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Cool what the link?

http://mycity.houstontx.gov/public/

 

click on the stack of papers icon next to the globes, click on all three plat tracker icons. They will then pop up in different colors on the map, each color identifies what the plat will be used for (residential, commercial, unrestricted, parks, etc).

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The KBR sight I was just at yesterday and was thinking you could easy but a city Centre type place on the size of that land

 

 

Hopefully next cycle as Midtown and Montrose become too expensive. 

 

I wouldn't count on KBR before Hardy. Hardy Yards is already remediated and approved for construction, with nothing (known) near it. I'm not sure KBR is. Plus, KBR is right next door to the MDI site. While it's down to ground water monitoring only, I'm thinking that's going to put a damper on expansion. And don't forget, light rail. Not anywhere near KBR. 

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Frank Liu/Perey Homes has 500+ homes planned for the MDI site. Construction is supposed to start this year. I don't think that this plot of land is holding Cathexis (KBR site owner) back. But, something seems to be.

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A couple pics of the future road down the middle....

 

Looking East..

 

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Looking West....

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Take it for what it's worth, but I spoke to a future neighbor of mine on Everett, who said he had talked to one of the architects that was working on the Hardy Yards design. According to this AOAA (acquaintance of an acquaintance) news, Phase I of the Hardy Yards project is supposed to start in about 18 months. The guy showed me some images he supposedly was directed to by the architect, but they were those old "Hardy Yards Plaza" renderings that were posted here in 2013, including the miniature Eiffel tower. Since I can't find anything current, I take the construction start with a big grain of salt.

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Take it for what it's worth, but I spoke to a future neighbor of mine on Everett, who said he had talked to one of the architects that was working on the Hardy Yards design. According to this AOAA (acquaintance of an acquaintance) news, Phase I of the Hardy Yards project is supposed to start in about 18 months. The guy showed me some images he supposedly was directed to by the architect, but they were those old "Hardy Yards Plaza" renderings that were posted here in 2013, including the miniature Eiffel tower. Since I can't find anything current, I take the construction start with a big grain of salt.

 

Odd, according to the recent City Agenda a winning bid has been accepted for construction to begin late August or beginning of November on the actual Residences at the Hardy Yards portion. This construction phase is estimated to take up to 18 months to complete. 

 

Also here is an update on the Hernandez tunnel that was posted last week on District H Councilman Ed Gonzalez's website. Looks like the tunnel itself will be reopening in the next few weeks. I haven't driven by here in a while so I haven't gotten to see the portion of Burnett that opened July 17th.

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Odd, according to the recent City Agenda a winning bid has been accepted for construction to begin late August or beginning of November on the actual Residences at the Hardy Yards portion. This construction phase is estimated to take up to 18 months to complete. 

 

Also here is an update on the Hernandez tunnel that was posted last week on District H Councilman Ed Gonzalez's website. Looks like the tunnel itself will be reopening in the next few weeks. I haven't driven by here in a while so I haven't gotten to see the portion of Burnett that opened July 17th.

Right. I think we will see construction start this year. The Northside is becoming the next hot market near downtown.

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Odd, according to the recent City Agenda a winning bid has been accepted for construction to begin late August or beginning of November on the actual Residences at the Hardy Yards portion. This construction phase is estimated to take up to 18 months to complete. 

 

Also here is an update on the Hernandez tunnel that was posted last week on District H Councilman Ed Gonzalez's website. Looks like the tunnel itself will be reopening in the next few weeks. I haven't driven by here in a while so I haven't gotten to see the portion of Burnett that opened July 17th.

 

Thanks IamHouston.  Would you mind pointing us in the direction of those City Agenda Minutes?  Thanks!

 

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Odd, according to the recent City Agenda a winning bid has been accepted for construction to begin late August or beginning of November on the actual Residences at the Hardy Yards portion. This construction phase is estimated to take up to 18 months to complete. 

 

Also here is an update on the Hernandez tunnel that was posted last week on District H Councilman Ed Gonzalez's website. Looks like the tunnel itself will be reopening in the next few weeks. I haven't driven by here in a while so I haven't gotten to see the portion of Burnett that opened July 17th.

