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  1. I was walking around Rice Village recently (pushing a stroller) and noted how poor some of the streets/curbs and infrastructure appeared. There are numerous areas where the curbs have no ramps and you are literally forced to walk in the street or through parking lots. This is really surprising to me given the number of young families with children in the immediate area, and the proximity to the medical center (and thus likely use by people in wheelchairs.) The village is really one of the major 'public faces' of Houston to the outside world, likely to be visited by out of town families of Rice university students, and out of town medical center patients and families (I see the shuttle buses from the medical center hotels dropping them off frequently.) As such, I really can't understand the lack of investment in the roads and curbs in the village area and I'm really surprised someone hasn't brought an ADA lawsuit. Are sidewalks and curbs in commercial areas the responsibility of the city or the property owner to maintain?
  2. 13 just had a story about a proposed 23 story high rise and how southhampton and boulevard oaks are complaining about the increased density/traffic etc that will result. they will be tearing down some older apartments to create this project. story
  3. Anyone ever had their hazys? Might stop by once I'm vaccinated. https://www.bailesonbrewing.com/
  4. Boutique condo project. https://www.facebook.com/miradorgroup/timeline And I think this was the second design they were considering: Our Second Concept for a new Boutique Condo project: ORIGIN: With roots anchored in Houston’s history the Origin represents the melting pot of history and evolution that is the modern city of Houston we all know.
  5. New multifamily building proposed at the corner of Shakespeare and Morningside. Previous complex was demolished sometime in 2017. Unable to attach subdivision plat unfortunately. Site: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morningside+Dr+%26+Shakespeare+St,+Houston,+TX+77030/@29.7142126,-95.4148851,3a,75y,227.84h,89.29t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1szhX16iMOCP0s9vHTY6OXYA!2e0!5s20170801T000000!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x8640c067f61e19eb:0xd1292a79ebde6a23!8m2!3d29.714225!4d-95.414898
  6. Noticed this on Loopnet. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/5333-Kirby-Dr-Houston-TX/21788420/
  7. Does anyone have a good idea of what Rice Village used to be like before its current incarnation as a more upscale place with chains and quirky boutiques? The closest I've found is a long-standing bead shop that closed a few years back (along with the late Variety Fair, and a head shop called "The Rat Hole"). Was it more of a counter-cultural store collection, or more of just a ramshackle bunch of businesses that congregate around universities and aim for the college student demographic? Or both?
  8. https://www.google.com/amp/www.houstonchronicle.com/business/amp/17-floors-of-senior-living-planned-near-Rice-10925074.php?client=safari
  9. This thread was originally created September 20, 2019. I'm reposting this because this post and other content from me are no longer available on the forum. 2301 University Boulevard in the Rice Village area. This is on the corner of Greenbriar Dr near the University Place neighborhood and Rice University in Houston. Aerial view Street View images from January 2019: Corner of University Blvd and Greenbriar Dr. University Blvd Greenbriar Dr
  10. Wow, this is impressive what is going on. When is 1717 going to break ground?! http://swamplot.com/...ing/2013-01-11/ Map location: https://www.google.c...06bfc34b5bf012f Does anyone have a copy of that newsletter?
  11. I haven't had time to do any research but I noticed when I was at the 24 hour fitness last week that they had torn out the old garage between the new garage and the children's protective services building in the village. I guess they must be adding more space to their facility. Does anyone have any info on this new construction?
  12. Not sure what part of town this is actually located, so this is my best guess. http://www.mainstreettheater.com/info/capitalcampaign.html http://www.mainstreettheater.com/info/images/BuildingRendering_f.jpg
  13. BW3'S My goodness this place has none of the flavor of past BW3'S I used to frequent like Rice Village, etc. It has been suburbanized. Love their wings, etc but so far the service is still bad and the screaming children noise level was out the box this afternoon. Course that falls on the parents as it seems to be the same type of crowd that frequent's the Chili's, etc. Sit an watch as your children run around insane and throw food all over the place then calmly get up and leave with the attitude of they get paid to clean up my kids mess (Parents watched as their kid littered the floor with food and then calmly paid the bill, picked her up and left, stepping on the food as they exited the table). We had someone's kid get up this evening and just stand at our table watching us for a long period while lifting his shirt and rubbing or scratching himself on the stomach and his folks just sat there watching. I don't know if I wanted to smack the kid in the head and tell him to go sit down or get up and smack his folks for sitting by just in oblivion of what was going on with thier kids. Man summer has just started and it looks like parents are already anxiously waiting for school to start up again.
