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  1. Went to Houston Baptist University today to visit the Lee and Grant exhibit. http://www.hbu.edu/hbu/About_HBU.asp?SnID=141925366 http://www.hbu.edu/hbu/MOSH_Lee_Grant_Exhibit.asp To be honest, I was not aware that this campus even existed until I looked up where the exhibit was located. I'm not from here originally. They would not let me take any photos of the exhibit. Pissed me off because this was the reason why I took my camera. So, afterwards I walked around this small campus and took some photos of the buildings. (the campus is located in the middle of the triangle created by the intersections of Beechnut, Fondren and I-59) Here they are: Adios
  2. HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston real estate broker Bill Burge reports that the 7-acre Men’s Wearhouse distribution center and corporate office has been sold. The property was acquired by SER-Ninos Charter School, which will redevelop it into a high school. The 141,258-SF building, 5803 Glenmont Drive, is located in the Gulfton area, between Chimney Rock and Hillcroft Avenue and it’s on the south side of the Southwest Freeway. https://realtynewsreport.com/the-mens-wearhouse-warehouse-sol
  3. $14M Gulfton apartment buyout to make way for flood project https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/environment/2021/03/11/14m-gulfton-apartment-buyout-to-make-way-for-flood-project/
  4. Per last week's Deal Sheet https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/deal-sheet/this-weeks-houston-deal-sheet-90506
  5. M.D. Anderson building satellite treatment facility April 19, 2007 & July 26, 2011 https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/M-D-Anderson-building-satellite-treatment-1593949.php
  6. Ive always been curious about the developments on Bellaire blvd, and as much as I can see what they are now, im curious what kind of business's were there before. Specifically, the gessner and bellaire area, gessner area north of bellaire, etc. What kind of grocery store was in the Fiesta mart lot before Fiesta ? It looks like an old Krogers store from the 80's inside. When did Fiesta take over that space ? North of Bellaire, but south of Harwin, what kind of business's were in the strip shopping centers on the east and west sides ? Does anyone have any pictures of these areas in the 70's, 80's, etc ? Id love to hear others input, or stories, or photos about this area of Sharpstown, Bellaire. Cory
  7. I went to look at a couple of houses in the sharpstown area...they were north of 59, north of fondren and west of the mall...I keep seeing postings like this is a dangerous area? It looked really nice...is there something I dont know about...and maybe its just the point of reference. I currently live off the intersection of Lawndale and Telephone. I classify this as a iffy area, not sharpstown. I am sure there are crappy apts over there, but I am talking about the nieghborhoods. I do notice houses are really cheap, so please enlighten me on whats going on over there.
  8. METRO Considers Moving Transit Center From Bellaire to Gulfton http://realtynewsreport.com/2019/05/14/metro-considers-moving-transit-center-from-bellaire-to-gulfton/
  9. Can't really spill the beans quite yet but something big is in the works at KPRC. I suspect you'll hear about it and see it in the paper sometime in 2015. Btw, they have hired a new morning weather guy out of Oregon. Should see him on the air in January. Wish I could disclose more but I can't. In due time...
  10. I lived in the Alora apartments, they were on El Camino Del Rey at Chimney Rock, between Westpark Tollway and Glenmont.
  11. Is this what I am experiencing? Feels like seismic activity. What's up with that?
  12. Looked at my 2002 Holiday Inn directory, doesn't mention it. It has the Holiday Inn Select (now Crowne Plaza) on 59, and the now-razed Holiday Inn on Interstate 10 (which I think replaced a smaller, motel-style HI near Memorial City) but not the one you mentioned. It hasn't been a Holiday Inn in a while, apparently.
  13. I'm not sure if there is/was one there but I remember the one on Bellaire. I think it was called the Bellaire Skating Rink back in the 70's. I'm sure it's gone now.
  14. There was just another shooting at the Sharpstown Mall. It raises the question: should the Sharpstown Mall be torn down? Lots of people think it should. But being an architect I can't help but dream big. In the vane of what I wrote in the "How Would you Change - West Loop/ Galleria/ Uptown" thread, here's my pipe dream for the Sharpstown Mall. 1: Shut down the Sharpstown Mall as we know it, and do a gut renovation along the lines of what they did at the Memorial City Mall. A cool gimmick could be to give it a retractable roof. 2: Demolish part of the property and turn it into a park. 3: Build a train that runs express from the Sharpstown Mall to the Galleria and Uptown. (In my dream it stops at that Uptown Transit Center I was talking about in my West Loop/ Galleria/ Uptown post). 4: Gut and re-skin the Jewelry Exchange building and turn it into first-class office space. 5: Build new high rise condos, luxury apartments, and offices in the air rights over part of the mall parking lot. Connect them to the mall and through there to the new Uptown train/BRT. Market them at prices between 75% and 85% of similar offices/apartments/condos in Uptown. I'm of the view that surrounding areas will come back if the Sharpstown Mall can be addressed. I would let those work themselves out. OK, I'll end my pipe dream here. Reality is that I guess the Sharpstown Mall should be torn down - but as an architect I am a dreamer.
