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  1. 43 minutes ago, clutchcity94 said:

    But wouldn’t you say Dallas is comparable in that regard?

    No offense to Dallas but no. I've been to Dallas many times and while they have some areas that have real potential, they still lack a lot of development in the inner city. People always talk about how spread out we are but Dallas is not only spread out but it has massive gaps in it's urban fabric. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, Luminare said:

    Its never a good thing to just 100% trust anyone, but OMA has a really stellar reputation. Even their worst stuff is really good in comparison to others. They are probably one the most serious architecture offices around. I'm interested to see what they do now that they have done Post, how do they approach the Houston market? Not sure honestly. Its weird talking about firms like OMA and BIG in regards to Houston, but this should clue in people to how much bigger Houston is going to become, and impact of people moving from other places to Houston this will mean. Both firms regularly like to position their work/themselves in "emerging markets" or what they perceive to be so.

    In terms of size and big city vibe, Houston is really on it's own in TX. For all of it's mishaps and mistakes, this city boasts some of the most urban, densest, eclectic neighborhoods in the entire state. The presence of architecture firms this large and well known is something I feel a lot of us are forgetting or taking for granted. It's firms like these that basically put a city on the map at a much greater level in terms of being a "cool, socially accepted city." Whatever get's developed here is going to have a massive impact. 

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  3. 3 minutes ago, pokemonizepic said:

    Would love for them to eventually also make the bike lanes on 20th street actually usable, that way it would be a nice network going south/north and east/west everywhere in the heights 

    I'm sure that will get discussed at some point as the bikeways continue to expand and grow. I mean we are about to get a massive flurry of bike lanes this year. 

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  4. On 2/2/2022 at 1:44 PM, samagon said:

    since the population center of Houston is now west of the loop, maybe it makes sense to move the criminal justice wing over to the Galleria area? lol

    seriously though, I hope that this area and the east end of the bayou starts seeing more traffic, this isn't too far from the place on the bayou that cyclists were getting mugged.

    While that makes sense when looking at overall population growth, in terms of future density it needs to stay where it is. Inner Loop Houston (97 sq miles) is only 15% of the total amount of land that makes up Houston, but almost 1/4 of the total population lives here. Density is about 4.5k people per square mile compared to the city average at 3.5k per square mile. And that number is going to continue to grow as more and more development in the Loop continues. A third of all development in the city is inside the Loop, and most of it is beginning in the most well known inner city neighborhoods like The Heights, Downtown, Montrose, etc.

  5. 5 hours ago, I'm Not a Robot said:

    If this was actually purchased by Tilman, I do think this will be where they put the new practice facility. Interesting use of the property and I would obviously much prefer an HEB but it makes sense as it's fairly close to Toyota Center, big enough to get creative and most likely cheaper than a lot of other surrounding areas. 

    This tweet leads me to believe something is in the works. Not necessarily at this location but somewhere. 


    This is the wife of the GM of the Rockets responding to a fan complaining about the practice facility. Additionally, this tweet was liked by Tilman's son. 

    And they just upgraded the team plane with new NBA amenities. You might be right about. 


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  6. On 2/6/2022 at 1:00 PM, pokemonizepic said:

    yet another meeting for this redesign tomorrow at 6:30 PM. Hopefully this is the last one and construction actually starts soon, this thing has been in the design phase for years now  



    zoom meeting link ---> Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85857117178?pwd=OWtzTVMxM0w2eGp0aDZKeGFhVW5WUT09

    Yeah I believe this is it. It's been in design for 4 years now lol This tying in to the Shepherd/Durham redesign in going to be awesome for cycling in the Heights. 

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  7. On 1/22/2022 at 12:22 PM, mattyt36 said:

    It's confusing to me why people would expect an advanced design or detailed funding plan for the cap park to be announced before the NHHIP itself has even gotten final approval--especially in the current political environment.

    The City, the County, the Downtown District, the GHP, and other organizations have been working on this together for years and it is incorporated into each group's long-term plans.  The park can be funded from a variety of sources, including the TIRZ, HOT taxes, and direct City and County contributions before we even get into contributions from the private sector.

    The ideas that some "big downtown machine" is pushing forward the NHHIP while not also working towards planning and funding the cap park are completely incongruous and entirely nonsensical.  If you buy into the former, it shouldn't require much mental exertion for you to leap to the latter.

    I have to disagree. While it's a no brainer in theory that a park will be built on the cap, all those sources of funding you mentioned are all speculation. For all we know that cap will sit empty for years until someone from the private sector moves forward on it. TxDOT doesn't care about how or when a park could be designed on the cap, it's all just an idea they are presenting to sell the highway project. At the end of the day their focus is another highway project, that's it. 

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  8. On 10/6/2021 at 1:15 PM, X.R. said:

    Wow. If this does get built and now we have more office space and retail, I don't think you can ignore how evenly split the land use in the museum district is. You have office space, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, museums, the park, the golf course, churches, apartments, condos, townhomes, free standing homes, meditation spaces, and the zoo all in a relatively walkable space. I'm not sure there's anything quite like it anywhere else in the H. 

    And I love that the rooftop terrace made its comeback on this building.

    Or Texas for that matter

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  9. 58 minutes ago, Amlaham said:

    It's the little projects like these that makes the city a whole lot nicer. This site went from a parking lot to part of the trail and now this memorial will be another addition to make the trail even more cohesive and inviting. Hate that the jails and Sheriffs office sits on probably the best lots in Houston, but it is what it is :)  

    Yep I agree. In the unusual case for Houston, we grew so fast that all the little infill projects that make neighborhoods dynamic and energetic were far and few between because we were/are so spaced out. It's nice to see us adding layers to our neighborhoods now. 

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  10. 1 hour ago, Luminare said:

    Would be kind of hilarious if on the other side of the bayou on Jail Island they did another memorial, but for all the cops killed by criminals. If you think about it would be perfect. You get one side about what happens when the State over reaches, but yet at the same time on the other side you get the perspective on what happens during times of lawlessness. Both sides should be presented.

    Except one has immunity and a badge and the other has his word and nothing else. Thank goodness for smartphones. 

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  11. 1 minute ago, Ross said:

    The issue with the Nextdoor thread was many of the posters assumed the entire building was going to be demolished, and they started going nuts. I doubt many of them had any idea what the condition of the building was, or any idea of what was going on. It was a rush to judgement. Some of them were asking "Did Ed and Nancy sell the property?". Well, I hate to tell you this folks, but Ed and Nancy are dead. Ed died in 1994, and Nancy in 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Kienholz and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Reddin_Kienholz They also owned 308 Teetshorn and 2718 N. Sabine, which is the property due south of the Barbash store. The Sabine property, a vacant lot, is owned by an entity associated with the owner of 312 Teetshorn. 312 Teetshorn had two buildings, the store and a small house built in 1950. Nancy Kienholz's probate inventory put the value of her estate at between $30 million and $55 million, depending on the blockage discount on the artwork that makes up the bulk of the estate.

    Lol I hear ya, but I am happy this is staying. These little properties are great for the neighborhood. Do you know of any renderings? 

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