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Now that South Main and The Citadel are nearing completion, Allen Harrison will soon move forward with their next project which is planned for the Museum District.

 

https://www.museumparkna.org/event-3361584

 

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When

August 07, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location

Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline

 

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Museum Park Neighborhood Association.

Our guest speaker will be Mitchell Hanzik from Allen Harrison Company who will be presenting the new development on the Boone property.

 

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Event page refers to the site as 'Boone property'. A search for Boone property Museum District comes up as Daniel Boone Cycles Inc at 5318 Crawford St. The block is made of a number of houses (mostly two story) though none seem to be taken well care of.

 

Things are heating up for the Museum District. Two blocks over a 370' high-rise is proposed @1500-1598 Calumet and a two-tower mixed-use project was recently announced for two blocks along San Jacinto.

 

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6 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

Event page refers to the site as 'Boone property'. A search for Boone property Museum District comes up as Daniel Boone Cycles Inc at 5318 Crawford St. The block is made of a number of houses (mostly two story) though none seem to be taken well care of.

 

Things are heating up for the Museum District. Two blocks over a 370' high-rise is proposed @1500-1598 Calumet and a two-tower mixed-use project was recently announced for two blocks along San Jacinto.

 

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Allen Harrison was previously involved with Museo Plaza, but, for reasons not known to me, are no longer involved in that project.

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1 hour ago, houstontexasjack said:

Allen Harrison was previously involved with Museo Plaza, but, for reasons not known to me, are no longer involved in that project.

 

Interesting. Allen Harrison has only developed multifamily so they were partnering with Tramell Crow for the residential high-rise? Besides the medical office building, is Museo Plaza still a proposal?

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Please let it still be in the works 🙏🏼

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I've been a little surprised that the Museum District as a whole has been relatively silent compared to other areas inside the Loop. You just feel that there is momentum in places like Downtown, Midtown, UK / Greenway, The Heights, and Post Oak just outside the Loop, but this area has been really static. I just don't hear people rushing to visit this part of town, yet it has so much potential. It has the redline going through it, a giant park and museums next door. No idea why its been this still. Anyone care to guess or have insider info on why?

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27 minutes ago, Luminare said:

I've been a little surprised that the Museum District as a whole has been relatively silent compared to other areas inside the Loop. You just feel that there is momentum in places like Downtown, Midtown, UK / Greenway, The Heights, and Post Oak just outside the Loop, but this area has been really static. I just don't hear people rushing to visit this part of town, yet it has so much potential. It has the redline going through it, a giant park and museums next door. No idea why its been this still. Anyone care to guess or have insider info on why?

 

These are my thoughts exactly!!

 

I also have no idea why, but maybe it has something to do with the long-standing NIMBY sentiment from the nearby Ashby high rise fiasco. I know that’s a bit west of the Museum District, but maybe it scared developers enough?

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Just now, clutchcity94 said:

 

These are my thoughts exactly!!

 

I also have no idea why, but maybe it has something to do with the long-standing NIMBY sentiment from the nearby Ashby high rise fiasco. I know that’s a bit west of the Museum District, but maybe it scared developers enough?

 

Thats certainly possible. We need to search for more evidence though. We need more input.

 

I literally look at this area all the time when I'm flying around google maps, or on the ground doing hikes/ taking pictures...and I see a mega gold mine.

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5 minutes ago, Luminare said:

 

Thats certainly possible. We need to search for more evidence though. We need more input.

 

I literally look at this area all the time when I'm flying around google maps, or on the ground doing hikes/ taking pictures...and I see a mega gold mine.

 

Same here. That’s why I bought a house in the area just north of the 59/Montrose bridge :)

 

I see this area developing quite a bit over the coming years. Heck, the new Glassell School/ Cloud Gate is a 10-minute walk from my house and neither were there when I bought my house two years ago.

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There have been three new high rises and several mid rise units built in the last three years so it's really not dead. They're in the process of tearing down the Chelsea Market for another 

mid rise tower, and Hine's project next to Hanover(which just opened last year) on Montrose is progressing rather nicely. They just finished the Southmore and people are just getting ready to move into the ten story just two blocks from the Southmore. They just added the second phase of the Hermann, a seven story apartment building on Hermann Drive across from the golf course in the park. Not much on Main but Caroline and Montrose have seen quite a bit of growth. It's coming. We're also  in the middle of a huge upgrade to the Museum district and as soon as they finish all of the MFAH project I think it will add more fuel to the development fire.

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Maybe they are waiting for the highway to be redeveloped? 🤷🏽‍♂️ Museo Plaza would be an awesome trophy tower for this area.. if it ever happens. 

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18 minutes ago, bobruss said:

There have been three new high rises and several mid rise units built in the last three years so it's really not dead. They're in the process of tearing down the Chelsea Market for another 

mid rise tower, and Hine's project next to Hanover(which just opened last year) on Montrose is progressing rather nicely. They just finished the Southmore and people are just getting ready to move into the ten story just two blocks from the Southmore. They just added the second phase of the Hermann, a seven story apartment building on Hermann Drive across from the golf course in the park. Not much on Main but Caroline and Montrose have seen quite a bit of growth. It's coming. We're also  in the middle of a huge upgrade to the Museum district and as soon as they finish all of the MFAH project I think it will add more fuel to the development fire.

