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  1. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/5473590.html The replies are hilarious, too.
  2. My first post. Does anyone know what is going up by the Cathholic Church on 249 near cypresswood? Also, I wonder who bought the land by the welding supply on Perry Road? I have lived in this area 40 years and have enjoyed watching the progress!
  3. more clear cutting. Hotel? 249 at Perry
  4. I couldn't find an actual topic on SH 249 (Tomball parkway) and its expansion up to ~ Navasota. So here's some background for anyone interested: HCTRA expanded SH249 to Tomball as Phase 1 of a multi-phase extension of SH249. This was completed and opened in 2015. https://hctra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=527d9322e2244039b0bc3e93fe2c4fc1 The plan is for SH249 to ultimately terminate at SH 105 roughly close to Navasota, hence the nickname the "Aggie Tollway" or "Aggie Highway". This extension seems to be broken up between the Houston TxDOT office and the Bryan TxDOT office. The Houston office is over the section from the current terminus to Todd's Mission. http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/houston/sh249-extension.html The Bryan office is over the section from Todd's Mission to ~ Navasota... well actually SH 105 east of Navasota and west of Plantersville / Stoneham. http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/bryan/sh249.html However, it seems as if there is "significant" local opposition to the last segment of the project from Todd's Mission to SH 105: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/transportation/article/Texas-249-growth-proceeding-despite-vocal-6234179.php http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2015/05/01/59957/txdot-to-move-ahead-with-249-toll-road-despite-local-opposition-2/ https://communityimpact.com/houston/news/2015/12/11/txdot-holds-public-meeting-on-updated-hwy-249-extension-plan/ Here are two more recent articles as well: https://www.texastribune.org/2016/07/03/grimes-county-residents-turn-out-against-toll-road/ https://www.texastribune.org/2016/07/21/rural-land-owner-preps-sue-state-transportation-de/
  5. http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/01/25/noble-energy-planning-20-story-office-tower/
  6. So they're opening the new 249 toll road this Sunday. My question is, who paid for the old section of the new toll road where the signs have been posted for years stating "Future Toll Road" around 2920? Are we going to be charged to drive on a toll road that was built with TXDOT funds?
  7. Excited to see one of my all-time favorite Houston area restaurants opening up out here! Churrasco's will open a new restaurant next to P.F. Chang's on 249: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2014/07/churrascos-to-open-fifth-houston-area-location.html
  8. Looks like there will be more offices built pretty soon. Check it out... www.beltwaylakes.com
  9. I drove by this location today and noticed a building going up. It's southeast of the intersection of the beltway and 249. I might be wrong, but it looked like 5 or 6 floors were built already. Anyone know what it is or how many more floors, if any are going be added?
  10. http://impactnews.com/articles/improvements-to-hwy.-249-and-beltway-8-interchange-slated-for-2013/ Final designs on an estimated $11.8 million direct connector between Hwy. 249 south and Beltway 8 west is on track to begin in late 2013 or early 2014. The project—part of the Harris County Toll Road Authority’s capital improvement plan—is scheduled to be completed in 2015 and is entirely funded by HCTRA, according to Patti Evans, communications manager. While only about $17,000 of the nearly $500,000 in engineering costs has been provided as of January, the Texas Department of Transportation expects the project to be fully funded by the end of October. “Currently, southbound Hwy. 249 [traffic] wishing to enter the westbound tollway must exit to the Hwy. 249 frontage road, turn at the signaled intersection and enter [beltway 8] via a tolled entrance ramp,” Evans said. “We are in the final design stage of the project, and expect design to be complete this summer.” The direct connector will be tolled to provide direct access between southbound Hwy. 249 and westbound Beltway 8, allowing motorists to bypass tolled entrance ramps, Evans said. Since the project will tie in with the state highway system, TxDOT will be involved with specific design and environmental documentation reviews, according to Raquelle Lewis, TxDOT public information officer.
  11. According to HBJ, the Lone Star College system plans to implode two former Compaq buildings in their University Park campus. The implosion will be on September 18th and will take up to six weeks of cleanup. Lone Star cites the need for more green space as the reason for the demolition. Does anyone know which buildings in particular are being imploded? HBJ doesn't really specify. HBJ link
  12. I noticed off of Highway 249 North between 1960 and Gessner that the Willowbrook Commons has been demolished. Has anyone heard or seen what will be going in place of the Willowbrook Commons????
  13. I noticed that construction has started at the old Circuit City off of 249 and 1960, has anyone heard what is going in that space?????
  14. Looks like Ruby Tequila's Mexican Kitchen is opening several locations in the Houston area, beginning with locations on FM 1960 near 249 (across from Willowbrook Mall) and another in Midtown. Ruby Tequila's is a popular chain of Tex-Mex restaurants based out of West Texas. Ruby Tequilas
  15. Saw the sign for Wolfie's today. It will be in the same strip center as Spec's and Valley Ranch on the Southeast corner of the 249/Spring Cypress intersection. It wouldn't be my first choice for a bar/grill, but the more restaurants the better. It's opening in October according to the website http://www.wolfiesusa.com/
  16. I noticed that they have cleared the land across from the intersection of SH249 and Holdrieth, has any heard or seen what they are planning on building?????
  17. Looks like a new Brewski's location is opening in the shopping center across from HP on Louetta. Brewski's other location is on FM 1960 near 290, next to Texadelphia.
  18. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/cyf...ws/6492215.html Local leaders request Texas 249 extension By KIM JACKSON CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT June 23, 2009, 9:23AM Tomball-area leaders are ready to lobby for construction of the remainder of Texas 249 through their city to Montgomery County to improve traffic flow in and through the area. The freeway ends just north of Spring-Cypress Road, and motorists are diverted onto a frontage road dotted with traffic lights.
  19. Does anyone know what's moving into the old HEB location (next to the Egg and I restaurant)? They seem to have gutted the whole place...
  20. property clearing and clean up on 249 and Perry for a hotel? I can't confirm hotel. I can confirm clean up. Rats are everywhere there. Also was told a new Cy-Creek agg barn was going in on Perry and Grant. Anyone heard anything about this?
  21. FYI - just saw there's a new Taco Milagro being built right next to the new PF Chang's which just opened up on 249.
  22. Anyone know what's going in the old Mervyn's store at 1960 and 249, in the same center as Fiesta? They've obviously done quite a bit of renovation work.
  23. I noticed more clear cutting on 249 between Cypresswood and Perry near the Vet clinic. It is such a large area......surely not more apts. in this area. Just wonder if it is another Don Hand project?
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