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It's taking them FOREVER to build it.  And they are causing all kinds of mess in the area.  Hate to say it, but this shopping center in Highland Village is looking very B class.  

I'm surprised the neighborhoods near them are not causing more of an uproar of the mess, and nightly construction.  Do they even have a night work permit for construction??

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On 5/19/2022 at 9:59 AM, Johnathanwise41 said:

It's taking them FOREVER to build it.  And they are causing all kinds of mess in the area.  Hate to say it, but this shopping center in Highland Village is looking very B class.  

I'm surprised the neighborhoods near them are not causing more of an uproar of the mess, and nightly construction.  Do they even have a night work permit for construction??

There's nothing Class B about it. Does it need some upgrades? Sure. I think I made a suggestion a while back about getting a variance to cut some of the parking and really utilize the garage. This construction is the beginning of a major shift for Highland Village. The fact it's going up this many floors can only mean good things for the future of this shopping destination. I'll bet anything that once this is complete, the owners of the center will propose changes. You can only imagine how well a revitalization of the site along with a rebuilt Upper Westheimer would look and feel. Probably similar to that shot of Chicago. 

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Great, as if traffic isn't already bad enough in that area! J/K. It's going to be a premier store and a nice addition to Houston. BTW, Lulu Lemon might take up the whole 4 stories. I've heard talk that they'll have a restaurant and have yoga/palliates classes in the top floor.

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12 hours ago, Avossos said:

I would be extremely disappointed in that. Autry Park would be an awesome spot.

I was at first also but I think its better long term. I think RH is better where it is. It's much more accessible there to their "typical" customer and it should halt the decline of Highland Village to build a new flagship. I think Autry Park will have no problem finding more exciting tenants . 

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51 minutes ago, iah77 said:

I was at first also but I think its better long term. I think RH is better where it is. It's much more accessible there to their "typical" customer and it should halt the decline of Highland Village to build a new flagship. I think Autry Park will have no problem finding more exciting tenants . 

I tend to agree.  I think an RH similar to the one they built in Dallas would do really well in Highland Village.  Along with the Lululemon destination store, it can really elevate Highland Village... especially with Kimco's vision to build multiple high rises there (assuming that is still the plan post-Weingarten acquisition).

Autry Park needs to land another Equinox or even better Equinox hotel flag since it appears the River Oaks District plans for one are dead.  Aside from a few on West Gray, there is not a high-end fitness club to service the growing population in this general area.  The access to the park and lifestyle this development is hoping to imbue, makes Autry Park an EXCELLENT location for another Equinox-branded project, in my opinion.  

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1 hour ago, CREguy13 said:

I tend to agree.  I think an RH similar to the one they built in Dallas would do really well in Highland Village.  Along with the Lululemon destination store, it can really elevate Highland Village... especially with Kimco's vision to build multiple high rises there (assuming that is still the plan post-Weingarten acquisition).

Autry Park needs to land another Equinox or even better Equinox hotel flag since it appears the River Oaks District plans for one are dead.  Aside from a few on West Gray, there is not a high-end fitness club to service the growing population in this general area.  The access to the park and lifestyle this development is hoping to imbue, makes Autry Park an EXCELLENT location for another Equinox-branded project, in my opinion.  

Highland Village and River Oaks Shopping Center are two different developments. Kimco owns River Oaks Shopping Center and that is where the multiple high rises were planned. 

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1 hour ago, Fortune said:

Highland Village and River Oaks Shopping Center are two different developments. Kimco owns River Oaks Shopping Center and that is where the multiple high rises were planned. 

My understanding is there is a similar vision of more density for Highland Village, as are being currently planned for at River Oaks Shopping Center. I incorrectly mentioned Kimco as the owner of HV, which is the confusion.

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2 hours ago, CREguy13 said:

I tend to agree.  I think an RH similar to the one they built in Dallas would do really well in Highland Village.  Along with the Lululemon destination store, it can really elevate Highland Village... especially with Kimco's vision to build multiple high rises there (assuming that is still the plan post-Weingarten acquisition).

 

1 hour ago, Fortune said:

Highland Village and River Oaks Shopping Center are two different developments. Kimco owns River Oaks Shopping Center and that is where the multiple high rises were planned. 

 

2 minutes ago, CREguy13 said:

Understood.  My understanding is there was similar vision of more density for Highland Village, as are being currently planned for at River Oaks Shopping Center. 

But to be clear, Kimco does not own Highland Village. Yes, I think HV has a vision for more density, but I don't think we've seen anything to suggest a vision for high-rises at HV.

