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  1. Small garden style 3 stories apartments. https://www.estudiogroup.com
    5 points
  2. Surfing thru Estudio Architecture website I found these renderings. https://www.estudiogroup.com/en/projects/project-three-a4c7n-86h9l-6lpzb-dxxjf-exf5f-78zpd-dycnm?itemId=w1pstozb8bq0wwg4505ftsh2fnhxhj
    5 points
  3. I am rereading this remembering Soundwaves very well, never knew it as a Walgreen’s, but now that you mention it the Walgreen’s where I grew up in The Woodlands (Galveston has Born on the Island, what do all of us approaching 50 year old originals who grew up in The Woodlands call ourselves?! Born in the Forest?) had the exact same metal cladding and paint. I remember that Soundwaves was so security intensive, always had to check your bag and exit through the metal detectors, which I guess was pretty standard at the time, even at the mall. I’m happy to hear the Walgreen’s story, makes the memories more meaningful. As a gay man, I’m very lucky to have been born when I was, even just 5 years prior I know I would’ve had a very different life.
    4 points
  4. @hindesky I think you got these renderings mixed up with the one on Capitol. This looks to fit there better and the other one here.
    3 points
  5. Aside from the proposed merchandising plan above, an updated one was accidently posted last spring on the East End District's Facebook page. However, no one posted a screenshot here. So, I don't know if the most recent site plan lines up with the placement of Lick and Broham on the previous one. Here is an updated site plan for phase 1 of the East River mixed-use. Broham, Lick, and Urban Dental are shown (all were previously announced & discussed, but I don't recall seeing them listed on an updated site plan until this month, though it's possible I overlooked it). This is from East River's Loopnet, updated last week. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/100-Jensen-Dr-Houston-TX/20944149 East River Retail Brochure (Jan. 2022)
    3 points
  6. Ciel, the restaurant and lounge coming to 4411 San Felipe, posted an Instagram story and updated its IG bio yesterday. Both the stories and bio provide more insight into what kind of concept this is going to be. From their Instagram story: "We're inspired by the festive restaurants and lounges more commonly found in Western Europe. Boasting energetic vibes with live music in the evenings." "At Ciel, you'll soon be able to indulge in our sophisticated menu featuring modern Japanese and French cuisine complemented by craft cocktails with curated champagne and wine selections." So, it sounds like Ciel will be to 4411 San Felipe as Bisou is to River Oaks District. https://cielhtx.com https://instagram.com/cielhtx
    3 points
  7. I think he meant awful in the, “this is a horrid waste of space/resources and it divides a city in two and is emblematic of our terrible public transportation and is the antithesis of good urban planning”
    3 points
  8. I’m the former Texadelphia/Berryhill Baja Grill space at 3407 Montrose.
    2 points
  9. A long-anticipated cohousing development is finally coming to fruition as a group of Houstonians break ground on what’s being described as the first cohousing development in Texas. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/What-if-your-neighbors-were-seen-as-extended-16792209.php#photo-21938193
    2 points
  10. Renderings of Muse, restaurant opening at 3210 W Dallas. The images are from Muse's website and Instagram.
    2 points
  11. Finally, a tenant for the 1719 Westheimer property. According to a filing yesterday with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream is opening it's third Houston area scoop shop here. The filing lists this summer as an estimated completion date for renovations.
    2 points
  12. A. Still can't get over how much this looks like Forth B. That train in the background looks like they combined an Amtrak Superliner and the Himalayan Queen to Shimla
    2 points
  13. Man, Soundwaves? Used to go there every week just for the music and the shoes. So where did all the alternative kids go cause Montrose clearly isn't the place anymore. I've been hearing it's more like the east side like closer to Moon Tower Inn and Coral Sword but not sure.