 

All true. I understand that this could be recency bias. While this does show that development has happened, at the same time it doesn't yet answer the question of "energy" or "vibrancy". Now this is a fairly subjective thing, but I think we can agree that other areas are experiencing way more "energy" and "vibrancy" to go along with the uptick in development. Again with all the things surrounding this area I just don't understand why this is the case.

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4 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

 

Interesting. Allen Harrison has only developed multifamily so they were partnering with Tramell Crow for the residential high-rise? Besides the medical office building, is Museo Plaza still a proposal?

My understanding is that Dr. Mann still wants to follow through with additional phases of the project after the medical office building is completed.   Unfortunately, I have no information on whether the former design would be retained.

 

My personal dreamshot would be for Hines to partner up with him to help get it done.  They own the Southmore and acquired the Venue Museum District that is catty-corner to the site of the proposed tower (the current site for the Mann-Eye Institute). 

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13 minutes ago, houstontexasjack said:

My understanding is that Dr. Mann still wants to follow through with additional phases of the project after the medical office building is completed.   Unfortunately, I have no information on whether the former design would be retained.

 

My personal dreamshot would be for Hines to partner up with him to help get it done.  They own the Southmore and acquired the Venue Museum District that is catty-corner to the site of the proposed tower (the current site for the Mann-Eye Institute). 

The full project would be a game changer for the area. The old design was very attractive too but I guess I won’t put too much hope into it.

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1 hour ago, Luminare said:

 

All true. I understand that this could be recency bias. While this does show that development has happened, at the same time it doesn't yet answer the question of "energy" or "vibrancy". Now this is a fairly subjective thing, but I think we can agree that other areas are experiencing way more "energy" and "vibrancy" to go along with the uptick in development. Again with all the things surrounding this area I just don't understand why this is the case.

Thats exactly why it will happen. Proximity. Just think of this stretch as our Museum mile in Manhattan with the likes of the Neue Galeries, home to Klimt's "The Kiss",, Wright's  Guggenheim, The Whitney,(now The Breuer bldg.}. where the Met plans to hold exhibitions for the next 7 years. The Metropolitan Museum of art, The Cooper Hewitt museum of decorative design, housed in the old Andrew Carnegie mansion, this is a must visit. and many more. That is a very nice neighborhood primarily of mid rises, with smaller three and four floor homes interspersed.

I really think that the infrastructure that has developed in this southern part of Midtown and the Museum Hermann Park area, will grow organically on its own time table. There's just too much energy already in the neighborhood. Look at the crowds at The Museum this last month or two, for Van Gogh, The Children's Museum, The new Holocaust Museum, The Cam, The Crafts museum, the Natural Science museum. Hermann Park, Miller Theater, the Zoo, the golf course,McGovern lake, the pine trees. Oh, and did I mention there's a few hospitals just south of that park.

Now that's energy and when the new museum opens and you drive by there at night, tell me you won't feel that energy with that building all lit up like a lightning bug aglow on a hot summer night in June.Oh, sorry, another era. Wish you could of seen them though, back during my childhood. Fields flickering like Christmas, with thousands on, off, on, off.

It will happen. Trust me. I've always said that someday, this would be our Central park and Fifth Avenue neighborhood. We just happen to have TMC to the south, and Rice to the west.

 

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3 hours ago, Luminare said:

 

All true. I understand that this could be recency bias. While this does show that development has happened, at the same time it doesn't yet answer the question of "energy" or "vibrancy". Now this is a fairly subjective thing, but I think we can agree that other areas are experiencing way more "energy" and "vibrancy" to go along with the uptick in development. Again with all the things surrounding this area I just don't understand why this is the case.

 

A few things as someone who sorta - recently moved into the area:

1) The two realtors I worked with, when I finally chose museum district, was like "hey, this is a largely established neighborhood, very stable, quiet and the residents LIKE it like that, so...just be aware." For context, I was looking at midtown/east downtown/downtown too. And they were not wrong. I think in part the lack of "energy" is that this area is very, very residential, without many coffee shops or bars, but we do have TURKEY LEG HUT! There are a loooot of townhouses here. Some older homes on bigger plots, but they are either going, or gone, it feels like (I mean, just look at this, the Boone's have been there since the 50s). And those made way for the condos and apartments. The next step of development has to be away from the museums and more toward Midtown along San Jacinto, and propping up Almeda. Basically, Blodgett and north of it. 

 

2) Bobruss is right, that entire list of stuff he put up has gone up in the last 5 years, and they are in the middle of adding more "affordable" condos down the street from the 10 story condos he mentioned. To that end, I've spoken to friends in residential/commercial real estate and they lament how long they've been trying to buy tracks of land in the area. It seems to be hard to come by, as the people who own them tend to lease in this area for some reason/want to keep the land within their family. Hell, it was hard to buy a house because so many people preferred to lease versus sell the damn thing to me. 

