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I couldn't find anything on this and just read about it this morning.

 

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Fire-museum-plans-doused-by-lack-of-funding-4927493.php?cmpid=btfpm#/0

 

That article on the Fire Museum's plans says that they are selling the land to Alexan.

 

"Money for those improvements should come from a pending sale of the museum's planned building site, a 1.44-acre tract at Main and Hadley for apartment development.

 

M. Scot Davis of Trammell Crow Residential said the high-end project, Alexan Midtown, will have five stories of apartments atop two levels of parking. Davis said the average 850-square-foot unit will lease for about $1,700 a month.

 

Sale of property is to close on Monday, Davis said. Construction of the 215-unit complex should begin in January, with the first units ready for occupancy in early 2015."

 

 

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Too bad they can't get rid of the power lines, nice looking building.        

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Sad for the fire museum, but nice to see a vacant lot on Main get developed.

 

 

Unable to raise the needed funds, the Fire Museum of Houston on Friday said plans for a $15 million state-of-the-art midtown museum have gone up in smoke. Rising from the ashes, though, are proposals to buy the museum's present 1898 firehouse home from the city and upgrade its exhibits and educational activities.

 

Money for those improvements should come from a pending sale of the museum's planned building site, a 1.44-acre tract at Main and Hadley for apartment development.

 

M. Scot Davis of Trammell Crow Residential said the high-end project, Alexan Midtown, will have five stories of apartments atop two levels of parking. Davis said the average 850-square-foot unit will lease for about $1,700 a month.

Sale of property is to close on Monday, Davis said. Construction of the 215-unit complex should begin in January, with the first units ready for occupancy in early 2015

Read more here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Fire-museum-plans-doused-by-lack-of-funding-4927493.php

 

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Overall I love everything about this project.

Am I the only one who wishes this was taller though? You know, since its close to the downtown/midtown border where the downtown skyline slopes downward into 2016 Main, Central Bank, and 2000 Crawford, I wish midtown would get taller there because thats where the skylines will merge.

It would be nice if we could eventually get a 40 story resi high rise like in this area like we are getting in other parts of town...

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Overall I love everything about this project.

Am I the only one who wishes this was taller though? You know, since its close to the downtown/midtown border where the downtown skyline slopes downward into 2016 Main, Central Bank, and 2000 Crawford, I wish midtown would get taller there because thats where the skylines will merge.

It would be nice if we could eventually get a 40 story resi high rise like in this area like we are getting in other parts of town...

Right now it seems like uptown could connect to downtown before the TMC with all the high rise projects in between

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you know - this is one of the cooler art deco designs we are seeing... other midtown/ inner loop apartment buildings (in my mind) are falling into the cheap - modern inspired - construction category.

 

This one however meets the eye test. Hope the brick work and art deco features do not disappoint!

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It is really good to see these projects going up in the rougher areas of Midtown and the average height seems to be increasing as well.

 

Completely agree. It will be interesting to see any projects that pop up next to Greyhound.

 

...Many people on this forum that don't live near the city would be shocked by the amount of growth occurring on the very western edge of Third Ward. There is townhome after townhome being built. I'll be sure to take pictures of it when I drive through there next time.

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It is really good to see these projects going up in the rougher areas of Midtown and the average height seems to be increasing as well.

My dad used to work on W Dallas up until a few years ago. I remember we saw a young whitel girl running at night right before he retired and he said a few years before that you never would have seen that and thought she was crazy.

95% of the people that now live there probably have no clue what these areas around downtown used to be like as far as crime and drugs.

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Snapped this on the way home.

 

Great job! And welcome to the forums!

 

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*checks username creation date*

 

 

Weeeeeeeeeell, welcome to your new posts! lol

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