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  1. 15 minutes ago, tigereye said:

    Not exactly. This is NOT the Greyhound bus station but the old building across the street, although it provides bus service too. 

    The Greyhound bus station specifically needs to go. And no more TDC prisoner drop offs there either. 

    Correct but I still think it's a good indicator of things to come. Midtown needs to pick it up a bit. 

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  2. 5 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

    At this point, probably not until after the World Series.  I'm curious about this supposed agreement with the city.  I don't think I've heard anything about this before. What did the Astros get in exchange for a promise to have something out of the ground within 4 years?

    I have no clue, I just remember reading about it. Maybe there are incentives for building within that timeframe. 

  3. 3 hours ago, mkultra25 said:

    I'm in favor of ditching boxy gas stations and resurrecting mid-century modern ones. 


    Better sidewalks in the middle of the desert than here in Houston 😑

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  4. On 6/30/2022 at 5:40 PM, Luminare said:

    I don't think anything happens around these ballpark blocks until next cycle. Probably best to wait until after NHHIP finishes the 59 section also. CPI comes out in a couple weeks, and don't really see inflation peaking yet. The Atlanta FED just put out a forecast predicting negative GDP for Q2. Its all but certain we go into a recession starting Q3. This was a great cycle overall. This area will surely explode next cycle.

    Well then Crane is running out of time. He said this year we would see construction. The agreement he made with the city is almost up. 

  5. 30 minutes ago, phillip_white said:

    I agree that this is one level above a paid parking lot, but it is an activated placeholder until market value necessitates development. I think the owners are playing the wait and see game with the auctioned Caydon lots, which makes me happy they didn't put more money into this because it's meant to be temporary.

    Well yeah I get the whole temporary use. I'm tired of this wait and see game with developers. I don't know all the logistics with real estate so I won't act like I do BUT based off my personal experiences as a pedestrian, the demand for more is there. Every time I walk past that block of Smith with the Whole Food's I'm always asking myself why the rest of Midtown isn't developing faster like this. Phase 1 of the Mix is clearly successful. Not sure why Phase 2 has yet to take off but if it's the same "wait and see" idea then I don't see Midtown truly becoming what we want for a very long time. We've been waiting for almost 30 years and that's no exaggeration.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Ross said:

    The hat keeps the rain off its head. Bwahahaha.

    Without the hat, it would just be a box. Don't you want some sort of visual stimulation? Is it not better than the parking lot for semi-trailers that used to be there? Why do you want the area to be a fuel desert? Shouldn't here be 8 or 9 more gas stations in that stretch, just to provide variety for consumers?

    Welcome to Houston, where if there's something you hate, there will be something you hate even more replacing it soon!

    Yes visual stimulation is good. Actually just building with some level of basic design would make anything look better. Instead we get these ugly facades and a business that will be at that corner for a very very very long time. I get that it's "functional" but so it that massive Kroger's across the street. This just seems like yet again another wasted opportunity to build something special and really make a change for this section of town. We just keep spinning our wheels doing the same routine. 

  7. On 7/1/2022 at 8:35 AM, phillip_white said:

    I thought there was a topic for this, but I cannot find it. The lot across Fannin from Drewery Place with the "Downtown Yard" signage appears to be nearing completion. There were three food truck parked there yesterday, but only one was open.

    I may be the only one to say this but that whole "Downtown Yard" idea is dumb imo and ugly af. If you're going to do something like that you have to do it right. I'm not saying people won't go, but it just doesn't fit anything I personally want the neighborhood to become. You have this nice residential tower across the street and then you have this beer garden concept. 

  8. Based on the energy this past weekend and the one before, I think downtown is coming back stronger. Pre-pandemic we started to see some real synergy downtown. With the addition of POST, which has become a hub for different activity, it's really helped create more energy downtown. I think with the renovation of The Shops, the Stros Village, and Skanska's future project, things are only going to get better and better. 

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  9. 1 minute ago, Fortune said:

    Similar to what River Oaks District is doing? All River Oaks District is doing is adding a pocket park, updating the sidewalks, and landscaping. 

    Yeah they're maximizing their space for people, that's my point. That pocket park at the moment is a regular street. HV could benefit from losing some of their surface parking and converting it in to something else similar to that. 

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  10. 30 minutes ago, Texasota said:

    That suggests either incompetence or a lack of actual interest in building towers, no?

    I mean the Lululemon flagship store is def an indicator of things to come. I've said this in previous comments but don't be surprised to see a redevelopment of the entire site very soon, similar to what River Oaks District is doing. 

  11. 5 minutes ago, editor said:

    San Francisco is why Frank Sinatra sang "She hates California.  It's cold and it's damp."   Most people today aren't old enough to remember that San Francisco was the big west coast city for a century before Los Angeles became big.

    Aside from the weather, SF is so much better than LA. LA only gets the attention it does because of Hollywood, otherwise the city is just ehh. I read it's the largest urban area outside of NY, but those stats are based on 2k people per square mile being considered "urban."

  12. After reading this I have no idea how they plan to move Taste downtown. This seems like a pipedream with all the allegations against Bowie. It doesn't look very good when two celebs offer to fund your project and then you bail on your end of the bargain. 

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  13. On 6/13/2022 at 10:39 PM, LBC2HTX said:

    Right, and those cities have things that Houston will never have (natural beauty/weather or historical significance). 

    Our weather is great 7 months out of the year. Our Summers are brutal but not much different from places like New Orleans. I could care less about what Houston doesn't have. I care more about what we do have and what we do bring to the table. When I went to SF last Summer, the scenery was great but that was a fading focus and the weather sucked. It was cold af till about 1 pm and then 4 hours of sunshine and then back to freezing cold. I was more pleased with the city itself, and not all of it was "historical." Tourists do come here. I've run in to a few the past few weeks. I talked to a guy from Denver that said he just wanted to get away and that he really liked the city. 

  14. 2 hours ago, editor said:

    I walked by about an hour ago, and the fountains are off.  Some of the covers are askew, which I assume means they're still being worked on.  But at least the pool is full.

    I don't understand why the fountains stop spraying when a train goes through, though.  If the train can't handle a little water falling from the sky, it's in the wrong city.

    I think it's just been a lack of maintenance like everything else. 

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  15. 1 hour ago, crock said:

    is the parking lot only accessible via N Jackson street?  this place feels like it's going to get a lot of people lost in a very odd sliver of town.  I guess they're just hoping that everyone that visits them is coming from St Arnolds?  

    I don't plan on ever driving to this place personally. I'd assume if you're wanting to park super close than it might be an issue. I see this place getting packed for those going to Stros games. 

  16. FINALLY! Little things like this and the bridge lights add so much life to the city. It's those little details that make a city feel more vibrant as a pedestrian.  

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  17. It would be foolish to not have these working before 2026. I know that's a while away but knowing this city, they would literally wait till the week of the World Cup to get them repaired. This is good news though that it's being considered for the yearly budget. 

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  18. Yeah MST&G was loud af and the crowd it attracted always resorted to some sort of fight or whatever. This is a really cool concept for the neighborhood. I hope they do well because as a cyclist this is badass. 

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