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  1. I love this development and the other one as well but man traffic is going to get bad. It already backs up on Shepard during rush hour between Allen and West Gray. This area is pretty much a parking lot during peak hours.
  2. And the second crane is coming down now. This one is all inside work now and should be on track to open in the spring or maybe summer.
  3. Start here. You may have to did further into the citation provided to see if it has been updated. This is a city by city comparison from Austin but includes Houston. http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=253779 Section 30-16(5) establishes an affirmative defense for: β€œthe erection, excavation, construction, or demolition of any building or structure, including the use of any necessary tools or equipment, conducted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., which activity did not produce a sound exceeding 85 dB(A) when measured from the property line of the residential property where the sound is being received. β€œ
  4. Yeah I don't see that happening. There is the Montessori (that just completed a major expansion), a daycare, and many new town homes built in the last three years.
  5. Almost everyone has an entitlement complex. People on here wanted Amazon for all the things it would bring. Entitlement is also ignoring those who don't have access to the things they have and assume they did something special for what they have. When they don't realize where you are born matters. The schools, access to healthcare, food, and jobs aren't the same. Social economic issues are real and most of us will never know what it is like to grow up in extreme poverty. Some make it out but it is the exception, not the rule.
  6. It is more of hey you've ignored this area for decades and now that you want to develop you want to ignore those that live there and push them out. Best case scenario when you develop an area is to improve that area and help lift it up. It does no good to push them out and say go somewhere else and continue to suffer. These areas were racially created decades ago in the name of white flight and suburban development. Now that development is returning it would be great to also provide opportunities to create jobs for the neighbors and improve access to other things. The worst thing to do would be to bus them somewhere else and make them someone else's problem. That doesn't help anyone. This doesn't mean that a developer should be stuck with solving the major long term issues in the area but it means they can do what they can to make small improvements that fit the development and not just ignore it. The same thing happens in suburbs but those areas don't have as many systemic issues.
  7. The asphalt parking lot is actively being dug up.
  8. Just remember how classy The Astoria was supposed to look
  9. My company started doing this recently in the office and on job sites. It is done daily and not required but a lot of people choose to participate.
  10. Tillman did the same counting on his Uptown project. They probably subtracted one floor for 13 so elevator count will go one higher and then there is probably a maintenance area or something they are counting on the roof that isn't really a floor but they will count.
  11. Tower crane currently being brought onsite. Crane removing pieces from trailers.
  12. I mean at least it has a decent facade. That's all I got after thinking residential was coming.
  13. The garage won't look that nice because of the way they lit it in the rendering. Looks like a Sky House sort of. I think it'll be nice infill and is a nice look but will probably suffer the same issues as other RD designs. As much as I bag on him, they have been consistently building in Houston and I appreciate that.
  14. It is good the HEB is going in. Poorer areas have always been left behind for groceries and it is bad for the community health. I get that its not this projects job to solve that problem so I do like the insight on the Fiesta. The HEB will help with the grocery desert for the Third Ward.
  15. The way the article reads, it doesn't appear the CBA would hold up the project too much or that they are asking for a lot. The ION spokesperson understands the need for diversity and I think they are open to working with engaging the community. The CBA allows that dialogue to be more open and direct to the community which is always positive for those in the area. I think you will see similar discussions in the East End project and as development moves into near northside.
  16. Good to know. I assumed they would just be able to stash it and cut losses while they held it. Apache has been having a rough go at it for a while so it is surprising they are holding it. But if they do turn it around, it is a great location for them to build their dream headquarters.
  17. I keep waiting for this one to go vertical to have some great views with the other Hines tower.
  18. They all find loopholes for tax write-offs and the value goes up so they have a nice little investment waiting.
  19. I've worked with them a lot. They doing all the work for CenterPoint. Probably rerouting or raising power lines ahead of construction.
  20. I am ready for this one to start. Feels like it been in planning stages for a long time. But it is a massive development with dozens of partners so I get the delays.
  21. Yeah it is as easy as saying work and you can work. Sarcasm. These are areas with low high school graduation rates let alone college degrees. So it is not easy to get a good job. Not to mention a ton of other factors that never affect areas in the suburbs. And yes roots should be respected and not whitewashed. Gentrification can happen without wiping out history and just putting up Shake Shakes and Steel City Pops. Look at the Fourth Ward and the history of Freedmen's Town. That history should never be forgotten. It can be kept in tact while also moving forward. These types of investments can create higher paying jobs in area like this and when those currently living there have access to those jobs they can raise their standard of living. It helps everyone. It is better then sweeping the problem under the rug and pushing it to the next zip code. East End is doing pretty good at it. They have kept and embraced the graffiti and such. Is it perfect? No. But they are trying to keep the culture and grow the area.
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