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  1. https://www.costar.com/article/971837798/dallas-developer-wants-to-redevelop-60-acre-houston-area-mall-into-mixed-use-project https://www.russellglen.com/portfolio
  2. I'm teaching out at San Jacinto Community College right now, and there are a few big things rumbling. I figured it was close enough to Houston city limits and big enough a building to satisfy the tacit requirements for threads here. This is the building they're currently at work on.
  3. Does anyone remember the name of the old hospital that used to sit close to the corner of Red Bluff and Pasadena Blvd.? People in Pasadena used to refer to it as the "horse hospital." Also, a Dr. Burkhalter used to practice there.
  4. 4-story mid-rise on Lovett’s website, exact location unknown. https://www.lovettcommercial.com/
  5. Our Pasadena Clinic is growing! With our new 17,000 square-foot expansion, the Pasadena Clinic will grow to over 50,000 square feet.⁠ https://www.instagram.com/kelseyseybold/?hl=en
  6. I remember going to the Parkview Twin Theatre on Spencer Hwy. (at Burke) in Pasadena as a kid. It was a "Dollar Movie" up until (at least) the late 1990's, and I always remember it being as such. It was kind of gross and dirty with mildly greasy floors. It's now a Hancock Fabric store. Sadly, they gutted the place out and leveled the floor; all remnants of it ever being a theatre are gone. I also remember an old bank being on the opposite corner, as well as an old Wyatt's Cafeteria. They were both torn down in the mid 90's to make way for a Walgreen's and Eckard's (now a PetCo). Anyways, does anyone ever remember going there? Did they ever show first run movies, or was it always a dollar movie theatre? Does anyone have any pictures of the theatre, Wyatt's, or the Bank?
  7. 1001 East Southmore Avenue Pasadena, Texas This is Pasadena's only skyscraper and it may be in danger. It has a chainlink fence around it and looks empty. Does anyone know its status? According to Stephen Fox in the AIA Houston Architectural Guide, it was designed by MacKie & Kamrath with Lloyd Borget and Doughtie & Porterfield and built in 1962. It is described as a distinctive 12-story tower consisting of a glass-curtained shaft that appears to project forward from a brick-faced spine containing the stairs, elevators and toilets. It would be tragic for Pasadena to loose this landmark. It is the only positive image I have of Pasadena architecture.
  8. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/news/pasadena-eyeing-m-convention-center-development/article_c3022cc3-3607-5799-b408-766b541e09df.html The Pasadena Second Century Corporation (PSCC) board members recently met with developers to consider a proposed $225 million development to include a new hotel, restaurants, retail shops and an entertainment venue for the convention-center area. According to agenda documents, PSSC would provide $75.4 million toward the development to include $25 million to build a 135-room convention center hotel, $5.4 million to renovate the convention center, $9 million to add a new ballroom and $19 million for additional parking among other things. The proposal also includes $150 million in private funding to include $58.4 million for live music venues, five million to support retail development, $12.8 million for pre-opening staffing and marketing and $8.1 million for retail and restaurant operating inventories in addition to monies to cover the cost of design, engineering and development fees. Billy Bob Barnett and Restaurants Unlimited (Sun Capital Partners) are listed as the development operators according to presentation document. Barnett is best known for his country and western nightclub located in the Fort Worth Stockyards called Billy Bob's Texas or “The World's Largest Honky Tonk.” The lead developer on the project is listed as City Visions Partners and others to be determined according to the presentation documents. Estrada Hinojosa and Company Inc. and Boyar Miller are listed as the finance and legal team. Construction is scheduled to begin in January of 2017 once additional financing has been committed on both the public and private side.
  9. Does anyone know where I might find copies of The Pasadena Citizen from the 1960s-1980s? It does not appear the Houston Public Library has any microfilm holdings of the paper and I can't seem to locate any information online about who might have archived it.
  10. I drove by the El Capitan theater in Pasadena today. A few years ago it had been refurbished on the outside. Today the neon appears to have been taken down and the marquee dismantled. Does anyone have any info on this? Thanks.
