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11 hours ago, Ctaf said:

The empty land between the Laura and all those townhomes (looks like a beddown location?), is that land part of a different phase?

They own everything from the bayou to the street facing the townhouses which is Clinton. From the Jensen bridge all of the way down past the old Brown and Root building in the background to the Hirsch street bridge. Thats where the golf course is being built now. I sure wish one of you drone flyers would post a current image of the course, just to see how the rains have helped make the grass green. Should be a fun little course to play and what views.

And I'm not even a golfer.

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15 hours ago, Ctaf said:

The empty land between the Laura and all those townhomes (looks like a beddown location?), is that land part of a different phase?

It’s part of phase 1, but the building hasn’t been announced. Some folks here have commented that it would be a good sized lot for a grocery store 😇

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22 hours ago, Naviguessor said:

The Laura is the apartment part of Phase one. It’s named after a riverboat that used to run between Galveston and Houston…which makes it a good name rather than an awful one. 

More importantly, the Laura was the boat the Allen brothers used in early 1837 to demonstrate that Buffalo Bayou was a navigable river as far as their town site (Allen's Landing).

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I made an account to ask this question….what is that land across from Laura on Jensen towards downtown being cleared out for?? Few acres there. I didn’t think Midway owned that property. Is it a continuation of the Laura? Very curious…

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30 minutes ago, JRB said:

I made an account to ask this question….what is that land across from Laura on Jensen towards downtown being cleared out for?? Few acres there. I didn’t think Midway owned that property. Is it a continuation of the Laura? Very curious…

HHA Property. There is a thread on it here:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/47370-standard-on-the-bayou-multifamily-91-jensen-dr/

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35 minutes ago, bobruss said:

Thanks for the images. Now Im curious what is going on in the bottom image. 

They are building a structurally sound bank. On the smallest barge are big pieces of metal that they drive into the ground (you can see that happening along the bank). 

I'm guessing they are driving in fill dart to fill behind using that ramp.

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29 minutes ago, wilcal said:

They are building a structurally sound bank. On the smallest barge are big pieces of metal that they drive into the ground (you can see that happening along the bank). 

I'm guessing they are driving in fill dart to fill behind using that ramp.

In my opinion, they are building a dock. You are correct about the bulkhead, which appears to be multi-leveled. And at the back of the excavation you can see where they auger-ed out holes for pier forms which I assume is for a retaining wall. I wonder if they're imagining a water taxi from downtown.

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Driving sheet pilings to shore up the bank which looks like a bend in the bayou and could be compromised in a flood. I've been at a site where this was being done, they use either a large drop hammer with brute force or they use a vibrating device. The one I was involved in were hammered in, it's very noisy and quickly becomes very irritating.

 

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9 hours ago, wilcal said:

Last weekend I was riding along Allen's Landing and there were a bunch of pleasure craft tied up along Allen's Landing. Evidently privately owned leisure boats are not allowed along the ship channel, but this group has been able to get a waiver once a year.

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I do think East River had talked about doing a ferry to downtown at one point but they more recently mentioned adding some kind of street car I believe.

Am I absolutely insane for wanting a gondola?

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3 hours ago, 004n063 said:

Am I absolutely insane for wanting a gondola?

I do not think desiring a gondola in Houston is a mark of insanity. But then I am not trained in psychology. Any Haifer trained psychologists out there? 

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On 9/28/2022 at 8:45 PM, Twinsanity02 said:

I do not think desiring a gondola in Houston is a mark of insanity. But then I am not trained in psychology. Any Haifer trained psychologists out there? 

gondolitis, it's most pervasive and distinct in places like Phoenix, or other desert areas though, and rare in a place like Houston.

I offer counseling, rates are reasonable considering it is such a rare condition and requires some specialized shock treatment. 

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On 9/30/2022 at 10:14 AM, samagon said:

gondolitis, it's most pervasive and distinct in places like Phoenix, or other desert areas though, and rare in a place like Houston.

I offer counseling, rates are reasonable considering it is such a rare condition and requires some specialized shock treatment. 

