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FWIW, both the original article and a follow-up from mid-April about Allen Harrison mention that this project as well as the one in the Heights should break ground this summer

 

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I've always been curious if North Braeswood at Main St. ever connected, or was ever intended to connect with the short stub of North Braeswood at Greenbriar? I've looked on Historical Aerials and some older maps, but it does not appear that it ever did. The Google view shown above does give a hint of North Braeswood curving north as it approaches Main St. Even the house on that corner is situated on it's lot hinting that the road may have had a curve to it.

 

As for the 11 story apartments, yeah I'd welcome that. This lot has been empty for some time. In fact I remember several years ago, a group of us superintendents for the plumbing company I worked for decided to meet up for lunch at La Hacienda restaurant, which was at that site for years. Little did any of us  know that it was gone. Not just closed but gone! We had to wait until all of us pulled up before we decided were else to go since it was back in the day before cell phones.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Urbannizer said:

 

There's been some equipment there for a while as they've been using it as the base for the Main St repaving.  That job has been surprisingly stagnant for a while as it is certainly not done but I haven't seen them actually pave anything in weeks

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One of those "plan review fees" was issued for AHC South Main yesterday.  Not sure how meaningful that is but it appears this is still progressing

Project No: 16110569
Date : 2016/10/31 00:00:00
USE : MASTER INCLUDES (8) SUB PROJECTS; NEW SH
Owner/Occupant : *AHC SOUTH MAIN
Job Address : 7551 MAIN ST 77030
Valuation : $ 0
Permit Type : PX
FCC Group :  
Buyer : HOUSER CARLA
Address : 8300 FM 1960 200 77070
Phone : (281) 380-9059
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I don't see any official news on this one yet, but another plan review permit was issued in late March and today they had some sample brick facades sitting out there.  Kind of hard to differentiate what might be happening here from all of the Project Brays work around this site, but I take this as a positive sign

 

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Another small step - an Arch-Con Construction sign is on the fence now stating it's a construction site.  There appears to be some dirt work but it's hard to differentiate it from the Project Brays work, at least from Main St.  This seems imminent but no building permits that I can find.  I can't find any renderings, either

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Website will be SouthMainBuilding.com (currently forwards to Allen Harrison main site)

 

I saw the sign and was hoping for a rendering - surely we'll get something when they break ground, which will apparently be soon

 

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I don't think I've been this excited about a building in some time. It could have some incredible views from it and really change the landscape of how the TMC skyline moves south. Really hoping it's not some bland box.

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Lots of permits (including building permit) issued today, so hopefully get some news (and rendering) soon.  The groundbreaking ceremony was a couple of weeks back as that tent has been gone for a while.  There are also a few more brick combinations out there LOL

 

In somewhat-related news, I'm really impressed with the Project Brays construction going on - I thought I'd hate more concrete but the walls upstream of this spot give it more of a canal-type feel.  I had thought they were going to replace the lower trails to place in the middle of the lower shelf but so far they are still right on the edge of the liner.  The upper trails are definitely being replaced

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Due to that recent Harvey flooding event, I suspect high rise living will be more desirable in Houston and more mid and high rise residential towers will pop up everywhere, lol.

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53 minutes ago, htownbro said:

Due to that recent Harvey flooding event, I suspect high rise living will be more desirable in Houston and more mid and high rise residential towers will pop up everywhere, lol.

 

 

Maybe for rich people. None of these are accessible to anyone in the middle class.

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14 minutes ago, gmac said:

 

 

Maybe for rich people. None of these are accessible to anyone in the middle class.

 

Depends on what your definitions of rich and middle class are, along with what sort of development (if any) comes out post-Harvey.

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1 hour ago, Vy65 said:

 

Depends on what your definitions of rich and middle class are, along with what sort of development (if any) comes out post-Harvey.

 

Rich to me = people able to pay $3000+ a month for a 1000sf place.

 

YMMV

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I mean, most of the new midrises and high rises are quite a bit cheaper than that, but that square footage number seems pretty arbitrary to me as well. I *do* think number of bedrooms is potentially an issue for anyone trying to raise a family, and I'm not sure there are there are that many 3 bedroom units being built.

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Seems suspect for flooding. That's possibly why it has remained unoccupied.

 

I took notice of the palm trees and the plot seems to be a restaurant torn down sometime between 1995 and 2001 but searching for it has yielded very little (a zero address on HCAD, with only vague indications that about a decade ago, CVS was considering it for a store). The best guess I have is La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant at 7525 Main Street.

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On 10/13/2017 at 1:30 PM, gmac said:

 

 

Maybe for rich people. None of these are accessible to anyone in the middle class.

 

It depends.  Prior to Harvey many of these mid and high rises were giving discounts of up to 3 months free rent because of competitive market.  

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I guess the base to the west was just the 2nd section, the tower crane went up this weekend and it has enough jib to cover the whole site.

 

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Is there still no rendering for this? My rudimentary Google skills couldn't find one, but perhaps some of the more accomplished sleuths on here might be able to locate it.

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On 11/18/2017 at 3:26 PM, asubrt said:

Is there still no rendering for this? My rudimentary Google skills couldn't find one, but perhaps some of the more accomplished sleuths on here might be able to locate it.

AHC is the general contractor but their page for this project has nothing, they call it "South Main Building"

http://www.southmainbuilding.com/

 

http://www.allenharrisonco.com/portfolio/

 

From today...

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They were using the tower crane to place AC units on the parking garage next door for the Omaha Bank building but they weren't for this project.

 

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http://www.construction-today.com/sections/residential/3304-allen-harrison-co-citadel-apartments-south-main-project

 

The company also is building South Main, an 11-story apartment building. Seven floors will feature 186 residential units, and the remaining four will house a cast-in-place garage.



 

Allen Harrison aims to finish both buildings by summer 2019, but it saw challenges when Hurricane Harvey blew through Houston last year. Fortunately, Wood says, the project sites were well prepared for the disaster.

 

During the design process, “We worked hand-in-hand with our engineers to understand what the water would [do in] a major flooding event,” he recalls, noting that this allowed the company to prevent damage to both project sites.

 

Wood says that some water came onto the South Main site, but it experienced no damage. “We wouldn’t even have suffered much damage if the building had been erected,” he says. 

 

 

“One thing I like about South Main is that it’s an 11-story all brick building,” he says. “You don’t see much of that anymore.”

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Just now, thatguysly said:

Still can't find a rendering. Not even on the developer's website.

 

Wow.  Three minutes later and you still can't find a rendering?   :D

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