the immediate area, high fashion fabric had a limited shelf life.
    1 point
  24. Here's the correct spelling. End-O-Main from an add in the Southwestern Times magazine dated November 9, 1944.
    1 point
  25. "A "Boonji Spaceman" sculpture by artist Brendan Murphy was unveiled as an extension of the Astros' Space City Connect program." https://www.houstonchronicle.com/lifestyle/article/Astros-welcome-chrome-Space-Man-sculpture-and-17347948.php
    1 point
  26. 2.58 Acres for sale at the Northeast Corner of Louisiana and Elgin Streets in Houston. Property flyer has concept renderings. wow!! https://www.us.jll.com/en/investorcenter/land/2-58-acres-at-the-northeast-corner-of-louisiana-and-elgin-streets-in-houston-houston-tx-unitedstates
    1 point
  27. Dominion Post Oak's classical villa penthouse was a far cry from 1661's. Thanks for the fine update. Do you think there might be any way to increase the colonnade's height (not necessary to increase the interior ceiling height) by 15' or so, masking more of the black box's vertical faces, so that it doesn't look undignifiedly short underneath the visual mass of the tophat?
    1 point
  28. I come up with 32nd tallest (counting Pennzoil as two buildings), just after Pennzoil I and II and in front of Two Allen Center (we haven't had a Devon Energy Tower in Houston for about ten years).
    1 point
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  30. Thanks Paco! Grew 2 floors. 521'11" will make it the 30th tallest building in the city, just after Pennzoil Place and in front of Devon Energy Tower.
    1 point
  31. Articles are behind paywalls but it appears Forth Worth and San Antonio may have annexed land recently. Cities can increase population by adding land, while losing residents in the original city limits and still have net positive increases. Sun belt cities do this much more frequently than NE, West coast and MW cities.
    1 point
  32. I went through all the top cities on the list. If I am to believe the estimates, Houston and Dallas lost population, as did many other cities, while San Antonio and Fort Worth had gains of 10,000. Almost every other large American city appears to have lost population. I would not be surprised if the 2022 estimates show these people miraculously reappearing...
    1 point
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  34. Census Bureau this morning released 2021 population estimates for cities. New York City: 8,467,513, a net loss of 305,465 (3.48%) in one year.
    1 point
  35. New York always seems to have been a place that people said they were fleeing, but every decade, the Census shows more people moved in than moved out. As people depart for other parts of the US, immigrants replace them. It has been like that for over a century. New York City has more people now than it's ever had.
    1 point
  36. I walked by yesterday and peeked inside. Looks like they were close to finishing...
    1 point
  37. It was for a long time but then it became a victim of its own success and fell into serious mismanagement. But regardless of what any poll says, the proof is in the pudding. People still pay 3 times more to live in SF than they do to live in Houston. If the cost of real estate there starts going down, then I'll believe that people are really fleeing. Until then, they're not fleeing.
    1 point
  38. Yep, San Francisco is a true "urban dream." https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/40-san-francisco-residents-plan-200200119.html
    1 point
  39. They just had to throw that '666' in there, didn't they....
    1 point
  40. Does anyone have any information or at least the name of the 1950s venue? Its demolition due to construction of 288 led to the late 1970s? article in the Post or Chronicle It must have been a major stop for bands on the rise. In the 1960s it continued as a major touring venue known as the Cinder Club perhaps concurrent with the Motown era.It was so long ago I may not have all details correct. Is this connected to the rumor-fact of Bill Haley living in the Menil Collection area in the early 1950s?
    1 point
  41. Used to go to the Drag Weinerscnitzel a bunch in 1967...losers of boarding house card games would trek/ walk on down from 22nd and buy for the players...bad news on cold nights. Still go in Bryan and Austin...put the darn franchise in SugarLand
    1 point
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