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I think access is fine - you can't get to it DIRECTLY from multiple freeways, but you can scoot across various neighborhoods and get there - which should lead to that AHA! look what WE found thing that people like when they reach their destination - - that's always been the lure of the area - it's close to work or its close to home or its in between, and there are lots of interesting things tucked in here and there to keep people busy.  A concentration of business, home, and entertainment, restaurant would do WONDERFULLY here.  Will be fun to watch. 

 

very nice insight, and I agree. there is tons of potential

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http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6984067&postcount=8732

 

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Location: 100 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas 77007

Description: A mixed-use podium structured project consisting of a 17 story residential apartment tower with amenity spaces and 14-story commercial office tower over 2 levels of below-grade parking and 10 levels of above-grade structured parking.

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Santa Urbannizer came down my chimney last night!

Ok let's keep it PG-13, there are kids reading this message board. :rolleyes:
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So, no hotel... 

 

The swingin' 60's are back!

 

I agree. This concept seems so out of touch with contemporary ideas of organizing space and creating campuses. Plus this shouldn't be the type of development that is championed inside the loop (i'm of course talking about how it's organized and will be on a "podium") Its like they wanted to build this as a homage to Greenway plaza then fell asleep for 3 decades. Woke up....oh no they built on all that land. Bought this new property and were dead set on building what was stylish 30 years ago....

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I think the parking structure is the only thing that looks retro, but it actually has some flair to it, as opposed to the typical rectangular parking garage. I'm not a big fan of it being pushed out front, but otherwise pretty nice for an auto-oriented development.

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This concept seems so out of touch with contemporary ideas of organizing space and creating campuses.

 

I'm not sure the space is sufficient to support a campus layout; campuses suggest lower density and more greenspaces (e.g. Exxon Mobil), and this tract is comparatively small. But the concept does appear a bit dated, though that's a complaint that can be lodged against other recent proposals (you hearing me, Cambridge?)

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I'm not sure the space is sufficient to support a campus layout; campuses suggest lower density and more greenspaces (e.g. Exxon Mobil), and this tract is comparatively small. But the concept does appear a bit dated, though that's a complaint that can be lodged against other recent proposals (you hearing me, Cambridge?)

 

Maybe. I just hope whoever did that image was playing an April Fool's joke because that image style is ugly!

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Who is developing this project?

 

Looks very midway to me

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Who is developing this project?

 

Looks very midway to me

 

Midway has 100 Waugh labeled on a map in part of a updated leasing package for Kirby Grove.

 

Munoz Albin as the architect.. Looks similar to most of their stuff; they've designed most of Midways' developments.

 

pg. 4

 

http://midwaycompanies.com/img/leasing/leasing-packages/150518_Kirby_Grove_Marketing_Package.pdf

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Midway has been developing this project for almost a year now.

Do they also own that large block of apartments between studemont and Waugh off Washington?

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Sounds like this is related as well:

We finalized master planning the first phase of an integrated live, work and play environment in one of the region’s most desirable in-fill locations. Close to Downtown, Memorial Park and Neartown, this unique property affords the rare opportunity to reinvent a community by delivering a healthy lifestyle built around local fresh food, outdoor activity and signature green space.

http://midwaycompanies.com/media/site-media/Publications/160208-Midway-AR-LO.pdf

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So are we thinking HEB will be a part of a mixed use area? Because that would be unusual for them. They seem to just level things and put a big old parking lot there.

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23 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

This property is actually the first thing I thought of when Midway announced it's upcoming projects but didn't think of HEB with local fresh foods... I was thinking of something smaller.... still awesome news! Really excited for this project now... especially having an HEB so close!

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23 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

This property is actually the first thing I thought of when Midway announced it's upcoming projects but didn't think of HEB with local fresh foods... I was thinking of something smaller.... still awesome news! Really excited for this project now... especially having an HEB so close!

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Hmm...I wouldn't get TOO excited, given the questionable economy first and foremost but even if it does get built, I doubt it will be quite as exciting (or urban) as CityCentre.

I've never known as H-E-B (or any of its subsidiaries) not to operate a store with a large parking lot, after all, there was talk in the Fiesta Heights thread about H-E-B likely not wanting the site because it was only 4 acres instead of the preferred 6 acres. I wouldn't hold out hope for this to be some New Urbanism dream development at all, and neither should you, because no one likes browsing through pages of crying and complaining if (when?) it turns out to be several buildings floating in a sea of parking lots, or something like when they did when they rebuilt Westlake Square (strip mall + large apartment building).

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Never said it was the next city Centre. It's Midway. It's an HEB by my house. I'm absolutely excited. 

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Man Reddit has a bunch of a-holes on it. Can't even post info there without getting killed. Perhaps I shouldn't have used the word "confirmed" but cmon it's so obvious. At least it's a lot more civil here.

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25 minutes ago, Triton said:

Man Reddit has a bunch of a-holes on it. Can't even post info there without getting killed. Perhaps I shouldn't have used the word "confirmed" but cmon it's so obvious. At least it's a lot more civil here.

Got a link? I looked around on Reddit and could only find a single page with no comments on it (https://www.reddit.com/r/houston/comments/4ailmb/heb_coming_to_washington_ave_see_second_page/

I don't think it's "obvious" until some concrete information is made available. After all, there was actual news in 2003 that H-E-B was going to build a store on the Southwest Beltway, and 12 years later, H-E-B delivered...with a Joe V's Smart Shop. There's also the possibility that the map was just misplaced, since it didn't say that H-E-B was "coming soon" specifically. I mean, Midway's brochure for Century Square shows a small map of the Northgate vicinity and places the location of the Rise on the properties that hold Taco Bell and McDonald's (the Rise is next door). 

