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  1. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Redevelopment-of-Galveston-s-Falstaff-site-seen-6438534.php#photo-8450907 The former Falstaff brewery in Galveston has moved a step closer to redevelopment with a new owner and plans to convert the hulking industrial building and surrounding plot into a parking lot for cruise passengers and, later, condominiums and a boutique hotel. The new owner, a Friendswood attorney, has been aggressive in purchasing older properties for redevelopment, including the Mall of the Mainland in Texas City. Plans for the brewery building's renaissance could signal new life in an area of the island that was hard hit by Hurricane Ike in 2008. "In terms of large-scale renovation, this is the most aggressive project in the attempt to succeed in mixed-use development" on the island, said Jeff Sjostrom, president of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership. "It could be a shot in the arm for (the area north of) Broadway. There are many exciting developments in Galveston, but this is in the center of the corridor and could kick-start other projects."
  2. Rumor has it that Shriner's Burns Hospital will not reopen. They got two feet of water in their building, now they want to call it quits. Come on, Methodist Hospital had two floors totally inundated in 2001, along with Baylor, Memorial Hermann and others in the Texas Medical Center. There was never any discussions about not reopenning. These instituitions rebuilt, and protected themselves from it ever happenning again. What is it with these Shriner people?
  3. "Voyager of the Seas" In the fall of 2007, the ship that revolutionized the cruise industry, Voyager of the Seas, will offer 7-night cruises from Galveston Island, marking the first time that a Voyager-class ship will sail from the Lone Star State. Next winter, the Voyager will offer alternating Western Caribbean itineraries, calling one week on Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico; and the next week on Cozumel; Roatan, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico and Progreso, Mexico... http://www.guidrynews.com/06April/10206POG.htm
  4. This is more of a question than a topic of conversation, but I couldn't find a whole lot of information so I was wondering if anyone had any news regarding this topic. I know back after Hurricane Ike hit the trolleys were damaged (not the bus trolleys) and that they were undergoing restoration. I had seen articles as recent as last year indicating they were close to coming back, but they weren't there when I traveled there in May of last year and haven't been back since. Does anyone know if they are operating again or is this one of those projects that is dragging along? Any word on when they may come back?
  5. From the Galveston County Daily news: http://galvestondail...m/story/319850/ Awesome news! Two of the taller, vacant buildings in Galveston are to be renovated! I had noticed the work and progress at the Jean Lafitte hotel but wasn't sure what the story was there. Now if we can just get some news on the Martini Theater... With the cruise industry booming in Galveston I would have thought at least one of those towers would have made a nice boutique hotel My wife loves Galveston so we actually bought a historic (weekend) home last year and now I love it, too. I'm biased but it seems like things are getting better
  6. So found this on arch daily this morning and thought maybe this might lead to a good discussion about a possible future of the sea wall? It certainly is dominated by car traffic and I don't know when was the last time the seawall saw any significant infrastructure improvements. I don't know. Anyway just thought this was cool project in Mexico that could be reapplied not just in galveston but other places as well. http://www.archdaily.com/526748/malecon-puerto-vallarta-trama-arquitectos/
  7. Came across another hotel proposed for Galveston! Located at 33rd and Seawall near the Spot. Not as tall as I’d like! But definitely liking more development on the island!
  8. Stumbled across this on PGAL architecture's website. https://www.pgal.com/projects/texas-am-university-at-galveston-academic-building-complex-phase-1
  9. Today's news report that the beach along the west Seawall will be restored made me think about this photo in my archive collection High resolution image This image was dated 1962 but that is not necessarily correct. The seawall dead-ended onto the beach. It looks like there was a heavy coating of seaweed at the time of the photo, similar to the huge coverage last year, some of which is shown in these photos further east near Sabine that I posted online.
