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MarathonMan last won the day on January 27 2018

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  1. MarathonMan

    Camden McGowen Station + New Park (Midtown Superblock)

    That would explain a lot. Midtown Management District is anything but efficient at project management. The Caroline St. re-do is moving along at a snail’s pace.
  2. MarathonMan

    Camden McGowen Station + New Park (Midtown Superblock)

    Out of curiosity, I went back to see when Camden started construction. FOUR YEARS AGO!!! I think Caydon (which started November, 2017) will finish before Camden.
  3. MarathonMan

    Camden McGowen Station + New Park (Midtown Superblock)

    I agree. Honestly, it’s astounding how slowly Camden is finishing this project (maybe with the exception of the Dolce Living development on W Gray, but it’s close!). Portions of the sidewalk have been closed on Travis, McGowen and Main forever! Question for you experts on this topic: Is there a financial strategy to drawing out construction soooooooo long?
  4. Yes. This is just west of Highland Village — right across the railroad tracks. It is well east of Westcreek.
  5. Do we already have a “masterpiece” in Houston? It’s a subjective question, I know, but I would argue No.
  6. MarathonMan

    The Preston (Block 42) Residential High-Rise: 46-stories

    2929 Weslayan is 533’ The Huntingdon is 503’
  7. . . . And, yet, it is repeated over and over again by RD! He could take a note from Hanover, Hines, Caydon and Camden. . . all of whom seem to have no problem with design aesthetics.
  8. MarathonMan

    Atma at McGowen: 8-stories, 71 units

    I live near this site, too. Bright orange fencing was put up around the live oak trees — presumably to protect them during forthcoming construction — about two years ago. It’s all tattered and damaged now. Looks awful. If they’re not going to build, at least they could do a little maintenance to keep the site looking presentable, for the neighborhood’s sake.
  9. Looking at this project proposal, it seems like pure fantasy to me. Just a hunch.
  10. MarathonMan

    Australian Developer Planning Three High-Rises for Midtown 2850 Main, the current tower under construction, will have 357 units. 2711 Main (presumably The District I & II), according to the Caydon website, will have 1000+ condos. That’s almost three times the size of 2850 Main. Should Caydon deliver on its plan, 2711 Main will absolutely set a new standard for Houston! I did hear that there was a construction delay, so I’m holding my breath until they start digging.
  11. MarathonMan

    Australian Developer Planning Three High-Rises for Midtown

    A couple of months ago I heard that The District construction was delayed. I don’t know for sure, but it seemed like it was going to be a late 2019 start. It wasn’t confirmed, though.
  12. MarathonMan

    The Allen: Allen Pkwy/Gillette Mixed Use 6 acres

    I hope The District I and II don’t get “value engineered”. Those and the Hines projects downtown are my favorite buildings on the drawing board for Houston right now. I have full faith that Hines will deliver. Hopefully Caydon doesn’t go the way of Randall Davis.