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5 hours ago, Angostura said:

 

This would be big news.

 

 

Eh, the comment above was a bit overstated. The line parallel to Washington will stay pretty much intact, while the line on Winter St will be removed altogether as part of the I-45 reroute. There will be a new double-tracked bridge over White Oak Bayou.

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Chef Paul Qui of Aqui is opening a smaller Filipino restaurant somewhere in the Sawyer Yards development in Houston. It could be the Sawyer Yards development with the silos or the expansion at 1818 Washington Ave.
 

From Alison Cook:

Good news: Paul Qui & Jill Bartolome will be opening their new Filipino spot in Sawyer Yards in the new year.

...
they've secured a space and are working on a menu. Much smaller & more focused than Aqui. Eager to see what they come up with.

https://twitter.com/alisoncook/status/1077055946466168832

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On 11/21/2018 at 10:39 AM, ADCS said:

 

Eh, the comment above was a bit overstated. The line parallel to Washington will stay pretty much intact, while the line on Winter St will be removed altogether as part of the I-45 reroute. There will be a new double-tracked bridge over White Oak Bayou.

 

If they decommissioned the Winter Street line, it seems like they would need to double track from the train station, under UHD, across White Oak and by the jail. Seems like a lot of work, no?

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10 hours ago, SamHouston said:

 

If they decommissioned the Winter Street line, it seems like they would need to double track from the train station, under UHD, across White Oak and by the jail. Seems like a lot of work, no?

 

The train station/UHD portion will be decommissioned as well. The new bridge will connect the Center St line to Hardy Yards.

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Fence is up on the site and permits were given last week. Hope to see this start soon!

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1 hour ago, Avossos said:

Fence is up on the site and permits were given last week. Hope to see this start soon!

What's the parking situation down there now?

 

Glad this has signs of life and seems to be progressing. 

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Went to B&B today. Parking only on west side of taco deli building and angled parking across from it. Or, of course, the usual mandatory Houston valet at B&B.

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Across Center St from B & B Butchers and Platypus Brewery. Anyone know what's going up here?

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Guessing this is the parking lot for 1818 Washington. Didn't see an update that indicated a structure right now so I assume a paved lot. 

 

Might also be getting cleared for construction staging. 

 

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1 hour ago, Visitor said:

Guessing this is the parking lot for 1818 Washington. Didn't see an update that indicated a structure right now so I assume a paved lot. 

 

Might also be getting cleared for construction staging. 

 

It would be a huge parking lot, the old parking lot next to B&B Butchers was also fenced off.

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2 hours ago, hindesky said:

It would be a huge parking lot, the old parking lot next to B&B Butchers was also fenced off.

Here is the image I based my guess on:

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There may or may not be retail on the NE corner of Center and Silver. This is from the variance request last year:

 

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There were also rumors of structured parking for this development, but that may be a future phase.

 

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There is permitting for work on a parking lot for the connecting phase of Sawyer Yards at 1818 Washington Ave, Houston.

The permit is for 1802 1/2 Center St.

 

It is a flipping shame a parking garage wasn't their first choice. A parking structure is in the future, based on the last public renderings. Why not now instead of later when the phase is completed and operational?

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Because they don't have access to an infinite amount of money? A phased approach seems perfectly reasonable to me. 

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Limited funds are understandable, but boy oh boy is that going to be a mess to build a structure later. 

 

Not only the general construction, but the parking (with a torn up lot) will be non-existent.

 

It's rough right now and that's without the new retail of 1818

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On 3/12/2019 at 6:44 PM, Visitor said:

Limited funds are understandable, but boy oh boy is that going to be a mess to build a structure later. 

 

Not only the general construction, but the parking (with a torn up lot) will be non-existent.

 

It's rough right now and that's without the new retail of 1818



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What @Visitor wrote are the concerns I was referring to. Those concerns being Lovett's plan to push the construction of the parking garage until some time after this phase is running, and the clusterf#$% the whole process will be for the businesses, visitors, and residents.

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drove by the other day... the entire parking lot is concrete.   I had assumed it would be permeable, but nope....  how was this allowed? 

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1 hour ago, crock said:

drove by the other day... the entire parking lot is concrete.   I had assumed it would be permeable, but nope....  how was this allowed? 

The new lot behind 1818 Washington? Didnt known they paved already.

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5 hours ago, crock said:

drove by the other day... the entire parking lot is concrete.   I had assumed it would be permeable, but nope....  how was this allowed? 

 

As someone who is currently working on a parking lot project, its a lot more complicated then just throwing gravel on the ground. I like permeable parking lots, but really learned just how difficult it is to deal with parking in general, and what materials to use. I think we would see more parking lots turn to permeable surfaces if they didn't also have to provide detention (underground or above ground). The city, failing to take this responsibility upon themselves as its a city wide issue, instead decided to put this cost at the feet of developers/architects. Its the same with parking requirements. Another thing people don't know is that even though permeable materials might be permeable in of themselves, when it comes to calculating how much detention you need, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is impervious even grass! The only upside is that permeable solutions mean you need less detention than concrete, but still need detention. When confronted with these options, and the lack of experience and laziness in implementation of permeable solutions, many will just turn to concrete. Basically, to answer your question...its complicated.  