    2 points
  14. See page 5 of the Record of Decision" "The Selected Alternative provides a structural “cap” over the proposed depressed lanes of I‐45 and US 59/I‐69 from approximately Commerce Street to Lamar Street. There would also be a structural cap over the depressed lanes of US 59/I‐69 between approximately Main Street and Fannin Street, and in the area of the Caroline Street/Wheeler Street intersection. Future use of the structural cap areas for another purpose would require additional development and funding by entities other than TxDOT."
    2 points
  15. High price Communal living Environmentally friendly The target market for this is obviously Californian transplants.
    2 points
  16. Good, hopefully they are successful. Chicago import. Looks like they have a restaurant in Katy and Bellaire already but there is another place with a similar name but spelled "Lao Szechuan" with no spaces between. I wonder if they are the same place the logo looks the same? The Chicago area website ....https://laoszechuanusa.com The Texas locations.......https://laoszechuantx.com
    1 point
  17. There has been an uptick in activity at this site, mostly inside the warehouse. I’ve seen vans and work trucks there on a daily basis. I even spotted a Houston BCycle truck there the other day, which was a bit odd.
    1 point
  18. Good. Stick construction means the demolition will likely be inexpensive for the buildings. That's going to be a prime location for highrise development, especially 2189 where you don't have to pay for a parking structure. Possibly a pair of slim residential/mixed uses?
    1 point
  19. I swear I was thinking the same thing as I was reading this!
    1 point
  20. I10 is awesome, not awful. Every mile of freeway in the city should be built out to that standard, including the loops. Then, if you want good public transport, just run park and ride buses all day long in each direction and connect to local lines at the park and ride locations. Development is already clustered around our existing highways so it makes it much easier to get to pretty much any destination in just two or three bus hops, including one that moves at highway speeds down the hot lanes.
    1 point
  21. Their website indicates a Winter 2022 opening
    1 point
  22. I feel like most people use Google Maps or Waze these days. Heck I use Waze daily even though I know Houston like the back of my hand. Never know when a street/highway is extra backed up, so might as well.
    1 point
  23. A correct impression, IMO. The conditions that make Austin's South Congress Ave such fun also made Lower Westheimer a destination back in the day . Unfortunately, unsympathetic development has eroded Westheimer's density over the years. Every chain restaurant (I'm looking at you, Raising Cane's and McDonalds), every strip mall with parking in front, every vacant lot serves as a disincentive for pedestrians. I hope that future development can help sew the fabric of the street back together (and that Skanska doesn't take forever to start moving dirt).
    1 point
  24. You're correct, it is. I don't drive, so I'm not familiar with how people feel about using surface streets to reach freeways in unfamiliar cities.
    1 point
  25. To my knowledge there isn't any for the cap itself, and they don't need too. They simply have to engineer the retaining walls before hand to bear the load among other things. This happens all the time with phased projects big and small. If the city is exhibiting to the state what they are considering then the engineers just need to over engineer these sections for what will be placed later. It is high in costs on the front end, and if there was a plan and executed at once then it would be cheaper, but it will allow for greater flexibility later. I don't understand this idea that if it isn't there now, right now, it won't ever be there. These things take time. Thats all which is required at the moment. Difficult to fully invest in a project when the basis for it hasn't put a shovel in the ground yet. The actual infrastructure needs to be approved and finally get underway. Once its a real project that will likely push people to further invest once they see its a reality. Again its a factor of time, and this needs time.
    1 point
  26. Agora!!!!!!!!! I do believe that is where i saw Frankie Goes To Hollywood back in the day...i was too young but got in anyway thanks to a music store connection (and ps...the music store owner was horrified when she heard the 12 inch single of RELAX! i ordered from her and was even more horrified that she had secured me a way into the venue haha!) and i DID see Pat Benatar and believe it was here as well...and funny story, about 9 years ago i discovered someone for a modeling agency i was shooting lots of models for and he became one of my best friends...and lo and behold about 5 years ago he marries Pat Benatar's daughter!!! I even got to go to the wedding and it was amazing! Pat is just the best it turns out :)
    1 point
  27. That was always a cool building...loved going to Teala's (and loved their art too! also...hated the new white building so i am glad it is going back to a (way) more sleek look ;)
    1 point
  28. It will have to have a high price to support the rent, especially on such a big space (6,198 sf). I think there's plenty of business out there, but they do need to distinguish themselves from other nearby restaurants. On that point, B19 and Hudson House have pretty similar menus and are right next door...
