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  1. I didnt notice any site drainage detention installed on this site as part of the new construction. Is this because it was previously 100% impervious with concrete and now has a tiny bit of greenspace making it an "improvement" in total impervious space?
  2. Less you forget that they will only be allowing one vote per owner, even if you own multiple properties and have a larger vested interest in the neighborhood.
  3. Is anyone familiar with the organization or city department responsible for the WWII Memorial on Heights Blvd at 11th Street? For what seems like several years, I have noticed that the exterior structure could use some repairs and what was once nighttime lighting on the perimeter of the structure seems to have suffered from the effects of time. With Memorial day right around the corner, I thought Id ask to learn who I could direct attention or funds to encourage its maintenance.
  4. and we kept hearing that they were easy to work with.....now they are exercising their dislike of her design for a denial even though she appears to have followed the rules as written? Travesty - I agree that the gentlemen with the beard simply could talk himself to sleep with such nonsense. I loved the comment about letter her demolish the house - that comment alone should get him thrown off of this board in my opinion. There isnt a chance in ____ that I will be renovating any of my properties while the HAHC is in control - I may paint them some bright offensive color though since that cant be dictated.
  5. Preservation Houston is proud to announce a very special February event. Villa de Luxe, a historic Houston estate, will be transformed into a stunning design showhouse from February 1 until February 17, 2013. The house, designed by William Ward Watkin, was built for hardware magnate F.A. Heitmann in 1924. The house stands at #1 Longfellow on two acres in historic Shadyside, a private place neighborhood adjacent to Rice University. Luxe Interiors + Design is the premier media sponsor of this event, which will benefit Preservation Houston. Event chairs are Jane-Page Crump and Bill Stubbs, ASID designers. The landscape architect is McDugald-Steele; The interiors are being handled by a top-tier group of Houstons Interior Design community - Peggy Hull–reception hall; Sandy Lucas & Sarah Eilers—dining room; breakfast room—John Robinson; kitchen and butler’s pantry—Julie Koch; back entry and porch—Diana Walker; front porch and pool area—Connie LeFevre; conservatory—Audrey Drought; and basement—Darla Bankston. Also, library—Marjorie Slovack; master bedroom and bathroom—Donna Vining; nursery and bathroom (bedroom 1) –Marlys Tokerud; front bedroom (2) and bath—Donna Jarnigan; bedroom 3 with balcony—Lynne Jones; bedroom 4—Lisa Roth and third floor—Sharon Staley. Jane-Page is designing the living room and Bill Stubbs is handling the solarium which has the most incredible windows. Tickets $30 at the door $25 in advance $20 for groups of 20 or more Showhouse dates February 1 through February 17, 2013 Showhouse hours Saturdays, February 2, 9 and 16: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, February 3, 10 and 17: noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays, February 7 and 14: for scheduled events Pop-up café Jackson and Company will provide box lunches for purchase on Saturdays and Sundays and for all scheduled events.
  6. With this board becoming an entertaining daily read again, is there any news on the progress of the lawsuit that was filed earler this year?
  7. You must be new to these historic discussions. Now i see two steps in that anthill that had gone months without being disturbed.
  8. You have stepped in an anthill with that comment...and on Christmas Eve no less. Ill refrain from my true feelings and let you enjoy the holidays with your holier than thou friends and family.
  9. They will need all of your luck to navigate the minefields. Im sure everyone in favor of the ordinance will be comforted knowing that they are living in a Historic Home-(all 500 square feet of it)
  10. The demo that occurred yesterday in the 900 block of Columbia, where literally 3/4 of the "historic" home was allowed to be removed, showcases to me how much of a hollywood idea this ordinance represents. Take a drive by and see how silly this looks in an attempt to appease the preservation mentality. If this is how one defines preservation, whereby the facade is preserved and the rest is new, i continue to find fault with the overall intent of the ordinance. Laughable implementation.
  11. Has anyone got knowledge of the new construction going up there? Outside the current Historic District it appears to be architecture built for a specific non residential purpose, but i havent seen any discussions mentioning it.
  12. The Mount Airy library has pulled ahead by more than 25k votes. They appear to have mastered the multiple vote tip thats been shared. Is it time for us to toss in the white flag?
  13. Why thank you for such a quick response. I went back and read the ordinance related to pending districts to learn if they can go on indefinitely. There is some language written in their that relates to termination of the pending status. Item 4 caught my eye and I wonder if this applies to Heights South in the current situation? ( The protected status provided in subsection (a) above ends on the earliest of the following dates: 4. In the case of an application for designation of an historic district initiated by property owners, the 181st day after the director determines the application is initially complete ;
  14. What then is the current status of the Heights South? On an empty piece of land that I own currently, am I able to get a permit for construction without getting any type of historical commission approval? same with repairs to existing homes?
  15. Are there any updates on the Heights South status?
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