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  1. I didn't see this posted in here, although the old posts being re-inserted are a bit confusing. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/10/28/dallas-coworking-company-heading-to-houstons-east.html Dallas Co-working coming to the remaining 25,000 SQ FT along with their coffee shop Fiction Coffee, which looks pretty great. A lot of coffee coming to this area which is great for me because the more options the better. https://www.instagram.com/fictioncoffeeshop/ Cidercade is also re-confirmed. not in the article: Cidercade is still awaiting permitting to begin their construction in the facility. I'm not sure on timelines but that is the hold up currently. Hopefully the Cidercade can still be completed by early next year (originally estimated for October)
  2. Not particularly but the city is exposed to risks with Joe Jamal Skate Park due to maintenance. The act of skateboarding is a skill and this is fairly common knowledge. The city doesn't provide the skateboard, just creates an area where the activity can be performed. The maintenance on a skate park is much lower than the maintenance on something like a sand dune. I'm not sure why it couldn't be public but it makes sense to make it cost. It creates a more controlled environment and prevents children from getting hurt running up that hill which is clearly a factor. Additionally it generates income to help fund the parks. If you read on the link provided you will see this paragraph. Please see the bolded section. I deduced that the ticket office was indicative of a paywall and I presume it's for liability purposes. A former industrial site owned by Buffalo Bayou Partnership becomes an adventure and extreme sports park that includes activities attracting users from nearby neighborhoods and the region. • A park weaves adventure and extreme sports into the naturalized landscape. • The park includes a series of training hills (1) inspired by the mounds of sand and gravel found in nearby industrial sites, as well as obstacle and ropes courses (2). • Though most of the industrial structures no longer exist, two remaining concrete buildings become a ticket office and picnic pavilion (3, 4)
  3. Something, I don't see being mentioned more is the complete revamping of Navigation. This would be one of the most transformative changes to a Houston street for as long as I could remember. closing 2 west bound lanes to create a greenway is something that I would never imagined Houston doing. This is a great idea and I hope it comes to fruition. This park is theoretically behind a paywall. This is how something like this can exist. I'd imagine it's nothing too incredibly expensive and memberships would be offered, but you couldn't have any of this completely public without exposing yourself to lawsuits.
  4. I guess it was clearly Bill Floyd who had the magic touch in their partnership. It's sad to see this because Reef was once one of my favorite restaurants. Like others have said, hopefully this is turned into an event space of sorts.
  5. Taken from the Chronicle article linked by @ekdrm2d1 Marquette is really sticking to calling Navigation a romantic boulevard. Definitely not how I would describe it, but if that's its' reputation and it gets more development to the area, I'm all for it.
  6. I read this yesterday and it seems a bit overstated but honestly, the East End, around where this development is underway, has become a dumping ground for the city's unwanted. There is a reasonable mistrust of city officials to conserve this area and improve it for people who live there. A perfect parallel is the monthly "protest ride" that drives everyone insane who isn't participating. Downtown didn't want Critical Mass anymore, so they moved to The Heights and before they could even get one ride off they were forced to move to Guadalupe Plaza Park. Every last Friday of the month if you are in the direct area you essentially have to plan around them and they often are making noise into the night on return. The East End District didn't do anything to fight this where as the Heights were able to thwart them off immediately. In the past year or so, I've noticed more and more of a steady homeless population in this area and I assume these are people who were moved from other underpasses to this area. This area has a huge issue with littering and loitering on properties. None of the facilities that are serving the homeless care about what happens to the area once people leave their premises and the city has done nothing about this for years. I will say this about that particular web page. Clayton Homes is set to close and they have to be relocated. The HHA is most likely trying to find a way to put them all in the general vicinity. The location on Canal is an apartment complex that has low income housing incorporated and there are no noticeable negative effects from them. If the other complexes are ran similarly there is no real reason to dislike them. They are providing people assistance and have no real effect on the area for residents, positive or negative. The huge issue with adding more and more of this is that the area is near downtown and residents are paying taxes equivalent to downtown and basically are ignored by the city. The hope has always been once East River and the other developments came, the city would begin to pay more attention to keeping the area clean, safe and updated and I guess this is yet to be seen but taxes aren't being fairly assessed in this district. If the area wasn't essentially ignored, none of this would be an issue but there are rightful hesitations that the city will give proper attention as these changes occur.
  7. https://www.eastenddistrict.com/capital-projects/navigation-jensen-runnels-roundabout/ An update that basically says nothing new except that funding for public engagement has been secured.
  8. New content uploads on the webpage. It appears as if they are just recently re-uploaded images due to the dates in the files. Regardless, it definitely signals that we should be hearing something soon.
