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Brooklyn173

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  1. I went by this the other day and the dump trucks were using it for a queuing area for the excavations at the Fairfield residential site (sorry for the run on sentence). So I am assuming that this is just lay down area and a construction site office (there was a new generator hooked up for the old bank building). Sadly, probably nothing of permanent value. But hopefully interested eyes might be turned to the old building now...
  2. Something is happening here. Construction fencing is up and there were workers on the roof of the ancillary building in the parking area. I'm not sure if it is related to the construction across the street (Fairfield Apartments) or just the parking area or something larger.
  3. Some pix from today: And like its namesake, the sign has fallen on hard times.
  4. It was an outdoor concert site before so I expect it will be again - with a retractable roof. I'm interested in what the walls will be. Enclosed or screened or mostly open or what. It will be loud, I am almost positive about that.
  5. I think there already is a lot more than just this proposed project. Southmore has a lot of units. The Mondrian and the Venue add even more. The redone Holocaust museum should generate trips. Add the riders from/to the Museo Plaza project and I think rather than the additional 3 minute dwell time at a station, the connectivity to TMC and downtown would actually increase overall ridership. Then again, I've been wrong before.
  6. Looks like they are installing the kitchen for the new Bonchon at 2100 Main.
  7. New sign by the new water feature. Is this standard language or is it in response to recent activities?
  8. Whatever it is, it'll have a translucent roof.
  9. I posted this back in November (albeit, well off topic for that discussion) I don't know if Reef owns the building. but if so, their recent closing and business setbacks would seem to end any continuation of this construction. The area used to be an open air concert venue for Proof. The adjacent 'interior' walls are open to the air now, so I have no idea if this would have been a closed in space. There were 3-4 guys banging on the metal beams on Saturday (January 4) but they didn't seem to be be doing any real impact. A mystery to me.
  10. "... Finally, the Hawker Asian Night Market is intended to expand the number of Asian-style establishments in Midtown, which is already home to a number of full service restaurants that serve cuisines from different Asian countries, including Jinya Ramen, Pho Saigon, One Dim Sum, Japanese barbecue restaurant Gyu Kaku, and Chinese barbecue restaurant Siu Lap City. The 11 vendors at the Hawker Market will include both “rooftop dim sum” and “a shanty bar alley.” 1-800-Lucky, an Asian food hall from Miami, will also open in the neighborhood at the former site of Celtic Gardens/Irish Co
  11. A couple of years ago, Crane and the Astros bought the old New Hope building on Hamilton. At the time there were rumors of additional parking. "Jim Crane, owner of the Astros, plays a significant role in this plan. Horak-Brown said he purchased the Hamilton and has kept it operating as a dwelling until the Harrisburg building replaces it. “Once Harrisburg is complete in the fall of 2017 (likely November),” said the housing group’s president, “New Hope will relocate its corporate headquarters to its fourth floor, and the eligible residents of Hamilton will move into Harrisburg or an
  12. Yes. The old site of the Irish Cowboy. Maybe a 3-4 block walk.
  13. I walk by this site from McGowen to the Downtown "Y" a few times a week. I agree with all that's been posted above (including hopes for the vacant Holiday Inn and Exxon sites). In my mind, the Pierce Street Elevated is the demarkation line from Downtown and Midtown. So SODO is a subsection of Downtown (all of this only exists in my mind). The greatest obstacle for continuing improvement of this neighborhood transition area is the homeless settlements near the bus stations. Much worse since the 'closing' of the camps under the I69 elevated by Wheeler and an embarrassment in government and socia
  14. I noticed these barricades this morning. They are only along the Travis Street portion of the site. The METRO office building is next door on the right. Does anyone know if this will be something bigger or is it something as minor as sidewalk repairs?
  15. The mosaic artwork is going in on the water feature. It's very interesting.
  16. Off topic but close. The Reef restaurant building has some interesting construction going on overhead. (Pix) There used to be an outdoor music venue up there and this sort of looks like they are considerably expanding on it. The iron work went up last weekend. Anyone knows anything about this? As a "down noise" neighbor, I am not particularly excited about it.
  17. Just a reminder of what they are aiming for: https://ionhouston.com/
  18. Could the difference be from counting or not counting parking levels? I'm just guessing.
  19. I went by this yesterday. There was a bobcat on one of the roofs taking away debris, the window openings were being widened, lots of noise inside. A veritable bee hive of activity. Very exciting.
  20. Fencing is now also going up a block north of the Art Square. Almost two full blocks (not including the empty Greensheet building) now will have construction fencing. Though this picture isn't the best, you can see the fenceposts being drilled into the sidewalk.
  21. They've sprayed the grren hydroseed over the proposed restaurant site. While that isn't very expensive, my guess is that development of that piece is not imminent
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