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Funny insight terra002 -

 

Not sure which blue shop you refer to but...Cotton Brothers a block down from Boheme is the only frame shop certified to deal with frame damage wrecks in Houston.

 

Mack, International, Freightliner and Peterbilt, KW all sublet their frame jobs there. Parking is tight there is usually a 20+ truck backlog to get into their shops. I am sure they know they are sitting on a gold mine. Not very fun getting a wrecker down Fairview with a mangled 18 wheeler.

 

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19 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

I feel like this development is going to become a Rice Village shopping area over time

That would be cool. I live right next to here. 

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I'm actually excited that all the street repaving and new sidewalks for that general area are happening at the same time as this. Those streets were falling apart.

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That area is going to explode. I hope you own your home over there because I think this will enhance property values immensely.

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Yeah this is def going to become a shopping destination. It has too much appeal aesthetically and it's in an area that draws a ton of attention. Retail is already established in this area so you can only image what could pop up next. Maybe a Sephora, Lids, etc???

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18 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Yeah this is def going to become a shopping destination. It has too much appeal aesthetically and it's in an area that draws a ton of attention. Retail is already established in this area so you can only image what could pop up next. Maybe a Sephora, Lids, etc???

 

When are we finally going to get the Bork everybody keeps promising?

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From Swamplot about the parking garage planned for Fairview District in Houston's Montrose.

The latest of Gensler’s renderings of that midrise parking garage planned atop the recently evacuated location of nightclub and drag venue Meteor shows the structure rocking a swath of greenery in place of the decorative bicycles pictured across the facade in earlier drafts.

http://swamplot.com/planned-montrose-parking-garage-to-be-born-ready-for-the-day-its-no-longer-needed/2017-06-28/

 

More on Gensler's parking garage conversions in other designs of theirs:
http://weburbanist.com/2017/05/02/future-proof-parking-garages-autonomous-vehicles-drive-reusable-designs/

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Updated site plan for Fairview District in Montrose:


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Old site plan here.



From Swamplot:

There appear to be 6 retail spots in the foot of the garage that will be ready for tenants before such time as the rest of the garage might hypothetically be repurposed (along with a slew of other spaces in the development, per Edge Realty’s leasing flier):

Spots shown as available include the lot currently occupied by a house just south of the nexus of Genessee and Fairview.

http://swamplot.com/planned-montrose-parking-garage-to-be-born-ready-for-the-day-its-no-longer-needed/2017-06-28/

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j_cuevas713, I drove through this area today and was amazed at how torn up the whole area was.

You have the patience of Job. It really does resemble a third world corridor or the war torn middle east. 

How long is this street construction going to take? Then they'll start the building construction. Looks like your going to be in the middle of at least two years of serious work in that little triangle.

I'm sure the area will be a success and the retail and parking structures will really help the neighborhood absorb some of the street traffic that is now associated with Gratifi, Cuchara's , and Max's. If it works look for more activity down at Helena. Thats a nice group of buildings on both sides of the block.

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On 7/3/2017 at 8:39 PM, bobruss said:

j_cuevas713, I drove through this area today and was amazed at how torn up the whole area was.

You have the patience of Job. It really does resemble a third world corridor or the war torn middle east. 

How long is this street construction going to take? Then they'll start the building construction. Looks like your going to be in the middle of at least two years of serious work in that little triangle.

I'm sure the area will be a success and the retail and parking structures will really help the neighborhood absorb some of the street traffic that is now associated with Gratifi, Cuchara's , and Max's. If it works look for more activity down at Helena. Thats a nice group of buildings on both sides of the block.

Based on those renderings, isn't the roadwork basically part of the build?

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On 7/3/2017 at 8:39 PM, bobruss said:

j_cuevas713, I drove through this area today and was amazed at how torn up the whole area was.

You have the patience of Job. It really does resemble a third world corridor or the war torn middle east. 

How long is this street construction going to take? Then they'll start the building construction. Looks like your going to be in the middle of at least two years of serious work in that little triangle.

I'm sure the area will be a success and the retail and parking structures will really help the neighborhood absorb some of the street traffic that is now associated with Gratifi, Cuchara's , and Max's. If it works look for more activity down at Helena. Thats a nice group of buildings on both sides of the block.

