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16 minutes ago, Angostura said:

 

I read somewhere that one of the tests for a city is if there were a city-wide protest or celebration, would everyone instinctively know where to go to participate. I'm pretty sure Houston fails this one.

 

 

 

Allen Parkway / Memorial

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42 minutes ago, Angostura said:

 

I read somewhere that one of the tests for a city is if there were a city-wide protest or celebration, would everyone instinctively know where to go to participate. I'm pretty sure Houston fails this one.

 

 

Houston is quite unconventional in that sense. In addition all the significant clusters of high rises , downtown, Med Center, Uptown, Greenway Upper Kirby, soon Allen Parkway and Montrose , creates a diffuse urban feeling.

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all we need now is our overly wide streets lined with trees so the Germans can march in the shade  :)

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Excellent photo with the uptown skyline in the distance. Thanks for posting. Houston is looking more amazing every day.

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i am so darn happy they are keeping that existing beautiful building! cannot wait to check it out when they are open!

 

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I’ll imagine it made plenty of others on the job site nervous too!  Architects on here can probably attest to plenty of moments in their careers where they were reaffirmed in their choice to be the architect and not the builder.

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Amazing how the Fondren Mansion which once seemed so massive now looks like a cute puppy at the feet of its masters.

 

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10 hours ago, hindesky said:

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This is going to be a gorgeous building. Hines really knows how to design and build quality properties, as opposed to the developer of the Travis (3300 Main).

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This is really a great shot.  Montrose blvd. needs to be turned into a beautiful promenade from Allen Parkway to the roundabout in Museum District ie from Aga Khan to MFAH.  It will be awesome watching this stretch continue to be lined with mid-rise and high-rise multifamily with hotels certainly not far behind.

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32 minutes ago, CREguy13 said:

This is really a great shot.  Montrose blvd. needs to be turned into a beautiful promenade from Allen Parkway to the roundabout in Museum District ie from Aga Khan to MFAH.  It will be awesome watching this stretch continue to be lined with mid-rise and high-rise multifamily with hotels certainly not far behind.

 

I agree 100% but there is currently no plan to redo this street. And Montrose Management District was disbanded; who probably had the best shot at getting something done.

 

I would love to see this street done up like Kirby. Problem is - How does it get done?

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5 hours ago, EllenOlenska said:

Yeah, this is a nice building. 


It’s almost as if the 1-mile radius from the intersection of Montrose & Richmond is the most interesting 1-mile radius in town from a development perspective.

 

La Colombe d’Or, MFAH expansion, Rothko expansion, the new Menil drawing center, The Ion, Montrose Collective...

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saw they planted those 4 palms in the courtyard to kinda form a little squared of area possibly for dining or events etc? looks nice and cannot wait to see this finished!

(in the photo above the palms are just behind that tree on the left of old main building...they are tied up in the photo but i saw them untied and there is a concrete square area that they surround)

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On 5/10/2020 at 6:34 PM, hindesky said:

You can really tell the difference in height of the 2 buildings from a distance, not much but about 2 or 3 stories.

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A developer needs to replace the Kroger with a building just few stories taller than La Colombe or just tall enough to block all their views in that direction.

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1 hour ago, BeerNut said:

 

A developer needs to replace the Kroger with a building just few stories taller than La Colombe or just tall enough to block all their views in that direction.

I feel like that Kroger’s days are numbered. Good riddance, I won’t miss it.

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I think there are lots of people who absolutely *would* miss Disco Kroger, of all Krogers, but nevertheless I also hope that land gets redeveloped into something much denser. 

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7 minutes ago, Texasota said:

I think there are lots of people who absolutely *would* miss Disco Kroger, of all Krogers, but nevertheless I also hope that land gets redeveloped into something much denser. 

 

I liked Disco Kroger because I could easily walk to it when I lived in Montrose. My complaint is that it was too small and the overall selection of items is limited.

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Yeah Disco Kroger definitely is a landmark and will be missed...but yeah......................

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I don't see Kroger leaving that area and I cant think of anywhere in that area for them to relocate.

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On 5/26/2020 at 4:29 PM, Fortune said:

I don't see Kroger leaving that area and I cant think of anywhere in that area for them to relocate.

Forget relocating, build up and put them as GFR. 

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14 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Forget relocating, build up and put them as GFR. 

 

That's a great fantasy.

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16 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Forget relocating, build up and put them as GFR. 

Central Market with condos above sounds like a great idea!

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4 hours ago, Fortune said:

 

That's a great fantasy.

How is that a fantasy when we already have that being built in this city? 

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17 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

How is that a fantasy when we already have that being built in this city? 

 

Kroger is not doing that. HEB sure, Whole Foods Sure, Kroger no.

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