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28 minutes ago, pablog said:

Wait, so it isn’t on hold?

 

I don't believe it was ever on hold. Was there ever any indication?

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6 minutes ago, Luminare said:

 

I don't believe it was ever on hold. Was there ever any indication?


I just looked back and realized they were speaking about the project on Jensen by Marquette being put on hold. My bad. 

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1 minute ago, pablog said:


I just looked back and realized they were speaking about the project on Jensen by Marquette being put on hold. My bad. 

 

All good. It happens. Probably due to both being Marquette Company projects.

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1 hour ago, Luminare said:

 

All good. It happens. Probably due to both being Marquette Company projects.

 

And only a block or two apart.

 

But yeah, trust me, this one isn't on hold. Full steam ahead every day. I do find it odd that they are pouring the second floor of the southernmost section, but the foundation hasn't been poured in the center section yet.

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Concrete pours scheduled for both today and tomorrow. I'm guessing today's will get delayed due to weather.

 

That said, I'm expecting another level up by the weekend.

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Update: the block got new power poles. Gas line to the building is almost done as well.

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I miss swamplot... This picture would be front and center on their website showing this old brick building being dwarfed by this large multi-use complex. Crazy picture

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1 hour ago, Mr.Clean19 said:

I miss swamplot... This picture would be front and center on their website showing this old brick building being dwarfed by this large multi-use complex. Crazy picture

 

So true. I still don't know why Mr. Salmeron didn't sell since the building isn't even occupied these days, but, oh well.

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It looks like Marquette has contracted with Gin Design Group for the interior/commerical aspect. Based on their website (gindesigngroup.com) they are responsible for Axelrad, Oxheart (RIP), Goodnight Charlie, Public Service, and more.

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It so sad that whoever owns that shitty little building wouldn't sell. It an eyesore.

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3 hours ago, hindesky said:

It so sad that whoever owns that shitty little building wouldn't sell. It an eyesore.

 

The owner is an interesting man. It's his father's old clinic. He has no interest in the place aside from keeping it clean (he "mows" it with a scythe in a full one-piece beekeeping suit type thing). I spoke to him years ago about what his plans are with it. He said hold out for the "right" offer.

 

From the intonation I gathered he did not mean money. That said, yeah, it's pretty clear now that he missed any shot he would have had at selling the place.

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Posted (edited)

Have Houston developers ever used imminent domain?  The U.S. Supreme Court approved its use for private development and the Houston to Dallas high speed railroad, a private venture, is using it to get land along the route.

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3 hours ago, Geographer said:

Have Houston developers ever used imminent domain?  The U.S. Supreme Court approved its use for private development and the Houston to Dallas high speed railroad, a private venture, is using it to get land along the route.

 

Since when?

(Eminent domain)

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10 hours ago, Geographer said:

Have Houston developers ever used imminent domain?  The U.S. Supreme Court approved its use for private development and the Houston to Dallas high speed railroad, a private venture, is using it to get land along the route.


The Supreme Court case did not give private developers the ability to use eminent domain.  Generally, the power has to be exercised by a governmental authority.  The Supreme Court allowed governments to use eminent domain for the purpose of assembling property for private development.  However, the Texas Constitution does not allow eminent domain to be used for private development as was allowed by the US Supreme Court.

 

The ability of Texas Central to use eminent domain (which, contrary to your post, I'm pretty sure they have not exercised) arises  from Texas Law that grants certain eminent domain powers to railroads and pipeline companies.  It is not available to private real estate developers.

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To piggyback off Houston19514's post, Texas Central's claim is grounded in TX law that states that a railroad may use eminent domain to acquire land for tracks. However, Texas Central's argument was recently struck down on the grounds that you have to have rail lines before calling yourself a railroad, and thus, Texas Central has no right to use eminent domain.

 

That ruling is of course up on appeal.

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On 4/20/2020 at 11:36 AM, JBTX said:

To piggyback off Houston19514's post, Texas Central's claim is grounded in TX law that states that a railroad may use eminent domain to acquire land for tracks. However, Texas Central's argument was recently struck down on the grounds that you have to have rail lines before calling yourself a railroad, and thus, Texas Central has no right to use eminent domain.

 

That ruling is of course up on appeal.

 

Just to follow up.  Texas Central won on appeal.  On to the Texas Supreme Court.

