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  1. hindesky

    Illegal Dumping

    Someone dumped several barrels of what may be paint and labels that say "Non Hazardous Waste" across from the Caydon by the big mural on Fannin St.
  2. This mid-rise is listed under "current projects" on Allen Bianchi's website. Anyone know more? http://www.allenbianchi.com/index.php?option=com_currentprojects&layout=detail&id=2&Itemid=3 Current design:
  3. Pearl is really banking on Midtown. I think this brings the total count to 4 possible Pearl complexes in the area.
  4. Drewery Place, Phase I: Phase II (now known as Laneways Midtown) : https://skyrisecities.com/database/projects/district
  5. Looks like a residential high-rise is (well, more likely was) planned for 3030 Travis St. Sometime between Jan. 2015 and Aug. 2015 the owners removed all leasing information from the strip center that sits on the site. I was going to dump this in the Houston: Potential thread but there appears to be some intent to build here, just may happen later rather than sooner. http://www.estudioarchitecture.com/# Street View: https://www.google.com/maps/place/3030+travis+st+houston+tx/@29.7429346,-95.3773422,3a,75y,323.82h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m4!1s0XnkosqAYDeJkmiJkWPijg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xc2661e4e68979a77!6m1!1e1
  6. ...more apartment infill! Site.pdf Elevations.pdf
  7. (Posts moved from Louisiana and Elgin thread) dbigtex56 Well, I don't see anything at all....but here are a couple of pics of the site, I think. Here is a small project we've talked about across the street, but I couldn't find the thread.
  8. Figured I'd go ahead and start a new official thread on this. Coming Spring 2014 Midtown Superblock Park http://innerlooped.com/1653/midtown-superblock-first-look/ It's going to have underground parking too! There is a link to the full document on InnerLooped. • Includes a balance of program items that support the overall goals of the Midtown District • Includes over 140 underground parking spaces that support park activities, nearby retail destination and the Main Street rail line • Includes over 7,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space Renderings and info as of 5/2015:
  9. Is the new midtown park fully open? The chain link fence is gone, people are using it, but one of the gates to the dog run is padlocked. (There's two gates but only one is padlocked)
  10. https://www.virtualbx.com/construction-preview/houston-housing-authority-partners-with-california-developer-on-two-multifamily-projects/
  11. I wanted to touch on a topic that has been weighing heavy on my mind recently, and I'd like to hear peoples thoughts. It's ironic that I discovered both these posts today. First, I read a somewhat encouraging article from Houston Public Media about a 5% decline in the homeless population from 2018 to 2019. You can read more in the article here: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/city-of-houston/2019/05/15/333384/homelessness-down-5-in-houston/ . Obviously the stat on mental health spending was a little depressing, but to hear that Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties experienced a 54% decline in homelessness since 2011 was surprisingly positive news. But shortly after that I ventured over to the Houston Reddit to find a post entitled "Walked down Main St. from McGowen to Congress yesterday afternoon", which can be read here: Simply put, the post did not give me the warm fuzzies, especially since the area in question stretches all the way down Main Street. Sadly, I have seen the sights described in this thread, maybe not so much the smells, but definitely the sights. I've experienced the yelling, the drunkenness, and the tents/garbage lined up under the freeways. Downtown and Midtown are experiencing decent growth and development right now, yet the presence of the homeless continues to linger and in some cases grow. Certainly new development is helping clean some of these areas, but it seems as though these people simply relocate to other areas close by. For example, when I first moved to Houston in 2017, the entrance to 59 South from Richmond looked like any normal feeder. But for the past 6 months it has become overrun with garbage and filth, and this is right across from the Post 510 apartment complex. You can check the Yelp reviews for the place and see the problem is creating negative reviews from the tenants. This isn't the only complex experiencing the issue in the area, and I feel as though it will continue to keep people away from potentially relocating to Midtown and Downtown. But again, I want you guys to tell me your thoughts on the matter. What is the best course of action the city can take to curve this issue? Does anyone living in Midtown/Downtown echo these sentiments and have their own experiences to share? How will this impact the growth of Houston going forward?
