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  1. 5 points
  2. I drove by this property last night and noticed that the ADU was built! It is a really tall, like 1.5 story "tiny" house immediately to the right of this one and slightly set back. At worst I'll get a picture on Wednesday. I'm planning on watching this today. CM Alcorn mentioned on Twitter that she is going to call for more public funds to go towards sidewalk improvements.
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  3. sidewalk summit today at 5 https://www.houstontx.gov/council/5/sidewalk-summit.html
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  4. Asked again and apparently one of the 3 spaces will be be liquor store!
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  5. https://transwestern.com/property/polk-district
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  6. It's going to be a parking lot first
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  7. And here's a link to the video presentation https://houstontx.swagit.com/play/09162021-772
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  8. Looks like someone moved downtown or the rail line, still cool looking.
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  9. Sorry to hear about your Dad. May his memory be a blessing. My best friend lived in Pine Shadows neighborhood and I was off of Green Tree. I used to ride my bike by that building 3-4 times a week and even as a kid I thought it was cool.
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  10. I wonder if this hole will be the elevator core?
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  11. My eyes rolled so far back in my head they lapped themselves
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  12. Here's a link to the 9/15 presentation to the Economic Development Committee of Council: https://www.houstontx.gov/council/committees/econdev/20210915/iah-itrp.pdf
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  13. Will have to see what I can find. I was able to find this . . . the lease expires 12/31/24 if UA does not proceed with further Terminal B redevelopment. If they do, the lease extends for 25 years. It's difficult for me to post a link but here goes: Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board::Emma (msrb.org) You should be able to click on the "Official Statement" and download the official statement. See lease summary page 7 of the document. IIRC "Deferred Phase" refers to the replacement of the banjos with two piers on B-North. The Terminal B FIS was shelved with the Terminal D project, which includes an FIS expansion. Or at least that was the last I heard. Although I guess they still have the right on paper, they'd have to fight for CBP staffing. Kind of a throwaway, gladhandy phrase in my experience in the industry when it comes to these things. (No one ever tells City Council that they don't have interest from multiple companies because the obvious response would be, "What are you doing wrong?" or "You should talk to my buddy!") Not as prevalent as industry favorites like airlines saying "the new route is exceeding our expectations," but certainly on the list.
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  14. Appears to be no parking minimums in action! Convert your parking lot to an outdoor porch area.
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  15. Wildly Popular Hot Dog Purveyor Yoyo’s Will Open Its First Permanent Location in Houston The Rice Village favorite is known for attracting lengthy lines for its juicy, crispy dogs by Brittanie Shey@brittanieshey Sep 20, 2021, 12:15pm CDT A wildly-popular late night food cart known for its elaborately loaded all-beef hot dogs will soon land a permanent home on Washington Avenue. Yoyo’s Hot Dog’s first standalone restaurant will be located at 4620 Washington Avenue. An opening timeline for the restaurant has not yet been announced, but signage at the spot is already up. Yoyo’s was first founded in 2010 with the goal of elevating a “universally cherished but ultimately misunderstood” food item — the hot dog. In the decade since, the stand has developed a massive cult following, with fans calling the food a “life-changing experience,” “the dankest dogs in Houston,” “a revolutionary hot dog experience,” and “Like New York, but better.” Recent video from the cart’s Rice Village location shows several dozen people lined up for the dogs at half past midnight on a Saturday evening. According to the restaurant’s website, owner Danny “Yoyo” Kim spent years refining his method of cooking the restaurant’s all-beef Nathan’s Famous franks, resulting in a crispy-skinned, extra-juicy, flavorful dog. Diners can then dress up their dogs with all manner of toppings, including crunchy fried onions, curry ketchup, warm cream cheese, spicy mustard, and honey mayo. Though the stand first got its start at Washington Avenue-adjacent bar Fox Hollow, it eventually moved to Rice Village. There’s also now a food truck, a location in College Station, and a halal outpost in Sugar Land that is open for both lunch and late into the night. The Washington Avenue location, when it opens, will likely be a popular spot for late night customers of the neighborhood’s many bars. Eater has reached out to the restaurant for more details and will update this post as more information becomes available. https://houston.eater.com/2021/9/20/22684062/yoyos-hot-dogs-opening-washington-avenue-houston-permanent-location
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  16. I think EastDwnTwn was right, looks like they are putting artificial turf over the cement
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  17. This is going to be a much needed upgrade to that street and for the area. I love the old charm of the neighborhood but infrastructure is still lacking, even with the Green Line running down Harrisburg.
