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Origin Bank, proposed development at Binz & La Branch

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19 minutes ago, houstontexasjack said:

Medical offices, perhaps. The owner appears to be a doctor.

 

Perhaps... but docs have been known to invest in all sorts of stuff.

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14 minutes ago, mollusk said:

 

Perhaps... but docs have been known to invest in all sorts of stuff.

I was thinking this might be like Museum Point, which was anchored by the owner’s medical practice. However, in looking into Dr. J.S. Stone, it appears he is deceased:

 

http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=j-s-stone&pid=177190338&referrer=0&preview=false

 

The obituary states he was married to Gertrude, the other owner on the plat. So...yeah, this could be any number of things.

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1 hour ago, houstontexasjack said:

I was thinking this might be like Museum Point, which was anchored by the owner’s medical practice. However, in looking into Dr. J.S. Stone, it appears he is deceased:

 

http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=j-s-stone&pid=177190338&referrer=0&preview=false

 

The obituary states he was married to Gertrude, the other owner on the plat. So...yeah, this could be any number of things.

 

It's pretty hard to draw a plat with a Ouija board.  :ph34r:

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58 minutes ago, mollusk said:

 

It's pretty hard to draw a plat with a Ouija board.  :ph34r:

 

2 hours ago, houstontexasjack said:

I was thinking this might be like Museum Point, which was anchored by the owner’s medical practice. However, in looking into Dr. J.S. Stone, it appears he is deceased:

 

http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=j-s-stone&pid=177190338&referrer=0&preview=false

 

The obituary states he was married to Gertrude, the other owner on the plat. So...yeah, this could be any number of things.

Hmmm....

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Far from exciting, but from the Houston Permitting site, looks like this will be a bank building.

 

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*ORIGIN BANK
1511 BINZ ST 77004
2,869 SQ FT NEW BANK OFFICE BLDG W/ SITEWORK 1-1-2-B-B '12 IBC

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1 hour ago, corbs315 said:

Far from exciting, but from the Houston Permitting site, looks like this will be a bank building.

 

Express Review
*ORIGIN BANK
1511 BINZ ST 77004
2,869 SQ FT NEW BANK OFFICE BLDG W/ SITEWORK 1-1-2-B-B '12 IBC

Well, that is at least a little exciting because the bank is "Origin Bank."  Origin has the drive-through  location by Southmore, which was to be the first phase of Museo Plaza.  It stands to reason they'd need a new location built in order for Dr. Mann to move forward with his plans for the medical office building portion of the Museo Plaza project on that site.

 

Edit:  Mods, this thread would probably be better suited for the "Museum District" Forum.

 

 

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The Museum District must have the most unrealized potential of any Houston neighborhood. It is truly astonishing how you can have such a collection of institutions along with Hermann Park nearby, and Binz Street is still a dull walking experience. Restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, anything...

 

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33 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

The Museum District must have the most unrealized potential of any Houston neighborhood. It is truly astonishing how you can have such a collection of institutions along with Hermann Park nearby, and Binz Street is still a dull walking experience. Restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, anything...

 

I'd like to see the area come along toward walkability--lines of density on the western frontier at Main/Fannin/San Jacinto and the eastern frontier on Almeda.  Binz has a substantial amount of single-family residential abutting it, so it will likely be somewhat less dense for the foreseeable future.  However, I think Two and Three Hermann Place have the potential to add additional retail nearer to Hermann Park. At least some of the empty blocks on Almeda are getting picked up, however.  The Art Supply is going up by Oakdale, and I've seen that the half-acre lot at Almeda and Blodgett is now under contract.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

 

"Louisiana-based Origin Bank (Nasdaq: OBNK) is relocating one of its nine Houston branches to a site near Hermann Park.

The bank is moving its Museum District banking center from the current location at 5115 South Main St. to a site at 1511 Binz St., just a few blocks away from Hermann Park..."

 

“We have recently received regulatory approval to relocate our Museum Banking Center to 1511 Binz Street at the corner of La Branch and Binz in the first quarter of 2019,"

 

"In 2016, Excelsior Land Co. Inc., a Houston-based company that is linked to eye surgeon Paul Michael Mann, submitted a plat record to the city of Houston for a mixed-use project with a high-rise component. The 2.4-acre plat included the Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center’s main office at 5115 South Main St. However, it is unclear if the bank's site relocation is related to the proposed mixed-use project."

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On the bright side, Origin moving here allows Dr. Mann to move forward with the medical office building on the site of the old drive-through bank at Southmore and San Jacinto.

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