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HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Good one. I live in this area. I go to the Superneighborhood meetings. There absolutely are Nimbys here. You should have heard the backlash against light rail.

No offense to residents in this area but we're not talking about Afton Oaks here. This is the Near Northside.

The nimbys Id fear are the ones in the Heights where HSR would have push through to get here.

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The second set of apartments are called the "Exchange"   https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Mixed-income-housing-project-breaks-ground-near-14973901.php The 300-unit comp

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They were loading out the crawler crane that built the 2 story precast parking garage.

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No offense to residents in this area but we're not talking about Afton Oaks here. This is the Near Northside.

The nimbys Id fear are the ones in the Heights where HSR would have push through to get here.

They are everywhere.

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They are everywhere.

I know they're everywhere, no question about that. They're on Harrisburg too ...but they weren't able to stop that new Metro Rail Bridge while Afton Oaks, with an assist from John Culberson, was able to shut down the University Line completely. Near Northside nimbys won't be able to stop an HSR station here, if it came to that. They'd get it forced down their throats like the East End. But nimbys in the Heights could shut down HSR to Downtown period.

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I know they're everywhere, no question about that. They're on Harrisburg too ...but they weren't able to stop that new Metro Rail Bridge while Afton Oaks, with an assist from John Culberson, was able to shut down the University Line completely. Near Northside nimbys won't be able to stop an HSR station here, if it came to that. They'd get it forced down their throats like the East End. But nimbys in the Heights could shut down HSR to Downtown period.

 

 

If we have to start caring about what poor people 'want', we'd be setting a pretty dangerous precedent.

 

 It's bad enough that they can vote ..... FOR NOW.

 

 

AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHH

 

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How has this been developing? I noticed they removed the chain link fence around a good portion of the site. 

I keep hearing too many rumors that I've given up on public speculation. There are markers/flags throughout the site as of yesterday.

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So it's midway? i mean that's better than nothing right? city centre is prettttttttty cool guys c'mon it's not bad [10]

At this point in time midway would be a colossal victory.

Although if some high density middle class units came to fruition on this site, that would also be a huge victory. Maybe if the right conditions happened, like a cooling off of development, lower construction and labor costs, could a high density, high number unit, affordable development make sense? How quickly would something like that fill up?

Would the high number of units off set the sheer profit of a complex with half or a third of the units that went for more? Maybe this units don't have Quartz counter tops, or refrigerators that have applications, and thus reduce the cost of building them.

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Huge. 2,006 units.

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Based on Urbannizer's list, there is something big coming to this site. I'll try to take pictures this weekend but like I said, a lot of the site has markers/flags all over it that were placed there very recently. From the north to the south, east to west. This is along side Residences at Hardy Yards. Didn't Midway say they had another project to announce in the next few months?

 

 

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Huge. 2,006 units.

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Northside by marclongoria, on Flickr

 

Based on Urbannizer's list, there is something big coming to this site. I'll try to take pictures this weekend but like I said, a lot of the site has markers/flags all over it that were placed there very recently. From the north to the south, east to west. This is along side Residences at Hardy Yards. Didn't Midway say they had another project to announce in the next few months?

 

The list was about multi-family developments too--so it's not 2,006 town houses. 2,006 is a rather specific number. Can't wait to see the plans!

 

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Huge. 2,006 units.

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Northside by marclongoria, on Flickr

 

Based on Urbannizer's list, there is something big coming to this site. I'll try to take pictures this weekend but like I said, a lot of the site has markers/flags all over it that were placed there very recently. From the north to the south, east to west. This is along side Residences at Hardy Yards. Didn't Midway say they had another project to announce in the next few months?

 

Not that it is Hardy Yards....but he says he still has a couple of projects to announce at 12:28....perhaps we should hear something soon, whatever those projects are?

 

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I suppose if someone wanted to, one could look up the most recent deed for this property and compare it with a deed for a Midway property such as Greenstreet, and although the owner names would be unique, the mailing address would likely be the same. I would do it myself, if only I had internet access.

 

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You talk about doing that more than Howard talks about himself.

 

I had no clue people came to HAIF stoned.... is HAIF that psychedelic? 

 

Edit: "Wooooah broaah. Check out these siiiiick renderings."

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I had no clue people came to HAIF stoned.... is HAIF that psychedelic? 

 

Edit: "Wooooah broaah. Check out these siiiiick renderings."

 

I'm assuming most people on here aren't 14; smoking a joint is about the same as having a beer or two once you're used to it.

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I'm re-quoting this far back because I think it's interesting that this is all still being done by Cypress Real Estate. They were the same ones who brought this forward last fall. Now lets put together the info that the bids were approved right around August. If you look closely you can see that the roads that they are going to build correspond pretty well with what is shown here.

 

Strangely enough this might actually be alive after we left it for dead (not like this isn't a common thing here at HAIF when stuff doesn't get constructed on OUR time). Of course their is a real possibility that it might be scaled back some, but maybe, just maybe it's not going to be as bad as we all imagined this being at one point.

 

Lets keep our fingers crossed.

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If you're curious to see how much land CR V HARDY YARDS, L.P. owns in the Northside Village area..their last purchase was December 4, 2014 and few others between October - December in 2014 (some which don't reflect on HCAD yet).I doubt it's stopping there too. Makes me wonder what really is to come 10-15 years down the road in the hood. 

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The plan is pretty bland. Would be nice if someone could dig up some renders or elevations of what will actually go there.

 

I remember you posting that at some point. I still don't like that damn cul-de-sac!

 

At least my worst fears are gone. When I saw the bell tower looking logo I was thinking that some dumb cheap suburban style apartment buildings were going to go here!

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BisNow provides some interesting tidbits about Hardy Yards - and other urban renewal type stuff...

 

"1. Near Northside

 

Funding: $1.2B of public and private investment planned or recently completed

Improvements: The extension of the light rail’s Red Line is complete in the neighborhood, there’s $14M of infrastructure improvements underway, and UH Downtown just completed $30M of work. HCD is providing financing for the Avenue Stationmultifamily development in Near Northside and is working to close the Residences at Hardy Yards. The $13M Avenue Station project is getting $5.5M from HCD and will have 55 affordable units and 13 market rate. The Residences at Hardy Yards is part of the estimated $300M redevelopment of Hardy Yards, which Neal says will change Downtown. The Residences will have 179 affordable housing units and 171 market rate. The price tag: $57M, including $15M from HCD..."

They also have information about new projects in the Fifth Ward and along OST...

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