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  18. Yes, 5050 Woodway. Nice building. It's just my mom now, my dad passed away last year (just before Covid). I go at least once a week to visit her. Try to time my visits to avoid the worst of the traffic. I could never live in the Galleria area... too many cars!
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  19. Endeavor Real Estate Group's Multifamily Portfolio mentions the project as Woodway Post Oak and is in Current/Pipeline projects. https://www.endeavor-re.com/services/development-multifamily/
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  20. Urban Living owner Porsche collection
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  21. from an email I received The annual Bird Week was started in 2019 by Houston Audubon’s inaugural Young Professionals Advisory Council to commemorate the organization’s 50th birthday. Bird Week is "a celebration of the important role Houston plays in the journey of billions of migratory birds and the everyday lives of our resident birds. In addition to Houston's vital location along the Gulf of Mexico, the growing popularity of planting native plants, restoring prairies, bird-friendly education programs, and Houston's Lights Out for Birds program were among the many efforts and programs that gained Houston the Bird City designation in 2020." This year's activities kick off with a Beer Launch Party on at Bakfish Brewing Co. in Pearland. The week includes a host of events around the region, including bird surveys, bird walks, activities that combine birding with biking and boating, volunteer beach and park clean-ups, trivia contests, photography classes and photo shoots, happy hours, chats by partnering organizations, a night of stories, bingo games, and many more. Many of the events are family-friendly. Find the full listing of events at houstonaudubon.org.
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  22. Hah, Eadough pastries. Alright, you got me in for one visit at least. That said, I found this bit of showboating a bit interesting: "Having spent years in a 2 Star Michelin rated kitchen in New York, Kripa has a caliber of experience not found in the Houston food scene." I think Daniel Bludorn, the entire staff of Le Jardinier, the chef at Nobie's, and others would like to have a word with her. (Also, I don't think Michelin bragging gets you too far in Houston)
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  23. New Big XII: Enrollments and Football Stadium Capacities Enrollment Capacity BYU: 33,633 63,470 Iowa State: 36,350 61,500 Texas Tech: 36,551 60,454 West Virginia: 24,488 60,000 Oklahoma State: 25,622 55,509 Kansas: 27,565 50,250 Kansas State: 23,779 50,000 UCF: 68,571 48,000 Baylor: 18,033 45,140 TCU: 10,394 45,000 Houston: 47,090 40,000 +SRO Cincinnati: 45,949 40,000
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  24. I wandered over to the Market Square area last night, and I was pleasantly surprised with the number of businesses that were open. Main Street is still largely dead restaurants right now, but MS seems to be holding its own. I expect this is because it has two large residential towers as anchors. It was sad to see the old Treebeards building vacant, though. I loved that place. I think you're right, that there are patches of downtown that are poised to thrive, but I don't think it's going to be across all of downtown. There are still too many surface parking lots, and still too many fortress towers. Progress is being made, but it's a lot slower than I thought it would be.
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  25. I'm staring straight across from the fins as I type. What you see is what you get. It looks like the punched metal screening material that accents the fins has been installed. They have some scaffolding around this assembly now.
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  26. Buddy of mine lives nearby and took a photo of the podium lighting at night. Awesome!!
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  27. Underground detention has been a thing for a while now. Here are a bunch of examples. I imagine there are many more. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Apartment-s-hidden-amenity-A-massive-vault-to-16142276.php https://ulrbi3gs84t2i973c1o5xaxg-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/r-tank_application_report__fire_station_37-1.pdf https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/ups-sweetwater https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/south-rice-apartments https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/longpoint-apartments https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/3933-pinemont-drive https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/the-aria-at-stancliff https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/western-houston-subaru https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/audubon-hollow https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/hampton-inn https://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center/case-studies/details/slug/us-post-office https://www.walterpmoore.com/projects/asia-society-texas-center
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  28. the construction barrier around the Square is a huge improvement over the old plaza :)
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  29. Laying down tar paper to seal it.
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  30. This has been the de-facto thread on TOD, so I thought I would just post it here, but this is the first residential project I've found that appears to be taking advantage of the new TOD standards. As a quick, recap, under TOD, there is no minimum parking required for SFR. I noticed on the permit report an ADU going in on W. Alabama, and it is just inside the secondary TOD boundary. It is a really small 3,132 sq ft lot with a small house and an ADU is being added. Normally, this would require 3 non-tandem parking spots, and while I don't KNOW that they won't provide them, I'm not sure how they would with how the property is aligned and gate is setup. Property: Permit:
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