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  1. This has got to be one of the most surprising things I've ever read on this board! For how slow this thing has come along, it sounds like it will have two pretty great restaurant options between this and AB Sushi: https://houston.eater.com/2021/12/7/22822598/duck-house-ab-sushi-cantonese-restaurant-blossom-hotel-houston-medical-center
  2. The lot size is what's making me question the ultimate plans here - unless I am mistaken, it is considerably smaller than even the Residence Inn lot (including garage) at Kirby and Main. So if this is indeed intended for a hotel, it would undoubtedly have to go vertical to make any sense. And even then I have to wonder how it would work with the strange lot shape. It's basically the same size as the car wash next door.
  3. It looks like both this property and 2214 Dorrington were all purchased by "DORRINGTON PARTNERS LP". The mailing address is 5600 Central Drive, Suite 238. I found some partnerships sharing that same address that appear to be associated with New Horizons Hospitality: https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_tx/0800701915 http://newhorizonshospitality.com/properties.php Existing brands include SpringHill Suites, Hyatt Place, Hilton Garden Inn, and Homewood Suites.
  4. I saw that the new plat was recommended for approval at 10/28 planning commission meeting with the below comments referencing a "Novus Center Way": I wasn't quite sure whether this was just a typo or carryover from some prior comments, but did some digging and found this on the Houston map viewer site: "New Braeswood Way" and "Novus Center Place" appear to be the names of the new streets. Perhaps "Novus Center" is the name of the new development?
  5. Couldn't find anything online, but sounds like another expansion is in the works. https://editions.communityimpact.com/view/508163781/4/ Edit - found this on their website. Doesn't sound like any physical expansion, unclear what the plans are with Greenpark https://texasorthopedic.com/about/newsroom/texas-orthopedic-hospital-announces-facility-enhancement-expansion
  6. Coming up Main, it's amazing how view that low-rise garage blocked....not that there was much to see before. But it really took up a surprising amount of real estate:
  7. I hadn't checked in a while but saw some easements grated between 7200 Main and AT&T and then the City of Houston: Looking at the easement with AT&T, it appears to show some reconfiguration of easements but, more interestingly, it also seems to indicate the planned road layout. The below documents indicate a new street parallel to Main from Greenbriar to Pressler, and then an extension of Glen Haven (?) from Main to the new street. The easement filed on 5/27 to the City of Houston references the parcels corresponding to the new streets (AY17-265B and AY17-265A). It seems like this one is quietly (and slowly) moving along...
  8. Somewhat unrelated, but does anyone know anything about the building just north of this property? Looks like an old office building with all of the windows sealed off - I had always assumed it was some kind of storage, or somehow related to the body shops nearby but have no idea how it would be. Looking at it on google maps there is very limited access to the building, even on the back side. Seems pretty bizarre for what is a good location
  9. Does 1.5 million sq ft incorporate all buildings or just those reserved for the colleges? If I recall, they were going to leave open spots for industry players... Here's an older article that references "up to 5 million sq ft" of development: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Houston-Medical-Center-redesigns-massive-TMC3-13809669.php
  10. On Medistar website now, includes a render from south heading north on Main. I'm personally pretty excited about the at-grade retail + green space...retail in particular is sorely lacking in the area. So now Medistar is not only developing this but they are also responsible for Intercontinental, Latitude, and Innovation Tower (assuming it happens)...plus will now own A&M's current plot across the street? Impressive.. I can see them and 7200 Main Corp (Coventry) being interested in the Shriners Hospital land https://www.medistarcorp.com/in-development/
  11. I think all we know at this point is that the secretive developer (same developer as Springwoods Village) has now acquired and cleared the parcels to replicate the footprint seen in the prior renderings. The renderings we originally saw were from HOK and part of a design competition several years ago... Some from Gensler have also floated around... From what I've read, they had to present development plans to get the fill & grade and water/waste water permits that have been issued over the past year or so. So something is in the works, but what exactly is anyone's guess. This is a huge plot of land along Main near TMC and near some big upcoming developments (TMC3, new A&M development, new Medistar tower, whatever is happening at 1500 OST, etc) so...yeah, it's potentially something pretty amazing . Hopefully the recent movement here means we hear something soon
  12. Sorry for the quick follow-up, but obviously tearing up N Braeswood would indicate they were granted the request for street abandonment from a couple of years ago. I checked the Harris County Clerk's website to see if it showed up and just found something else interesting... For some background, I've always noticed that the "Main Place at Greenbriar" plat (owned by 7200 Main Corporation) ended at a strange angle at Main and Pressler, as shown below. However, in all of the 7200 Main renderings we saw a few years ago, there were buildings and development along Pressler as well: For what it's worth, it appears that 7200 Main Corporation purchased ~0.8 ac from TMC out of the "Doctors Center" plat on 12/5/2019, and as best I can tell from the description this does appear to be additional land along Pressler: Maybe someone more savvy with coordinates can read the file and confirm, but either way it does appear that Coventry is finally moving on with development! It would seem getting the additional acreage along Pressler would be beneficial regardless of whether we are getting anything remotely close to these renderings, but obviously there is something very large in the works here...
  13. It was quiet for a few weeks but today I noticed they were in the process of tearing out that segment of N Braeswood Blvd... Also noticed some stakes so it appears things are still moving along
  14. Some news here... Heavy equipment is on site right now, clearing out the rest of the lot
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