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  1. These are two recent pics of the building from I10: Not a good angle but it gives you an idea about the size.
  2. Good place to raise a family if you are going to work inside the loop (downtown, galleria, and Medical Center), especially if you work at the Texas Medical Center. Downtown might be a bit far. Your life blood into Houston will be a toll road like someone else mentioned, but there isn't too much traffic on it. If you don't work in central Houston then don't bother. I would say it is a rather isolated master planned community in terms of distance from Houston.
  3. My pics were larger than 1 MB but thanks TexasVines I figured it out I believe. Here are some pics of the aloft hotel: Here are some pics of Sage St. west of the Galleria: St. George's Place on Hidalgo St.: New apartment complexes along San Felipe at Fountainview and Winrock: Random shots:
  4. I took some pictures of the hotel plus some of the area west of the galleria but I am not sure how to upload them. I have a flickr account if that helps.
  5. Well I took pictures of the current state of the aloft hotel and it looks like 4 or 5 stories of hotel on top of 4 stories of parking currently. It will definitely be much taller than the rendering on the sign in post 26. I also took some pictures of the surrounding area west and sw of the Galleria. It has changed much over the past few years. Hopefully when I get back to San Marcos I can put them on my comp and upload them.
  6. I did mean Yorktown. Thanks for finding the thread for it.
  7. I couldn't find a thread about this, which is pretty surprising considering this building is already at least 10 stores tall and was rather large. Unfortunately, I couldn't see what the building was called but it said "Mixed Use". I was driving west down Westheimer and noticed it. It was before York St. Maybe someone can shed some more light on this. I will be back in the area after Christmas and I'll bring my camera.
  8. Is there a large Islamic community in this part of Houston? Just curious to why this location was chosen.
  9. A little bit steep... but I doubt that will last for too long.
  10. It costs money to monitor the HOT/HOV so it may not make sense financial during times when most people wouldn't want to pay a toll. However, I think they should keep it open at least for HOV riders at all times, to promote less single occupancy commutes.
  11. The original rendering (from page 1 near the bottom) looks pretty good for an Embassy Suites. Hopefully we get something along the lines of that rendering, I especially like how the roof isn't flat and it isn't completely a box.
  12. Is the bowling alley even up yet? What is it, Lucky Stripe?
  13. Man I thought Discovery Green view would be a lot more impressive. I like the view but Discovery Green still looks "bare". I bet 5 years will be enough time for those younger trees to start making a noticeable difference. As always, GRB makes its presence felt. I would definitely want the city side view.
  14. In the updated rendering is that, what looks like a tall condo tower, real or just a filler?
  15. I honestly don't know about prices of the part of West Houston but I would say the prices on the east side of the BW would be higher. You might want to look into the Ashford areas which are basically between Briar Forest and Westheimer to the north and the south and Eldridge/Diary Ashford and Kirkwood to the west and east. I went to high school in that area (Westside Hiogh School in HISD) and had many friends that lived in the Ashford neighborhoods. Older homes in established neighborhoods with big mature trees. Not sure about the price, but I would say in the mid to high 200K. Memorial is indeed more expensive than the surrounding areas. I would look into the area south of I10 between hwy 6 and bw 8, stopping before Alief. It definitely doesn't have some master planned community feel to it, so if you are looking for that kind of feel then look somewhere else.
  16. Glad to hear another person share my dislike of palm trees in Houston. They should have went with some oaks trees, Houston style.
  17. Only half way eh? Makes me appreciate the height of a 25 story residential building.
  18. If you have +$275,000 I would look into the neighborhoods along Sweetwater in Sugarland. However, the Whole Foods is centrally located to Sugarland so there will be alot to choose from. Telfair is the newest master planned community and it is pretty nice but more expensive than the surrounding area. You shouldn't have a hard time trying to find a house within 30 minutes of Rosenberg.
  19. The crown looked finished and looks pretty good. Wish I had a camera on me and the time to snap a photo.
  20. Like a few have mentioned, check out the Memorial area (west of Uptown). If I were you, I would look at places around the street Briar Forest/San Felipe (this street changes names once you pass the 610 loop) a few miles west and east of Uptown. These are nicer areas and would have more of an international and welcoming feel since it runs parallel to Westheimer (major street). However, the Heights and West U. would much further from the office and probably less bike friendly, but they are definately unique areas of town. I believe Briar Forest has a bike lane on it but that's something you might want to verify.
  21. Where is the closest grocery store in that area? I'm considering moving into an area along the light rail as I might be working at the TMC and was just trying to get an idea of what day-to-day life might be living in the downtown area. Thanks.
  22. . I read this article at the chron today about Bellaire's "mixed-use neighborhood centered around a proposed light-rail station on Westpark between South Rice and the West Loop." Hopefully this project will come to frution as the light rail gets started. With Uptown to the north and Bellaire to the south, the area the OP mentioned will eventually turn around. Chron
  23. Wow, you people really don't like the design. I'm not crazy about it, but think it's looks decent from the the front. I think once both the hotel and Memorial Herman building are fully complete, it will all look good. However, from the back of Memorial Hermann it looks like they really dropped the ball. They should have at least added some more glass to the backside.
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