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  1. 5-story multifamily apartments, leasing and tenant amenities with associated 7-story parking garage. Address is 816 Addicks-Howell Road.
  2. NewQuest Readies Plans For Mo. City Shopping Center Houston developer NewQuest Properties is planning to build a new shopping center near State Highway 6 and the Fort Bend Parkway in Missouri City. Called Fort Bend Town Center, the project would be built in two phases. Phase one includes about 40 acres at the southwest corner of Highway 6 and the parkway. This phase is planned as a 160,000- square-foot retail center with a grocery store as an anchor. Phase 2, at the southeast corner of the intersection, would be about 400,000 square feet. The rest of the story can be found here.
  3. Since clearing the trees at W Little York and Hwy 6 an old home, that sits on the banks of the bayou, was exposed, and I was hoping someone here may be able to shed some light on it. It looks to be at least 75 to 80 years old.
  4. Rumor has it that Dallas based Sewell Motors is going to open up a new Mercedes-Benz dealership near Katy. It would be the seventh Mercedes-Benz dealership in the area (eighth if you count the Beaumont dealer). I was told that it would be on the site of an abandoned Walmart, but there's no abandoned Walmart on I-10 in Katy. However, there IS an abandoned Sam's Club at I-10 and Highway 6. HCAD shows that it's owned by LWA Properties LLC in Dallas as of January 2014. I checked the ownership of Sewell Cadillac a few miles down the highway and it's owned by Sewell 10 LLC, which has the same address as LWA Properties LLC. I just don't know when they plan to open or if they've started construction since it's been months since I've been on that side of town. Anyone know anything?
  5. Any ideas about what will replace the SAMs on the NW side of hwy6 and I 10?
  6. Does anyone have any information regarding this? I can't find any information anywhere. Looks like both sides of HW 6 are being cleared for new subdivisions. It's just passed CR 147.
  7. http://www.theeagle.com/business/New-hospital-in-the-works
  8. The Old house on 1960 @ West Little York Rd. This is THE largest private residence in all of the area. A single family house with almost 9,000 sq ft. (8,989 Sq.Ft) with a tract of land of over 2,829,222 Sq. Ft. plus a 80+ acre tract of land adjacent to it. I actually had my camera that same weekend, and on Saturday (3/19), ventured INTO the property to take as many pictures as possible. BEAUTIFUL huge house, constructed in 1940, HUGE: 8,989 sq. ft. house, two stories, 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 half baths, 3 rec. rooms, 3 fireplaces, Gunite pool. A very interesting place. mounted on some sort of platform (flood risk, since it sits just feet from the river), the house seemed to be without electricity, but a generator was running. It seems to be in use, with hanging planters and flower pots on all the fabulous porch area (over 100 ft. long !!!). The house has a "Plantation" type look. You can see dim lights at night if you drive thru West Little York. Great trees all around. Lots of old trees, but you know that could be gone anytime now in favor of some sort of shopping center. (sounds familiar? Remember the VERY old Oak on the corner of Clay and Highway 6? GONE...now in it's place, a "Darke Tan sign" As soon as I have those pictures available will try and post. Current owners of the whole 80+acres are listed per HCAD (Appraisal district) records as: "Blue Sky Ly properties, LLC", but no mention of actual owners even in "ownership history" section. I am very interested in knowing the history behind such farm house. It was the center of a large cattle ranch/farm operation that covered the whole area from FM 529 road, south to West Little York Rd. and as far back as Barker Cypress Rd. Quite a large property. It is not that "old" or historical(built 1940), but its looks and size give it an air of old-time style. We can only imagine the lifestyle then and there. To bad "progess" is taking over such places.
  9. Any news on what developments are slated to fill the new Imperial Pkwy parcel of land off of Hwy 6?
  10. Not sure if this is the correct forum, so please, redirect me if it isn't. What type of park/development is being developed on the east side of Hwy 6 and Westpark? Is there already a thread for this? I was really jazzed, thinking it was a park, until they mowed down like 3 or 4 really big oak trees. Now I am confused and a bit angry. Any thoughts?
