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They are all owned by the same group, and I believe these are lumped together as it seems this is the longer term vision for Buffalo Heights. 

 

As an aside, Buffalo Heights is sort of on Waugh since Heights turns into Waugh basically at 100 Waugh.

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1 minute ago, Naviguessor said:

Sorry. Couldn't resist. 

 

When a building, under construction, reaches it full height, or the last piece of structural steel is set in place, a tree is often put on the hiegest most point to mark the occasion.  

Ha, without being "in the industry" there is a minimal chance I'd know of that ritual. ;)

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16 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

Potential tenants coming to Buffalo Heights: 

 

Chipotle

Zara

H&M

 

http://buffaloheights.sdcopartners.com/directory/

Are these phase 2? I dont recall retail space in this initial phase?

 

As I looked through the site more, they appear to show images of 100 Waugh.  Further supports my thought this entire area will be more cohesively developed and dubbed Buffalo Heights. 

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On 2/5/2019 at 8:05 PM, j_cuevas713 said:

Is it just me or are those sidewalks going to be tiny?

 

This is definitely a site where you'd want 10' sidewalks, and it sort of looks like the standard 3' sidewalks. They might be waiting towards the end of the project to redo the sidewalks perhaps?

On 2/5/2019 at 8:39 PM, Visitor said:

And super close to the road for some reason...

 

That I actually like. With on street parking on Washington(though Im not sure if this area has it), its better to have the sidewalk right up against the road. The design philosophy of Street->3' uninterrupted strip of grass--> sidewalk is a suburban technique that forces street parkers to walk onto wet/muddy grass. 

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2 hours ago, Purdueenginerd said:

 

This is definitely a site where you'd want 10' sidewalks, and it sort of looks like the standard 3' sidewalks. They might be waiting towards the end of the project to redo the sidewalks perhaps?

 

That I actually like. With on street parking on Washington(though Im not sure if this area has it), its better to have the sidewalk right up against the road. The design philosophy of Street->3' uninterrupted strip of grass--> sidewalk is a suburban technique that forces street parkers to walk onto wet/muddy grass. 

No they’re laying the new sidewalks already, so idk what the deal is here. I feel like this is a missed opportunity to build sidewalks similar to the development right next to it. I don’t mind one strip of parking but this much is wasted space smh

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2 hours ago, Purdueenginerd said:

 

This is definitely a site where you'd want 10' sidewalks, and it sort of looks like the standard 3' sidewalks. They might be waiting towards the end of the project to redo the sidewalks perhaps?

 

That I actually like. With on street parking on Washington(though Im not sure if this area has it), its better to have the sidewalk right up against the road. The design philosophy of Street->3' uninterrupted strip of grass--> sidewalk is a suburban technique that forces street parkers to walk onto wet/muddy grass. 

I just drove by tonite and they look to be about 5 feet wide. 

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2 hours ago, Purdueenginerd said:

 

This is definitely a site where you'd want 10' sidewalks, and it sort of looks like the standard 3' sidewalks. They might be waiting towards the end of the project to redo the sidewalks perhaps?

 

That I actually like. With on street parking on Washington(though Im not sure if this area has it), its better to have the sidewalk right up against the road. The design philosophy of Street->3' uninterrupted strip of grass--> sidewalk is a suburban technique that forces street parkers to walk onto wet/muddy grass. 

I just drove by tonite and they look to be about 5 feet wide. 

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44 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

 

5 feet is the minimum width allowed.

 

Now it is. Also the minimum can be 3ft per TAS / ADA if after a certain length there is a place for a wheelchair to rotate and go in the opposite direction. Ironically our curb cuts service this requirement which is why people are fine with only doing 3ft. While I personally don't care about the cost of an extra 2ft of concrete width of a sidewalk. When numbers start getting crunched and value engineering takes place, a 5ft sidewalk if 3ft with those extra direction changing pads requirement is meet, usually is the first to go.

 

Been looking into the conversation here. Lets just let these guys get to it first. They haven't even brought down the construction fence. Landscape/Streetscape is always last and for now we just don't know. This would be like driving to the whole foods in midtown and seeing the construction fence yet not seeing any sidewalk yet and concluding that "I guess they won't have a sidewalk'. Its still not there yet. Lets give it time.

 

Overall, I'm hoping that further into the future, as this area gets more urban with more foot traffic then the importance of the frontage parking will diminish and this will be replaced with more pedestrian walk space, and that would be incredible. That would be so much space.

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Chron article about The Roastery Coffee Kitchen opening and future location

 

The Roastery

THE ROASTERY

The Roastery Coffee Kitchen led by Jason Giagrande offers a seasonal food menu and features specialty coffee, tea and products developed by the team known as “FOUR J”. The FOUR J’s consist of acclaimed chefs, Jason Giagrande, Jonathan Waxman, Jimmy Bradley and Joey Campanaro.

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So...the vacant lot/parking lot at 100 Waugh near Dickson St and the Memorial on ramp is being dug up. It’s Day 2 of activity that appears to be storm sewer or utility installation. No pics yet—don’t shoot! This is the lot that was the construction worker parking lot for the mixed use building with HEB. 

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5 hours ago, skooljunkie said:

So...the vacant lot/parking lot at 100 Waugh near Dickson St and the Memorial on ramp is being dug up. It’s Day 2 of activity that appears to be storm sewer or utility installation. No pics yet—don’t shoot! This is the lot that was the construction worker parking lot for the mixed use building with HEB. 

 

I believe that is supposed to be a high rise if that's what they are starting. 

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On 6/20/2019 at 4:45 PM, skooljunkie said:

So...the vacant lot/parking lot at 100 Waugh near Dickson St and the Memorial on ramp is being dug up. It’s Day 2 of activity that appears to be storm sewer or utility installation. No pics yet—don’t shoot! This is the lot that was the construction worker parking lot for the mixed use building with HEB. 

 

On 6/20/2019 at 10:41 PM, jmitch94 said:

 

I believe that is supposed to be a high rise if that's what they are starting. 

 

Yep! Two high-rises in fact, Northbank Buffalo Bayou.

 

 

 

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On 2/5/2019 at 8:05 PM, j_cuevas713 said:
7 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

Listing for a site for sale across Buffalo Heights also confirms Northbank Buffalo Bayou:

 

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/140-S-Heights-Blvd-Houston-TX/16467675/

 

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The brochure also has a never-before-seen site plan for Buffalo Heights:

 

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So happy to see the BH spread is already happening. Hoping whoever scoops up that parcel develops it with cohesion of Northbank/100 Waugh and BH in mind. There is a great oppty here and I'm hoping it isn't wasted.

 

The full BH site plan, while likely an early concept, is exciting. 

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9 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

 

So four residential towers, a hotel, and three office towers. Pretty ambitious. It kind of turns its back from Washington Avenue in favor of an internal pedestrian environment, which suggests a "drive-to urbanism" paradigm, but I suppose it will likely evolve as it is built out. I suspect if we get rail along Washington Ave. then developments like this will embrace the street more, similar to what's being built along Main in Midtown.

 

 

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