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  1. This block feels like everything around it has it's "back turned" to it, with corridors formed/forming along McKinney, Capitol, Main, and Discovery Green. It's a bit of DT's "back of house". If something new and fun were to pop up, I'm hoping for the International Tower/Market Square Garage half block, then the block across main from Local Foods. With Skanska jumping in over by DG/Toyota Center with something large scale, more car storage might be a good thing.
  2. It's Houston, so you never know. The better part of this is that it is/was going to be a brewery.
  3. Looks like we're going to have a mat pour next weekend or over Thanksgiving week sometime. I think I spy the tower crane base lying on it's side up there on the MST side, and perhaps its foundation just outside the tub at the Prairie corner. ETA: Which two of you were up on the top level of the garage with a camera smoking a doobie?
  4. FWIW, it looks like they are replacing the common order system that all of the stalls shared. Yong was running off of an iPad and a Square dongle for credit cards today. That might have put the place out of commission when the old system was shut down.
  5. Maybe this will help. From back on ~ p.16 of the thread - the stakes will be there to shelter you as you wait to be seated to enjoy your steaks.
  6. FWIW, they set up the complicated looking soil test rig just south of where they stopped drilling pilings. Possible that there is a significant soil change across the footprint.
  7. I think this is what I originally had in mind, but the banks of the Bayou downtown right there are really fairly steep, I don't know if there would be enough room unless... ...you did something like that. It would have a certain "charm" that couldn't be replicated elsewhere. Watching the engineering for something like that come together would be really cool in this spot.
  8. It would be interested to see how the parcel is platted and what kind of easement is there for the bayou. I would guess that it would be significantly more expensive to build something substantial there. I momentarily thought maybe someone could incorporate a patio or something down by the bank, but he bayou isn't particularly well suited for alfresco/waterside ambiance, to say nothing of hardening your structure/d├ęcor for flood resistance.
  9. That northwest corner isn't going anywhere...
  10. Looks like they may have reached the top of the ramps/garage section of the podium. The forms look to be set up to be parallel to the ground rather than on an incline.
  11. In 100 years when they demolish this thing, the people in the Hogg Lofts are going to be listening to jackhammers for a year.
  12. There are a few things in flight (gates on LH dam, more dredging, etc.), but even those seem like a tough political slog to get executed, and not for lack of willingness to fund I don't think, though there is an element of, "why don't we see if we can get federal money for this", to be sure. If something on the scale of Harvey were to happen again, the loss of taxable value in the area would be horrendous.
  13. You're not alone, I think it would have been great, but there seem to be very few Kingwood residents that think likewise. Heck, I might have moved into it. The project as rendered seemed beyond ambitious, and even if there were unanimous support in the area for it, I wouldn't bet on it going forward, but the NIMBY-ism machine got spooled up on this really quickly. Somehow everyone was convinced that the development on the lake would necessarily make flooding worse. Something this big could be designed as a win-win in that regard, but no one trusts anyone enough to even manage the obvious stuff that needs to get fixed. Perhaps the developer is either waiting for memories to fade (the inability to go six months without water in homes isn't helping) or wants to take another cut at it once a more fulsome drainage mitigation plan is in flight. My hopes are low that any such plan will get beyond nominal gestures.
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