  11. Anyone remember this mall?...from the late 60s to mid 70s.....
  12. I read this off Strategic Advisory Group. http://strategicadvisorygroup.net/mixed-use-development-pasadena-tx/
  13. Pasadena/LaPorte Bus Route Ridership Climbs The City of Pasadena, Second Century Development Corporation, the City of LaPorte and San Jacinto College have agreed to continue their partnership with Harris County Transit on a fixed bus route service due to steadily increasing ridership. The route, linking Pasadena to LaPorte began with 661 riders in January of 2010 its first month of service. By August, the figure had climbed to 1,715. Currently, monthly figures show an average of 2,500 passenger boardings per month. One third of those riding are San Jacinto College students, while the remainder use the service for going to work, medical appointments, shopping and to connect to the larger surrounding community. "It's great to see local residents riding and in turn, local leadership partnering to keep the service going," said Ken Fickes, Director of Transit Services, Harris County Community Services Department.
  14. Why the heck is Southmore mainly gone? For example. The wendy's near the mall is closed, Old memorial hermann is closed, Old Grandy's is closed, Mervyns You guessed it.. Old bank Closed. The area has a lot of vehicular traffic. It's kinda depressing the northwest side of Pasadena Town Square is dead! Nothing exist past morrows nut house 'cept a uniform store and a coke machine. Aside "from the smell" (which we get in the winter months.) What do you think it would take to spruce up the area?
  15. Pasadena Bus Ridership Nearly Quadruples On Pace to Become Largest Route in Harris County Transit System Harris County Transit recorded 2,558 passenger boardings the month of October on its tenth month of service to Pasadena and LaPorte residents. While October is normally a peak month in transit, November figures were only slightly lower with 2,482 boardings. These numbers reflect enormous growth from the 661 passenger boardings recorded in January, the first month of service. San Jacinto College students are making up the bulk of the increase. With the start of school in September students have shown consistent ridership nearing 1,000 per month. These early Pasadana/LaPorte numbers compare quite favorably to those of the Baytown route in its infancy. The first year of the Baytown route, which started in August of 2008 passenger boardings grew to a high of 2,135 in June of 2009. Today, Baytown is averaging 4,000 passenger boardings per month. "While it's hard to make apples to apples comparisons between cities like Pasadena/LaPorte and the City of Baytown; total route miles in each community is about 35 miles. But Pasadena is a larger city and for that reason alone could be on pace to produce the largest number of bus riders in our system," said Ken Fickes, Director of Harris County Transit. While the service began with a federal Hurricane Recovery grant, it's continuation in 2011 depended on matching grants from the City's of Pasadena, LaPorte, Pasadena Second Century Development Corporation and San Jacinto College. The Pasadena/LaPorte route service will turn a year old January 4, 2011.
  16. Has anybody heard of this or know WHY THE HELL it's going to built in Pasadena? It's listed on the EDI architecture website under Projects On the Boards with everybody's favorite proposed project, The Shamrock.
  17. Pasadena Citizen "County seeks bids for new annex The aging collection of north Pasadena buildings that comprise Harris County Courthouse Annex 4 and related offices will soon be replaced with a spacious new building on Richey Street at Highway 225. Construction is budgeted to cost about $16.8 million. The building will be named for local businessman John Phelps, and could be ready for opening by the fall of 2010." http://www.hcnonline...house_annex.txt
  18. It's been gone for several months and since then the land work has been pretty active but no signs of any type have gone up. Does anyone know what is coming?
