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Everything posted by kylejack

  1. Saint Augustine isn't going to work between these pavers, because of the way that it grows. Zoysia might, but I'm not going to nuke my whole lawn just to replant zoysia for this patio space. But anyway, that's beside the point, which was whether or not building a patio space like this requires a permit. I saw one thing somewhere that said that any man-made modification of the natural environment requires a building permit in City of Houston, and was just wondering if there was any nuance to that. I don't want to build it and then the City somehow finds out and makes me tear it all out and pull a permit.
  2. We want to build a patio like this in the back yard. It would be a few feet from the house. Do we need a permit? I'd dig down 8 inches, fill 4 inches of gravel, top with leveling sands to slope away from house, and then fill in pavers and small rock. We're in Houston city limits, and we are not in a 100 or 500 year floodplain.
  3. This is the former site of Mexican restaurant Casa Grande, and farther back it was Stuart's Drive-In. http://swamplot.com/casa-grande-on-n-main-st-isnt-just-closed-its-bank-closed/2015-03-20/
  4. Morningstar's great, I go often and see them getting plenty of business. Edit: Looks like most of the 2 stars on Yelp are whining about the donuts. They're not my favorite, and they're a little expensive, but I'm not there for that, I'm there for the awesome coffee service. Pssst.... the excellent Shipley Donuts location is only a few blocks away.
  5. The whole thing was a fraudulent scheme, according to a jury today. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Jury-rules-unanimously-against-fraudulent-11254099.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile
  6. Toll roads are good. That way I don't have to pay for roads I don't use. The people who actually use those roads can pay for them.
  7. For too long businesses have gotten around paying people overtime by calling them a "manager" despite paying them entry level wages. I'm heartened by the change.
  8. I dunno, that sounds odd to me. They've been running concerts in that space since the very beginning, it was no secret. The City saying that they just discovered this doesn't hold water.
  9. Well, if I live near the zone, the rules affect me.
  10. $65 for an annual membership, unlimited checkouts for free (while still following the time rules).
  11. I want to get rid of Prohibition because Prohibition sucks. Getting a nice HEB is just icing on the cake.
  12. Sounds like you want to carve out an exception for narrow corporate interests while fencing out the mom and pops (such as convenience stores). I disagree and would like to get rid of this archaic relic of Prohibition.
  13. Thankfully, the proposed change has nothing to do with bars and won't change the legality of bars.
  14. Premium Draught, Jugs, Growlers, Houston Wine Merchant, D&Q, lots of others, not that I think they're causing any problems. Hopefully Heights votes yes.
  15. You're looking for the elevator labeled Upper Sky Lobby. There's also a Middle Sky Lobby that's on a lower floor.
  16. Did you have business that allowed you up there, or is it unprotected by nosy security guards?
  17. Williams/Transco closed after 9/11 and hasn't reopened to the public afaik. Can confirm Wells Fargo, I've done it several times. The elevators aren't manned by security, so as long as you're dressed business casual you can ride straight up from the Tunnel level to Mid Sky Lobby or Upper Sky Lobby. I haven't tried at Chase since the policy change.
  18. Yes, that's part of what they're doing right now... but the connection to the Buffalo Bayou trail will be on the opposite bank. Also note the Castillo Center connection that they're almost done with at the top of this map.
  19. There's a new construction project to connect White Oak and Buffalo Bayou trails at UHD. It's currently underway, just broke ground a few weeks ago, as well as one to add the Castillo Center to White Oak Trail. For now you can take Girard to the sidewalks along Travis to get between the trails.
  20. Bike Houston is requesting it soon, no specific date mentioned: https://bikehouston.org/2016/09/30/this-weekend-support-468-miles-of-bikeways/ I don't think the Bike Plan is scheduled for the full vote at Council yet.
  21. Yeah, but you said Sawyer Lofts. I think you meant the Marquis Lofts on Sabine, formerly known as Sabine Street Lofts.
  22. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Frost-Town-a-peek-into-past-9203176.php?t=fba32a307a438d9cbb&cmpid=email-premium
  23. I dunno, it's kinda unclear. Pegstar bought a minority ownership. I think they still own that piece?
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