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  1. Looks like they are getting close to open with "Training in Progress". Even the TVs over the bar were on.
  2. Taken today while the Security Guard shouted that I wasn't allowed to take a picture of the building. Apparently correct regarding copy write laws - who knew? - but a curious marketing decision.
  3. I live a block from the McGowen station and I'm always amazed at how muffled the horn sounds. I never notice it, even out on my terrace.
  4. This is a picture from today of a maintenance crew buttoning up the outside of the building. When I took the picture I ran into a sort of supervisor who shared some of what is going on (at least as much as he knows). According to this guy, "everything is on the table" as for the next use of the building. Even some major hotel chains are showing interest. Or possibly turning it into condos such as those across the street at 2016 Main Street. Or maybe a plan more similar, smaller rental units, to what was shown to the City. The major problem with the building wasn't the h
  5. Taking their time but the front walkway is going in and a notice re an alcohol license.
  6. As promised, a picture of the water being pumped out. And notice the new particle board on the garage gate. I walk past here on my way to the YMCA and the gate has been open every day this week and i've seen 3-4 guys working there. Even the graffiti on the tower has been painted over. Looking at the Fairfield going up across the street has me wondering how the renovation will stage their job. Lay down areas and all. The adjacent lot is now taken by a field office and parking lot for the Fairfield project. But within a relatively short time, a METRO parking lot and a zombie tower wi
  7. They are still working on the inside.
  8. The chain link fencing and the temp wall on the parking ramp is brand new. Today they were pumping water out of the basement. I spoke to a worker briefly but he didn't have much to add. But stuff is happening.
  9. I checked the Phoenix Development Partners site and it seems they have a lot of experience renovating older buildings in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. I noticed a renovation of theirs for student housing, and considering the small size of the units discussed here, I wonder if that market that might be their focus? https://phoenixdevelopmentpartners.com/#home
  10. 100 years anywhere in the US (or most places) for an apartment building is very aspirational. 50 years seems a little more realistic, though still optimistic, and I'd guess many will meet that criteria.
  11. Probably the best/easiest/safest way to serve pedestrians in Houston is to not close both sides of the street to pedestrians. Capital at Bagby on July 18. 2020.
  12. Pleasantly surprised that the walls will be mostly glass.
  13. I think this is a great idea with one (significant) concern. Many people park in the Smith Lands lot and ride the Light Rail to their jobs in the heart of the TMC. Move the station and those people - a large number - will have to be accommodated. My thought - without any real engineering - is an autonomous bus that would connect your new light rail station to the parking lot and maybe even some of the other medical facilities along OST. Just dreaming here.
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