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  1. Apparently the appreciation for the benefits of park living has caught on in the Third Ward. This is one of two new projects across the street from MacGregor Park. One at the east end of the park and one at the west end. Both are on O.S.T. They appear to be fairly contemporary townhomes. The one at 4720 O.S.T. is farther along and now has particle board siding attached. I'm sure with the construction of the Medical school on the park has also influenced developers. Hopefully when Hindesky and Highrise tower make their rounds they can take some images of these projects along with 4320 O.S.T.
  2. Noticed this a while back while walking the dog, and finally got around to taking a picture. Looks like the property includes the single family house next door Looked at their website, and there's no mention of this project but they do claim the Parc @ Midtown I've always thought this would be a nice plot for a park because of the two huge trees - hopefully they can keep them in their final design, but I'm not holding my breath.
  3. By Matt Dulin | 2:36 PM Apr 9, 2021 CDT | Updated 2:36 PM Apr 9, 2021 CDT A Houston homebuilder is planning to bring as many as 87 townhomes to a former Union Pacific property in the Washington Avenue corridor. Billed as White Oak Station, the development is a project by the builder City Choice Homes and Happen Houston, the broker for the property, which has similar projects across the Houston area. "It is super preliminary at this point, but we'll be looking to bring a high-end product tailored to the area," said Michael Afshari, an adviser with Happen Houston. White Oak Station will likely offer designs and finishes similar to those from its Heights-area Park at Northwood development, which is in the process of building out, he said. The site is currently up for consideration for a subdivision replat by the Houston Planning Commission, which deferred a decision on the application April 1 for two weeks to allow for further review. The 4.5-acre property sits at the southwest corner of Hicks and Studemont Streets, putting it near the Lower Heights development and adjacent to two multifamily communities, CoOp at Summer Street and Broadstone Summer Street. https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/development/2021/04/08/townhome-development-proposed-near-washington-avenue/?type=article&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter_article Edit: This is the place that I've been taking pics of on Hicks St. I didn't know what was going on but suspected that Union Pacific was probably removing the train tracks for possible sale and then I found this in Community Impact website.
  4. Meritage Homes is working on a 243-lot community on the AMC site on Dunvale. I know I'm a little vacant in the head sometimes, but I thought there was an Uptown/West/Energy Corridor subforum? I didn't see it today. 🤷‍♂️ DunvaleVillage.pdf
  5. I often ride down Stanford as my last leg going home and have passed these cheap stucco townhomes, I finally turned left on W. Pierce to check out the front and saws these collapsing townhomes right next to them. I don't think anyone ever moved as I think they instantly received water damage to them. They are now falling apart, the roof collapsed on the front portion. I wonder which shitty company built these water traps? In my riding around inside the loop I see hundreds of these cheap townhomes who have seen lots of water damage because of cheap construction and fly by night builders. The townhomes next to the new BBQ place on Leeland have major water damage and are undergoing major repair. DON"T BUY STUCCO TOWHOMES. This is not the climate for stucco. Move to Phoenix, Tuscon or any other desert climate if you want stucco. Brick, Hardie plank, or concrete will last for years.
  6. Has anyone else noticed the new townhomes being built in Sunnyside and even Southpark? In Sunnyside they are off Bellfort and in Southpark they are sprinkled around. Looks like the neighborhoods are changing..
  7. 200 unit building (150 apartment units, 50 townhomes) Someone mind posting the full article? https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/04/22/houston-developer-to-buy-land-near-washington-ave.html
  8. There are several “Notice of Variance Request” signs up near Sampson/York and Garrow St. covering all or part of five blocks (as indicated in my crudely marked map below). From my understanding, this is property owned by Lovett/InTown Homes, so I would assume that there are townhouses going in here. Anyone have any additional info on this?
  9. I've spent the last 30 minutes looking for a contractor that provides turnkey solutions for Building a deck on top of a townhome. I'm sure I need an engineer stamp for the load and architect for the design. Does anyone have recommendations for Design / Build Contractor that handles small projects like this?
  10. Hi, I have been in the market for a home for about 2 years now. Most of what I found was a pick and choose of different qualities with each house. This is fine but I wanted to flirt with the idea of the costs of designing and building a townhouse on a piece of already purchased land in say First Ward. I know that in 2015 people mentioned it could cost somewhere around $150 per square foot. Would you this is accurate these days? Are there any major issues to be aware of when doing this. I know these builders get construction discounts when building multiple townhomes on a piece of land but this would be a single house. Any insight on the costs would be great!
