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The Lighthouse of Houston Shipping Receiving was demolished.   Added barbed wire to the fencing line.  Believe the homeless has been an issue in the past.

 

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I don't know what this used to be but there was a strong odor of ammonia emanating from the demolition.

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19 hours ago, hindesky said:

I don't know what this used to be but there was a strong odor of ammonia emanating from the demolition.

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Lots of old commercial air conditioning units used ammonia as the working fluid.

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Stopped by to see the activity today.  Nothing really going on, but I was told the Juvenile Detention Facility would be getting demolished in two weeks. Starting Monday, July 17, 2019.

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I always wondered if Hanover would acquire and demo the old, tired building.  Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen Residence Hall at 810 Marston was built in 1974.  This Hanover project will be incredible.

 

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2 hours ago, CaptainJilliams said:

Do we know for sure if the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen Building will be re-purposed or demoed for the Hanover project? 

I don't know but it's a horrible looking building up close. Went by there about a month ago, it's in bad shape.

 

It reminded me of buildings you see of old Soviet era slum buildings.

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14 hours ago, hindesky said:

I don't know but it's a horrible looking building up close. Went by there about a month ago, it's in bad shape.

 

It reminded me of buildings you see of old Soviet era slum buildings.

 

Honestly, with just a good pressure washing it would probably look better than an unfortunate number of the hotels/apartments being built nowadays will look after the same 45 years.

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So excited for a larger district with both developments in this area. The possible planned high/mid rises is starting to creep up there now. If they all get built this will be possibly the most densely populated area in Houston am I right? 

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This might be one of the longest demos I have seen.  Going on 2 months now.

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1 minute ago, Visitor said:

This might be one of the longest demos I have seen.  Going on 2 months now.

 

True, although this is a massive site. I'm impressed by how after they tear one massive building down they move on to the next one only a few days later.

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2 hours ago, Timoric said:

It is amazing how much ugly is getting replaced all across the city - throw in some nice new parks - some transit improvements - some urban enclaves - and you won't hear say Houston is an ugly city anymore from back in the day when there were billboards everywhere, industrial, endless strip centers, and odd neighbors from no zoning

Yep, Cities develop in layers...always have!

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3 hours ago, Timoric said:

It is amazing how much ugly is getting replaced all across the city - throw in some nice new parks - some transit improvements - some urban enclaves - and you won't hear it said Houston is an ugly city (Dallasites) anymore from back in the day when there were billboards everywhere, industrial, endless strip centers, and odd neighbors from no zoning

 

Of course the area between 610 and Beltway 8, and maybe even out to the Grand Parkway, is as ugly as it ever has been and is not getting replaced.

 

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19 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Of course the area between 610 and Beltway 8, and maybe even out to the Grand Parkway, is as ugly as it ever has been and is not getting replaced.

 

 

No, it just gets replicated. Driving west on I-10 from the city is like watching a tape loop. Every 7-8 miles or so the same set of big box stores repeats.

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2 hours ago, Angostura said:

 

No, it just gets replicated. Driving west on I-10 from the city is like watching a tape loop. Every 7-8 miles or so the same set of big box stores repeats.

 

I'd go even farther...the entire Texas Triangle is fast becoming a series of strip centers, parking lots, and beaver-themed gas station supercenters. Our frontage roads create a frightful sight from Leander to Baytown, Prosper to Boerne, and all places between. Build, baby, build!

 

This project should really stand out strong. The new tower on West Gray in the River Oaks Shopping Center is now popping out over the treeline and really stands out when driving over Buffalo Bayou. These will add to that.

 

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2 hours ago, Angostura said:

 

No, it just gets replicated. Driving west on I-10 from the city is like watching a tape loop. Every 7-8 miles or so the same set of big box stores repeats.

 

22 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Of course the area between 610 and Beltway 8, and maybe even out to the Grand Parkway, is as ugly as it ever has been and is not getting replaced.