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21 hours ago, Houston19514 said:

 

 

But to be clear, Kimco does not own Highland Village. Yes, I think HV has a vision for more density, but I don't think we've seen anything to suggest a vision for high-rises at HV.

Haidar Barbouti's vision is definitely to have high rises as a part of Highland Village. He's been talking to developers for over a decade about trying to get one done. The conversations just haven't gone anywhere.

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30 minutes ago, Texasota said:

That suggests either incompetence or a lack of actual interest in building towers, no?

I mean the Lululemon flagship store is def an indicator of things to come. I've said this in previous comments but don't be surprised to see a redevelopment of the entire site very soon, similar to what River Oaks District is doing. 

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3 minutes ago, j_cuevas713 said:

I mean the Lululemon flagship store is def an indicator of things to come. I've said this in previous comments but don't be surprised to see a redevelopment of the entire site very soon, similar to what River Oaks District is doing. 

I know they have plans to "go vertical" such as they are doing with the Lululemon store, but that does not necessarily mean high-rise... 

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1 hour ago, j_cuevas713 said:

I mean the Lululemon flagship store is def an indicator of things to come. I've said this in previous comments but don't be surprised to see a redevelopment of the entire site very soon, similar to what River Oaks District is doing. 

Similar to what River Oaks District is doing? All River Oaks District is doing is adding a pocket park, updating the sidewalks, and landscaping. 

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1 minute ago, Fortune said:

Similar to what River Oaks District is doing? All River Oaks District is doing is adding a pocket park, updating the sidewalks, and landscaping. 

Yeah they're maximizing their space for people, that's my point. That pocket park at the moment is a regular street. HV could benefit from losing some of their surface parking and converting it in to something else similar to that. 

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4 hours ago, Texasota said:

That suggests either incompetence or a lack of actual interest in building towers, no?

My guess is one of two things: 1) the retail is too valuable so the value he wants to put the land in for a development deal is too high or 2) Haidar is difficult.

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3 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Yeah they're maximizing their space for people, that's my point. That pocket park at the moment is a regular street. HV could benefit from losing some of their surface parking and converting it in to something else similar to that. 

Oh ok. No high-rises, just a better pedestrian realm. 

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Looks like the builder has quit.  

This shopping center needs a massive clean up.  Sidewalks are poor, parking lots are not maintained and full of litter, garbage bins overflowing, and so many empty stores.  It's not pedestrian friendly at all.  With the slow moving pace of this developer, it will never be as nice as River Oaks district.  River Oaks district shopping center is much much nicer.  

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9 hours ago, Justin Welling said:

Heard from a friend who has info, said they had to pause due to a delay with the glass arriving. Typical supply chain issues. 

But still doesn’t explain the lack of activity. Leaving a building like that open to the elements can’t be good…

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1 hour ago, EndUser said:

But still doesn’t explain the lack of activity. Leaving a building like that open to the elements can’t be good…

It's literally just I-Beams and cement, a few months won't do anything. What are they supposed to do, cover it in a giant tarp?

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On 9/11/2022 at 10:22 PM, Justin Welling said:

Heard from a friend who has info, said they had to pause due to a delay with the glass arriving. Typical supply chain issues. 

I would check your source. If you look into the liens filed against HVLP they seem to have a problem with non payment. I would be willing to bet this is why there hasn't been any work in a while.

 https://www.levelset.com/projects/texas/houston/4007-westheimer-rd-houston-tx-77027/

 

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51 minutes ago, Johnathanwise41 said:

Can anything be done to push for the work to get finished so the construction mess is cleaned up?

There is nothing any ordinary person can do to either move construction along or clean up the construction mess unless you are directly inconvenienced in some way (you are the owner of the property next door and their delays and messes are directly hindering your business operations). Other than that not a lot available to your average person. I suspect if you were to file a suit you might have it thrown out due to lack of standing alone. None of this is legal advice, and know that I'm not a lawyer.

On 11/30/2022 at 12:15 PM, Paco Jones said:

Until the liens are taken care of I wouldn't expect any work to continue.

 

BTW, Google the owner of Highland Village...

If there are still mechanic liens which still have yet to be resolved then @Johnathanwise41 there are a lot more problems on this job then whether you are personally inconvenienced. This could either be disagreements between the Owner and Contractor, Owner and Architect, Architect and Contractor or all three, or a concern over money. Who knows. There are so many reasons a job can stop out of nowhere.

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