    1 point
  29. I wonder if Aladdin is here to stay? No offense, but it’ll look kind of like a dump right next to all this shiny new development.
    1 point
  30. The most recent retail brochure for Montrose Collective includes an updated rendering of 906 Westheimer, showing a glimpse of how the facade renovation may look once completed. There is also a site plan for that portion and of Montrose Collective.
    1 point
  31. All the tenants in all three buildings at the Lofts at the Ballpark will be out during the first quarter of this year. They are no longer taking new leases and stopped renewing early last year. The belief is that all three buildings will be demolished not just the one in the path of the expansion. Both sides of St. Emanuel.
    1 point
  32. Another retail tenant for Heights Forum is Gyroville. This a fast casual restaurant specializing in gyros and serves Middle Eastern Halal fare. Heights Forum is located at 1324 North Shepherd Dr.
    1 point
  33. Church on 34th is no more. IMG_3591.MOV
    1 point
  34. It's right next to the restroom used by Metro drivers, so my assumption was that it was setup as a breakroom for them, to use while waiting to go the other direction (Wheeler is the terminus of bus 65), but maybe it's for something else?
    1 point
  35. I saw a mobile office trailer parked at the Wheeler Light rail station site today. Any idea what this is for? ION related or MetroRapid or something else?
    1 point
  36. Permit issued for the parking garage foundation work.
    1 point
  37. Here’s a photo of the progress as of last night.
    1 point
  38. Oh my I reached out to Sallie Acorns office and received similar reply. - The only speaker on the kiosk is for the Emergency Call Button, which is only activated when pressed and allows for two-way communication between the user and the local police. Otherwise, the kiosks do not emit any noise. - As stated above, there will not be any music played from the kiosks, or any other noise. I am so glad to settle this
    1 point
  39. Is this enough chicken places along this road that we we call Shepherd/Durham the Chicken Strip?
    1 point
  40. It’s a hardship for those with disabilities though. It’s even tougher during Summer months when those extra few steps seem like an eternity. That extra 60 ft is enough to deter business as well. If I’m a business, I’m trying to attract all types of clientele, not just motorists. Otherwise I’m losing potential income as a business owner because I’m only catering to one type of commuter. Parking in the back doesn’t create this massive inconvenience for property owners and aesthetically it’s just nicer. A great example is the shopping center on W Gray and Montrose. And to also ask how many people live in proximity is an even bigger reason we need to build smarter. Just because the current layout doesn’t cater to pedestrians doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be built to handle pedestrians. Especially when Metro is planning a station in this location.
    1 point
  41. Which is not a bad thing. hopefully the Main st side has some gfr
    1 point
  42. New renderings on Loopnet. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/4411-San-Felipe-St-Houston-TX/17782555/
    1 point
  43. I'm still trying to figure out the market for this. $330k for a one bedroom in East End doesn't even sound right.
    1 point
  44. Insane to think this is coming to the neighborhood and only a few blocks away from my house.
    1 point
  45. From the website - looks like phase 1 doesn't want their address published
    1 point
  46. Their website seems a bit sketchy to me, but they do have some Houston projects listed. I wonder if any of them are legitimate. http://modyspace.com/development-Mody%20Plaza%20(Upper%20Kirby)%20.html Houston Galleria Site/West Looop South Restaurant/Retail and 6 apartments per floor above (but then their floor plans are labeled as office building, hmmm. Looks like an OB) Mody Plaza, Upper Kirby Address: 2110-2128 Richmond Restaurant, Retail, Office
    1 point
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