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  1. I think of the Cambrian period. I think that relates to the time of the extinction of many species of trilobites and other sea creatures which helped create the oil industry. I like Cambria much more than Petro. "The Cambrian Period marks an important point in the history of life on Earth; it is the time when most of the major groups of animals first appear in the fossil record. This event is sometimes called the "Cambrian Explosion," because of the relatively short time over which this diversity of forms appears." UCMP Berkeley
  2. Planned LBJ Statue and Monument Downtown

    I know he delivered the civil right legislation of 1964, that set the stage that flipped the south into a republican stronghold and there have been very few democratic victories since in Dixie. His main problem with the Vietnam war was that he escalated it and didn't really tell the truth about how bad things were going over there. It was a terrible war that we should have avoided. Many died in vain.
  3. HEB- 288 and N. MacGregor Drive

    I stopped by today on my way to work and got out and talked to the crew chief about the samples. He was a little vague but did say they were doing core samples for the engineers on this project. He was hesitant to say if there was a timetable. I picked up a loose small sample. Its amazing how hard they get after being out in the hot sun all day.
  4. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    Drove around the site today. It looks like they've finished the paint removal. There is a fence around the property. I did notice a large yellow sign in the door way at the southwest corner of Crawford and Commerce. It might have been a sign that had been up on the building and taken down to remove the paint. The sign said NOW LEASING Loft Conversion opportunities Office, Retail and Medical . I called the number on the sign and it went directly to a voice message saying nothing. If there had been someone there I would have found out.
  5. Grocers Supply Co. - 3131 Holcombe Blvd

    i realize that. my point is the total grocers supply footprint is a very large tract of land in such an enviable location so close to the med center and museum district. It would be nice if it was available as a package.
  6. East River - KBR Site Puchased by Midway

    I'm totally lost on the ROW's and bw's and everything you are talking about in the last six or seven posts. Is there some where I can go to educate myself about these standard ROW's and the other jargon your speaking. Sorry I'm sure for real estate and planning people this is very simple but it could be greek for all I don't know. Thanks
  7. Grocers Supply Co. - 3131 Holcombe Blvd

    The property to the left of Holcombe all the way to O.S.T., is also Grocers Supply, so the real amount of property is huge. With its proximity to the Med Center and Museum district, this plat of land could be a major mixed use city centre type development. I wonder if the company that acquired Grocers Supply has built a new terminal farther outside the city center. I could also see the TMC trying to wrap up this parcel for future growth.
  8. Grocers Supply Co. - 3131 Holcombe Blvd

    Either that or end up like Becks Prime. Hopefully they'll take the cash.
  9. Marlowe: 20-floors, Downtown Condo Tower

    That area already has Discovery Green and Root Park. The Downtown District, Central Houston, and the city are looking for up to a block, but more like a half or quarter block for the southern end of downtown for a pocket park, in an area which could use some incentive to get those vacant lots developed and start creating a revenue stream for them, in taxes and growth.
  10. I agree. The color of the stucco is terrible with the color of the glazing. This is going to take the place of the skinny apartment tower on Sage as the strangest building in Uptown. At least Randall has been consistent. Its hard to imagine one developer creating so many near misses out of so many nice renderings. He never seems to get it all right. Because of the pattern he has created it will always look a little unfinished. Well he still has the Marlowe to come closer.
  11. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    Could the paint on the exterior have been lead, and they're abating it before demo?
  12. The Regalia at the Park: 100 Crawford

    I just have to wonder if this is not the Regalia property. Like I said several posts ago I lived in the Wagon Works building and our address was 101 Crawford. In most blocks 100 would be just across the street or the western side of the Wagon Works building putting it in the vacant parking lot just south of the bayou. Just saying.
  13. McNair Mixed-Use: ~6-acres at 3200 Post Oak Blvd

    Its not that big of a deal. Lets share the growth. I personally wish that everything had been built in downtown. Think how our skyline would compare. Just imagine all of those buildings in Uptown, the energy corridor, Greenway Plaza, Greenspoint and Memorial City, all combined in downtown. Now that would have been something. Midtown would be full all the way to the Med center. But since we have developed this way it's nice that all of the areas of commerce continue to grow. Many times a development like the Uptown Galleria would have stymied a downtown, but Houston is strong enough to keep this hub and spoke development that has grown out of the original freeway growth going at least for the foreseeable future.
  14. McNair Mixed-Use: ~6-acres at 3200 Post Oak Blvd

    So I'm guessing the tallest building will be the hotel on the lower section and condos on the taller section. The shortest one probably the office tower. I bet thats where McNair Interests will office in that building. Just speculating
  15. Hotel RL & Residences @ 1005 St Emanuel Street

    No comparison. Have you ever been to one of her Inns? Lambert hotels are small bohemian, hip places to stay. They are nothing like this rendering. If you have ever stayed in one of her inns you would know what I'm talking about. Her largest the Havana Hotel in San Antonio is in a very old building of 3 floors. Its just a neat place to stay. They're nothing like this place. This will destroy the scale of EADO and ruin its funky energy. .