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Glad to see this thing rise. The elevator shafts are commanding a presence on the 59 approach to Downtown.

 

Edit: Plus staircase/s

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3 hours ago, Montrose1100 said:

Glad to see this thing rise. The elevator shafts are commanding a presence on the 59 approach to Downtown.

Notice that yesterday.  Made me start wondering  how long before  more  some mid rises  start dotting  Eado skyline 

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On 6/15/2020 at 1:27 PM, Moore713 said:

Notice that yesterday.  Made me start wondering  how long before  more  some mid rises  start dotting  Eado skyline 

What is your take on claiming this to be inside EADO. Being someone that lives in this neighborhood, I get upset at the over use of EADO when really this project lies inside the East End District. 

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Personally, conflating "EaDo" with "East End" annoys me (especially when their are distinct boundaries), but I've come to live with the fact that it's inevitable. I trust EEMD will keep with the subtle reminders such as signage, event names, etc., while people will go around doing/saying their own thing regardless.

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18 hours ago, truebluez said:

What is your take on claiming this to be inside EADO. Being someone that lives in this neighborhood, I get upset at the over use of EADO when really this project lies inside the East End District. 


Developers and real estate agents will call an area whatever they want, regardless of recognized and/or historic neighborhood and management district boundaries. “EaDo” is being pushed as a trendy, up-and-coming area so naturally they will take liberty with the boundaries and say pretty much anything in the general area is “EaDo,” even when it’s on the other side of the Bayou in Fifth Ward. 

 

It’s the same reason The Heights now apparently reaches all the way over to Hempstead road. . .

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1 hour ago, thedistrict84 said:


Developers and real estate agents will call an area whatever they want, regardless of recognized and/or historic neighborhood and management district boundaries. “EaDo” is being pushed as a trendy, up-and-coming area so naturally they will take liberty with the boundaries and say pretty much anything in the general area is “EaDo,” even when it’s on the other side of the Bayou in Fifth Ward. 

 

It’s the same reason The Heights now apparently reaches all the way over to Hempstead road. . .

And the same reason my house was promoted as "EaDo", when I'm Greater Eastwood. 

 

It's funny how hard they push EaDo. When people ask where I live, I've tried explaining down the list. Eastwood, East End, East Downtown, North of UH, even EaDo, and every suburbanite looks at me funny. I've stuck to landmarks. Vaguely Soccer Stadium-ish, more like Original Ninfas usually sends voltage to their lightbulb.

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2 hours ago, Montrose1100 said:

And the same reason my house was promoted as "EaDo", when I'm Greater Eastwood. 

 

It's funny how hard they push EaDo. When people ask where I live, I've tried explaining down the list. Eastwood, East End, East Downtown, North of UH, even EaDo, and every suburbanite looks at me funny. I've stuck to landmarks. Vaguely Soccer Stadium-ish, more like Original Ninfas usually sends voltage to their lightbulb.

I had trouble telling some people where I lived when I lived downtown - I would say "downtown" and they would ask where and I'd say the part with the tall buildings

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On 6/18/2020 at 8:26 AM, Montrose1100 said:

And the same reason my house was promoted as "EaDo", when I'm Greater Eastwood. 

 

It's funny how hard they push EaDo. When people ask where I live, I've tried explaining down the list. Eastwood, East End, East Downtown, North of UH, even EaDo, and every suburbanite looks at me funny. I've stuck to landmarks. Vaguely Soccer Stadium-ish, more like Original Ninfas usually sends voltage to their lightbulb.


I just say that I’m in Second Ward. It really throws recent transplants off.

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Is a second phase going where the old building they also own is ?

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Correct. The building that (used to) house Andes Cafe and the Maritime Museum are Phase II.

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I was hoping the ground floor facing Navigation would be cafe/dining, but from the billboard it appears to be an empty lobby. Doesn’t seem like a good utilization of space 🤷‍♂️

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I'm still hoping there is more than blank space.

 

Seems odd to hire an interior design firm with more restaurant/bar experience than commercial/residential work to do your building and not use their full potential.

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On 7/27/2020 at 10:02 AM, ljchou said:

Interesting. GFR will be on canal, or just interior?

 

Walked the building today. GFR definitely on the Canal side. Not sure what is going on on the Navigation side.

 

Building is fully topped out now. Two floors of windows installed. Framing for the asthenic elements is being put in.

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