  12. surgehomes.com Shows that 4001 Main may have plans for condos/townhomes. They also show condominium plans for 103 N. Jackson St. in downtown but I don't know if they have added any signage to that site...
  13. Per the Planning Commission meeting, the people below will be putting up a two story building with lower being retail/commercial and second floor residential/office. http://parradesigngroup.com/ Hope I'm not creating a duplicate topic. They are required to keep the trees
  14. This is next door to the Caydon tower. https://avenue360.org/
  15. Company modernizing sites on South College Avenue By CASSIE SMITH Doug Pederson and Jack Threadgill officially are turning a half-mile stretch of South College Avenue into Midtown. That's the surname given to five rental properties in Bryan that the pair are spending millions on renovating, hoping to turn it from what many described as an eyesore to a well-groomed area that will become a catalyst for future development. Twin City Properties Management Inc. plans to have a grand opening and ribbon cutting April 15 for the project. "We're transforming this neighborhood and it's going to be powerful," Pederson said. Pederson, co-owner of the real estate management company along with Threadgill, declined to detail how much they're spending on buying the complexes and then doing the massive upgrades. He did say that they're doing it without funding from the state, federal or U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The company is renaming Bryan Arms, Emerald Park, Monterey Oaks and Echols Street apartment complexes, along with a few houses, which will all be known as different variations of Midtown... "I'm absolutely convinced it's going to be spectacular," he said of the area along College Avenue that's bound by Coulter Drive and McKinney Street to the east and Rebecca Street to the west. Pederson said the company excels at buying older properties and modernizing them architecturally and aesthetically. Most of the complexes for the Midtown project were built in the 1960s and 1970s and will see the addition of central air and heating, new lighting, floors, roofs, plumbing and more. "All these properties together give us control of the neighborhood," he said, adding he wanted his tenants to feel comfortable and pleased with the surrounding area. Pederson bought all the properties along Hardy Street two years ago, which will be known as Hardy at Midtown, and is in the neighboring area. He said he also recently purchased several houses down South College Avenue, which will be known as Midtown Homes. The company, which started 20 years ago with one house and one property, recognizes that the Midtown revitalization is a wager, but Pederson said it's one they are willing to take. "The risk we're taking on here is huge. Everything is vacant," he said. ...The renovation The improvements will include adding washer and dryer connections, redoing the parking lots, fixing up the swimming pool and converting one-bed apartments to two, Pederson said. "We're looking to redo the property pretty much completely from top to bottom. Everything from roofs to flooring to plumbing and lighting fixtures," he said. Model units are scheduled to be available in March and construction should be complete in September, he said. Between Texas A&M and Blinn College, the student population controls a lot of the renting schedule, he said. "If it's not rented by Sept. 1, it will not rent. So we have no choice," he said. "It has to happen and it has to happen fast." The target audience for the units will be students, retirees, the working young and middle age, and single and married individuals, he said, adding it would be a melting pot of people. ...Pederson said he thinks the location for Midtown is perfect. "For me, there's something about being off the beaten path, but not too far," he said. Acting as a catalyst Pederson said city officials helped the company expedite the paperwork process. City Manager David Watkins said Bryan Arms was in awful shape when he first moved to the city. "What Pederson is doing to revitalize the area is exactly what the city is trying to encourage in older parts of the community," he said. "We are just absolutely thrilled like you can't believe at what he's doing," Watkins said. "Any time you go into an area that has a blighted image and someone improves the property, it encourages the adjoining property owners to do the same thing."...
  16. Does anyone know what the Midtown Redevelopment Authority is planning to do with all of the random lots they own? The odd thing is none of them are actually in Midtown. They're in East Downtown and Third Ward. I see 457 lots on HCAD. I'm just interested to know. Thanks for any insight! idtown redev.pdf
  17. Anyone know if the construction staging area across from Weights & Measures in Midtown is a staging area for the Caroline St renovations, or a new development in of itself? I also heard it could be a staging area for the new Syn Group development down the street at 2403 Caroline which appears to be quite delayed (originally planned to open Fall 2017, haven't seen construction start yet but TABC sign up). The lot was on Loop Net after the Syn Group announcement and has since sold. There is also significant construction in the same lot as Noveau Antique Art Bar, next to the new Caydon high rise site. Possibly another bar/retail/restaurant?
