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The fingers furniture area will be unrecognizable in the next couple of years 

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The fingers furniture area will be unrecognizable in the next couple of years 

So they are thinking a big box store will go in here? Interesting.

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Walmart. Correct?

Wouldn't that be awfully close to the other Walmart on Wayside/45 though?

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In my opinion I have a feeling that Krogers would go at the anchor spot. Walmart is on wayside and HEB is at Gulfgate. Krogers would be a good store for that neighborhood especially with the increase in housing for UH. 

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That is the page that a Walmart was discussed.  But, rereading it does not actually confirm a Wally World at this location.  I think someone was just looking at the map from Lovett Commercial that shows a "Future Walmart" further down I-45 at Wayside. 

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In my opinion I have a feeling that Krogers would go at the anchor spot. Walmart is on wayside and HEB is at Gulfgate. Krogers would be a good store for that neighborhood especially with the increase in housing for UH. 

That makes complete sense. Just move from their older location down the street.

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not sure if kroger would go since there is an existing kroger on polk and cullen just like a block away unless kroger decides to make it into a signature store the kroger there is just a small store not a signature store.

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So this is what they're replacing the apartments that burned down earlier this year (or was it late last year?) with? I'm neither impressed, nor unimpressed.

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so, it looks like they are going to keep the Fingers Furniture building's slab, using it as a parking lot.

 

My late friend Gonzo did a survey on it for his engineering firm... he said that slab and cockroaches are the only things that will survive a nuclear war, it's so thick.

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http://houston.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/CoverSheet.aspx?ItemID=9462&MeetingID=219

 

ORDINANCE appropriating $2,050,000.00 from the TIRZ Affordable Housing Fund; approving and authorizing loan of the appropriated funds and $3,900,000.00 of Federal Home Investment Partnership Funds from the City of Houston to HARRIS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY to assist with development of Fenix Estates, a 200 unit Affordable Housing Community, located in the vicinity of 3815 Gulf Freeway, In Houston, Texas



 

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) recommends Council approve a $5,950,000 loan between the City of Houston and Harris County Housing Authority for the construction of a 200-unit multifamily rental complex for families. The HOME funds of $3,900,000 will be provided as a performance based, forgivable loan that will operate as a grant. The $2,050,000 TIRZ funds will be an actual loan to be repaid over a 20 year timeframe. This new complex will have supportive services space for case managers, health providers, other social services, and space for HCHA central office operations. Total project costs are anticipated to be $46,212,536 of which $39,280,655 is for the residential component. In exchange for HCDD's funding, up to 70 units will be designated by the City as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) units, and 110 units will be designated by Harris County as PSH. 

 

Located at 1-45 and Cullen, the area around Fenix Estates has numerous amenities that provide for future residents' transportation, shopping, educational, medical, cultural, recreational and spiritual needs. Besides direct access to 1-45 by car, residents have the option of using METRO's Southeast light rail line and buses at the nearby transit center. The area has also been identified for revitalization by Lovett Commercial, which has plans for retail and restaurant developments to be located next to the Fenix Estates community.

 

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1 hour ago, andre154 said:

This is likely a new topic, but Aspen Heights is platting a new development this week: Aspen Lockwood. 

 

Interesting. Any idea where specifically on Lockwood this development will be?

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21 hours ago, andre154 said:

This is likely a new topic, but Aspen Heights is platting a new development this week: Aspen Lockwood. 

 

19 hours ago, intencity77 said:

Interesting. Any idea where specifically on Lockwood this development will be?

 

There have long been rumors that someone was going to build student housing at the old Macy's facility, maybe this is going to be it?

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14 minutes ago, samagon said:

 

 

 

There have long been rumors that someone was going to build student housing at the old Macy's facility, maybe this is going to be it?

 

If that rumor is true then maybe Lovett, who currently owns the old Macy’s warehouse site, sold off a large parcel to Aspen. Nothing as of yet to reflect that on Lovett’s Commercial site. The leasing page is still showing a Burlington and Palais Royal store as part of that redevelopment. 

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It's between Earnestine and Lockwood. Is that the eastern side of the Macy's facility?

 

Aspen Heights just built another apartment complex at OST and MLK south of UH.

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On 4/26/2018 at 7:23 PM, phillip_white said:

These apartments are HUGE. From today:

 

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I was wondering what those were. They look like some odd highway hotel complex. 

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Looking at their website, they only have studios and 1 BR apartments

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50 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

Why spend money on railings for a nonexistent balcony?

 

Hmm... a place to hang your hand-washables to dry?

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it's called a Juliet window, like as in romeo romeo, where the hell are you romeo... lol

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27 minutes ago, Tumbleweed_Tx said:

it's called a Juliet window, like as in romeo romeo, where the hell are you romeo... lol

 

Juliet balconies only make sense when there is a whole door (preferably a french door). Whatever this is belongs on mcmansionhell.com

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On 7/10/2019 at 1:27 PM, Urbannizer said:

https://www.sc-arch.com/work/fenix-estates-apartments/

 

Why spend money on railings for a nonexistent balcony? 🤔

 

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Was probably once a full set of doors instead of a window which could be open to essentially turn your bedroom or living room into a balcony. since this is affordable housing (which has to be built incredibly cheaply) this was most likely VE'ed out, but they either forgot to also VE the balcony or just like the aesthetic (?). Are we really shocked that something looks shabby or awkward on an affordable housing development? 

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Tumbleweed is right but with a "Juliet balcony" the sill of the opening is usually at or near the floor level. I think Luminare pegged it: the larger opening was VE'd out. I sure hope no one ever has to be rescued from one of those windows. 😟

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