  11. Couldn't find this topic, merge it if needed.
  12. The title says town homes, but the article says single family... They will be very close to the railroad tracks -- I live several blocks away and the trains are loud at my house....I can't imagine how loud they will be for those homes. http://swamplot.com/39-townhomes-to-rise-up-behind-the-polk-st-kroger-on-east-end-baking-company-land/2014-12-11/
  13. According to Swamplot two apartments complexes were ask to vacate right across the street from the Huntingdon. Maybe Mr. Linn brought the properties.
  14. Noticed both notice of variance signs, and reasonably sized plots of land being cleared along the northwestern edge of the East End, mainly near Kennedy St. There is one lot on the corner of Jensen and Kennedy, Just south of the Buffalo Bayou and across from Guadalupe Park (currently being renovated), which is being cleared, along with the stretch of Kennedy St. between McAlpine and St. Charles being removed. Wonder if multiple decent sized lots could be connected for some form of multifamily development? Not a lot of info on this one that I am aware of. Anyone have a clue? Further along Kennedy St., 2 blocks, first one bounded by Kennedy, Live Oak, and Nagle (To the north are the Silos), and the second one bounded by Nagle, Kennedy, Middle, and Freund, have variances signs up. Both of them are referred to as "East End by the Bayou", with Asakura Robinson as the point of contact. Any idea what this is? I imagine townhome communities, just didn't know Asakura Robinson did that kind of projects. Further down on Nagle (near Fox St.), 2 lots have Urban living signs up. While not extremely shocking, it is a bit surprising given that there isn't much there quite yet. Finally, where Kennedy dead ends, there is another relatively large lot being cleared, just south of one being sold by Pinto. Does anyone know anything about these developments?
  15. An old house and a couple old warehouses were recently removed from the lot bound by Capitol, Nagle and the new light rail - there was a variance sign up but I didn't notice it today. The house at the corner of Capitol and Delano was not demoed. https://www.google.com/maps/@29.750267,-95.348348,3a,90y,29.52h,90.47t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1st7zT4oZ3lrTd05a79HW98g!2e0!6m1!1e1
  16. Looks like some more townhomes. I'm sure some of y'all have already spotted the demolition of the site. Was walking by the development to see what was up with it and found the website for it. http://www.pelicanbuilders.com/project_WestMainCommons.html It's literally right next to the large Willow Creek development. It seems pretty basic, but it's certainly going to be better than what was there before.
  17. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2014/06/river-oaks-to-get-ultra-luxe-townhomes.html
  18. From Culturemap. http://houston.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/05-07-14-new-townhouse-community-centered-around-a-300-year-old-oak-tree-houstons-nature-development/
  19. New townhouse community being built at the intersection of San Felipe and Revere. Will be 10 four story townhouses ranging in size from 5,000 square feet to 7,800 square feet and start at $2.2 million. Going up right across from the Winfield Gate townhouse development which started construction some time last year. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Project-aims-at-ultra-rich-wanting-to-live-smaller-4676395.php
  20. There are 15 townhomes planned where Sudden Impact stands (the portion of the property that sits behind the planned West Gray Plaza). The area is bounded by Valentine/Victor/Helena, and the planned West Gray Plaza to the south (as well as West Gray St).
  21. Variance is up for approval before the planning commission Jan 31. Plans are up on the planning commission website. Big project. Might this be the beginning of the end for all the crud along Shep/Durham between I-10 and 610?
  22. 21 townhomes starting at $1.3 million+. "Embassy-like" security. Being built off of San Felipe just East of Kirby by Rohe and Wright. Looks very similar to their wildly successful Cheyne Walk (London-themed) development on Sunset Blvd. near the Sunset Clinic.
  23. I'm looking to buy a townhouse (hopefully for under $200,000) in one of the established townhouse communities in the Galleria / West Houston area. ("Established" because I don't want to deal with builders or developers.) I'd appreciate any feedback, good or bad, from people who are familiar with the townhouse communities in this area -- from the Briar-sphere (Briargrove, Briarwest, etc) to Bering / Augusta, to Wilcrest / Kirkwood / Dairy Ashford. Which developments have HOAs that are tyrannical, divided, or broke,which have the higher owner-occupancy rates, and so on. Since I have been thinking like a buyer, rather than a renter, I'm noticing that several townhouse complexes which I used to consider "nice" are now looking a little rough when it comes to the physical plant. Paint is peeling, wood trim is rotting, shingles are loose, etc. Could this be a sign that HOA dues aren't getting paid because of the recession? I would welcome any thoughts or feedback.
  24. Does anybody know what developer/builder is responsible for the new townhomes going up at Alvin A. Klein near Kuykendahl?
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