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LBC2HTX

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  1. There are suburban style developments all along the feeder within the inner-loop. Hell, Houston’s only natural landmark, Buffalo Bayou, is just starting to see vertical mixed use development. There’s no reason to expect any different for development outside of a few key areas.
  2. I went to Shepherd Park Draught House before the change, and it seemed like a decent neighborhood pub. The change in concept didn’t make sense to me, and the execution seemed LAZY from the outside, which is probably why I never saw many cars parked there.
  3. 1103 Waverly is the address on HCAD, recently sold but ownership info hasn’t been updated on HCAD.
  4. The whole area is a suburban style shopping center. I don’t get why anyone is surprised. Sure, they could’ve thrown up another apartment mid-rise but that wouldn’t make the area any more “walkable”.
  5. Westcreek will be next level once they/ If they ever break ground on ROD phase 2 and the equinox hotel.
  6. The La Grande Rue owner cancelled their plans. New concept announced to open this summer. https://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/04-14-21-dalba-craft-kitchen-cocktails-new-restaurant-garden-oaks-daut-elshani-chef-geoff-hundt/
  7. https://houston.eater.com/2020/2/6/21126739/la-grande-rue-savoir-new-restaurant-garden-oaks-opening-may-2020
  8. The James was great, very mixed crowd with some older residents and even families. The Ivy is the connected sister building with rents that are about 50% to 100% higher than a similar unit in the James. That said, it’s a huge building in a busy area so I wouldn’t expect quiet. It’s a quiet zone for the train so you won’t hear the horn blowing but it’ll def be annoying to get stuck behind.
  9. I would highly suggest you don’t live in either Skyhouse property. The type of people those places attract are not who most people would want to live next to or interact with. There are a few buildings nearby that are in the same price range which will be much more enjoyable. I lived off mid-lane at the James for over 3 years so my vote is ROD area over downtown.
  10. It’s not that complicated. The metal barns with rolling doors require more land. Land in the city is expensive. People in the city require storage for their junk, just the same as suburbanites.
  11. NIMBYs in the heights- “Build storage facilities along a highway where they belong!!” Owners of highway adjacent property in Montrose
  12. Don’t worry, it’s just a matter of time before that whole corridor goes the way of 19th and 20th.
  13. The best section of 11th is on the other side of studewood, and even those buildings aren’t beautiful.
  14. You realize there a big parking lot that they were otherwise looking at. No one is looking down anyway.
  15. Hmm they’re on the upper middle floors, something like 30-42 (of 50). Their office are nice, you just get a whiff of retirement home when you walk in.
  16. Should’ve been done 10 years ago. It was BAD then.
  17. Just a matter of time. There’s a certain stench that permeates from their offices when the elevator door opens. That said, one shell has done a good job of staying competitive after Shell left.
  18. You’re right, but everyone’s known about the expansion since at least 2009 and not much has happened. It’s pretty obvious that the area will eventually turn around, and if I were an investor then I’d buy but LIVING there is out of the question at the moment. Perhaps if I were a bachelor I’d make it work.
  19. Wife and I looked into buying in the near north side and couldn’t see us living anywhere outside of Lindale Park. The area has a LONG way to go which is crazy to me given all the development elsewhere inside the loop and its decades long proximity to the redline.
  20. WHAT? This is the unappealing 6 story building behind someburger. Literally across 11th street from this project. That’s my point. Bunch of NIMBYs.
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