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Looks like currently there is an office-over-parking buidling, with a parking lot across Fannin.  So this won't be replacing a vacant lot, but it will be more activity on Fannin which will be nice

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It's not an ugly building but my midtown fantasy is for Midtown to be Houston's version of Barcelona's  Eixample.

 

http://www.ainb.net/blog/eixample-barcelona/

 

Just a see of mainly midrises. Mainly residential,  very eclectic. 

 

Mid Main, Match etc is on the right track, but man new buildings like those two CVS buildings are just blows to my dream. 

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On 10/24/2016 at 8:43 AM, cspwal said:

Looks like currently there is an office-over-parking buidling, with a parking lot across Fannin.  So this won't be replacing a vacant lot, but it will be more activity on Fannin which will be nice

I don't think this was an office. I think that used to be a bath house.

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Eh, interesting mix... https://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Braun-Enterprises-signs-retailers-at-new-Midtown-12498772.php

 

 

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Braun said it has landed Verizon, Title Boxing Club and a location of the barber shop chain Bishops as initial tenants in its upcoming Midtown redevelopment.

 

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Braun Enterprises has just over 1,000 square feet of retail space still available for lease and is targeting coffee shops or upscale cocktail bars.

 

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On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 6:00 PM, HoustonIsHome said:

I don't think this was an office. I think that used to be a bath house.

 

On ‎7‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 9:42 PM, phillip_white said:

Major renovation is underway, with a fence around the site. Building looks completely gutted and all windows have been removed.

This is the former Midtown Spa.
The building was windowless, so holes have been cut through the exterior walls to provide them. It also contained a large swimming pool, which I assume has been decommissioned.

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I applaud Braun for renovating old buildings instead of tearing down, I wish we had more developers who did this.

Northern portion. The Verizon store was already open.

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Saw a “For Sale” sign outside of the Valero station at the corner of Elgin and Main St, next to 3100 Fannin redevelopment. For some reason I keep getting an error when uploading the picture 

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13 hours ago, _nataliepw said:

Unfortunately Bishops Barber Shop was broken into not once, not twice, but three times in one day. 

 

https://www.khou.com/article/news/crime/caught-on-camera-3-break-ins-at-midtown-barbershop-in-one-day/285-570421284

I am tired, very tired, of those in society who make a choice to steal from the hard working to support what is likely the lifestyle of an addict.

 

i would be supportive of a “one chance” policy for non-violent offenders.they have one chance to commit a crime and go into rehab.    Everybody might make a non-violent mistake once and I would also make all burglaries a felony.  A second conviction for a non-violent felony means a prison farm for 30-years with an option for parole after 20.  Bye bye, society is done with you.  Go grow some carrots.

 

 

 

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50 minutes ago, UtterlyUrban said:

I am tired, very tired, of those in society who make a choice to steal from the hard working to support what is likely the lifestyle of an addict.

 

i would be supportive of a “one chance” policy for non-violent offenders.they have one chance to commit a crime and go into rehab.    Everybody might make a non-violent mistake once and I would also make all burglaries a felony.  A second conviction for a non-violent felony means a prison farm for 30-years with an option for parole after 20.  Bye bye, society is done with you.  Go grow some carrots.

 

If the objective is to strongly discourage B&E/burglary/theft, the DA should hold a press conference and announce that henceforth a homeowner or business owner who shoots an individual caught in the act of burglary will automatically be no-billed. 

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Wow. Can you imagine the size of the prisons, the size of the population inside those prisons and freaking amount of money that it'd cost to do to maintain them?  Not to mention the quality of those coming out the other end, and how many they would be. 

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5 minutes ago, Naviguessor said:

Wow. Can you imagine the size of the prisons, the size of the population inside those prisons and freaking amount of money that it'd cost to do to maintain them?  Not to mention the quality of those coming out the other end, and how many they would be. 

Yep.  Sad no matter how you slice it.

