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  1. Interesting new article: http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2014/september/why-investors-are-flocking-to-downtown-dallas Huge corporate campuses are being built in the northern suburbs, and Uptown office buildings are securing record-breaking rental rates. But the biggest commercial real estate story in Dallas may be the revitalization of the city’s urban core, where a staggering number of redevelopment projects are setting the stage for a major transformation. Activity is focused on the city’s center, the area between Pacific Avenue and Main, Commerce, and Elm streets. Sales volume in the core is “off the charts,” says Jon Altschuler, partner at Altschuler and Co. Even more noticeable, he says, are the capital improvements new property owners are making. “When I step out of Thanksgiving Tower and head in either direction, it feels like I should be wearing a hard hat,” he says. “There is so much construction activity. Welding, banging, building—you can tell it’s going to be a different streetscape in 18 months.
  2. A very interesting article by Bloomberg Business week about the national trend toward the 4+1 podium midrise model that has been exploding across the national, and of course, Houston. Thought this was a very fair article as well. This a great fact based straight forward article that's light on opinion. Both sides are taken into account from the business aspect, to code regulators, to concerned citizens over recent fires. I don't think this is going to slow down. With IBC updating again in 2021 to include timber skyscrapers and better regulations on the use of stick framing that will actually quicken its proliferation it will be interesting how much the city can densify with this continued model of development. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-13/why-america-s-new-apartment-buildings-all-look-the-same EDIT: This was posted here by accident. Please place this in the appropriate forum.
  3. I noticed theres been more and more development going on and major renovations from my tiny country Here are a few pictures of the city. \ Just outside the city:
  4. So happy for our sister/bro to the west! (I havent determined if Ft. Worth is masculine or feminine yet) Its time they get their own thread. Jetta/Frost Tower Officially under construction! http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/groundbreaking-skyscraper-to-revitalize-eastern-downtown/article_8c8215f8-786a-11e5-82dc-53ad597f2688.html
  5. About 2 weeks ago, I noticed fencing had gone up around the Shell station near the corner of N Durham Drive and N Loop West. Within a few days, equipment had been brought to the site and the station was demolished. I haven't had the chance to take any pictures of the activity, but they have removed almost all of the building above ground and are now working on removing the remaining structure underground. Does anyone know if there is a project scheduled to go up on this site? (If this topic has been touched upon in another thread, it would be great if someone could link it here.) Here is the site: https://goo.gl/maps/iCPmBW81wcq.
  6. Hey guys, I was referred to this website by some friends who said it was the go-to destination for Houston Real Estate information. After perusing through, I know I've found the right place and I'm actually overloaded with information. Long story short - I am trying to get information on development happening in the fourth ward. Here is a rough outline of the area I am interested in: https://imgur.com/a/oBzAu . More specifically I'm interested in the areas bounded roughly by Dallas to the north, Taft to the west, Gray to the south, and Buckner to the east. Can anyone provide any information as to what developments have happened in the area in the past couple years? Are there any developments planned? Anything to look out for? I'm familiar with a few apartment buildings having gone up along Dallas, but is there anything other than that? In general, how would you describe this area? Is it a dead zone? Is it up-and-coming? If you owned real estate here would you be enthusiastic about the future or looking to sell? I know there is a lot of vacant land and there have been some old shotgun homes that appear to be in disrepair. It also seems highly residential and not much in the way of recreation or retail or grocery stores. The reason I'm interested in this area is on behalf of my significant other. She owns a home here and has been renting it out. Due to moving for her job, she is also a long-distance landlord. Her rental really took a hit in the past year when it became vacant at the bottom of the oil and gas cycle. Her rent decreased by a ton and she is going to great expense to carry the property. We're trying to figure out what the long term potential for the area is. Almost everywhere I look in Houston it seems like real estate is developing and things are looking good, but this area seems to lag a bit. Plus the oil market seems to be stabilizing a bit and I know how huge that is for Texas in general, but Houston specifically. As an outsider, I would think being close to the best parts of midtown and having proximity to downtown would be great assets, but I understand real estate markets can be very local. What would you guys say is the 5-10 year potential for this neighborhood? Any other info you have to help me out? Any links to developments that have taken place or are in the works would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for reading and take care.
  7. If a mid-rise apartment is right next to a major freeway (35 ft to the freeway on ramp, and 70 ft to the freeway lanes from the property line), and most units will be facing the freeway. Is noise from the freeway going to be an issue that negatively impacts leasing/rent/property value?