  18. http://swamplot.com/caydon-properties-wants-to-build-these-second-and-third-towers-next-to-mcgowen-station-in-midtown/2018-02-22/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+swamplot+(Swamplot%3A+Houston's+Real+Estate+Landscape)
  19. Anyone know what's going on at the corner of Baldwin & Pierce, right across from Komodo? There's an existing building with a "for lease" sign in front, I believe it's offices. 1916 Baldwin St, currently owned by SMBHC LLC: http://hcad.org/reco...���^&bld=1&tab= I'm wondering what's going on with the empty tracts around that structure. For awhile the valets at Cyclone's were using them for parking but now the lots are all torn up, some trenching from the north corner of the lot south east to Baldwin (sidewalk is gone, actually, almost fell in the trench one night walking my dogs before they had fencing up). 1910 Baldwin (SMBHC LLC): http://hcad.org/reco...���^&bld=1&tab= 1914 Baldwin (SMBHC LLC): http://hcad.org/reco...���^&bld=1&tab= 211 Pierce (SMBHC LLC): http://hcad.org/reco...��^&bld=1&tab=2 The empty tracts all have hearings coming up next month. Just wondering if anyone knows what the plans are for these lots. SMBology (looks like an IT firm) is the only tenant I can find for 1916 Baldwin. Justin Singer is the founder and president, he's also listed as the director for SMBHC LLC so he owns all the land. http://www.smbology.com/About%20Us/Leadership%20Team
  20. Hey everyone. Still working on my Graduate Thesis and need some input via interview/survey. Tried posting this on r/Houston to get more people involved, but the subreddit sucks because anytime I post it auto removes it classifying it as spam! (seriously?) So thought I post this in a more reliable place...here. Since I'm not able to travel back home to conduct this survey/interview with people from the area I'm researching I was wondering if people within this community could possibly help. I would greatly appreciate it! You don't have to answer all the questions if you don't feel comfortable answering them. I would also like a picture if you can provide one. My focus area and site I'm analyzing is also in the link. I'm primarily looking at an area of Midtown/Downtown near I-45 (Pierce Elevated). Please try not to think to much while taking the interview. I want whatever comes first to your mind. I want honest answers. Its important for my research. At the end of my Thesis I'll link to it here in this subreddit and will be sure to give credit to those whom I use for my research. Here is a link to the interview: http://i.imgur.com/hnHoyUZ.jpg You can email me your interview and picture to this email address: derluminare@gmail.com Please comment if you have any questions or critiques.
  21. Howdy everyone! I'm about to begin my thesis project here in Germany this next semester, but I need some help. I've chosen a site in Houston because I wanted to do something related to home and an issue that is very important to the city (highways). Here is where the site is going to be located: Yes, I'm putting the project over the highway. This project will also take into account the proposed reroute and redesign of the highway. I need help with photos of the surrounding area and of the site from multiple angles at various times and at different levels of traffic (from nothing on the road to high traffic). Any help would be fantastic....sense....well I can't exactly go back home to do this myself. I can't offer much of anything in return other than a mention in my thesis in terms of credit for information given and images provided. I hope you guys can help if possible Thanks!
  22. Renderings finally posted in another topic. Very exciting. http://s.lnimg.com/attachments/A55B766C-A6A3-49E0-8EF2-BCB5680D4D1E.pdf
  23. http://imgur.com/qFcXN2n http://imgur.com/HLjN9Fc http://swamplot.com/former-adult-modeling-business-next-to-model-childrens-playhouse-tagged-by-city/2016-09-26/ very confused by this large construction trailer and yellow Iron on Bagby next to the Tiny House display? anyone know what's up?? it seems like way to much for just Rey ular condos - bunch co block across the street? whole foods project? Nowhere near
  24. http://www.miradorgroup.com/2100-taft-gallery/
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