 

Seemingly, the only other choice to mine, other than the status quo (which to me is unacceptable) is the choice written by Mkultra above.  And that is equally unacceptable to me.  The right of the people (including businesses) to protect their property needs to win the day.  With my plan, Addicts get ONE chance at fixing themselves at taxpayer expense.  A deep, intensive rehab program to get them straight, sober, and working members of society.  If they fail at that, Thereafter, the taxpayer can build some tents and a fenced farm and the addicts can hoe carrots for 30 years.  

 

 

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6 hours ago, mkultra25 said:

 

If the objective is to strongly discourage B&E/burglary/theft, the DA should hold a press conference and announce that henceforth a homeowner or business owner who shoots an individual caught in the act of burglary will automatically be no-billed. 

DA can't no-bill anyone, that's the job of the Grand Jury. All homicides(which means any killing of a person, including justified incidents) must be presented to a Grand Jury in Texas.

 

It's already legal to use deadly force to protect your property, and during the hours of darkness, you can use deadly force to stop criminal mischief, which includes things like stealing hubcaps.

 

Burglary of any building is a felony, the type of building varies the level of felony.

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I swear if this city doesn't get this mess in Midtown under control I'm going to lose my mind. I recently got in to it with a homeless man in the area because I didn't want to give him money. Long story short I told him to go **** himself.

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On ‎7‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 8:45 PM, Ross said:

It's already legal to use deadly force to protect your property, and during the hours of darkness, you can use deadly force to stop criminal mischief, which includes things like stealing hubcaps.

Does the property have to belong to the person using deadly force, or is an option for anyone?
Purely hypothetical question, of course, but I'm getting tired of seeing people's cars being broken into, and my Van Damme days are over.

 

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10 hours ago, Michael Lewis said:

@j_cuevas713 Bring your voice to the Midtown Public Safety Committee meetings.

The next meeting is Tuesday July 17 @ 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  410 Pierce St. suite 355
It took quite a lot of digging to find that information; their website is crap.
I wonder why the Public Safety Committee can't assemble at a time that's less inconvenient for the vast majority of concerned citizens.

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20 hours ago, dbigtex56 said:

Does the property have to belong to the person using deadly force, or is an option for anyone?
Purely hypothetical question, of course, but I'm getting tired of seeing people's cars being broken into, and my Van Damme days are over.

 

IANAL, but the law says you can use deadly force to prevent criminal mischief in the nighttime. The statute also says you can use deadly force to protect the property of others. Personally, I am not likely to shoot a car thief/burglar. If you kill someone, the case goes in front of a grand jury, since that's the law. It can cost you $10k even if you get no-billed.All bets are off if they are inside my house, though.

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On 7/5/2018 at 9:46 AM, j_cuevas713 said:

I swear if this city doesn't get this mess in Midtown under control I'm going to lose my mind. I recently got in to it with a homeless man in the area because I didn't want to give him money. Long story short I told him to go **** himself.

Sorry that happened to you.

 

i have personally stopped calling these folks “homeless” as that is a euphemism.  The word I now use is either “addict” or “mentally ill” (depending on the person).   While I am certain that there are good, hardworking men and women who hit a rough patch and find themselves on the street, I have yet to encounter one.  Rather, I encounter addicts and mentally ill.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Ross said:

IANAL, but the law says you can use deadly force to prevent criminal mischief in the nighttime. The statute also says you can use deadly force to protect the property of others. Personally, I am not likely to shoot a car thief/burglar. If you kill someone, the case goes in front of a grand jury, since that's the law. It can cost you $10k even if you get no-billed.All bets are off if they are inside my house, though.

Thanks for the info.
On a side note, I thought IANAL would make a great license plate.
For some reason, TDPS refused my request.

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1 hour ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

Details on Two Headed Dog, the cocktail bar coming to 3100 Fannin in Houston.

 

I somehow missed the previous posts about this place, but that CultureMap piece certainly makes it sound promising. Any establishment that's named after a Roky Erickson song automatically has some credibility right from the get-go.

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Hah! We had some chairs that looked like that, when I was a kid - late '40s, early '50s.

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