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Demolition was proceeding at full speed today. Tear-down is in progress on the Westcreek (east) side and also on the southwest side.

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My PO Box is out that way, and I always drive back past the old building. It's currently half torn down.

 

Someone here had offered to fly a drone and get some video that way whenever it was being torn down, I don't have their info though.

 

The laundry room still had rented laundry machines in it. Bet they're super happy about that.

 

Also, what the hell is "2220 1/2 Westcreek Ln."? The building's address is 2220 Westcreek Lane. Always has been. Even the new buildng isn't going to be at some "1/2" address. I'd guess either 2220 or 2222.

 

Good job letting the building rot there for, what, over 2 friggin years? You got no rent from me or anyone else. How much did all those guards cost, to protect an empty fricking building?

 

I do not miss the traffic. You don't have a snowball's chance in hell of going anywhere at 5 PM.

 

One Swain & Houck building remains. http://www.thegeorgianapts.com That's because they still own it. (or, their estate, or whatever, they're both dead I'm sure)

 

Owner Name &
Mailing Address:
SWAIN & HOUCK
8811 WESTHEIMER RD STE 208
HOUSTON TX 77063-3617

 

Submit all flames to /dev/null. 

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3 hours ago, MikeRichardson said:

My PO Box is out that way, and I always drive back past the old building. It's currently half torn down.

 

Someone here had offered to fly a drone and get some video that way whenever it was being torn down, I don't have their info though.

 

The laundry room still had rented laundry machines in it. Bet they're super happy about that.

 

Also, what the hell is "2220 1/2 Westcreek Ln."? The building's address is 2220 Westcreek Lane. Always has been. Even the new buildng isn't going to be at some "1/2" address. I'd guess either 2220 or 2222.

 

Good job letting the building rot there for, what, over 2 friggin years? You got no rent from me or anyone else. How much did all those guards cost, to protect an empty fricking building?

 

I do not miss the traffic. You don't have a snowball's chance in hell of going anywhere at 5 PM.

 

One Swain & Houck building remains. http://www.thegeorgianapts.com That's because they still own it. (or, their estate, or whatever, they're both dead I'm sure)

 

Owner Name &
Mailing Address:
SWAIN & HOUCK
8811 WESTHEIMER RD STE 208
HOUSTON TX 77063-3617

 

Submit all flames to /dev/null. 

Off topic but I saw drone in your post...a cool holiday gift idea would be drones you could load cargo in and deliver stuff. I was feeling lazy when the neighbors mail came to my house and wished I could fly it over there and drop it off.

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13 hours ago, MikeRichardson said:

My PO Box is out that way, and I always drive back past the old building. It's currently half torn down.

 

Someone here had offered to fly a drone and get some video that way whenever it was being torn down, I don't have their info though.

 

The laundry room still had rented laundry machines in it. Bet they're super happy about that.

 

Also, what the hell is "2220 1/2 Westcreek Ln."? The building's address is 2220 Westcreek Lane. Always has been. Even the new buildng isn't going to be at some "1/2" address. I'd guess either 2220 or 2222.

 

Good job letting the building rot there for, what, over 2 friggin years? You got no rent from me or anyone else. How much did all those guards cost, to protect an empty fricking building?

 

I do not miss the traffic. You don't have a snowball's chance in hell of going anywhere at 5 PM.

 

One Swain & Houck building remains. http://www.thegeorgianapts.com That's because they still own it. (or, their estate, or whatever, they're both dead I'm sure)

 

Owner Name &
Mailing Address:
SWAIN & HOUCK
8811 WESTHEIMER RD STE 208
HOUSTON TX 77063-3617

 

Submit all flames to /dev/null. 

You seem a little bitter. :)

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1 hour ago, invisibletrees said:

 

He has been since he had to move out.

Reminds me of this guy....

 

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/28/how_oligarchs_destroyed_a_major_american_city_partner/

 

I'm always amused by people that are bitter about being kicked out of a RENTAL that's getting torn down. If you like the neighborhood so much buy something. If not, it's really not your neighborhood. You're just passing through.

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20 hours ago, MikeRichardson said:

How much did all those guards cost, to protect an empty fricking building?

 

 

I've worked at 2223 West Loop South for the last two years, and for the last two years during the day there was always a security vehicle and guard on the east side of the property. So yes, they spent a fortune on security guards. Since the teardown and cleanup will take around a week, the cost should be low. It does make me wonder why they waited to demolish the building.

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I am looking forward to this side of Westcreek developing higher. Eventually, with River Oaks District's new phase all that will be left is to redevelop that massive Target plot... hopefully a Target with a parking garage and additional retail spaces fronting San Felipe.