  9. https://eastriverhtx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/190605-East-River-Office-Leasing-Brochure_CES.pdf Leasing brochure has been updated recently. edit: just realized that all the buildings are set for a 2021 building completion based on the brochure. Hopefully it's Q1 or 2.
  10. BBP's finalized plan for the East Sector is set to release in the next couple of months and took East River into major consideration as far as I have heard.
  11. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Hemp-company-to-begin-processing-in-old-Maxwell-14132473.php?utm_source=sftwitter&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=referral
  12. This is great. A few notes. 1. There is a pedestrian bridge crossing from the south side of the bank to the north. 2. A dog park is listed (originally, buffalo bayou partnership said no dog parks in their program) 3. The Kayak launch. 4. Outdoor movies being a re-purpose of the Silos makes a lot of sense after their art display there. I really like that there will be plenty of green space to absorb water versus going all concrete and I'm very happy to see a good developer utilizing the land.
  13. Great find, I used to walk by the place that was there before all the time (I believe it was a salon with coffee) but never went in for coffee because of the salon portion. I'll check this out once it's open for sure.
  14. https://www.eastenddistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/June-2019-Board-Meeting-Agenda.pdf Looks like the board will be looking to approve the selection of the committee assigned to the project this Thursday.
  15. I think one of these developers is going to buy both properties eventually but if we have all of these projects finished first, people moving in are going to take some time to get used to it. That park is completely a waste unless there is an event going on. I'm not sure what could be done to fix this issue except as mentioned above both properties on Jensen being bought out.
  16. Yea that makes sense, the lot with the metal structure on it? Additionally I was wondering if the lot east of Jensen and south of the Bayou in front of the existing town homes was a possibility. I've seen some activity there and despite there being an advertising for another company, I couldn't find anything about them online.
  17. Does anyone know where the second planned project is? They are calling it "East Bayou." I really hope that the health amenities (Yoga etc) they speak of become available to the public to use. This area is kind of lacking in the health options that EaDo seems to be collecting.
  18. With Yoga in mind for the developer. I would love to see Black Swan make their way over to the East Side. They offer pay $10 or more as a "donation" when you go to a class and provide people an opportunity to practice Yoga without a huge commitment.
  19. I don't love the idea of it being in the bayou. Seems like it is so wide that it would take up nearly all of the channel. This would place a burden on any potential for a focus on kayaking. I think if it were moved to this area it would be inside of the museum as a focal point.
  20. Updated listing on loopnet. Looks better than the most recent rendering. Still no new tenants listed. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2929-Navigation-Blvd-Houston-TX/4614746/
  21. I'm still holding out hope that the movie theater is the first Alamo Drafthouse inside the loop. The Maritime Museum originally planned to break ground in mid 2018 and open in late 2019, so maybe that gives us a timeline of the first phase? With groundbreaking underway maybe we can see some stuff begin to open in late 2020 or early 2021. That's much earlier than I had originally expected.
  22. http://eastriverhtx.com/ site has been updated with two brochures https://midwaycompanies.sharepoint.com/sites/Marketing/East River/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2Fsites%2FMarketing%2FEast River%2FCollateral%2FBrochures%2FLeasing%2FOffice%2F190319 EastRiver - Office - CES Folder%2F190319 EastRiver - Office Spreads - CES.pdf&parent=%2Fsites%2FMarketing%2FEast River%2FCollateral%2FBrochures%2FLeasing%2FOffice%2F190319 EastRiver - Office - CES Folder&p=true&cid=9320239a-9036-4f2f-8242-bf35b47ee0be https://midwaycompanies.sharepoint.com/sites/Marketing/East River/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2Fsites%2FMarketing%2FEast River%2FCollateral%2FBrochures%2FLeasing%2FRetail%2F190424 East River Retail - CES Folder%2F190424 East River Retail Spreads - CES.pdf&parent=%2Fsites%2FMarketing%2FEast River%2FCollateral%2FBrochures%2FLeasing%2FRetail%2F190424 East River Retail - CES Folder&p=true&cid=7e5b89a3-aa12-4c86-82ed-217a510eca4d
  23. yes that's the one, i honestly thought they were part of the same tract because I always just pass by them both quickly and associate them together for some reason. Thanks for the photo. Is there any information on the signage suggesting what kind of tenants they are seeking? edit: That property is located at 2019 Franklin and is listed as sold in 2018 to A & S RISE LLC. It's listed as a commercial new construction.I couldn't find anything additional.
  24. I drove by yesterday, I noticed new signage with a site preview. I couldn't quite make it out but i don't remember seeing this particular sign. Next time I go by I'll try to snap a picture.
  25. I drive by this spot quite often and was wondering the same thing. It's a great location and I would love to see that little pocket between downtown and the East End more utilized .
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