 

 

Agreed. Even though I detest this aspect of our city, I've come to find it strangely fascinating this strange expanse of hyper-conformity + hyper-sameness. Its a really interesting radical landscape. Combine that with how flat our geography is and its really surreal. I remember one time, many years ago, my mom, sister, and I were driving to Galveston from Cypress. To avoid traffic we went via Galveston Rd. (was a terrible idea). Anyway, at one point we got to an intersection, and were just praying to get there at some point. I looked out and saw a walmart with a strip center and it seemed strangely configured like the area of FM1960 and I nearly lost it. I really thought for a second that we never moved and were still stuck in Cypress. Really surreal experience.

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49 minutes ago, Luminare said:

 

 

Agreed. Even though I detest this aspect of our city, I've come to find it strangely fascinating this strange expanse of hyper-conformity + hyper-sameness. Its a really interesting radical landscape. Combine that with how flat our geography is and its really surreal. I remember one time, many years ago, my mom, sister, and I were driving to Galveston from Cypress. To avoid traffic we went via Galveston Rd. (was a terrible idea). Anyway, at one point we got to an intersection, and were just praying to get there at some point. I looked out and saw a walmart with a strip center and it seemed strangely configured like the area of FM1960 and I nearly lost it. I really thought for a second that we never moved and were still stuck in Cypress. Really surreal experience.

 

I wasn't talking about the conformity and chain stores so much as the used car lots, aging dilapidated strip centers, chain link fences, unmown vacant lots full of bandit signs, etc.

 

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On 6/26/2019 at 10:02 AM, Timoric said:

It is amazing how much ugly is getting replaced all across the city - throw in some nice new parks - some transit improvements - some urban enclaves - and you won't hear it said Houston is an ugly city (Dallasites) anymore from back in the day when there were billboards everywhere, industrial, endless strip centers, and odd neighbors from no zoning

You're right. I have noticed a shift in how we look as a city since I moved here in 98. Houston is almost unrecognizable today in a great way. There's still a lot of work to do but we've come a long way. Go Houston!

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On 6/27/2019 at 12:02 PM, skooljunkie said:

 

I'd go even farther...the entire Texas Triangle is fast becoming a series of  beaver-themed gas station supercenters.

 

 

you say that like it's a bad thing... LOL

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Now on the HAIF Development Map under the layer "Proposed". This goes for everything they are planning for this site until they begin all of it or a phase 1 then I'll update this to "Under Construction". I don't classify clearing land as "Under Construction". For any updates on the status of this project. Please DM me.

Things to keep an eye on include (but not limited to):

-updated renders (will be adding pics to all projects later)
-project name changes

-changes in use or additions of uses

-changes in number of stories

-changes to Developer or additional Developers

-changes to Architect or additional Architects/Designers

-announcements or changes to construction dates / finish dates



If any of the above is missing in the project info already then please assist clarifying any missing info to me.

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13 hours ago, Luminare said:

Now on the HAIF Development Map under the layer "Proposed". This goes for everything they are planning for this site until they begin all of it or a phase 1 then I'll update this to "Under Construction". I don't classify clearing land as "Under Construction". For any updates on the status of this project. Please DM me.

Things to keep an eye on include (but not limited to):

-updated renders (will be adding pics to all projects later)
-project name changes

-changes in use or additions of uses

-changes in number of stories

-changes to Developer or additional Developers

-changes to Architect or additional Architects/Designers

-announcements or changes to construction dates / finish dates



If any of the above is missing in the project info already then please assist clarifying any missing info to me.

Where can I find the development map? 

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50 minutes ago, Lyle said:

Where can I find the development map? 

I believe if you look on about the middle of page two on this thread you can see a color map of the development

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Just now, cspwal said:

It looks like a bombed out ruin in a warzone

 

I know right! Its actually really interesting. Would be a cool site for an urban warfare flick.

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