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So the site on Westcreek across from the Wilshire/Sky House and Arabella is a paved over parking lot for Harris County Public Health. Does anyone have any intel on if the Gables development and the planned office building and other residential development are still in the works?

 

Also, the Wilshire is wrapping up and the plot to the south of it where the sales building and and equipment has been stored will presumably clear out soon. Is there still a hotel planned for it?

 

Then there's also ROD Phase II which is a whole other animal. 

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Looks like this one is moving forward - FAA case yesterday (06/26) for a construction crane from 08/16/2018 - 02/16/2020.

 

Building height of 173 

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=367851916&row=30

 

Overview
Study (ASN): 2018-ASW-9156-OE
Prior Study:  
Status: Work In Progress
   
Received Date: 06/15/2018
Entered Date: 06/15/2018
Map: View Map
Construction Info     Structure Summary
Notice Of: CONSTR
Duration: PERM    (Months: 0    Days: 0)
Work Schedule: 07/15/2018  to  07/15/2020
   
   
Structure Type: Building
Structure Name: Gables Westcreek
FCC Number:  
   
Structure Details     Height and Elevation
Latitude (NAD 83): 29° 44' 39.42" N
Longitude (NAD 83): 95° 27' 17.93" W
Datum: NAD 83
City: Houston
State: TX
Nearest County: Harris
   
 
Proposed
Site Elevation:
54
Structure Height:
173
Total Height (AMSL):
227
 
Frequencies
Low Freq High Freq Unit ERP Unit


https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=368724675&row=26

Overview
Study (ASN): 2018-ASW-9859-OE
Prior Study:  
Status: Work In Progress
   
Received Date: 06/26/2018
Entered Date: 06/26/2018
Map: View Map
Construction Info     Structure Summary
Notice Of: CONSTR
Duration: TEMP    (Months: 18    Days: 0)
Work Schedule: 08/16/2018  to  02/16/2020
   
   
Structure Type: Crane
Structure Name: Gables - 400 - 2
FCC Number:  
   
Structure Details     Height and Elevation
Latitude (NAD 83): 29° 44' 41.00" N
Longitude (NAD 83): 95° 27' 20.28" W
Datum: NAD 83
City: Houston
State: TX
Nearest County: Harris
   
 
Proposed
Site Elevation:
62
Structure Height:
285
Total Height (AMSL):
347
 
Frequencies
Low Freq High Freq Unit ERP

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Is this going to block the views of Skyhouse, Arabella and the Wilshire? The views from these buildings in many units are already poor from the north-south sides due to their proximity to reach other. 

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9 hours ago, db650 said:

Is this going to block the views of Skyhouse, Arabella and the Wilshire? The views from these buildings in many units are already poor from the north-south sides due to their proximity to reach other. 

This will enhance the views. They're currently looking at a parking lot to the west (and I don't mean 610) and a vacant lot to the south, where a hotel is proposed. 

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There is such a large concentration of lux high rises on Westcreek.  Why Westcreek? There's going to be 5, or 6 towers on that single stretch of Westcreek.

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1) They’re all adjacent to the newest luxury shopping destination in Houston.

2) likely easier/cheaper than developing on the other side of 610

3) The land was previously underutilized and the surrounding neighborhood was already being redeveloped with luxury townhomes and condos (e.g Briarglen condos and highland tower condos). 

 

Its for the same reason that all the older homes in the area have been slowly being torn-down and rebuilt with million dollar homes. 

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Between Arabella, Gables, whatever retail they are building on 610, the Equinox hotel, and the lot behind Arabella, Westcreek is going to get quite busy again. And that San Felipe Target will start looking very out of place in a couple of years.

 

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I like that this will be short enough for us to see the three behind it still.

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I have pics but it my max upload size is down to 0.22 MB for some reason. Any way to increase that back to a normal amount?

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13 hours ago, asubrt said:

I have pics but it my max upload size is down to 0.22 MB for some reason. Any way to increase that back to a normal amount?

 

Delete old pics you have posted

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14 minutes ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

Is the yellow machine at this site? I can see it from RO.. could be Park Place on Midlane?

Yes, not at Park Place. 

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1 hour ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

Is the yellow machine at this site? I can see it from RO.. could be Park Place on Midlane?

 

It is being used to erect the tower crane

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7 hours ago, thatguysly said:

 

Delete old pics you have posted

 

Thanks. Seems like there should be a better way to do this, took me ages to find old pics and clear up enough space but here are a couple...

 

 

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