  8. Another huge mixed-use development is on the drawing boards in Richardson Steve BrownSeptember 25, 2014 Full Article From GFF: More about the development, including construction dates here. Additionally, The Spring Creek nature area has recently been doubled in size. Read about it here. The parking garage for the 351-unit Alexan Cityline has been completed. First units are planned to be ready by May.
  9. Hi, The builder developing the community I live in sucks. I wish I knew before I bought my house but too late for that now. There are still several homes being built in there but quite a few homes are occupied at this point. The builder has been littering and polluting the ravine with a lot of construction debris and hasn't cleaned it up in 6 months. Several homeowners have complained and nothing has been done. I was informed that they can be fined for this. Where would I report it to have them fined so they will stop? I already called 311 and they put in a request but I think that is a request to have the ravine cleaned. I'm not looking for anyone to clean it. I want the builder to be fined so THEY will clean it and won't do this anymore. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
  10. Check Daily (four added daily) No, the list isn't completed, I am going to be adding 4 a day since it takes me an hour to make 4. Was starting to give up ha, but I can manage 4 a day.
  11. Any knowledgeable feedback greatly appreciated, I tried to research this and can't find anything, it is upsetting me a lot so I just want some resolution. I live in a corner lot in a deed restricted neighborhood. So my back yard faced my neighbor's side of his house. He moved, and a guy tore the house down and to everyone's surprise, this lot is somehow not in any deed restrictions (it's probably the only lot in a 16-square block neighborhood). So they subdivided into two 2600 square foot lots and built massive, like 60-foot tall townhomes. They put windows all along the side and no trees or landscaping, which looks right down on my pool and yard. So this has been really upsetting. But my questions are: 1. Height. Can you seriously build a 60-foot tower in the middle of a neighborhood (mostly 1 and 1.5 story houses)? There are NO height requirements? 2. Notice. When they subdivided, I don't get any notice? Especially since it's below the alleged 5000 foot minimum lot size in Houston (the prevailing lot size in the neighborhood is 7500). I can't believe there's no notice even/ 3. Open space. The new THs are 3 or 4 feet from the lot line. I read that one way to allow a subdivision below the 5000 lot size is to have common open space. Each of these homes has a small patio and then there appears to be a front and rear setback (maybe 15-20 feet). DO the front and rear and sides, really count against the open space requirement? Do the non-common patios? I am actually not a NIMBY and support density (even though this is literally in my back yard and basically ruined my house), I am more curious than anything. It really shocked me that there would be no height restriction. I wouldn't even care if it was next to me but unfortunately I am on (what I thought was a great) corner lot so by bad luck what would normally not be visible looms over my only private space.
  12. With all this residential development going on downtown, it leaves me wondering if the retail will follow shortly after? Particularly grocery stores. To my knowledge, the closest thing to a full sized grocery store in downtown is Phoenicia. Randalls midtown is more or less close as well. When do you think a major grocer will consider moving into downtown? Who do you think will be the first one to make a move? Will it be as part of a mixed use development? Ground level of some tower? or stand alone? Right in downtown? or immediate vicinity, such as a 2nd midtown store, Eado or the near East End?
  13. I was watching tonight's KBTX 6 PM news and they reported that the closed Albertson's shopping center at south College and University Drive will be mostly demolished for an infill type student apartment building. I can't find any online articles about it yet, but I will post as soon as KBTX puts this evening's stories online and I can find any site plans or announcements from the developer. Apparently It will be called the "The Stack", appears to be 4 or 5 stories, will have ground floor retail and 2 levels of underground parking, and have about 400? units. Apparently it won't actually cover the whole center, but rather end at Hurricane Harry's which will remain.
  14. Heres an awesome PDF Urbannizer found highlighting many of the projects going on and proposed in the downtown area, ranging from tunneling i45 and 59, and building grand boulevards above them to building new parks in the Southern portion of downtown and adding Green Ways connecting parks and popular areas. lots of new signage will be added for pedestrians and they are working on better connecting downtown with the surrounding areas. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54482015/CHI%20Breakfast%20Presentation%20for%20publication.pdf
  15. When you've lived in Texas 50+ years and have traveled the state far and wide, you notice favorite areas blighted by development. To me the San Antonio-Austin corridor is one of the worst. It's become two long strip malls on both sides of Interstate 35. New Braunfels and San Marcos have lost a lot of their identity and charm.
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