  19. Well, some asked for pictures of the renovation of the Pasadena Public Library and i deiced to take a few pictures, and some others along the way. Unfortunately, I didn't get the Post Office, the Bank of America building, and the buildings behind CVS Pharmacy. The old Bank Tower is a deppressing image, so i decided not to get a photo of that. Some days are are rainy, and some,like today, are sunny. So some of these were blind shots that i hoped turned out ok. The Library They added this in the main/front entrance The addition The New Police Department Building The Old One Ventech Corporate HQ Other Buildings (City Hall,SBC Building, and Shell Federal Building)
  20. All "stink" bashing aside all i can say is ABOUT DAMN TIME. Start-up service in April lets local commuters put it in park Pasadena will soon have its own park and ride, offering commuters an easy, inexpensive way to travel to the Texas Medical Center or downtown Houston. The park and ride comes as the result of a contract between the City, METRO and Harris County and is projected to be operational as early as April, pending City Council approval. Once established, the park and ride will be based in the northern part of the Pasadena Town Square mall parking area, near the Sears repair shop. Riders who board the bus in this location can remain aboard to travel to destinations downtown, or can ride the bus to METRO
  21. I found this on the Chron's East Harris County Blog, moderated by Carol Christian. What do you think? Can North Pasadena be saved? As someone who grew up there in the 50s and lived there off and on in the 60s and 70s, I have my doubts. A Preview of the North Pasadena Redevelopment Plan As reported here earlier, the new redevelopment plan for the city's North Side will be presented at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at City Hall, 1211 E. Southmore Ave. The Pasadena city Web site has a link to a slide show of highlights from the planwritten by the consulting firm Wilbur Smith Associates. A team from the consulting firm will be at the Feb. 9 meeting to present the plan to the Pasdena Second Century Corp., the city's economic development entity funded by a half-cent sales tax. http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us According to the city Web site, public comments are warmly invited on the plan, which is an "18-month, $260,000 master blueprint for revitalizing the oldest parts of our community." As described in the plan, North Pasadena presents a challenging environment for economic development. After growing in the 1990s, North Pasadena is now losing population, especially in the southern and eastern portions. The poverty rate is rising in northwestern neighborhoods and along the Shaver and Red Bluff corridors. Home ownership has declined, according to the redevelopment plan. To help spur economic growth the plan recommends these steps, among others: *Develop and fund programs to improve the housing stock. *Create an assistance program for first-time home buyers in North Pasadena. *Sponsor a home ownership training program. *With the help of an architect, develop a North Pasadena Home Plan Book, showing typical home floor plans and how they can be expanded or improved. *Create a property inventory that identifies vacant land as well as abandoned and substandard properties. *Conduct a North Pasadena business survey. *Establish a business-development program
  22. When was the plaza torn down? I remember in the mid 80's going to Panchos and seeing most of the store front windows covered up with paper.
  23. A Sunday Trip to Memorial Park in North Pasadena.... we also went to San Jacinto but most of the good pictures i took were from Memorial Park && The San Jacinto Photos (( We just stayed on the Battleship side and then we had enough , WAY TOO MANY MOSQUITOES AND LOVEBUGS)) and some of these pictures my familt took, not me
  24. http://pasadenachamber.org/ just visited the chamber website and was curious about the pictures on it.. does anybody have any information?
  25. Forgive me, I did a search and couldn't find anything on this topic and that surprises me so maybe I missed a discussion somewhere. The City of Pasadena released the 911 tapes of the guy who observed two guys burglarizing his neighbors' house in broad daylight and went outside and shot and killed them when the cops didn't show up. There are more comments on the Chronicle story than just about any story I have ever seen. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5306638.html Seems that the slight consensus is that the guy is more a hero than a murderer, but personally I'm torn. I do think he did the right thing and I think if someone is going to be so brazen and disregarding of their fellow citizens as to break into someone's house in broad daylight and rob them, they deserve whatever they get. It's just wrong and a general lack of consequences - in all areas, not just crime - is what I feel causes a lot of the problems we have in today's society. That said, the guy was in his house next door and wasn't threatened at all (until he chose to go outiside and confront them), his property was not being taken, and he's recorded on the phone saying that he planned to go outside and "kill" them if the cops didn't show up, which is what happened. Techincally, that is a clear cut case of murder. I don't know what to think. I'm inclined to say he should be convicted of a lesser charge and do some probation but probably shouldn't go to prison. He needs to be punished, but not treated like a common criminal, either.
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