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  1. Okay then how about a giant blue one that changes colors to pink and green? I don't see what the point of having a W hotel if it can't be known that we have one. Besides, W signage is tasteful and elegant, not gaudy. Now the Central market below residential in your statement, I agree with.
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    Lighting up the Montrose Bridges over I59

    Who do you report it to? Because it looks as if they've already started slacking no more than 1 month into the relighting. I;ve notice that one of the arches (the 1st one you pass under traveling southwest on 59) is completely out, and the 2nd one already has a bulb out. I thought they were going to do it different this time around. Didn't they spend 4 million on installation of these lights which were supposed to be LED? Would they do all of this if it were just going to go neglected again? Was this just a temporary effort? Extremely disappointed.
  3. I agree. I was bummed when they decided to put it in the northwest mall area, but it seems like Uptown/Galleria area is getting more and more massive every other month. It is starting to feel like a city center of its own with its skyline. Perhaps that will spill over to the Northwest Mall area in the not too distant future. Plus, they can possibly think about a split track at the station that will allow you to take a route to downtown or straight in to Uptown. I personally think there's a way to make this work. Plus, they have cleared a lot of land over off Dacoma (north of 290) and I was told Northwest Mall is getting ready to get completely leveled. That whole Dacoma/290 corridor is in the process of making way for new development and retail. Sorry, no verifiable source here, I learned this by talking with a client who works for the construction company that told me what the plans were. But he wasn't knowledgeable about the HSR plans and how it would be incorporated in to the new developments unfortunately.
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    Camden McGowen Station + New Park (Midtown Superblock)

    Sorry to rain on the parade. This is a gorgeous park and all but does anyone feel as if this park takes away from the uniqueness of discovery green and creates a redundancy in Houston's urban fabric? Or do i have alot to learn? LOL
  5. WOW!!! Greystone08! I haven't seen you on here in a loonng time. It's been like a decade!!! Can I say "Welcome back"?
  6. Why? I want my dream of a nice observation tower in a architecturally designed rocket to symbolize space city shooting into the air.
  7. ^^^ EXACTLY. And I'm surprised hearing someone who claims to be from 3rd ward talk like that. Almost sounded a little bougie. So what? Known Hood spots don't deserve to be on this corner? Is it going to cheapen/tarnish the area? Is it Only for the upscale, glitzy establishments? Well who says they can't make a nice Timmy Chans or a nice Frenchy's? Avenida Houston is meant to showcase Houston's eateries into a walkable area. Not just those restaurants who's Chefs have gained national spotlight.
  8. AHHH. I LOVE AVENIDAS. Getting a taste of Houston's elite restaurants in walking distance. A true Houston experience. All we need is a Frenchy's and a Timmy Chans on the Avenida and we will be rocking and rolling.
  9. Does this area remind any of you a little of Victory Plza /Park in Dallas?
  10. I don't know if this topic has already been discussed. But they have been leveling and tearing down buildings at the site just west of Dacoma Street just north of 290. I talked to a pretty trustworthy source just yesterday, a construction worker, who said they are totaling leveling the entire area and Northwest Mall will be torn down. I asked him what they were planning on building in its place and they he said there will be some time of mini-malls being built (whatever that means). I'm thinking that this must be related to the Houston-Dallas bullet train site. Could they be building a some sort of TOD? I asked him if it was related to the Bullet train proposal and he said he did not know anything about that.
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    Lighting up the Montrose Bridges over I59

    Nice update. But kind of hard to believe the validity of it when November 7th falls on a Monday and not a Friday. Seems like they don't really know their schedules.
  12. Why not build a lightrail line to connect to pearland instead of this crap? Man, Houston just keeps repeating the same ol' crap over and over. Widening freeways and concrete for a cheap buck. SMH
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    Culberson and METRO reach compromise

    I don't even think about cost per project anymore when at the end, most of the these projects around the nation mostly come from federal tax $$$. Might as well bring some of that to Houston.
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    Dallas - Houston HSR Station

    Knock yourself out buddy. That's right, Let's keep Houston country and backwards!!! I already think of Houston as several decades behind in terms of public transportation when I get back from cities like Denver, Seattle, Portland, Philly and Atlanta. Why stop there? Phoenix and Charlotte are even breathing down our necks. Next we should let Amarillo and Lubbock pass us up next!
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    Amegy Bank HQ to Replace Micro Center [24-floors]

    Again, I love this building, but Is it supposed to be smaller than the older existing Amegy Building located on 4400 Post Oak Pkwy (5 Post Oak Park) ?? I read that this building is only 24 stories compared to 5 Post Oak Park's 28 stories, and only 350,000 sq feet compared to 5 Post Oak Park's 570,000. Sources: http://shorenstein.com/portfolio/investments/property?id=1298 https://www.amegybank.com/about-us/newsroom/amegy-hq Was just surprised because I thought this new building was supposed to be bigger? It definitely makes a bigger impact when driving through the Galleria area. Maybe because of its position sitting right against the freeway.