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  1. EDIT: @ekdrm2d1 Originally broke this story back on June 24th on the "Holy Places" subforum. This will be a thread discussing the actual construction taking place regarding the master plan. The other topic in "Holy Places" will be dedicated to St Anne in general. **Original Post** Seems the big churchs all around Houston are getting upgrades. First I posted about St. Martins and now St. Anne. Developer: St. Anne Catholic Community Architect: (Unknown) Phase I Completion: Spring 2020 While investgating HBJ I found this: Did some more digging and I found this from Vaughn Construction: http://www.vaughnconstruction.com/news/2018/03/02/st.-anne-catholic-community-selects-vaughn-for-campus-addition Image from Vaughn: I remember walking along Shepherd a couple weeks ago and seeing that they were building a drive. Didn't know it was part of a much bigger deal. From St. Anne's website (construction photos) from 7/19/2019: https://www.saintanne.org/news-events
  2. Noticed this today on my bike ride.... anyone happen to know what they are replacing this with? Another parking garage or something else?
  3. EDIT: Story was originally broke by @ekdrm2d1 Friday, July 26th, 2019. If you want to go and read more about prior discussions about this site then you can find it in "Holy Places" subforum. This thread is to discuss the current renovations/master plan of the church. **Original Post** Didn't know this, but this is apparently the "biggest Episcopal church" in the United States. The more you know I guess. This going to be quite the extensive renovation/remodel of the entire facility. Developer: St. Martin's Episcopal Church + Tellepsen Architect: Jackson & Ryan Architects Estimated Completion: 20-24 Months from July 2019 (so possibly Q3 2021) Budget: $55,000,000 From Houston Business Journal: Images from article:
  4. Since we Don't have Subforums for various "Villages" or Spring Branch, so I'll be putting these here for now. In 2017 the residents of Spring Branch ISD passed a Bond Referendum. A major project, Memorial High School, is on the eve of a proposed high school reconstruction. In the first phase, several wings of the existing building will be demoed as well as existing tennis courts. The courts will be moved across the street to the east to make way for a 4 story expansion building and plaza. The other work consists of minor patchwork renovations which signals that this won't be only phase. I'm sure they will probably rebuild the entire school piece by piece. . Developer: SBISD Architect: Stantec Estimated Completion: 2Q 2022 Bond Info: https://www.springbranchisd.com/about/bond-2017/campus-bond-work/memorial-high-school SBISD Presentation (May 30, 2019): https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=44562189 Animation walkthrough: Images from presentation:
  5. Can't find a forum thread for this, and because there isn't a subforum for Near Northside I'm going to put it in The Heights for now @editor This is well into construction and per the calendar provided by HISD, it should be completed sometime early next year. This is a large expansion project + renovation/reuse of the existing building on campus. Northside High School was part of the 2012 Bond Referendum. Project link: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/71972 Developer: HISD Architect: IBI Group Architects Estimated Completion: mid-2019 Budget: $46,764,000 Original Render: Latest Photos from HISD:
  6. Museums always face thorny issues when contemplating expansion, but perhaps none more so than the Menil Collection, whose quiet residential location has always been integral to its hidden-jewel mystique in the local and international art worlds. That
  7. Today I noticed the empty lot at the corner of W. Alabama and Buffalo Speedway was being cleared. Over the past few weeks i have noticed survey crews and soil sample crews out there as well. Does anybody know what may be going up on that site?
  8. My first observations are about a couple roads in particular, but it looks like this is a wider topic which hasn't been discussed yet that I could find. Washington Ave is now 8 lanes north of I-10, plus center turn lanes and not counting a 2 lane "feeder road" to the southwest. Does anyone know the reason for this widening project? It looks to be outside the scope of the 290 widening project. I didn't realize that this section of Washington is particularly busy or that it is expected to be busy in the near future. Does anyone have any information on why this project was done? inb4 "corruption" Also, I noticed that the construction on Bellaire between Beltway 8 and just east of Gessner is still ongoing. Now they have finished the south side of the road and are tearing up the north side. Some of the medians have been removed and it looks like they could widen Bellaire from 3 lanes each way to 4 lanes here if they wanted to, if they removed some more median for turn lanes, at least in the westbound direction. The way that traffic seems to behave in this area, I could see the need for that. Most of the widening in the last decade has been occurring north of the North Loop: HomesteadYaleWheatley/EllaLittle YorkParkerFultonW Gulf BankAldine WestfieldAldine Mail RoadLeyFallbrookTC JesterPinemontSpur 261/Shepherd lanes to/from I-45Others? Are there any other realistic projects on the arterials that could be done inside the Beltway? Not everything can be widened to 6 lanes or needs to be. But perhaps improving arterials through widening, grade separation, or synchronization could take a little pressure of the freeways.
  9. does anyone know when the GRB expansion is supposed to be implemented? im sure its a ways off, but with the Marriott Marquis coming they will finally get that big hotel boost theyve been waiting for to bring in the bigger events, so one would think the expansion wouldnt be too far behind the new hotel? is it possible ground floor retail is being considered along the front of GRB in the master plan? i know there is supposed to be some in the new Marriott Marquis and in the new GRB garage but other than that and One Park Place there really isnt any GFR around Discovery Green that i know of. also, my initial motive for starting this thread... i brought it up in another thread when someone mentioned DG not being completely surrounded by tall buildings not giving it a "square" feeling.. does anyone think GRB is structurally strong enough to support any highrises built on top of it? i know they want even more hotels in the long term, besides just the Marriott Marquis, so what better place for another hotel than directly on top of the convention center? it doesnt get any more convenient then that. the convention center is already 5 blocks long. the expansion will add another 5 blocks to the site. imagine a large scale mixed use campus built on top of the GRB. it could have multiple highrises ranging from residential tower to hotel to office buildings and entertainment venues. think about it, if you count the roof space of GRB, there isnt as much potential neighboring real estate anywhere else in the downtown area. it will be over 10 city blocks after the expansion. i wish the planners of the GRB master plan had that kind of vision. maybe an urban oasis? i know the park is right next door, but like some kind of botanical gardens or something to compliment the park. at the very least it would be cool if they utilized some of the roof for a TopGolf. all these new downtown residents are going to need things to do besides nightlife and shopping. plus, how cool would it be to hit some golf balls in downtown?
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