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  1. Antique Pavilion/Westheimer and Revere

  2. Etro Lounge leaving Montrose for Downtown in August

    Anvil is taking over... don't know if that means they are keeping the existing structure or what but the landlord elected to lease to anvil & co. instead of renewing etro
  3. why in the hell do we have multiple posts in row debating bronze sculptures when we have a new rendering???
  4. East River - KBR Site Puchased by Midway

    i mean it's awesome that most of europe has 100' wide thoroughfares but they also have an innumerable amount of much narrower, pedestrian-friendly streets that houston lacks entirely. you're like a staunch anti-urbanist.
  5. and nearby.... https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/05/30/hines-looks-to-acquire-property-near-buffalo-bayou.html this will be for multifamily development
  6. it's not posted on his website anymore but this morning Ralph Bivins announced that Hines was on the verge of kicking off block 58. V&E has long been rumored as the lead tenant and Ralph confirmed as much. Here was his write up:
  7. they'll be about 95% leased in the very near future. edit: i'm talking about 609, not capitol tower
  8. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    this thing is hideous. it's literally a 1990's apt design.
  9. was told about this 4 or 5 months ago, great to see it gain a little traction. south congress hotel was a partial inspiration. curious if the 59 construction could delay it, though. houston needs more of these in EaDo, downtown, midtown, monstrose and museum district
  10. correct. block 58 could have a mixed use component but office for certain. hines is incredibly active in houston right now.
  11. Encore Castle Court (Museum District)

    i really like it's presence from 59... the ivy walls almost look like a podium. good addition to the neighborhood imo.
  12. Alltmont Building @ 311 Travis Street

    Your argument is inane. Downtown Houston isn't downtown Chicago.... hell it isn't even downtown Austin at this point. The fact that you're using the conversion of a sh!tty restaurant into a trendy bar as some macro-level indictment of downtown Houston's socioeconomic development, particularly compared to downtown Chicago which has been established for generations, is just dumb. Urban core living, particularly high rise urban core living in unestablished urban markets like Houston, Austin, Nashville, Dallas, etc. is primarily driven by single, young professionals and empty nesters. That is the key demographic. To act dismayed that the retail offerings not only cater to those demographics but suggest that because entirely unfeasible "family-friendly" establishments aren't provided as the reason why Houston's downtown development will never attract this nuclear family demographic goes counter to the basic principles of development - RETAIL FOLLOWS ROOFTOPS. As the rooftops mature so will the retail. To make some sort of snap judgement on downtown Houston's development while it's in its infancy is again... dumb. so I say let us welcome this uncouth tiki bar and the droves of unfamilial heathens it will attract to downtowns struggling housing stock!
  13. of course they're marketing angles, they (the developers) are vying for tenants in a competitive market. it's also absolutely indicative of weak demand - in strong markets developers curtail free rent significantly, if they offer it at all. not sure how offering free rent makes the remaining months more expensive either - you're literally paying less over the same term.
  14. 708 / 712 Main Renovation - The Jones on Main

    mala goode co some burger joint by a food network chef poke spot upstairs bar/lounge dish society i think sushi spot by i can't remember who and i'm blanking on the other confirmed teams behind the remaining concepts
  15. 20 GW is not owned by Parkway and thus not part of "Greenway proper". Same with 24 Greenway (Weslayan Tower).