  10. Found this in swamplot this morning This is a very nice old building. Don't really know if condo's are best in hurricane prone areas though. http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2014/06/historic-galveston-building-goes-condo/#24138101=0
  11. Well this was something fun to read this morning! I was wondering when they were going to build a new pier, but didn't know about the zoning restrictions. Anyone see any renderings or sketches of this yet? Here is the link to the chron article: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Zoning-change-gives-huge-boost-to-plans-for-new-5517068.php#photo-6379411
  12. Total of 100 rooms. I wonder where this will be located. http://dr-architects.com/our-portfolio/
  13. http://galvestondail...om/story/354142 This should be a good addition to the East End, especially considering that the building that is currently on that lot is a huge eyesore. I've never stayed at an Aloft hotel before, but it sounds like it is a bit nicer than most of the other Seawall hotels (excepting San Luis/Galvez/etc...).
  14. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2013/08/30/utmb-to-develop-satellite-clinic-on.html
  15. Of possible interest to some of you is this new book, "The Galveston-Houston Packet: Steamboats on Buffalo Bayou." http://www.amazon.com/Galveston-Houston-Packet-Steamboats-Buffalo-Bayou/dp/16094\ 95918 Here's a review of the book: http://galvestondailynews.com/story/361138
  16. Has anyone heard what the schedule is for Tillman to reconstruct the Flagship Hotel?
  17. The current stadium sits on 27th and Ave M. Link
  18. http://www.cityofgalveston.org/news/default.cfm?ID=1576 Design Rendering Sneak a Peek: View a Design Rendering of the Golf Course 08/13/07 The course, managed by Moody Gardens, Inc., is currently undergoing $14 million in capital improvements as planned. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The City of Galveston and Moody Gardens, Inc. signed and executed an agreement officially turning over the management of the Municipal Golf Course on Friday, February 2, 2007. With construction underway, Moody Gardens, Inc. hopes to re-open the course in April 2008. In the meantime, please visit the Island Driving Range. Location & Contact Information: 9020 Stewart Road Phone: (409) 741-1357 Fax: (409) 741-0466 Hours of Operation: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week More information is available. Please visit the following link: http://www.cityofgalveston.org/recreation/...rse/default.cfm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't think the actual rendering will appear, but go to the link and you can see it. I saw this in City Hall and the plan and new layout is very impressive, especially when they are spending much more than the proposed $14 million.
  19. Bolivar bridge to be topic of meetings Photo by Chad Greene By Kelly Hawes The Daily News Published January 22, 2006 BOLIVAR PENINSULA - The Texas Department of Transportation is stepping up plans to design a new bridge connecting Galveston Island with the Bolivar Peninsula. Due to high traffic volumes, the time required to board the Bolivar Ferry can be long and unpredictable, resulting in sometimes lengthy delays for regular users and visitors, the department says on a Web site devoted to the project. These delays have resulted in long commute times and slow emergency vehicle response times... http://www.galvestondailynews.com/story.la...89fbb7500f53b2a
  20. This is what the island has been waiting to hear about - this item appeared in the sports pages today. The presentation is on the city council agenda today, but this has HUGE potential for the island! Big changes ahead for isle golf course By Joshua Buckley The Daily News Published January 11, 2007 GALVESTON — The final plans for Galveston Municipal Golf Course’s $14.1 million makeover have been revealed. Among the changes detailed by the master plan are reversing the first five holes, a new irrigation and drainage system and re-grassing the entire course. [Edited by editor. Please do not post entire newspaper articles on HAIF. It is a violation of law and the terms of service you agreed to when you signed up with HAIF.]
  21. WEST END STAR GALVESTON (galvestondailynews.com)
  22. Coming to Galveston. Has anyone on this site been? How's the food and atmosphere? I understand that there are several locations in Houston.
  23. UT GRANT FUNDS NEW MEDICAL CENTER GALVESTON, SAN ANTONIO (galvestondailynews.com; San Antonio Business Journal)
  24. Palisade Palms, the club-class, high-rise beachfront condominium project on Galveston
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