  14. I just arrived in Houston this weekend and have been searching for a new apartment for my husband and 9 month old. It's been a grueling process, but I think we've narrowed our search down to 2 complexes: The Village at West University (at 5151 Edloe near the 59) and The Amalfi at Hermann Park. I've read all the reviews of The Village on apartmentratings.com but for some reason can't find a single review of The Amalfi anywhere on the internet (they opened in May 2008 I believe). Does anyone have any experience or feedback regarding either of these 2 complexes? The Village seems to be in a prime location in terms of walking distance to Kroger, shops, and restaurants, but the crime (apartment and auto break-ins) that I've read about is worrying, especially since I have a 9 month old. Apparently TV Max is also a problem at The Village according to the reviews I have read. I fell in love with The Amalfi as soon as I saw it, but I find it kinda weird that I can't find a single review of the complex online. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated...many thanks!
  15. I got this notification this morning from Rice's emergency notification system this morning (they send all students SMS/email/automated phone calls whenever something bad happens). The scary part is that I got a similar notification on Jan 28 about two muggings on Bissonnet on the same day, and a similar one a few weeks before that about a mugging on Cherokee. And some students were mugged on campus in December, and in November a student was mugged near Rice Village (a block from University). I think the residents of Southampton need to worry less about the Ashby Highrise and more about crime.
  16. This place was on University Blvd. back in the mid 80s when I worked in the Medical Center. Believe it was close to Morningside - anyone remember the name of this place?
  17. I noticed yesterday when I was driving that there was some construction on Kirby between the 59 and Bissonnet (closer to Bissonnet). As I drove towards the Village, it was on my left side, but I wasn't able to make out the signs. I was wondering if anybody knows what's going on over there.
  18. Does anyone know anything about this project conversion. Other than what is on the website?
  19. I suppose West U is close enough. Jan. 15, 2005, 8:49PM Developer calls off high-rise project Residential units near Rice Village no longer planned By NANCY SARNOFF Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle After months of opposition from neighborhood residents, an Atlanta-based apartment and condominium developer has canceled plans for a 28-story high-rise near Rice Village. Patrick Trask, a principal with Wood Partners, said his firm is no longer pursuing the project and will focus on other opportunities. The residential tower was proposed for a small site on Shakespeare Street in Wessex, a residential community of upscale homes between West University and Southampton. While Shakespeare is already home to several small-scale apartment buildings, residents in surrounding subdivisions said the new high-rise would increase traffic, reduce property values and destroy the fabric of the neighborhood. They also said it might violate deed restrictions. The developer had not decided whether to lease or sell the residential units. Trask wouldn't discuss why the project was shelved, but residents clearly put up a formidable fight. Neighborhood groups lobbied city officials and convinced 1,300 people to sign a petition against the high-rise. For as long as Houston's real estate landscape remains free from any type of zoning, clashes between developers and residents will persist. A project in the Heights is facing opposition from neighbors who think that a condominium building planned for the corner of a dead-end street will create traffic and safety hazards. A division of Group LSR, which is planning several residential projects in Houston, wants to build one near the intersection of 5th Street and Oxford. The project is moving forward, according to the developer, but it has been scaled back significantly.
  20. Yesterday, I was driving by Rice Village and noticed new construction at Rice Blvd and Morningside, right next to Rice Village. For a moment, I was excited as I thought this would be a new restaurant or cafe. It looks like a prime spot for that kind of a place. Unfortunately, it looks like the structure is going to contain some auto shops for tires, batteries etc. I hope I am wrong. On the positive side, the structure is not too big and the parking lot is quite small. And I hope at least they don
  21. I am currently researching different schools in the general Rice Village area. Basically, I need a school for pre-K and Kindergarten that also has daycare? I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old that I am trying to place in the same facility. Someplace with a lesson plan versus glorified babysitting. Somewhere convenient to both Greenway Plaza and The Medical Center. Any assistence is appreciated. Sean
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