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  1. On 5/19/2022 at 9:59 AM, Johnathanwise41 said:

    It's taking them FOREVER to build it.  And they are causing all kinds of mess in the area.  Hate to say it, but this shopping center in Highland Village is looking very B class.  

    I'm surprised the neighborhoods near them are not causing more of an uproar of the mess, and nightly construction.  Do they even have a night work permit for construction??

    There's nothing Class B about it. Does it need some upgrades? Sure. I think I made a suggestion a while back about getting a variance to cut some of the parking and really utilize the garage. This construction is the beginning of a major shift for Highland Village. The fact it's going up this many floors can only mean good things for the future of this shopping destination. I'll bet anything that once this is complete, the owners of the center will propose changes. You can only imagine how well a revitalization of the site along with a rebuilt Upper Westheimer would look and feel. Probably similar to that shot of Chicago. 

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  2. 2 hours ago, BEES?! said:

    Is the food park leaving a temporary development while they’re redoing the building? Did they relocate somewhere?

    Just looked it up and it says it's permanently closed. Looks like there wasn't enough business to keep it running while all these upgrades are happening. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Johnathanwise41 said:

    What's the obsession??

    Is it even ethical to post so many pictures of someone else's property on social media???

    This entire forum is devoted to development. And where do ethics come in to play here?  It's not like someone is breaking in to each property and stealing valuable information. You can take as many pictures as you want of private property from the public ROW. 

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  4. On 5/17/2022 at 9:09 AM, Houston19514 said:

    I’m very often surprised at how little Houstonians know about their city; not just it’s history, but even what it currently offers.

    Yep me too. People are always asking, "Where is this at?" And I'm like, do you not walk outside? lol

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  5. 5 hours ago, Nate99 said:

    Over in the Minute Maid Mixed Use thread, there was a report of Crane talking big on developing a "district" around the park like Wrigleyville.  The old lots that used to have the BUS bar, the private jail off Crawford and now this are all his, I think.  Sound like a ton of property to work with, hope he gets after it soon. 

    From what I understand, in an agreement with the city, he was given 4 years to get something out of the ground. It's already been 2 years since that agreement and he said about 4 months ago something would happen in roughly a year. So based off all of that, I'm expecting a groundbreaking some time in Fall on some part of the plan. 

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  6. This doesn't even look like the same place! And I love that now you can actually see the bay windows without your eyes throwing up at the sight of that turd yellow. Beautiful. May the power of neutral colors compel you 

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  7. 3 hours ago, Brooklyn173 said:

    A bunch of newer stadiums are going towards the entertainment adjacent commercial hub, moving away from the older stadium surrounded by parking. But from what I've seen, the Cardinals and Texas Rangers and Diamondbacks etc set up is very game day centric. They tend to be as almost empty other times. But the San Diego Petco Stadium is very interesting. Very little stadium parking and adjacent to an existing entertainment district. Even the Tony Gwynn Park shifts from a neighborhood park to part of the stadium with the opening and closing of gates. So it is available to the community. I hope whatever Crane does is not just a Minute Made asset, but is a city asset.

    That's the advantage our ballpark has being built downtown. The Rangers aren't going to get much revenue in their entertainment district outside of games, and it's because of the location and the sea of parking around the stadium. SD is right downtown so it's easy to access and check out on non game days, which makes it a 24hr spot for fans. 

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  8. 16 minutes ago, Tumbleweed_Tx said:

    to me, it says that they hired someone's brother's girlfriend who thinks she is an interior/exterior designer, but who has no sense of color.

    I lived in an apartment building way out west that was all mustard yellow and coffee stain brown. It hurt the eyes.

    Yep neutrals and earthy tones are way easier on the eyes, along with green. A dark forest green is always nice and versatile. 

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  9. On 5/13/2022 at 10:47 AM, Amlaham said:

    I completely agree, I think what our downtown is missing is more residents. Residents are ultimately better than tourists/ hotel users. A constant flow of people utilizing the food halls, Main Street, and other businesses in downtown. Obviously tourists are a plus, but they fluctuate based off the season and what events are in town (unlike residents). 

    Agree. We just have to keep building residential downtown. More residential will spur more mixed-use which will create more energy downtown. 

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  10. I always find it interesting how places start changing to look better only when something nicer comes along and calls them out aesthetically. It's pretty annoying and tells you the developer doesn't care until they have to. 

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  11. How much you guys wanna bet that the Mayor is "pausing" this simply to show a level of sympathy for those opposed? This will move forward just like anything else. Too many people support this. 

  12. If parking is an issue, then we have a bigger problem in this city. There is no way you're going to tell me there is not enough parking in the neighborhood to service this restaurant. 

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