  11. This is all I could find on this story -- a post on Kroger's Facebook page, but it is only so obvious what is going on here: https://www.facebook.com/Kroger/posts/10151531060113218 Now if Facebook is not your cup of tea, let me tell it like it is: The cutthroat supermarket competition, a glut of traditional Krogers (three newer, nicer stores surrounding it) and other factors beyond its control proved to be too much for the Rubik's Kroger, which I call it because it kept its 80s-era, graphing paper-esque decor well into the 2000s before a low-grade renovation. To that extent, the store is now winding down operations, and this is sure to become an economic hot potato in the SL. Not just because of the jobs (even if they were mostly minimum wage or less), but also a certain five-letter word that has been the bane of many a suburbanite. As for myself personally, as ubiquitous as it may sound, another relic of my childhood is fading into oblivion. I have been familiar with the store since I moved here as a toddler and as much as progress is a beautiful thing, replacing that space will surely be a challenge and the Settlers Way area of First Colony will never be the same. While I am not going to speculate, I would place my bets on HMart (or another large Asian grocery store for that matter) taking over. Have yet to see something from the TDLR, but the last thing the good people of First Colony need is something below-grade moving in there.
  12. Designed by HKS. From the HBJ: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2012/06/atwood-oceanics-kick-starts-office.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-06-21 Looks like this will finally get started with construction in August, 2012.
  13. I am truly fustrated at the nonstop traffic on Highway 6. I live in Sugar Land and used to live in Northwest Houston and worked on the westside so I'm very familiar with the headache that is Hwy 6 and FM 1960. Will there ever be a solution to that corridor. Maybe they could widen Eldridge on the westside. The new medians from Memorial @ Hwy 6 to Fort Bend County have done little to ease traffic. I was thinking of a connecting Baker-Cypress to FM 1464 (Clodine Rd.). They have just finish completion of widening 1464 road in Fort Bend County. There would definitely be an issue with the environmental impact of going through George Bush park. The ground might not even support a road going through there, but there is a small dirt road/ bike trail that connects the two. Not to mention the flooding in that area. I don't know what the solution to the traffic problem but something has to be done or we are all going to have road rage and go crazy !
  14. Starting Monday, August 22, Missouri City residents will have another option to get to the Texas Medical Center, or downtown Houston, onboard a METRO Park & Ride bus. The new service – an extension of the existing route 170 - will operate from a temporary site located at the Kroger parking lot on State Highway 6 at Knight Road. WHERE: 10250 State Highway 6 at Knight Road “This is especially good news to the hundreds of TMC employees who live in Missouri City and are looking for a stress-free commute that is also easy on the wallet,” said METRO President & CEO George Greanias. “Our partners in this – Missouri City, Fort Bend County, the TMC, NewQuest and Kroger – champion our mission of providing better service to the community, and the new lot is an example of how we’re taking steps to improve mobility.” Route 170 now has three stops on its schedule, with the first bus rolling out at 5:06 a.m. from the new location on State Highway 6 at Knight Road, on to the existing Park & Ride lot at Fondren and Beltway 8, and the final destination, the Texas Medical Center, with an easy connection to the Red Line.
  15. Houston's first Carl's Jr. is almost complete. Highway 6 and West Road next to Shell.
  16. There's been land cleared for quite some time now (over 6 months) on the south side of 290/west of Hwy. 6, next to the Hampton Inn/Shell corner. Any idea what's going in there?
  17. The land was cleared within the last couple of weeks and dirt work continues. Anyone know what's going on here?
  18. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/fortbend/news/5756506.html Sienna Plantation town center proposed In other business Monday, the council approved a finance plan for a tax increment reinvestment zone aimed at jump-starting a $306 million "lifestyle center" development near Texas 6 and Sienna Parkway. Sienna Plantation Lifestyle District is promising a town center development with shops, restaurants, condos, offices and entertainment venues on land that is now mostly undeveloped. Hawes estimated the city will take in an additional $76 million in sales-tax revenue when the town center development is complete. The Sienna TIRZ is a good deal for taxpayers, said Mayor Allen Owen. "They're a great way for us to build the city. The taxpayers don't pay a dime. That's the beauty of it."
  19. Candeleri's Pizza opened this weekend in the shopping center off 290 and Spring Cypress, near Newk's and McAllisters, and a new pizza place is also coming near the Chipotle on 290 and hwy 6. http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/sto...6936000^1613220
  20. The intersection at HWY 6 & HWY 90 is now open! Hwy 6 now has a bridge over University (in front of Sams), HWY 90, and the train track. This will be a HUGE time saver for thousands of drivers that drive thru this intersection every day. Plus the infrastructure is now ready for the Telfair retail, mixed use development planned for the SW corner of the intersection.