 

Gratifi went under a few months back. It will be interesting to change the area from mostly good but divey spots to higher end places like RA sushi and see if it takes off. 

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Where did you get RA sushi from? That RA is the name of the vintage furniture place currently there, have they said anything?

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6 hours ago, iah77 said:

Where did you get RA sushi from? That RA is the name of the vintage furniture place currently there, have they said anything?

 

Oh thank god. I didn't know the name of that spot and assumed it was getting the boot. I am happy they are leaving that block alone. I was not happy about RA Sushi taking its spot.

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Gratifi went under due to a lack of service and management. The owner.

I believe that Gordon Ramsay even tried an intervention and that didn't help. Some people 

shouldn't be in the hospitality business. It will be interesting to see who all takes spaces there.

Its definitely a different demographic that lives in the neighborhood than did en or fifteen years ago.

 

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16 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Based on those renderings, isn't the roadwork basically part of the build?

Well it is but they won't start building those  new spaces until the roadworks finished so I think it will take a couple of years for the dust to settle.

I'm having a senior moment and cant remember the name of the little hamburger place I believe on Genesse. Is it closed or just taking a vacation. I have a friend who lives right in the middle of all of it and he is constantly dusting and sweeping.

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On 7/5/2017 at 3:12 PM, bobruss said:

Well it is but they won't start building those  new spaces until the roadworks finished so I think it will take a couple of years for the dust to settle.

I'm having a senior moment and cant remember the name of the little hamburger place I believe on Genesse. Is it closed or just taking a vacation. I have a friend who lives right in the middle of all of it and he is constantly dusting and sweeping.

Ahh yeah Lankfords! Great burgers!

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On 6/27/2017 at 9:25 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

Proposed parking garage for Fairview District in Montrose from Houston Business Journal

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Highlights from the HBJ article about the parking garage at Fairview District

- The parking garage at the Fairview District was designed with conversion options in mind.

- The parking garage at the Fairview District, a mixed-use development underway in the Montrose area, will mirror most parking structures in that it'll take up around half the total space of the development it serves. It won't always be that way, though. The garage was "future proofed," Gensler's Peter Merwin said, and designed in such a way that can easily be converted into a multifamily development.

- Instead of being designed with ascending and descending ramps, the Fairview District's roughly five-story parking garage will feature a single ramp on one side of the garage. The boxy structure of the garage itself will house five flat levels with ceiling heights between 10 feet and 15 feet. Should Houston's love of cars wane over the years, the ramp will be easily removable, Merwin said, and the concrete structure will easily facilitate a conversion. He designed the garage in a way that'll be easily convertible to an apartment development, though it could feasibly be converted to an office development, too.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/06/27/montrose-parking-garage-designed-to-be-future.html



An article over on Bisnow about the future of parking garages, with a blurb about the conversion parking garage planned for the Fairview District in Montrose.

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/other/parking-garage-conversions-77592

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3 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Any word on this? I haven't been in the area lately.

 

I rode my bike through there last weekend - some site-work in the parking garage area is being done and the roads are still torn up

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On 8/13/2017 at 6:49 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:



An article over on Bisnow about the future of parking garages, with a blurb about the conversion parking garage planned for the Fairview District in Montrose.

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/other/parking-garage-conversions-77592

 

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More often that not, parking is not wholly up to designers. Cities tightly control parking minimums and regulations, and Merwin is starting to challenge some of those rules. His biggest beef is with parking requirements near bars. Although bars are some of the heaviest users of parking, typically 12 spaces per thousand, he thinks it is absurd that cities require higher parking minimums there.  

 

Merwin thinks the requirement should be zero. He believes requiring parking at a bar is almost asking for a problem; particularly with alcohol involved, it would be better to encourage customers to walk, Uber or take public transit. 

 

 

I think that all parking minimums are bad, but parking minimums for bars are particularly terrible, and a good first target for elimination.

 

 

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It looks like they are a little behind schedule, since they said in their press release they would begin construction on the garage in August of 2017, which was about 5 months. late,

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Multiple small buildings. Shared structured parking. I wish more of our development could look like this without it all being done by a single developer. (Unfortunately our development rules make that all but impossible.)

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