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Apologies. I tried to search and did not turn up the original thread for this topic...

Looks like the project at the corner of Heights and 11th has started. The historic house is being moved to make room for another strip center. While I think this is a ridiculous project, I am still curious as to what the the new strip will look like. Anyone have a rendering?

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Apologies. I tried to search and did not turn up the original thread for this topic...

Looks like the project at the corner of Heights and 11th has started. The historic house is being moved to make room for another strip center. While I think this is a ridiculous project, I am still curious as to what the the new strip will look like. Anyone have a rendering?

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The original plans for the corner of 11th and Heights have been scrapped. The big blue house is being moved over one lot to the north. A new house will be built on the corner. The strip center is no longer part of the plans. This is a good outcome.

That is an excellent outcome indeed. Of course that house is on the large side. A carefully crafted addition and renovation could have brought big money without splitting a lot. But, no need for me to sound ungrateful that the original plan was cancelled. Another house is definitely the lesser of 2 evils.

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Is Burgerzilla a Lance Fagan restaurant? I had also heard at one time it was going to be a wine bar, but isn't it too close to a school?

I was originally told a 'wine bar' by the Tamale folk, but it seemed they themselves didn't have the full story. After a while they got their story right and called it a 'sandwich shop that serves adult beverages'. It used to be a Quickie Mart that sold beer, etc so I'm guessing they'll get the permit that allows them serve drinks assuming most of their sales comes from food. Essentially the same permit that the Washington SPECS got and lost.

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Happened to be rolling by there and noticed a HUGE house that looks like it's going to be moved in the near future.

Didn't have the camera with me, but from what I can see, it looks like it's going to go down 11th. Anyone has any news on it? I'd love to take a few pics of it when it's moving, the thing is HUGE.

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Happened to be rolling by there and noticed a HUGE house that looks like it's going to be moved in the near future.

Didn't have the camera with me, but from what I can see, it looks like it's going to go down 11th. Anyone has any news on it? I'd love to take a few pics of it when it's moving, the thing is HUGE.

It's been that way for a couple of months... There is a thread on here somewhere about it. Long story short, moving it over to the north, so they can sell the corner lot and build another house... "Stack 'em deep, make 'em cheap!" ... Shame IMO.

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Yeah.. it's been sitting on rails for months.. They were going to build a "strip center" there, but decided against it.. there's a thread around here somewhere about it..

I wonder when/if they're ever going to move the thing..

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Happened to be rolling by there and noticed a HUGE house that looks like it's going to be moved in the near future.

Didn't have the camera with me, but from what I can see, it looks like it's going to go down 11th. Anyone has any news on it? I'd love to take a few pics of it when it's moving, the thing is HUGE.

Is Cherry the mover?

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MODS: Please merge with http://www.houstonar...n-heights-blvd/

I would welcome any info Evans-Davis might have as to why the house is still sitting on skids.

Not defending it but I would think the reason has something to do with the ground being saturated ever since they put it on skids. If you think back, we really haven't had a spell long enough to dry the ground to support that type of weight.

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Not defending it but I would think the reason has something to do with the ground being saturated ever since they put it on skids. If you think back, we really haven't had a spell long enough to dry the ground to support that type of weight.

Good point...the rainy season did start about the same time as this thread.

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Maybe slightly off topic, but a cafe just opened up in the long-vacant center next to the jacked up house. It's called Lola's, and served a pretty decent breakfast when I went. Only problem: now spending way too much time in establishments named Lola's. You know the one I'm talking about.

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Not defending it but I would think the reason has something to do with the ground being saturated ever since they put it on skids. If you think back, we really haven't had a spell long enough to dry the ground to support that type of weight.

I would think it would be expensive to have all that equipment tied up for so long.. but.. whatever.. at least they're not tearing it down..

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I would think it would be expensive to have all that equipment tied up for so long.. but.. whatever.. at least they're not tearing it down..

I agree but all the expensive equipment has been in and out of there.... I don't see them having much work for the same reason of not moving it sooner... Too much water prolly really kills the house moving business...

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I'm wondering where they are going with it. If they'd planned to go east on 11th/pecore/main to 45, That is Not happening anytime soon with Main all tore up. I'd love to see it driving down Pecore though, i could watch it from my front porch.

I think they are just going to push it as far North on that lot as possible then sub-divide the lot.

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I think they are just going to push it as far North on that lot as possible then sub-divide the lot.

yes, that was the last plan i heard. there is *another* thread about it on here somewhere but i think it started out as another subject and kinda got hijacked. anyway, the owner was going to build another strip mall but then decided to build another house.

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The house has been mover and now the corner lot is for sale.

From the Listing:
Recently cleared, important commercial ''once in a lifetime'' Heights corner. Property was replatted to commercial, unrestricted reserve. Perfect for retail or office use. Beautiful frontage on 11th as well as Heights. Approved curb cut on Heights Blvd. Owner can provide plans for a 4,000 S.F. retail center.[/
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It appears that plans for commercial development at that corner are not completely off the table.

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The house has been mover and now the corner lot is for sale.

From the Listing:
Recently cleared, important commercial ''once in a lifetime'' Heights corner. Property was replatted to commercial, unrestricted reserve. Perfect for retail or office use. Beautiful frontage on 11th as well as Heights. Approved curb cut on Heights Blvd. Owner can provide plans for a 4,000 S.F. retail center.[/
quote]

It appears that plans for commercial development at that corner are not completely off the table.

not surprising. i wonder what's going to happen to the original house now?

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I think the house is safe. That's why they moved it.

right, but will it be renovated and used as a residence or will it be left to rot from neglect or will they use it for commercial? after all, the original plan had them jacking it up and using underneath for additional parking according to posts on here.

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right, but will it be renovated and used as a residence or will it be left to rot from neglect or will they use it for commercial? after all, the original plan had them jacking it up and using underneath for additional parking according to posts on here.

I'm not sure. I didn't see those posts, but it appears there may be another parrallel thread. Either way the listing does not include an improvement. It specifically denotes "cleared". The house was moved one lot north. The question might be who wants to buy a cute house next to a strip center?

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I'm not sure. I didn't see those posts, but it appears there may be another parrallel thread. Either way the listing does not include an improvement. It specifically denotes "cleared". The house was moved one lot north. The question might be who wants to buy a cute house next to a strip center?

It won't last long with the hole in the top. Ever seen what rain and bugs can do to the inside of a home?

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It won't last long with the hole in the top. Ever seen what rain and bugs can do to the inside of a home?

another demolition by neglect, i guess. like the owner knows there will be an outcry if he demos a house on the historic register so he just lets it deteriorate until it's no longer livable. we had this happen in my neighborhood. sad.

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