 

I didn't realize it was two different contractors doing the work. That might explain why they are working on the south lanes to the east, and on the north lanes to the west. The portion of the road done by Metro appears to be about finished. They had poured what appears to be the last strip of concrete in their section earlier this week. The lines are already painted on the north lanes from Freeman east.

 

The tunnel work does appear to be about finished. The concrete work looks like it's pretty much finished, anyway. I only drive by, so don't linger long enough to get the details.

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Thanks IamHouston.  Would you mind pointing us in the direction of those City Agenda Minutes?  Thanks!

 

 

I dropped in on the live webcast for the agenda a few weeks ago. Not sure where I can locate the minutes. Anyone else know where I could find these? I'd be interested as well to read them since I only got a chance to listen for a few moments. 

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Here as some pictures I took yesterday of the new Fulton and Leona extension recently paved south of Burnett St. The new Fulton extension running south and the Leona St extension running west both ending where they meet. 

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I can't seem to find the info on any of these minutes. I'd really be interested in knowing the name of the contractor that had the winning bid. 

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The "middle" road is almost done...

 

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The Main Street tunnel is almost finished - landscaping in progress

 

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Will the Burnett TC have parking for light rail users? There's a pretty annoying lack of spaces to park on this end of the red line.

 

I'm pretty sure it's not. It's always been described as a "kiss and drop" location, and this far in town, land is too valuable to spend on parking. It's not like it's easily accessible from the freeways, anyway.  Clearly this is intended as a true urban location, which means you ride transit, a bike, or walk there. What the Hardy Yards developers do is a different story, of course.

 

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I drove through the Hernandez Tunnel this morning. It's officially re-opened. 

 

Sweet! Thanks for the update. No more off-roading past the train tracks.

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Interesting that it stops at Chestnut. They've done the sidewalks from Chestnut to Freeman, and conduit is in place, but no landscaping whatsoever. It's still a muddy, weed-infested mess along that area.

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Im not sure what gave you the inclination that I said otherwise? Lol of course it is. IT HAS ITS NAME ON A SIGN

 

Haha... Was not directed at anyone.

 

Edit: I'm just looking at all the signs I see, with the transportation hub... the avenue style roads with trees placed along the road... the Hardy Yards sign itself. I think we will be kindly surprised with what we get here. A lot of us, including myself, had worries this would be just a big apartment complex. I think this will be much much more.

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From the HC Criminal Courthouse 10/14/15. Well, I tried to post a picture taken of Hardy Yards and Warehouse District the other day...

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As long as they don't do This Way and That Way, but since it's not being developed by Dow engineers, we're probably good.

 

I thought it was a promising, ahem, sign, that the developers see this as a destination development, and will put a lot of effort into making it worthwhile.

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As long as they don't do This Way and That Way, but since it's not being developed by Dow engineers, we're probably good.

Heh, the road to the old Lake Jackson airport was called Run Way. I thought that one was kind of clever.

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How big would this station be? As long as it can be melded in with the planned mixed use development, great. But if it's going to replace all of it, no thanks. That would kill development in Near Northside if they end up with just a rail station.

 

Looking at the March "Last Mile" report, going into Hardy Yards was rated next-to-last of the options, so I question the likelihood that it is now a top-three. Plus, DH-2 goes down the median of I-10 and over I-45? I don't see that getting approved unless they officially kill the Uber-Alignment they've been talking about. This major piece of infrastructure would have to be torn down and rebuilt within a few years if that went through.

 

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It was taken out of the FRA's latest report this week so there will not be any immediate downtown station. If/when there will be in the future, and if it is in this area, it will not require this development to be demolished.

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Just for shoots* and giggles, if I may add to the redundancy, ..we can all for very obvious reasons see that this is unlikely. But the mere fact that it was mentioned, gave it enough recognition for me to post it as a positive. The HY aren't going completely unnoticed as many here seem to believe, or therefore acknowledge.

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