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Yea super old and gone. Kirksey seems to be the company that keeps ancient dead projects on their website and elsewhere.

 

All firms keep dead projects on their portfolios. They should be kept in the "On Boards" sections. Even failed projects should still be shown. It displays what work firms have pursued.

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All firms keep dead projects on their portfolios. They should be kept in the "On Boards" sections. Even failed projects should still be shown. It displays what work firms have pursued.

 

Yea... at least shouldn't be mixed in with active projects.

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too bad too. I really find this project interesting. I often use the transit center in the TMC and wonder how this project  would have gone over.

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Hopefully this is real and not old and expired.  I can't imagine the transformation of the Texas Medical Center if this project, TMC3 and just one of mixed use projects were all U/C at the same time.  The TMC is truly becoming more of an international marvel, what an exciting time to be in Houston.

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Beautiful design. Will be an asset for the TMC. Nevertheless they better put some decent ventilation or the gas fumes from the buses will be obnoxious. 

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2 hours ago, gclass said:

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^^^ if allowed to proceed forward, this prospective GATEWAY STATION at the TMC development would/should become an instant tourist destination in itself.  just think about it for a second... incorporating the right mix of hospitality/transit/retail... who wouldn't want to be here?

(squints eyes): Monarch...is that you?

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3 minutes ago, Timoric said:

Is this a close walk to the TMC 3 DNA strand building?

 

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probably between 10-12mins

 

I consider that walkable. This is why I've been making the argument that Metro should shift the lightrail to go down Fannin instead of of Greenbriar. Would make more sense and would help catch more ridership once that area is built up more.

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I agree that is where they should have build it, but a mile of light rail track costs about $122 million if Metro's estimates are right.  A medical center people mover or a branded shuttle might be a better answer than laying parallel track - you can get a nice shuttle bus for $122 million

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1 hour ago, brijonmang said:

What an upgrade this would be.  Let's keep this momentum going!

 

You referring to monarch or the hotel?

 

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When can they do something with the downtown transit center? the whole 1 to 2 block radius with bus station etc is 🤢🤮

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52 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

 

You referring to monarch or the hotel?

 

Touché

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15 minutes ago, gene said:

When can they do something with the downtown transit center? the whole 1 to 2 block radius with bus station etc is 🤢🤮

 

The bus bays definitely need a refresh, but the block immediately north of the Downtown TC is owned by a private company and is targeted for a midrise apartment building.

 

It would be nice to get all the different long distance buses under one roof with good waiting areas & pick up - Megabus is pretty busy there on the corner, the greyhound station is not great,  and now a new service Flixbus is going to start, but leaving from next to Buffalo Wild Wings in midtown. 

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1 hour ago, cspwal said:

 

The bus bays definitely need a refresh, but the block immediately north of the Downtown TC is owned by a private company and is targeted for a midrise apartment building.

 

It would be nice to get all the different long distance buses under one roof with good waiting areas & pick up - Megabus is pretty busy there on the corner, the greyhound station is not great,  and now a new service Flixbus is going to start, but leaving from next to Buffalo Wild Wings in midtown. 

 

I thought Flixbus was going to leave from close to Rice U?

 

Anyway, I'm very excited that Flixbus is coming to town. I used Flixbus extensively while in Germany. Great Service, and if you wanted to just go exploring for cheap then it was a great alternative. Would be interesting if they started a shuttle to Galveston. I would totally use a Flixbus to go down to Galveston or Kemah for that matter.

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On 3/8/2019 at 11:01 AM, gene said:

When can they do something with the downtown transit center? the whole 1 to 2 block radius with bus station etc is 🤢🤮

 I don't know if it has anything to do with the Greyhound Bus Station or the new bar going up at Webster and Travis, but the block between the two (with the car rental place) is being cleaned up. The dirt and rubbish are being swept out. Does anyone know what's going on here?

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How did this thread about a TMC Transit Center development turn into a discussion about the Greyhound bus station in Midtown???  They’re about four miles apart.

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17 hours ago, Brooklyn173 said:

 I don't know if it has anything to do with the Greyhound Bus Station or the new bar going up at Webster and Travis, but the block between the two (with the car rental place) is being cleaned up. The dirt and rubbish are being swept out. Does anyone know what's going on here?

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I believe that block was rumored for a proposed 10-story apartment building before the downturn. Looks like a construction fence to me. How does the rental car building look?

 

This probably needs a thread change.

 

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Is this the future superblock of the med center? The renderings from 1020 Holcombe and if/when they build this.. Plus TMC 3 nearby to the south - to me it seems like a smart move. Innovation tower across the street also.. 😎

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