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fair... i just had assumed/hoped that since TrueGrid is literally right down the street they would have used them. 

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On 9/5/2018 at 3:48 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:

More on 1818 Washington Ave, part of the Sawyer Yards expansion.


PaperCity:
 

There will be other tenants, depending on how it shakes out so far as square footage. Likely another couple of large restaurants and quite a bit of unique urban entertainment concepts,” Lovett Commercial’s Erin Dyer tells PaperCity.
 

 “A tenant we’re working with is an axe-throwing concept. It’s a fun experience we’re bringing to the campus. We’re able to do that because we have large buildings we’re able to repurpose. It’s hard to find that amount of space in urban Houston.”
 

“These old buildings — you can’t really create them. It’s an experience in addition to going to a salon or fitness. It’s an experience that you really can’t recreate or mirror simply because of the unique feel to the area,” Clay Mealy of Lovett Commercial adds.

https://www.papercitymag.com/real-estate/sawyer-yards-expansion-barbecue-brewery-artists-concerns/#166090


 

 

 

On 9/5/2018 at 4:01 PM, LBC2HTX said:

 

On 9/6/2018 at 8:53 AM, Visitor said:

Are you sure this is relative to 1818 Washington and not the "two building expansion" of Sawyer Yards over the next 2 years?  There is no building being repurposed at 1818. It's all new construction.

 

On 9/6/2018 at 10:24 AM, Avossos said:

 

I am 100% confident the axe-throwing business will be located in the renovated buildings that will hold the cidery and brewery... off Oliver




You all are correct. 

The axe throwing bar will be Urban Axe and it's opening at 1201 Oliver, part of Sawyer Yards Houston.

https://urbanaxes.com/houston/sawyerheights/

 

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On 9/1/2018 at 6:05 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

More details about 1818 Washington Avenue, Lovett Commerical's East Washington development.

From Houston Chronicle:
 

The building's first tenant will be a New American seafood concept from an Atlanta-based celebrity chef. The building is expected to open by fall 2020.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Sawyer-Yards-expands-in-Houston-Art-District-13196724.php

 

 

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/37438-1818-washington-ave-at-silver/?do=findComment&comment=576218



 

On 9/1/2018 at 6:38 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:


Houston born Ford Fry is the Atlanta-based celebrity chef opening a New American seafood concept at Lovett Commercial's East Washington at 1818 Washington Avenue.

A LLC was created for the new restaurant: Washington Avenue Fish Camp

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/37438-1818-washington-ave-at-silver/?do=findComment&comment=576223

 

 


 

On 9/4/2018 at 10:48 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

From Eater Houston on one of the tenants for 1818 Washington Ave.


The Houston Chronicle hinted at Fry’s plans for a restaurant housed in a new development at 1818 Washington Avenue, describing the building’s first tenant as an “Atlanta-based celebrity chef” and the restaurant as a “New American seafood concept,” but didn’t name him. What really connects Fry to this project is a limited liability corporation formed in 2017 by Ford Fry Restaurants partner and chief financial officer Daniel Van Loh called “Washington Avenue Fish Camp,” though it’s unclear what exactly the restaurant would be named just yet.

Van Loh was also responsible for registering the limited liability corporations formed to open Superica and La Lucha, Fry’s new-to-Houston restaurants that are set to open in the Heights in mid-September. If the “Fish Camp” project comes to fruition, Fry would then own four restaurants in Houston — Superica, La Lucha, State of Grace, and this as-yet-unnamed eatery. It’s possible that it could be an outpost of The Optimist, Fry’s Downtown Atlanta seafood restaurant that promises a “seaside fish camp experience” and dishes like whole-roasted trout, raw oysters, and lobster rolls.


https://houston.eater.com/2018/9/4/17816932/ford-fry-new-seafood-restaurant-1818-washington-avenue

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/37438-1818-washington-ave-at-silver/?do=findComment&comment=576577





Eater Houston called it. Chef Ford Fry's restaurant for 1818 Washington Ave in Houston will be The Optimist.

It's going in the 7,240 SF space on the corner of Washington Ave and Silver St, directly across the street from Tacodeli.

1818 Washington Ave or East Washington is a new development under construction from Lovett Commercial. It's part of Sawyer Yards.

 

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On 9/11/2019 at 8:43 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:


Eater Houston called it. Chef Ford Fry's restaurant for 1818 Washington Ave in Houston will be The Optimist.

It's going in the 7,240 SF space on the corner of Washington Ave and Silver St, directly across the street from Tacodeli.

1818 Washington Ave or East Washington is a new development under construction from Lovett Commercial. It's part of Sawyer Yards.

 





From Eater Houston yesterday:

Construction permits filed for the space at 1818 Washington Avenue indicate that Fry will bring the Optimist, his “seaside fish camp” restaurant to the address. A sales tax permit filed with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts also confirms that location. The Houston outpost is an offshoot of the original Optimist in Atlanta, which Fry opened in 2012 to rave reviews, including a “best new restaurant” nod from Esquire that same year.

https://houston.eater.com/2019/9/12/20862560/the-optimist-opening-washington-avenue-ford-fry

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