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  1. NRG Park has NRG Stadium, a convention center and an arena all on its footprint. All that’s missing is a hotel/mixed use component. Compare that to Texas Live, which will have all of the above. If the SkyDome can have a hotel within its stadium walls, I don’t see why the Astrodome can’t either. If St. Louis can convert an old train shed into a mixed use/hotel development, I don’t see why the Astrodome can’t be converted either. I think some of you are simply selling the potential of this short
  2. Met Olschner during the last Dome Conservancy call. He had the interior of his dome park concept as the virtual background, which was cool. There’s just 2 problems with this idea: Problem 1: Problem 2: The NRG Park tenants (Texans & Rodeo) also have to sign off on this. A Dome Park would take away areas where they could make revenues from parking at the very least. The park itself also takes a chunk of the lots the Rodeo uses to stage its events. Not sure why so many miss the simple point that this project also has to appeal to the tenants. With that in mind, my idea to
  3. Don’t mean to be a Debbie downer but I sent the Post HTX folks this idea back in April (see below) and never heard back. I even sent them my post from this thread and the follow up responses. It makes too much sense not to do it. We all can see it, they apparently don’t have the vision or foresight to think that far ahead…
  4. Polk St/ The Tenderloin is anything but an urban dream. That’s urban decay. I love SF but like every city, it undeniably has its own issues. Sidewalks work there when you have the microclimate to keep things cool and comfortable. Here in Houston, not so much. Also there is the fact that the peninsula is only 49 square miles compared to our sprawling city. What I would like to take from SF is implementing Muni trains on heavier trafficked thoroughfares inside the loop like Montrose, Westheimer, Shephard/Durham, etc. Not sure how much cost savings there are from repurposing old trains
  5. This angle. The angles of the new triangular atrium play nicely with the sculpture. Will look better once fully landscaped.
  6. Anyone know what’s up with the Municipal Courts (Lubbock)? I thought there was a plan for the city to relocate municipal to 800 Bell and sell the land on Lubbock?
  7. Actually, I think the replacement for Bayou Music Center is the The Terminal at Post HTX, which will also be a Live Nation venue. I think “new venue” might be intended for the symphony if they chose to leave Jones Hall for new digs. If they stay at Jones Hall (which I’m in favor of due to its history), the Bayou Place tract becomes all mixed use development. This is the only explanation I see for the different ZC renders. https://zieglercooper.com/projects/bayou-place/
  8. Now if we can only light up the crown with LED lighting, along with 609 Main. Still hate that only a small portion of 609 Main’s crown is lit instead of the full blade. Why can’t this city light up its skyline better?
  9. 108 Main (formerly Cottonmouth Club) will be a new nightclub from the owner of Etro. The name will be Pris.
  10. The city should abandon Main St to vehicular traffic from Commerce to Ion District and Wheeler Station. The single lane with restricted turns is useless to traffic, especially with wide transit corridor streets paralleling Main St on both sides. The Midtown District had a nice idea of converting one lane to bike lane, the other into an expanded pedestrian promenade.
  11. Exactly. This is the perfect, centralized location and using the heavy rail already in place, commuter trains from a Post HTX train shed can easily branch out to many parts of the city. Go west to Cypress and Sugar Land or go North to IAH and Kingwood at the very least (haven’t fully explored all heavy rail in the area yet). This could be a game-changer just by jumpstarting commuter rail plans with a possible cost effective solution. And the real benefit is possibly transforming Post HTX into our own version Grand Central Station.
  12. Since Amtrak might be increasing service to Houston and we all now this city needs a better train station, with Post HTX being located close by, it lead me to an obvious idea: I’d like to see the Amtrak station moved to PostHTX, which would be a nicer location (compared to under a freeway overpass) and could still use the existing heavy rail tracks. Since the loading dock is being transformed into covered patio spaces, convert the loading dock area behind Post HTX into a European style train shed that can support Amtrak operations and connect directly to the food hall/shopping and collab
  13. Current Amtrak shack is located across the 45 overpass from PostHTX. I’d like to see the Amtrak station moved to PostHTX, which would be a nicer location (compared to under a freeway overpass) and could still use the existing heavy rail tracks. Since the loading dock is being transformed into covered patio spaces, convert the loading dock area behind Post HTX into a European style train shed that can support Amtrak operations and connect directly to the food hall/shopping and collaborative areas of Post HTX, adding a new audience to help support Post HTX growth and success. This provides
  14. No. The concert venue is in the northeast corner (purple area in sight plans for level 1 & 2) taking up both levels. This has been in the plans for a while. It’s been illustrated in past renders and the HBJ article makes note of the fact that negotiations between Lovett and LiveNation have been ongoing since 2018. Lovett has made no secret about Day For Night’s influence on the project, as well as using Printworks London & Kraftwerk Berlin as inspirations for the venue design. What this news coupled with the ZCA Bayou Place renders suggest to me Bayou Place Music Center’s days ar
  15. I agree with @Houston19514. This is a terrible take. 59-288 merger should see improvements from the fact that backups related to 45 north/Pierce Elevated are no longer there. Most bars there are east of St Emanuel and city documents show the deck park would be used for more development. Couple that with GRBCC’s plans to create an East End entrance and this project could easily bolster development here, better then what’s currently there now (a shitty overpass) The Pierce Elevated’s relocation to 59 shouldn’t cause any issues with west-cen
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