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toxtethogrady

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  1. Is it my imagination, or are there tower crane sections in that one photo? Now that's the kind of Montrose I'm used to!
  2. Weird but not weird. Downtown Dallas jumped the Woodall Rogers to merge with Uptown. But Montrose was always supposed to be a funky bohemian enclave, so that's been lost.
  3. At least Houston didn't end up with orange buildings, as happened in Irving, Texas, a few years back...
  4. First thing is make the Rockets competitive again. Second is bring in that NHL franchise.
  5. There are tons of those around, but generally they come wrapped around a garage structure.
  6. So I guess the white line on 609 is like the black line on nylons?
  7. And "we really want to build this thing in Novosibirsk" written all over it...
  8. So then why do all the Houston rap stars include Metro in all their videos of downtown? All we need is a couple of high-profile tenants in those high-rises and we'll be set...
  9. Good thing I read through to the end of the thread to realize that the Public Storage is the existing usage not the planned usage. Ah, in this town, you can never be too careful...
  10. I saw this website, all about the place. Looks like the owner does Uncle Slaton financing, IOW "Owner financed, strictly to them that's got no kind of credit, 'cuz he knows they're slackers and they'll miss that payment and he takes it back..." 13% foreclosed and back in the hands of this developer? Helluva scam. Nice work if you can get it... https://reduceflooding.com/2020/11/30/flood-of-foreclosures-hundreds-to-lose-colony-ridge-homes-tomorrow/
  11. GooglEarth has some imagery that is supposedly uploaded within the past month, and it shows all kinds of development in all directions. Most obvious new feature is the completed Grand Parkway east of I-69 and down to Baytown. Another curious feature is a Hispanic neighborhood east of Roman Forest that appears to have sprung from nowhere and is adding trailer homes on individual plots and some new tract homes. I was unaware it existed two years ago. I have no idea which neighborhood it is, but the Grand Parkway is close by.
  12. Archaea made some news last week... https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2022/05/06/archaea-energy-republic-services-joint-venture-gas.html
  13. So it went into hibernation as a 5-story project and came out as a 21-story building? Isn't this like the third or fourth project that's mushroomed in size, in addition to the zombie projects that have come back to life with new names (hello, Langley!)? I guess $100 a barrel oil must make all the real estate developers giddy...
  14. Well, there's no use half-doing it. Oh, wait...
  15. Well, it WAS there. Till they built that barn so it could feature in a Propain video...
  16. As in....? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ-O72WMRKo Reminds me of something the Smithsonian might have commissioned...
  17. If we all get solar paneling, we won't need powerlines. Or ERCOT. It's going to take a while, though...
  18. Rail is a catalyst wherever it goes. DC got quite a bit of redevelopment on H Street as a result of the trolley. In places where there is zoning, rail stops are always tagged for highrise redevelopment.
  19. I'm seeing more than a few zombie projects come back to life in the last few months. If 1717 Bissonnet can be revived as the Langley, there's no reason someone won't attempt to put the shock paddles to this one...
  20. Well, it's never going to be Dallas until they start putting bands of LED lights around all the office buildings. But I do like the Ukrainian Blue and Gold around the top of the Esperson building...
  21. Can't be nearly as much fun as the view the DFW air traffic controllers had into the hotels. One day the guys were scanning over with their binoculars and a guy was on the deck in his swimshorts...until the woman he was there with hastily pulled him back indoors...
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