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  1. Second demo permit was issued for a house adjacent to the property on Wrightwood. House dates from 1905, fortunately looks like it will be salvaged / relocated. Guessing this demo is related to the overall project...
  2. Update: Demo permit was recently issued for the existing restaurant structure on 4/18:
  3. Nothing too exciting to share on this, but I noticed not too long ago that there are new "Cherry Demolition" and "For Sale - to be Moved" signs on the existing restaurant structure. Maybe that's a sign of progress, or they need some extra cash to finance this thru?! I didn't see any official demo permits, but there was a recent Plan Review below...
  4. @clutchcity94 sure enough...the signage is even worse than I was predicting 🤭
  5. Good news: work has started / resumed on the trail connector. The city also planted some new trees at Stude Park near the red statue. Unfortunately, I received a reply back to my info request stating that permit delays have pushed estimated completion back until late summer.
  6. Both, according to the Next Door posts. The storefront will be turned into a private art gallery. The other portion of the property will be a single family residence for the owner...
  7. The Next Door thread has a link to the Instagram page for B Ingenious Designs which has a couple rendering previews from early 2021. Sharing below - also work is quickly progressing on the site.
  8. The city is doing some sidewalk repairs on Houston Avenue by 2727 Flats, so the equipment here might be unrelated to this project. Otherwise, this is the first activity I've seen on this site since last summer.
  9. The middle section with the windows on the lower floors is surprisingly nice, agreed. I think the rest of the structure leaves a bit to be desired considering the surroundings, will give some credit to @hindesky for the nice photo lighting 👌 Hoping for some good landscaping to block the view at street level, and that they don't plaster BigTex Storage on the front gray panels!
  10. Yep! my question is the most recent post on there :) Hoping we can get an update from them soon.
  11. Two months ago I sent a note asking for info because of the same reason - was told the contractor was working on pre-construction deliverables and construction should begin shortly. Even as of today, I think the only activity was the minor flooding that moved a ton of brush against their bulldozer (who knows, it may have gotten water damage further delaying this). I attended an info session last year that said it would start 11/1 and be roughly 5 months to complete. Pretty disappointed in the delays and lack of communication. Given how many years it took for this to become a potential reality I'm not surprised...and ill be thrilled if construction on the bridge starts by summer 2022 🤣 Ps: I sent another request for info on the connector earlier this week, no response yet but will share if received.
  12. I don't have a recent photo to share, but the remodeled / fixed exterior of this building looks very sharp. Especially when compared to the storage monstrosity that's being completed just across the block ;) Hope this business brings some new energy/ foot traffic to the area...
  13. This site hasn't had any activity since the beginning of 2021. At one point, I believe two bars / restaurants were slated to move in, but neighbors protested due to one of them having a permit for outdoor music. I haven't been able to track down anything else since. Guessing the residents won, but hoping something agreeable can go here as it's an eyesore.
  14. Once Golden Bagel closes shop this, this stretch of White Oak will have quite a number of vacant store fronts. Hopefully there's a new spot that can anchor this corners soon. Anyone have news on the stalled construction near Coltivare (old Blue Line)? Haven't seen any progress there in quite a while. I know there was a lot of neighborhood pushback about a potential bar opening in one of the spots, but last I saw on that was back in January or so. They've also boarded up the tiny Mexican restaurant nearby where the trail crosses White Oak.
  15. Sharing an article below - looks to be the most promising news I've seen on the long-awaited connector between White Oak and MKT! Planned construction to start in September on the 850ft connector. Estimated completion isn't until Winter 2022 - so we still have quite a bit of time to wait. Beloved Heights-area trail will soon link to White Oak Bayou Greenway - CultureMap Houston
  16. Agreed @scarface....coming in from the north side the same holds true for Brava, it looks like an extension of Market Square. Fortunately, both buildings make a huge difference on the skyline viewed from the west side! Much more balance to the north of Chase Tower....
  17. It looks like this is the group involved in designing the project: http://www.tnassociatesinc.com/ I too am holding out for something more than Oscar's or the Fuel Depot just north across I-10, but based on some of the renderings for other projects on this page I'm keeping my expectations in check 🥴
  18. Sharing a time lapse of Brava and TX Tower going up since late 2019, viewed from Woodland Heights. Unfortunately the view of 609 Main gets blocked, but it's been fun to watch these two go up at the same time!
  19. It's still open until July 31st, Thursdays and Fridays from 8am-4pm. https://www.theleadernews.com/food_drink/food-briefs-cafeza-to-close-july-31/article_639b309e-d434-11eb-9a84-af8b1b37ae3b.html I haven't come across any listings - the bones are there hopefully someone can reuse for a similar purpose maybe...
  20. Disappointing to see another historic demo (per HCAD this structure goes back to 1926), though IMO this building has been in fairly rough shape for years. New permits suggest a 4K sq foot c-store + kitchen. Hoping that with Caveza closing across the street this can bring some new life into the area - and it's something more than the c-store (Oscar's) that is already just a block north of here...
  21. New signs showing 50% sold now. For a couple days the other week there was some machinery (?) on-site, but it doesn't look like anything was done to the property.
  22. Nothing too exciting to share - though this sign for a civil engineering firm popped up in the green space next to the old Luckys...perhaps that's a positive sign. Not sure what percentage of units sold they need to reach to move forward? Saw a sign that 30% were sold months ago and seems like a few more have gone pending since then.
  23. From White Oak Bayou; Texas Tower sticking out ever so slightly...
  24. Fun to watch both of these towers go up at the same time! Just a couple feet of 609 Main still in view :)
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