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Looks like Lovett is surprisingly remodeling, and not tearing down, an old warehouse near washington, on Sawyer/Edwards, right along the railroad tracks.

 

http://www.lovettcommercial.com/Detail.aspx?idwebarea=36&webid=159

 

Im sure it's not news to many, but it now looks like the are actually doing some construction there.

 

Anyone have any pictures or know any additional info such as possible tenants?

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Looks like Lovett is surprisingly remodeling, and not tearing down, an old warehouse near washington, on Sawyer/Edwards, right along the railroad tracks.

 

http://www.lovettcommercial.com/Detail.aspx?idwebarea=36&webid=159

 

Im sure it's not news to many, but it now looks like the are actually doing some construction there.

 

Anyone have any pictures or know any additional info such as possible tenants?

 

I rode my bike by there last weekend - I was also surprised to see it wasn't a teardown---the old warehouse is gutted to the rafters and beams....nothing much else was left....they were digging trenches to lay electricity lines from the street to the building when I rode by.....if I get by there again this weekend, I will take pics

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Keeping the warehouse feel is a great idea.  The First Ward has a big chance to outdo all the other hot spots in town for redevelopment.  It is 5 min from downtown.  Walking distance to the bayou.  On the hike and bike path.  Loaded with big parcels with emptied industrial buildings that are ready for anything.  Only downside is the train cutting though the neighborhood.  But repurposing the warehouses gives the area personality instead of tearing everything down and going all Katyville on it. 

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Best way to make this area a neighborhood, rather than a string of big-box developments with large surface lot, is to clear the land, complete the street grid, and parcel the land into 3000 - 20,000 s.f. lots.  This would allow the area to develop organically into a mix of s.f. residential, small multi-family/condo buildings, retail, commercial and small-scale mixed use.

 

 

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I just found out my hair salon, Satori, will be moving to this space.  Move-in is slated for February 2015.

 

I would assume that their move is related to Rockefeller Hall leaving?  If so, do they have any idea what is going to happen to that property?

 

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Here's one way to get a big art party started: Bring beer.

The first retail tenant to sign on for the Washington Avenue Arts District's future Artist Alley project  is a new brewery.

Holler Brewing Co.  is so new it hasn't yet secured all of its permits, but Lovett Commercial vice president Liz Jacobs said the brewery has signed a lease to occupy a prime space within a large block of warehouses next to Silver Street Studios on Edwards Street.

Craft beer industry newcomers John and Kathryn Holler, who are married, are the talents behind the brewery. John Holler told the Houston Business Journal their plans include a tasting room and small-batch production facility. They haven't yet set a target opening date.

Developer Jon Deal, who has invested in the old industrial zone west of downtown for about a decade, is leading the effort to connect several sprawling studio and warehouse compounds between Sawyer and Silver Streets  into a more cohesive, 35-acre "creative campus" where visitors can also shop, eat and drink as well as visit more than 230 studios. The campus' central spine will be a shaded promenade called Artist Alley.

http://www.chron.com/entertainment/restaurants-bars/article/New-brewery-coming-to-new-Art-Alley-6385056.php#photo-8310053

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Yup this is exactly what houston needs. Agreed with BFS.... This is what needs to happen to the post office site. If they could develop a similar concept on a grander/denser scale AND seamlessly connect it to buffalo bayou park Houston would have a true world class market.

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Yup this is exactly what houston needs. Agreed with BFS.... This is what needs to happen to the post office site. If they could develop a similar concept on a grander/denser scale AND seamlessly connect it to buffalo bayou park Houston would have a true world class market.

With your insider knowledge something tells me this isn't just a hopeful dream of yours...

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So Lovett is going to drop some bombs soon, neat.

 

From the get go, I couldn't understand why people were disappointed with Lovett getting that site. I was excited... Most will disagree with me, but I think we'll see something cooler than even Midway or Hines could offer. 

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From the get go, I couldn't understand why people were disappointed with Lovett getting that site. I was excited... Most will disagree with me, but I think we'll see something cooler than even Midway or Hines could offer.

Easy killer. There's nothing wrong with going towards a proven model, but I'm still interested to see how it turns out.

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Hosting Day for Night fest here was a great idea; really hope they continue doing this, or somehow incorporate the idea into the new Post Office site.

They actually had the Post Office parking lot open for parking for DfN, so I assume Lovett had a part in putting together the festival. Also, what an amazing idea holding a music fest in the winter rather than the summer in Htown. It felt amazing out there.

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If thats a drawing its a very good rendering. The attention to details like the reflections in the tap the light reflection in the window and the subtlety

of the reflections and the detail in the corrugated bar material. Its got to be a photo. Check out all of the details behind the glass.

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The Art Wall Unveiling in the Washington Avenue Arts District

 

ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, the Washington Avenue Arts District unveiled Art Wall Houston, an 800 foot mural wall along the South side of the new Art Alley outdoor gallery area in the heart of the Sawyer Yards creative campus. It was a family affair with drinks, live paintings, food trucks & more! The Washington Avenue Arts District is an ongoing project focused on creating an identity for our area that highlights our vibrant creative community.

 

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3 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

 

3 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

Updated site plan for Sawyer Yards phase I from Lovett Commerical brochure. Located at 2313 Edwards St in Houston.

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3 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

Food truck Sticky's Chicken is opening at Sawyer Yards. The Houston Press article doesn't say which phase of Sawyer Yards the food truck is opening their brick and mortar in Houston.


From Houston Press:

Sticky's Chicken is happy to announce they are ready to take the next step. They've signed a lease at the Sawyer Yards community in the First Ward neighborhood.

http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/oh-yes-stickys-chicken-is-coming-to-menu-of-menus-10300909

 

Do we know if they are taking A or B?

 

Thanks

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2 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:


From their website in August:
We are excited to announce that we are currently in the design/permitting process of our 2nd location in Houston, Texas located in the newly developed Sawyer Yards area!

 

That poorly punctuated sentence makes it look like they already have a location in Houston.  They don't.  They currently have one location . . . in Metarie, La.

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