Cool, let's jump into it. Lately I've been having intrusive thoughts about a direct, aerial passageway from East River to the UHD Red Line stop and on to the rooftop at Post HTX. Or maybe to Discovery Green. Or maybe - dear god, what is wrong with me? - both.

I have heard that Vyvanse can help with this condition.

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On 9/28/2022 at 7:42 AM, wilcal said:

Last weekend I was riding along Buffalo Bayou and there were a bunch of pleasure craft tied up along Allen's Landing. Evidently privately owned leisure boats are not allowed along the ship channel, but this group has been able to get a waiver once a year.

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I do think East River had talked about doing a ferry to downtown at one point but they more recently mentioned adding some kind of street car I believe.

When I was managing Cabo's downtown, during the Boat show they allowed a fleet of boats to dock. There was also a group that came and dropped by Cabo's for drinks one night. They had come up from Clear Lake Kemah marinas.

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https://rejournals.com/midways-east-river-announces-houston-maritime-center-will-open-in-mixed-use-projects-first-phase/


Houston-based Midway, the privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm, today announced Houston Maritime Center has leased a 6,281-square-foot space in the first phase of its East River mixed-use development. 

Established in 2000, the Houston Maritime Center (HMC) is an extension of founder James “Jim” L. Manzolillo’s unique experiences, personality, and lifelong association with the ocean. As a naval architect, Manzolillo traveled extensively, collecting artifacts from around the world. He eventually decided to share them with the public, and Houston offered a logical place to do that. Hence, Manzolillo began channeling his resources to create a museum to engage people of all ages in the history of ships and sea exploration. 

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, HMC seeks to connect the community to one of Houston’s most valuable industries, offering a wide variety of exhibits that cover centuries of maritime history and the city’s impact on the maritime world. The Center also hosts a vast variety of virtual and in-person educational activities, modules, lectures, programs and events for all ages. Currently occupying an interim space at the confluence of Navigation and Canal streets in the East End, HMC will relocate to its new, larger space at East River in Spring 2023. Fittingly, their new space is in East River’s Trail Head 1 (Buidling F) office building, adjacent to the project’s bayou-side greenspace with stunning views of downtown Houston.

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32 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

This fits so much better than it current  location..  can we petition  them to push for the battleship  Texas and park it right along the bayou!! . Lmao 

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9 hours ago, Moore-to-it said:

This fits so much better than it current  location..  can we petition  them to push for the battleship  Texas and park it right along the bayou!! . Lmao 

That would actually be awesome

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13 minutes ago, cspwal said:

Could the Battleship make it past the turning basin and under the 610 bridge?

It could make it under 610 but after that there are 4 roads (Wayside Dr. 2 bridges, Lockwood and Hirsch) and 3 railroad bridges it couldn't make it under.


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14 hours ago, EllenOlenska said:

I'm from Pasadena. I've gone to the Battleship so many times. It's a great outing. I don't know, but I'd like to think it would be a hit with Houstonians. Imagine climbing to the conning tower to take in the view of the city. 

I agree. There's a lot this city doesn't take advantage of to market itself and create more touristy spots. We have ZZ Top and Howard Hughes as two names the city could really run with. The same way Chicago did with the Blues Brothers. The battleship would have been awesome though! 

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2 hours ago, hindesky said:

It could make it under 610 but after that there are 4 roads (Wayside Dr. 2 bridges, Lockwood and Hirsch) and 3 railroad bridges it couldn't make it under.


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We should pull a Jeff Bezos and disassemble all the bridges for our boat!

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46 minutes ago, bookey23 said:

What do we think this will be? I couldn't find any listing for "Riverby Road". Is this a road that will be built in the future??

39 minutes ago, hindesky said:

I think it will be a future road in the complex.

Previously posted plats showing Riverby Road:

On 8/4/2022 at 5:51 PM, hindesky said:

Proposed plat passed.

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On 9/6/2022 at 5:09 PM, hindesky said:

Two new proposed plats.

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