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Forgot to upload this after I did my walk of the building. This area, off McAlpine across from the Boys and Girls Club, was completely bricked off earlier.

 

Anyone care to guess what it's for (aside from Harry Potter's advanced Cupboard under the Garage Ramp)?

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2404 Navigation is a nine-story, 300-unit community that will feature convertibles and one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 850 SF and 18K SF of retail space for a restaurant and a café. On-si

https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/multifamily/marquette-cos-moves-ahead-with-two-multifamily-projects-in-east-end-district-99415?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser   2404 Navigati

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Walked by today and noticed that the Canal St. facing GFR looks to have one of the orange COH Inspection stickers on it. Will try to pop over there after the workers are gone to see if it is in anyone other than Marquette's name.

 

Also, if I recall Marquette bought the building housing Alamo Tamales back in late November as part of Phase 2 of this project. Alamo now has a new all-black paint job on the wooden portion of the building and new utilities boxes up front. Some form of remodel is underway.

 

Update: they aren't COH inspection stickers. Just very similar looking bills.

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There is a 4th st in the Heights, but it is also E/W so it couldn't ever theoretically intersect Navigation

There's a Goforth street in the 3rd ward, but it stops at OST; if you continued it north, it would intersect Navigation a mile east of this development.

 

Where did they come up with this name?

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26 minutes ago, cspwal said:

There is a 4th st in the Heights, but it is also E/W so it couldn't ever theoretically intersect Navigation

There's a Goforth street in the 3rd ward, but it stops at OST; if you continued it north, it would intersect Navigation a mile east of this development.

 

Where did they come up with this name?

 

This isn't fourth. It's forth. Meaning onward or forward from a starting point. I'm guessing they are saying it's the start of navigation and its growth. 

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12 hours ago, thedistrict84 said:


On the one hand, I applaud this change since this area is definitely not EaDo.

 

On the other hand, this new name is really, really dumb.

 

I’m conflicted.

Seconded.

I agree with @I'm Not a Robot that it may be a nod to "Navigation," but I don't know. What really grinds my gears however, is the fact that it is also Marquette's fourth property (Catalyst Chicago, Catalyst Houston, The Mason (Chicago), and the "Forth").

 

 

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On 10/14/2020 at 9:12 AM, cspwal said:

There is a 4th st in the Heights, but it is also E/W so it couldn't ever theoretically intersect Navigation

There's a Goforth street in the 3rd ward, but it stops at OST; if you continued it north, it would intersect Navigation a mile east of this development.

 

Where did they come up with this name?

 

Might have something to do with the Frith of Forth (or is it Firth of Forth?). Could be Scottish-themed.

 

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1 hour ago, talltexan83 said:

Any updates on the planned roundabout here?  I think it would be a great addition and a nice gateway to Navigation

 

Not since May, 2019. The RFQ went out in May. https://www.eastenddistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/Navigation-Roundabout-RFQ.pdf

 

EEMD says this about it: 

In September of 2018, the East End District entered into an advanced funding agreement with TxDOT that consists of the engineering and reconstruction of the intersection at Navigation Boulevard, Jensen Drive, and Runnels Street to include an urban roundabout, pedestrian elements, streetscape and bus stop improvements. Additionally, the District hopes to include a public art installation on the roundabout and funding has been secured for public engagement related to this installation. Public engagement and design are forthcoming. No funding source for public art on the roundabout has been identified at this time.

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23 hours ago, talltexan83 said:

Any updates on the planned roundabout here?  I think it would be a great addition and a nice gateway to Navigation

Roundabout is still on. I live around the area and saw some people with levelers inspecting the intersection 3weeks ago. I asked them and they said it’s a go with construction starting sometime next year

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The website boasts "18,000 SF of retail space for a restaurant and café.  On-site amenities will include a rooftop pool, fitness center, yoga studio, resident coworking space, and a sky lounge with views of Downtown Houston." I suppose it's possible that the 18,000sqft are split by both street faces.

 

Also, I noted that the former Alamo Tamales building now has "Live at Forth" drawings all over.

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