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  1. Your lips to developer's ears. I'd love to see HEB grab this. It's a second chance, but I'm no longer sanguine about anything but apartments coming in here once they announced they were infilling with that Prose East and Prose West. It sure seems like the perfect place for a new grocery store, which can capture both the new apartment dwellers in Hardy Yards, as well as the apartment dwellers in north downtown around Market Square.
  2. Plot twist! It looks like the Red Line Apartments have been axed, and Hardy Yards C/V is selling the property.
  3. Yeah, don’t tell me about turning Burnett all retail. We’re building our house right there! 😛 The real question is, now that we know nothing interesting is going up there, is this thread dead?
  4. That is extremely disappointing. All this tax money spent on utilities and the road, and now Hardy Yards means squat.
  5. Should we be concerned if their portfolio is all mid-rise apartments? Hardy Yards has been developing on the promise of mixed use. If the infill with all apartments, there will be no easy space for retail, and the development boom will likely bust hard.
  6. Yes, definitely them. Who is Alliance Residential, though?
  7. Just saw this blurb from last week on a RealtyNews. Looks like the other one is coming pretty soon, too. "PGIM Real Estate Finance has arranged a $48 million Freddie Mac unfunded forward commitment to provide permanent financing for Red Line Station,a planned 300-unit mixed-income apartment complex in Houston. PGIM is the commercial mortgage finance arm of PGIM Inc., the $1 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. Red Line Station is in the Near Northside neighborhood. The site is part of the proposed 43-acre Hardy Yards master-planned mixed-use community."
  8. It's not just the apartments. The residences across Burnett that have "only" dealt with the train will now get that monstrosity cutting across their skyline view and adding noise. Why should they need to get used to it? Poor Local Group has been advertising their skyline views. Of course, those will be gone long before this boondoggle of a freeway is built, once the rest of the Hardy Yards goes up. Also, just because you "get used to it" doesn't mean it's not there, and health studies are beginning to show evidence that noise like that can have negative health impacts (beyond hearing loss, which this won't be loud enough to cause).
  9. Big E, because it's going to have a multi-lane freeway jacked up 80 or so feet in the air, right next to all this new development? Have you heard how loud those freeways are? These won't have anything to buffer the noise except summer humidity. The bend in I-10, to my knowledge, has had no impact on accidents, so I question how dangerous it is. Two, they're probably going to start the Red Line Apartments (I think someone here called them) soon as well, so they may be needing laydown areas for both. Maybe even do a bit of site prep for the future promised mixed-use stuff. But none of us have heard anything about that part of the project getting underway.
  10. That's too shallow for any real structural geotech, but would be a sufficient depth to check surface soil to see if it can handle heavy equipment like cranes. It's also what you'd do if you suspected petroleum contamination in the near subsurface, but since this place is a brownfields, it's been poked and prodded enough that there shouldn't be any risk of that. I don't know what other reasons there would be, unless someone found a treasure map.
  11. That's one of the interior lots on Burnett, isn't it? Were they digging with the excavator? Maybe they're prepping the site to use as a laydown yard for the apartment construction.
  12. First quarter 2021 move-in? Dang, that's ambitious. It was more than 2 years for the Residences, I believe.
  13. See a page or so earlier, before the I-45 debate. It's the first of the actual Hardy Yards CV developments, a wrap apartment like the Residences.
  14. Um, did you miss my comment just a bit earlier about this new I-10/I-45 being way up in the air along the southern edge of Hardy Yards? I was wrong about the 120 feet. That's I-45 where it crosses Hogan. It's "only" 100 feet in the air right behind the new apartments that are supposed to go up next to the light rail line. You can't see the numbers in the attached cross-section, but you can see the crossing relative to the already-elevated light rail. Edit: I may be reading the fine print wrong. It may only be about 50 feet. I think the 100 feet is MSL, not AGL.
  15. Not only is it moving hundreds of feet farther north towards the residential areas, it's moving UP. It has to cross the light rail, which already has to cross the UPRR rail line. The cross-section shows I-10/I-45 is something like 120 feet in the air here. So, nothing to absorb or deflect sound away. Not to mention this area currently has a great downtown view that's going to be a selling point for the apartments they're building right now. But how much value are those apartments (and then, the rest of Hardy Yards) going to have when they are literally in the shadow of a major freeway?
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