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18 minutes ago, Montrose1100 said:

It's a very unique site. If no one picks it up for factory use, I can't imagine the tear down would be cheap. Thing is a beast.

 

What about partial re-usage? I just want a bar with a view from the top of that front building. The skyline view would be amazing. 

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1 hour ago, pm91 said:

so much is happening around here that there's gotta be something going in at the coffee plant. So much potential. Could be a big market/meeting venue for the neighborhood.

It's now owned by CDAB III, LLC. They have the same address as the ECOM Foundation that is a non-profit specializing in (among other things) ... coffee production.

http://www.ecomfoundation.org/en/

This property is too valuable as a major industrial asset to simply be changed into a "cool" retail building.

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1 hour ago, ljchou said:

This property is too valuable as a major industrial asset to simply be changed into a "cool" retail building.

Aside from that, I wouldn't think the layout would be conducive to conversion into retail. This building is mostly vertical and likely has some layout intricacies which would get in the way of a straightforward conversion.

The closest analogue I can imagine offhand is the silos in Sawyer Yards, but that building had a much more conventional shape and is maybe half the height of this facility.

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The HCAD valuation is something on the property.

  • 2017 - $20.65 mil
  • 2018 - $27.34 mil
  • 2019 - $17.90 mil
  • 2020 - $26.74 mil
  • 2021 - $26.98 mil

Of the $26.98 mil the breakdown is $7.49 mil for the land and $19.48 mil for the buildings. 

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On 4/30/2021 at 9:37 AM, ljchou said:

It's now owned by CDAB III, LLC. They have the same address as the ECOM Foundation that is a non-profit specializing in (among other things) ... coffee production.

http://www.ecomfoundation.org/en/

This property is too valuable as a major industrial asset to simply be changed into a "cool" retail building.

@wilcal, no new info. Here's what I know ^. I've seen a few permits for industrial updates go through, so it seems they're primed for work.

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20 hours ago, hindesky said:

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This should be moved to 3501/3509 Harrisburg topic. This is the plot of land owned by Platform Group. Likely replatting to accommodate their newly planned development at 3509 Harrisburg (Corner of Harrisburg + Hutcheson).

@Moderators, can you help with this?
 

 

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29 minutes ago, ehbowen said:

Okay. I've been sitting on this until the statute of limitations expired (I hope!)...

I was brought in as a temporary worker to keep the plant producing for another 6 weeks beyond the publicized shutdown date (the permanent employees had found permanent jobs elsewhere and were not inclined to leave them).

I was not supposed to take pictures. But, on my last day at the plant, I was being paid just to be there for eight hours, and I had my cell phone. I got to thinking that it was quite possible that no kind of photo survey had ever been taken of this facility, and I knew it was historically important to Houston and the East End. So I went to town.

This photography was not planned, I just went through as much of the facility as I could snapping everything which seemed interesting. And they are cell phone quality pictures at best, taken with a BlackBerry PRIV. But if you want to view them, for this the balance of Thanksgiving week 2022, you may. The link follows, the password is 'LastDrop'. Expires 2022-11-28:

https://voyager.ehbowen.net:5001/mo/sharing/9TewHd5ln

I made annotations to most of the photos with what I knew about the area or equipment. You are welcome to view, but downloading is disabled. I know some folks will save screen shots, but...well, remember the copyright laws. If you have some real use for some of the photos, message me and let's talk.

That all looks like what I remember from doing some work there in the early 80's when it was Maxwell House. The company I worked for had provided control equipment for various areas. The coffee silos were not covered then. I always wished i had taken some pictures from teh top of the silos, as that's not a view you get very often.

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There were several areas which I didn't have access to during my short time there; one of them was the basement of (the original) Building 12 which was being used as a stock room for supplies. I do have a photo in that list of the Milby Avenue domestic water pumps which was on the bottom level of (IIRC) building 17. My responsibility during my time there was steam and utilities but I'm afraid I just wasn't there long enough to learn all of the ins and outs. So I wasn't aware of your sump pumps. Sorry.

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