  21. I read on Copperfield's website that there is a proposal to build an overpass on Hwy. 6 at FM 529. Does anyone know anything about it? I can't get up to Copperfield to view the papers anytime soon, and I can't seem to find out any info on TXDOT or Google. It would be great if they could do something like 1960 & 249, LOWERING the road instead of an overpass. That sort of goes against Friendswood's original scheme, I would think. Anyone live there and care to comment?
  22. Does anybody know what they are starting to construct on 59 and 6? Is that Whole Foods or part of the strip?
  23. Study to find ways to improve stretch of FM 1960/Texas 6 By KIM JACKSON Chronicle Correspondent State transportation officials are launching a study on a stretch of FM 1960/Texas 6 through Cy-Fair to address traffic and safety issues Catherine McCreight, a Texas Department of Transportation project manager, said officials are negotiating a contract with a consultant for an access management study on the stretch of FM 1960 from Texas 249 west to U.S. 290. At that point the roadway becomes Texas 6. The study also covers the portion of Texas 6 from U.S. 290 south to Interstate 10. The consultant should be on board this summer, McCreight said. That project team will study short-, medium- and long-range traffic improvements that could be made on the road to improve safety and traffic flow. Short-term improvements include improving traffic-signal timing, restriping lanes, adding or removing medians and redirecting turning movements with U-turns. Medium-term improvements include consolidating multiple driveways into neighboring business parking lots and building additional turn lanes. Long-term solutions could involve writing guidelines for future development in the corridor, as well as larger state- or county-funded reconstruction projects. McCreight said this FM 1960/Texas 6 study picks up where another study left off more than two years ago. That FM 1960 access management study covered the roadway from Interstate 45 to Texas 249. Based on proposed improvements outlined in that study, TxDOT has allocated about $4 million to an FM 1960 improvement project, which includes the installation of raised medians in the continuous left-turn lane from I-45 to 249, synchronization of traffic signals, addition of traffic signs and possible removal of one traffic light. "We anticipate similar findings from the Texas 249 to Interstate 10 access management study," McCreight said. "We are so interested in these projects that we have already applied for federal funding through the Houston Galveston Area Council to do the phase one recommendations that come out of this study." She said the team would schedule a public meeting at the beginning of the study to get input from residents and business owners in the area. Another public meeting would be scheduled near the end of the study so the project team can get public feedback on proposed improvements. "We get the best information from people who drive the roadway every day," McCreight said. "We will also put together a steering committee with representatives from Harris County, the city of Houston, TxDOT and local chambers to manage and give input on the technical aspects of the study." Niki Henson, a resident who lives on Fallbrook Road off FM 1960, said she uses the road on a regular basis and has several ideas for improving traffic flow and safety. "I am not sure if it is feasible, but I think businesses that are located on corners at FM 1960 intersections should have access only on the side streets, like at Eldridge Road," Henson said. "That would take some traffic off FM 1960." Henson said a similar effect could be achieved by designating right-turn lanes only for cars making right turns into shopping centers or at intersections. The middle lanes would then become "through lanes." "FM 1960 is really the most direct route we have around here for people going east or west, but there is so much traffic and so many traffic lights that a 15-minute trip could take an hour," she said. Bill Rowden, chairman of the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce's transportation committee, said the study could be beneficial if the proposed improvements are implemented quickly. "It is perfectly fine to do studies of this nature and extent, and well-founded, so long as we think about how to fund the suggested corrections," Rowden said. McCreight said other sections of FM 1960 and Texas 6 would also be studied, including the sections from Interstate 45 east to Lake Houston or Spring to Humble/Kingwood, and from Interstate 10 south to FM 521 or Katy to Missouri City. "We want to improve the roadway all the way around (the Houston area)," she said.
  24. Moody Planning $80M Energy Corridor Project HOUSTON-Following a six-month search for the perfect parcel on the west side, a local developer has acquired 12 acres in the Energy Corridor submarket for a mixed-use project. The estimated all-in development tag is $80 million. Moody National Cos. bought the land at Interstate 10 and Texas 6 from Dallas-based Granite Properties Inc., which had developed the three-story, 50,000-sf Granite Park 10 on adjacent land. The just-acquired acreage will be built out with 175,000 sf of class-A office space, two hotels totaling 228 rooms and a 7,000-sf restaurant. The developer plans to break ground on Moody Park 10 in about six months, beginning with the 127-room Hyatt Place and 101-room Marriott hotel. http://www.globest.com/news/850_850/houston/158322-1.html
  25. What are they building there? It looks like it could be a restaurant?
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