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    Randall Davis Condo 3723 Westheimer Road

    The deed restriction fight could be interesting. Doesn't seem they've been enforced since the current use of the site is not single-family use. I wonder if they are still enforceable.
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    Regent Square: Allen Parkway at Dunlavy

    But presumably if Hanover wanted to expand, it could buy some or all of the Regent Square land. I think it's safe to assume that Regent Square as originally envisioned is never going to happen.
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    Midtown Sears to Become Houston's Innovation District

    Are they going to punch windows in the upper floors? I continue to believe that the lack of windows will make this a hard sell for 20-year old innovators (note that the buildings pictured above have tons of windows).
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    Midtown Sears to Become Houston's Innovation District

    No doubt young innovators will be drawn to a windowless 1940's building. . . . .
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    Midtown Sears to Become Houston's Innovation District

    The corner of Wheeler and Main had gotten better for about a year, but it is now back to being a huge homeless encampment again with addicts everywhere and garbage littering the street. An out-of-town guest drove by there over the weekend and commented that he couldn't believe the city allows a corner like that to exist. Hopefully Rice does something with the area soon.
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    Yucat√°n Taco Stand

    Back in the day, Berryhill Sunday's rocked (2006 time frame; start at La Strada, then to Berryhill around 4:00, then around 7:00 to wherever you could stumble to next). But that parking lot sucks, so unless the restaurant is really good, I'm driving to the next taco stand.
  7. Lawsuit filed today by Total Site Inc. against Dolce Living Investments LLC; DLC at Midtown LLC; Ivor Krivor; Ruslan Krivoruchko; John Zagst; Dayle Middleton; Jonathan Coldea, Florida residents: "Defendants owe plaintiff more than $1.1 million for water mitigation equipment and installation services."
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    Alexan Southside Place

    Drove by yesterday and was not impressed. This looks like a cheap 1990's wrap apartment in the middle of Katy.
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    Spur 527 to be sunk?

    FYI regarding cars that merge at the last moment (spoiler alert, studies show it is significantly more efficient for everyone): http://auto.howstuffworks.com/traffic-lane-zipper-merge.htm
  10. Also 1100 Louisiana (Enterprise)
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    The Allen: Allen Pkwy/Gillette Mixed Use 6 acres

    I don't think you can use hotels in the Galleria as a comparison. Most business visitors and guests I know that stay in the Galleria rent cars; most people I know that stay downtown--business or other visitors--don't. Again, just my observations and two cents. Like I said, I hope it does well.
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    The Allen: Allen Pkwy/Gillette Mixed Use 6 acres

    First off, let me say that I love the design and hope that this gets built. That said, if I were an investor, I would be a bit hesitant about the location (not counting Allen Pky Village next door). The main issue I see is that other than Buffalo Bayou Park and Pass & Provisions, there is nothing in easy walking distance. If this was just residential, I don't think that would be a problem -- people love to live near the park and they can drive to work. But this is also going to be a hotel. I assume that most of the hotel guests will be in town for business downtown, and I would suspect that most of them would rather stay at one of the nice hotels downtown where they can walk to their offices, as well as a variety of restaurants, bars, and entertainment. The office aspect of this project is probably okay with the location -- single office buildings abound. But if a business is looking at Class A space in this general area, I would suspect that many would rather be downtown than this location, which will be somewhat of an island. Like I said, I like the design and hope it gets build. Just putting in my two cents.
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    Australian Developer Planning Three High-Rises for Midtown

    Caydon just posted a job on Linked-In for senior legal counsel. From the job description, it looks like it is to oversee all legal aspects of this project. That's just my speculation, but I'm not sure what else Caydon has going on in the Houston area. . . .
  14. Hence why I asked a question. Go grab some coffee or something . . .