In all honesty, I don't know what kind of reception you got on Reddit, and while I don't approve of Internet assholery, I think they have every right to be suspicious.

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1 hour ago, IronTiger said:

 

In all honesty, I don't know what kind of reception you got on Reddit, and while I don't approve of Internet assholery, I think they have every right to be suspicious.

They absolutely have every right to be suspicious but it just got completely out of hand over there... making me out to be some bad guy. I've never seen that amount of assholes in my life.

 

Anyway, who cares what happens over there. Much prefer this community. :)

 

IronTiger, no I deleted it. I'll let someone else post it over there. Love the Houston subreddit and I've contributed a bunch of stuff over there...kinda shocked how it went over there

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Although HEB may or may not happen here, just thought I'd point out the HEB South Flores Market in downtown SA in case anyone wasn't aware. 12,000 sq foot store, with 47 parking spaces, a 12 slot bike rack, an outdoor patio, and an 8 bay gas station.

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San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. has confirmed to Houston Business Journal that it is in talks to open a grocery store on a prime plot of land in the Heights area.

"We are still in the talking stages. We do not have anything solidified," saidCyndy Garza-Roberts, director of public affairs for H-E-B. "(We've) been in discussion for that site for months."

Big news this morning....

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2016/03/h-e-b-rep-were-in-discussions-for-a-plot-in-the.html

 

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57 minutes ago, BigFootsSocks said:

Idk what happened but that quote is incredibly unfriendly for mobile...it's one letter a line 

Yea it came out weird. Either way, HEB confirmed they are working with Midway on that property.

 

http://swamplot.com/yes-h-e-b-is-really-talking-about-a-new-store-at-studemont-and-washington-ave/2016-03-16/

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5 hours ago, Triton said:

Yea it came out weird. Either way, HEB confirmed they are working with Midway on that property.

 

http://swamplot.com/yes-h-e-b-is-really-talking-about-a-new-store-at-studemont-and-washington-ave/2016-03-16/

So are we looking at a giant parking lot on Washington? I'm glad people are happy an HEB is going to be close to their homes. Not too excited about Katyville reaching full potential.

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1 hour ago, Montrose1100 said:

So are we looking at a giant parking lot on Washington? I'm glad people are happy an HEB is going to be close to their homes. Not too excited about Katyville reaching full potential.

If they can make a multifloor concept work here, we can avoid a huge lot and have a garage instead. I hope they aren't stubborn.

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Hasn't HEB done a more urban style store in San Antonio, or at least something with a garage? I might be thinking of something that was only proposed

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Would be interesting to see how many park here just to go to the bayou park.

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I have limited intelligence on this one, but I figured I would share. I've heard second hand that residents in the NW corner were given ample notice a few months back to find new apartments because their leases will not be renewed. After I heard this, I got to thinking...survey stakes went up around the Heights/Washington corner a few weeks ago. Maybe it's nothing...or maybe it's something?

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Spoke with a lady who works in the office, she said its been sold but won't see any developments until 2017. Said it'll be "office/retail/residential". It'll be interesting whatever it is!

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Here's a pic of the first visible sign of progress here since the Dickson St. abandonment sign was put up last year. It looks like utilities and trees are being marked. Not in the pic: all the utility boxes in the way of the proposed extension of Leverkuhn St. are marked up and staked off.

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Hadn't seen this posted anywhere, but the lease memorandum signed by HEB for this site has some site plans in it.

 

The store will be sited on the NW corner of the property, at Heights & Washington. A little over 90,000 s.f. ground level, with parking on the 2nd floor, and what looks like four floors of apartments above that.

 

Looks like additional retail is slated for "Zone B" adjacent to HEB.

 

HEB Heights&Washington.pdf

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36 minutes ago, Angostura said:

Hadn't seen this posted anywhere, but the lease memorandum signed by HEB for this site has some site plans in it.

 

The store will be sited on the NW corner of the property, at Heights & Washington. A little over 90,000 s.f. ground level, with parking on the 2nd floor, and what looks like four floors of apartments above that.

 

Looks like additional retail is slated for "Zone B" adjacent to HEB.

 

HEB Heights&Washington.pdf

 

Quite impressive. I am in favor of the phased approach. I believe that the HEB and apartments will be a huge success. I will surely be a customer there. I would even bet that the success of this would promote the other phases, with less risk.

 

 

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HA! Laughing at all the people on Nextdoor and Reddit who told me they had strong connections with HEB heads and that HEB had no plans to build here. BOO-YAH! The Braun document was a big revelation but it was probably released too soon.

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14 hours ago, Angostura said:

Hadn't seen this posted anywhere, but the lease memorandum signed by HEB for this site has some site plans in it.

 

The store will be sited on the NW corner of the property, at Heights & Washington. A little over 90,000 s.f. ground level, with parking on the 2nd floor, and what looks like four floors of apartments above that.

 

Looks like additional retail is slated for "Zone B" adjacent to HEB.

 

HEB Heights&Washington.pdf

 

Wow! Slightly disappointed they went with the small setback and parking strip like Whole Foods on Post Oak rather than zero setback like Whole Foods Midtown. Maybe makes sense for this neighborhood. But still... wow!

 

I wonder what the timetable is.

 

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