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  1. Not really dire. They have all sorts of ideas about primping the area, but nothing in play to make those ideas reality.
  2. This was generally the reaction of the attendants. Also, Okie, they purportedly have offered a key-coded entrance from Sul Ross for local residents. It was reported that the Lancaster Place Association has turned this down.
  3. From the Neartown Association Forum today.. -Same renderings that look like Richard Florida did drugs with Walt Disney -They think things need to be changed around there, but acknowledge no budget for acquisition, little landowner cooperation and no synergy for eminent domain. -Discussion centered on centralized parking on on Lovett, between Montrose and Yoakum. -Also addressed, planning around the Waugh/Commonwealth corridor, public art, pedestrian friendlienss, maintaining the organically cool pieces. Many ideas far from the ground.
  4. Porchman

    Montrose HEB

    …and now with its own thread! A few things that came out of the Neartown Association Forum today -The footprint for the building will likely be along W Alabama. There will be pedestrian access from the W Alabama side and parking access from the south side. -Parking alignment is going to be the biggest issue to the configuration of the lot. HEB seems to be looking at a combination of subterranean and surface parking, using about 2/3 of the existing plot, with the other 1/3 committed to green space. The Montrose Land Defense Coalition is advocating parking on top of the store and additional
  5. Sorta difuffes "Heal, sit, stay."
  6. You did get all technical. Shady Acres is generally considered Heights. This forum has accepted that, celebrating/defining Cedar Creek and receiving Samiamj's open invitations to be involved in Shady Acres activities. Red, you just don't get the nuvo-Cajun scene. It's about compartmenalizing (and small plates, of course!). It's woohoo-merveilleux!
  7. HOWEVER, he has an interesting sociologic theory which follows with urban-planning-beuta-hoo-ha. OK. Christian Lander needs to add him to the list. Oh, but they do. He is, in many circles, still deemed to be the urban futurist (or validator). I personally am interested in his theories. However, I realize in his own declaration he is a classist. He fails to recognize the allocation of talents among our global population. You know, places that don't achieve the Florida model - Rio, Moscow, Bombay, Beijing - actually might achieve some level of level of success. So might Houston unles
  8. http://www.campers4rent.com/indexpopups.shtml If you get any extra time with it, you should host the next HAIFy hour..in a location of your choice.
  9. I think Martha Wong should come out of retirement.
  10. Mayor Parker is in The 2010 TIME 100 - The World's Most Influential People .
  11. The effect is unclear. Lack of clarity creates uncertainty… creates fear…creates an opportunity for Channel 13 to flog the issue for their entire 6 PM broadcast. What I think sucks about the Obama proposal: · It’s too long term. We’ll see about eleven Presidential terms before we see Mars. I think we are closer to the technology to get us there. However, we could be far from there, based on changing political tides. · It negates a program in which we already have a tremendous investment. Inconsistent. · It creates a sense of deflation at NASA, and, potentially around space explora
  12. Another option: Nick's http://www.nicksplumbing.com/ They've done some basic stuff for us. They recently fixed an outdoor problem for a neighbor. They're efficient, professional, local.
  13. http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/19128-as-promised-rice-military-container-house/page__p__346279__hl__container__fromsearch__1entry346279 If JC confirms this is the home, please merge.
  14. You have a way of bringing things alive, Mark. To which credits do you specifically object? Please also state what you feel would be better alternatives to the general intentions of said credits. · Foreign tax credit · Credit for child care and dependent care expenses · Credit for the elderly or disabled · Education credits · Retirement savings contribution credit · Child tax credit · Adoption tax credit · Earned Income Credit (EIC)
  15. Note that they recommend you keep the bags store at below 80F, so the bags for your yard waste should probably be store inside the home. There's some counter-intuition for you.
  16. Looks like it was. HAR recently listed Heights Reserve, aka Harry James, builder of the next-door brownstones (and destroyer of other things) owned it HCAD Record. Note that the HAR listing shows Ashton Martini/Boulevard Realty as the selling broker. He reps a number of new home builders in the Heights, so I am tending to believe it will not be retored.
  17. The only two Heights places I go 12 times a year would be: Cricket's - Breakfast Berryhill- Fish Tacos, margarita, free chips. I eat/take-out from Jenni's at least once a month. I expect that I will be getting my fix more often. We really have enjoyed a couple of happy hours at Pagoda. I'm not sure if this will be an ongoing trend. I can't say that we don't eat out that much. We go to almost all the other Heights places 2-6 times a year, and sometimes, we cross out of the Heights and eat in other parts of the City. It's just so far, though.
  18. Opening in 2 weeks... Preview by Alison Cook http://blogs.chron.com/cookstour/archives/2010/04/sneak_peek_at_t_1.html The work they've done on the building looks great. The deck on the west side will be a nice enhancement to the comfortable environment she's creating there.
  19. There is a small space between Penzey's and the Pie Shoppe. I saw contractors going back and forth between the empty space and exisiting space a couple of weeks ago, so it would appear that Penzey's will take over that space.
  20. As you discovered it's easy to pull out. Consider it your spring workout! It will abate as the weather gets hotter. Do know that it charges the bed with beneficial nitrogen, so it's doing its part to help your flowers grow.
  21. Update: I noticed today that they're building piers under the house. There's also a tarp that is sort of covering the hole in the roof.
  22. What about waiters? Are you being exclusive on purpose OR have you not consumed enough old-vine red zin to ponder their value?
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