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Hurr durr my name is LTAWACS and I write on a third grade level. My sole purpose in life is to piss everyone off in HAIF with the most unintelligent posts. My mission is almost complete. HAHAHAHAHAH!!

The weather and lighting was somewhat bad, here are some random updates by me:   Ashton @ Rice Village is one of my favorite projects and it's getting close to completion.    IMAG0493 by dv1033

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Now this is how I expect Rice Village to look! Look a little closer and you can see that it doesn't have parrallel parking it has front in parking.

Well the actual development doesn't (well on the left it looks like there is a car, but I can't tell if it is parked or mowing down pedestrians). Isn't that how some of the parking is now. Like on the south side of university.

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Well the actual development doesn't (well on the left it looks like there is a car, but I can't tell if it is parked or mowing down pedestrians). Isn't that how some of the parking is now. Like on the south side of university.

Good eye, IceMan. On the left side of the drawing is a car parked head-in. On the right it shows the same thing. Blows citykid's theory right out of the water. :lol:

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Good eye, IceMan. On the left side of the drawing is a car parked head-in. On the right it shows the same thing. Blows citykid's theory right out of the water. :lol:

What? Thats what I was saying. The parking goes straight in, in front of the buildings instead of parallel parking. So I was right. Is that what you were saying? That I was right?

This development looks like the stuff you would find on Rodeo Drive.

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Couple weeks ago, you were complaining about head-in parking. Now you like it. Which is it?

citykid's quote from Atlanta Station thread:

"Parallel parking looks much more urban to me than the type of parking they have in the Height, Sugarland townsquare, and The Rice Village.

Now you all can not tell me you would like to see those type of houses in Houston.

The truth hurts!"

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Couple weeks ago, you were complaining about head-in parking. Now you like it. Which is it?

citykid's quote from Atlanta Station thread:

"Parallel parking looks much more urban to me than the type of parking they have in the Height, Sugarland townsquare, and The Rice Village.

Now you all can not tell me you would like to see those type of houses in Houston.

The truth hurts!"

I wasn't saying I liked it, I was saying I was mad because it was that type of parking qand not parallel.

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I can't place this yet, but a little poking around the Ziegler Cooper website I found this:

top_ZCA_home_page.jpg

It's from the top of their page, (apologies, I don't have a picture host/the will to crop it) to the right of the 2727 Kirby picture appears to be another rendering of the project...certain things match up.

Let me know if you agree.

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I like it except for the palm trees. Hello, its right by Rice Univeristy. I hate it when they build and landscape like they are in a total vaccume.

yeah, it's a little bit of a strange juxtaposition...

but hey, maybe Rice should opt for palms...the italian cypress and shrubs haven't been doing too well lately around there... :rolleyes:

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Just looking at this project again, I could totally see a significant portion of Kirby one day looking like this from River Oaks down to the Rice Villiage. I could also see Westheimer at Post Oak having a similar type of development.

Anyway, my favorite thing about this proposal is the details in it. I love the structure around the roof. I love that the top of the far left corner of the building looks as if it could be illuminated at night. I love the lamp posts. I love the awnings. Very exciting stuff.

I only hope it can come to pass.

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I hate parallel parking.

I LOVE the palm tree idea.

And I love this project for Rice Village. Does anyone know when it's due to be complete?

I hate parallel parking.

I LOVE the palm tree idea.

And I love this project for Rice Village. Does anyone know when it's due to be complete?

Final stages of design development currently. ZC should be released to start CD's by the end of this calendar year. Given that, look for dirt to start moving sometime early next spring. The scope and magnitude of this project is really going to blow people away. What Houston has lacked is a group willing to spend the funds necessary to develop what is truly a mixed use. Not just a retail center with residential added as an afterthought. But truly an integrated design.

This project truly will reshape our perception about urban living. Very exciting. Kudos to those involved.

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Okay, this is my best guess of location:

In the overhead angle, the roof in the left foreground looks very similar to the roof of the the Children's Assessment Center - John M. O'Quinn Campus, on the northwest corner of Bolsover and Kelvin.

Then in the overhead, the "pink street" between the two developments would be Bolsolver east of Kelvin as it runs between Walgreens and the UPS Store, Nit Noi etc, meaning that the 6-10 story office building that the UPS Store is in as well as the strip mall that has Nit Noi & Good Neighbor Cleaners would make way for the building w/ the pool, etc, as well as El Paso Imports and Kin's Cafe on the north side of that block. Walgreens and the surrounding parking lots (east and west) would be the footprint for the strip of buildings on the right side of the overhead.

I'm interested to see if the south side of the development (south of Bolsolver, east of Kelvin) will back up to the pre-existing stores on Rice (Texadelphia, etc.) or if this will take up two full blocks and replace the retail on Rice Blvd.

These points are all moot if I don't have the right location.

Here are some links to see what I'm talking about:

Google Map of the area - The O-Quinn Campus is the large, gabled roof running along Kelvin between Bolsover and Dunstan...my guess for the location of the development is the full block of Kelvin, Dunstan, Morningside and Bolsover with some development south of Bolsolver between Kelvin and Morningside.

Rice Village Map - This could help too

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i know one developer was taking a run on this site but was unable to secure a partner. this was only two months ago and i havent heard of anything since.

if someone did in fact take down the land, they moved FAST :o

this one's coming back. my mole tells me to be on the lookout for this one....

they have stayed under the radar and quietly been designing a killer project here

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this one's coming back. my mole tells me to be on the lookout for this one....

they have stayed under the radar and quietly been designing a killer project here

Keep us updated Juniper.

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So I was in the Village a few weeks ago and saw a sign about closing the 2400 block of Bolsover. I went back to take a picture for all of us, but it had been taken down...

But today at breakfast at Buffalo Grille I'm reading the West U rag and see this

Further hunting uncovered the Southampton Civic Club's page.

There they have a site plan and some renderings.

If they took it down, do you think they might have changed there minds about building this?

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If they took it down, do you think they might have changed there minds about building this?

http://www.westuexaminer.com/articles/2006...news/news03.txt

Looks like the City of Houston is getting alot of complaints from people about this development shutting down a block of Bolsover. Everyone needs to do their part and call the City and let them know what you think. This building looks awesome, and we need to make sure that we don't let some NIMBYs who just HAVE to drive on Bolsover stop it.

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