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  1. Pretty certain. Ballpark Village is south side of the park. West would be along Crawford and the Astros had this plot along with the old halfway house plot directly across Crawford from where this activity is on going. They’ve got parcels to do something with so I wouldn’t be surprised if there was another project separate from the ballpark village.
  2. Avenida De Las Americas is a mouthful. Could rename it to Richard Kinder Blvd. Or you rename the Downtown portion of Dallas Street too to avoid confusion with W Dallas St. But that might more work with changing addresses than renaming ADLA.
  3. Wouldn’t be the first idea come to reality. In 2018, I tweeted out an idea for a rooftop brewery. Eventually Michelob Ultra deck was built.
  4. Could be something larger. On a DM with Mike Acosta:
  5. Tilman was already quoted back in 2018 as they were looking at major renovations. The pandemic probably held that up but I would have to figure soon we’ll hear something about this, especially with the Astros ballpark village plans on the horizon. https://houston.culturemap.com/news/city-life/10-08-18-toyota-center-turns-15-houston-rockets-tilman-fertitta-tad-davis-houston-astros-jim-crane/?utm_source=sf_twitter
  6. It’s cool to see supertalls going up in Texas once again after a such a long hiatus but that’s one ugly ass building. People get paid to design this shit? Woof
  7. Campesino is expanding here. They’re in the process of renovations to the old Hubcap space currently
  8. Conceptual video of the University BRT line.
  9. Given TCR’s status on life support, what are the chances another company, say Brightline, steps in a takes over this project?
  10. Not exactly. This is NOT the Greyhound bus station but the old building across the street, although it provides bus service too. The Greyhound bus station specifically needs to go. And no more TDC prisoner drop offs there either.
  11. The agreement Crane has with the city is only for the home plate site on Texas @ ADLA. This site will be a mixed used ballpark development project. Not sure what Crane’s plans are for the other parcels of land he owns around the ballpark.
  12. All of the Alonti locations downtown have closed up. 919 Milam is undergoing renovation work, which is why Beck’s Prime and Brown Bag Deli are closed. Neither of their spaces (nor DiMassi’s) has cleared out so they’ll likely reopen after the renovation is done. From what I’ve seen last year to currently, YES I’d say the tunnels feel like they’re back now, especially in the last few weeks.
  13. There’s an elevator to the left of the front entrance (San Jacinto) next to the former Jos A Bank store. That’s still in use fulfilling the ADA requirement. There’s also elevators on the Lamar side as well as Austin St at the back of the dining area (next to the outdoor balcony overlooking Austin St. Passing by the other day, I’m surprised how much of the old front entrance has been dismantled. The renders didn’t really focus too much on this side so I feel like we’ve missed some details on changes to the main entrance. Are they reconfiguring the escalator setup? Also, what becomes of the old Tejas Grill space. IIRC they closed up after the renovation was started. Is rehabbing this space included in the renovation plans or left up to whomever leases the space?
  14. We’re over here asking “if Metro would consider using larger commuter busses” when the obvious damn answer to this city’s traffic issues is using RIGHT OF WAY SEPARATED COMMUTER RAIL to all major suburbs. Not more buses that contribute to and also get stuck in traffic. Cmon Houston. WAKE THE F*** UP.
  15. Crane owns the lot. It will be a parking lot for now https://www.houstonchronicle.com/food-culture/restaurants-bars/article/Downtown-s-Jackson-Street-BBQ-closes-after-8-16991784.php
  16. What, do we not deserve anything nice in this city? We can’t seek to improve our quality of life because of a few cheapskates… Just build a ditch? …it’s backwards thinking like this that pisses me off. No one is asking for the damn San Antonio Riverwalk to be constructed here. But this gives us the opportunity to construct something that can not only alleviate flooding, but improve trails and the neighborhood …the Urban Genesis Warehouse District project going up just north of here. A landing along Wood St along the lines of the Chicago Riverwalk could both increase flood capacity and add a nice trail as an amenity. These two project could pair well together …except for shortsighted people with no vision like yourself. If you want this city to be respected like a world class city, start thinking and acting like it.
  17. What did you expect from an Austin-based writer (Aaron Seward)?
  18. THE Roberta’s Pizza from Bushwick opened today, per their IG. I had NO FRIGGIN CLUE. There only locations are in BK, LA, and Singapore. I. AM. EXCITE. https://www.instagram.com/p/CbfZ4IqOHwG/?utm_medium=copy_link
  19. Brookfield announces 3 Houston Center renovation https://houston.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/03-23-22-3-houston-center-downtown-renovation-updates-brookfield-properties/?fbclid=IwAR2dZi3V0hkRqrerUhcWKHG3OKGdvdks9wypGC-GuaPiRTpy0rotMRsg2AQ
  20. It should happen. It makes financial sense as one of the Big 4 and he controls Toyota Center. But Tilman has his eyes on a bigger prize …Chelsea FC.
  21. I like the idea of placing a brewery catty corner from Toyota Center’s main entrance. In addition to the CNP block (277), Id think block 291 has just as much potential being sandwiched in between Discovery West and Root Memorial Square Park, across Toyota Center. Would love it if we can eventually get a neighborhood developed filled with ground floor restaurant and retail surrounding the arena and park. And if Tillman goes forward with a Toyota Center renovation, a massive floor to ceiling glass wall facing the park and downtown neighborhood would be awesome… Sports mixed use development projects are something it feels like all teams are doing lately, the Astros poised to be the next team soon with the Home Plate site. Would be cool if Tillman could get with block 277 or 291 and add to the development with Discovery West.
  22. They’re all camped out on the other side of Wheeler now, under the 59 overpass at S Main next to the abandoned Wendy’s
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