  15. anyone know what is going on in the sharpstown area? an abandoned car lot was demolshed and cleared. what do they have planned for that area. i hope they transform the area like they did gulfgate. peace out
  16. Telwink says it all, "Nothing screams Hillcroft/Harwin like this 70's cube." Ask him to tell you about how he risked his life to get a photo of the building's top floor.
  17. Chronicle article here. Interesting to contrast this suburban-style development with the move towards denser, more pedestrian oriented retail developments inside the Loop.
  18. Was HISD's neglect of the Robert E. Lee campus purposeful? It's a complete dump. Has it been closed yet? I don't believe there are any plans to renovate, am I correct? One would think this is by no accident. Perhaps if it had a different name, HISD might have put forth more effort to save it. My mother was one of the first graduates of this HS and named the yearbook.
  19. http://www.houstonisd.org/HISDConnectDS/v/...nextfmt=default Due to an expired lease, the Las Americas Education Center (http://ms.houstonisd.org/lasams/) of HISD (5909 Glenmont) is closing. The early childhood school is being consolidated with the nearby Gabriela Mistral Early Childhood Center. The fates of the Las Americas Middle School and the Kaleidoscope Middle School are not known as of writing.
  20. I am interested in doing a photo essay type thing on the history of Sharpstown, and I would love if people could pass along pics of the area from 1955 to 1985. I'm especially interested in pictures of street scenes (both residential and commercial). Also, any literature you may have (brochures) would be awesome. Thanks for the help!
  21. METRO already has a Transit Center at Hillcroft and Westpark and will have another one at Westpark and S. Rice. There are also Park and Rides further down Westpark near Beltway 8 and Highway 6. If METRO is able to extend light rail beyond S. Rice at some point in the future (like after 2025), you want the current terminus of the line to be in a position to accommodate that. Outside of 610, the light rail line would probably serve more lower density areas than medium-to-high density areas. Therefore, the stations may be further apart and have more parking. METRO already has a ROW and existing transit facilities along Westpark, so it may be better than Richmond (or Westheimer) for any future extensions outside 610. Depending on how METRO designs the junction at Westpark and 610, trains may also eventually be able to go directly from Greenway Plaza to the Galleria (but bypass Afton Oaks) as well.
  22. I was wondering if anyone lives in or knows much about this area of Sharpstown. The boundries are Bellaire to the North, Fondren to the East, 59 & Beechnut to the South and Gessner to the West. In the middle of this neighborhood on Mary Bates Street is a Catholic Church and Private School called St. Francis De Sales, a City Park, Sharpstown Middle School, an Asian Temple, and a small HISD Elementary School. It feels kind of secluded from what I think of when I hear the word Sharpstown. Specifically, I'm looking for feedback on quality of life, crime/safety, flooding, school info, etc. Thanks, Dream
  23. EXCLUSIVE REPORTS From the October 22, 2004 print edition Harwin retailers pushing for formation of business district Allison Wollam Houston Business Journal A number of the retailers and property owners along Harwin Drive are banding together to petition the city and state government to send more funding their way to attract new businesses and promote the area. Kenneth Li, a property owner in the Harwin area and owner of Century 21 Southwest, says there is currently a push to form an official international business district in the area. Li says Harwin would be the hub for the district because of the international flavor of the businesses that line the street. A group of retailers and property owners have already drafted a layout of the district lines and outlined the advantages that forming an official district would have on retailers, according to Li. "We're hoping that the city will grant tax incentives to businesses in the area as well as supply money to market and improve this dynamic area," he says. Houston City Councilmember Gordon Quan says the city is in the midst of organizing a town hall meeting to encourage communication between landowners and retailers in the area. He says the issue didn't have enough support during the last legislative session. But the idea for forming an international business district has since been reconfigured, and the city is moving forward to get the issue passed. Quan, who points out that Mayor Bill White supports the plan, says it will be reintroduced during the next legislative session. "We have a list of the top 20 to 30 property owners whom we're getting together to talk about this issue and move forward on it as soon as we can," says Quan. awollam@bizjournals.com
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