 

3) The museum district super neighborhood group are very nice people, but they like the quiet. They are hyped about the capping of 59. They are hyped about the bike lane on Austin. They are not super hyped about Turkery Leg Hut (but still support it), but they are very hyped about Barnaby's/Fadis/Dak and Bop. I think a little of the lack of "vibrancy" is purposeful. 

 

Finally, if you're on the streets of the MD at 7:30 - 8, there are dog walkers, joggers, bikers, people heading to Hermann park, Lucilles and MF Sushi, people walking to the Asian Society Center and the Glassel, and students going back to Rice. I think tho, I agree in part with Luminare. Theres so much activity, its just needs...a bit more. Something else. My older neighbors seem to think what it lacks is retail/restraurants with outdoor seating and patios. They've been wanting it for 10 years. So maybe thats it. 

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Daniel Boone's is definitely closing, I'm a FB friend and started getting these in the last couple of days.

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3 hours ago, bobruss said:

 

It will happen. Trust me. I've always said that someday, this would be our Central park and Fifth Avenue neighborhood. We just happen to have TMC to the south, and Rice to the west.

 

I just want to express my full-throated agreement with this view.  Density will come along the edges as time permits. When 69 gets trenched, there could be green at both ends—and a bit of Rice to the north as well, with the coming of the Ion. 😁

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2 hours ago, X.R. said:

 

A few things as someone who sorta - recently moved into the area:

1) The two realtors I worked with, when I finally chose museum district, was like "hey, this is a largely established neighborhood, very stable, quiet and the residents LIKE it like that, so...just be aware." For context, I was looking at midtown/east downtown/downtown too. And they were not wrong. I think in part the lack of "energy" is that this area is very, very residential, without many coffee shops or bars, but we do have TURKEY LEG HUT! There are a loooot of townhouses here. Some older homes on bigger plots, but they are either going, or gone, it feels like (I mean, just look at this, the Boone's have been there since the 50s). And those made way for the condos and apartments. The next step of development has to be away from the museums and more toward Midtown along San Jacinto, and propping up Almeda. Basically, Blodgett and north of it. 

 

2) Bobruss is right, that entire list of stuff he put up has gone up in the last 5 years, and they are in the middle of adding more "affordable" condos down the street from the 10 story condos he mentioned. To that end, I've spoken to friends in residential/commercial real estate and they lament how long they've been trying to buy tracks of land in the area. It seems to be hard to come by, as the people who own them tend to lease in this area for some reason/want to keep the land within their family. Hell, it was hard to buy a house because so many people preferred to lease versus sell the damn thing to me. 

 

3) The museum district super neighborhood group are very nice people, but they like the quiet. They are hyped about the capping of 59. They are hyped about the bike lane on Austin. They are not super hyped about Turkery Leg Hut (but still support it), but they are very hyped about Barnaby's/Fadis/Dak and Bop. I think a little of the lack of "vibrancy" is purposeful. 

 

Finally, if you're on the streets of the MD at 7:30 - 8, there are dog walkers, joggers, bikers, people heading to Hermann park, Lucilles and MF Sushi, people walking to the Asian Society Center and the Glassel, and students going back to Rice. I think tho, I agree in part with Luminare. Theres so much activity, its just needs...a bit more. Something else. My older neighbors seem to think what it lacks is retail/restraurants with outdoor seating and patios. They've been wanting it for 10 years. So maybe thats it. 

Of course they're not hyped about Turkey Leg Hut 🙄

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Oh snap! That’s a massive sale at Boone’s. Need to head over there to see if I can snag a cheap bike.

 

And...ahem...check it out for HAIF purposes.

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19 minutes ago, X.R. said:

Oh snap! That’s a massive sale at Boone’s. Need to head over there to see if I can snag a cheap bike.

 

And...ahem...check it out for HAIF purposes.

 

No kidding! Please don’t post this to reddit/r/houston. I want first dibs!

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On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 6:12 PM, X.R. said:

Finally, if you're on the streets of the MD at 7:30 - 8, there are dog walkers, joggers, bikers, people heading to Hermann park, Lucilles and MF Sushi, people walking to the Asian Society Center and the Glassel, and students going back to Rice. I think tho, I agree in part with Luminare. Theres so much activity, its just needs...a bit more. Something else. My older neighbors seem to think what it lacks is retail/restraurants with outdoor seating and patios. They've been wanting it for 10 years. So maybe thats it. 

 

You'd think something like Heights Revival Market would make sense in this neighborhood. What's strange to me is all the under-utilized lots along Fannin, Main, and San Jacinto. I guess they either have really high price tags or the owners are holding them and waiting for something. Or maybe it's the homeless stigma.

 

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On 6/26/2019 at 6:12 PM, X.R. said:

 

They are hyped about the bike lane on Austin.

 

You sure about this one? Based on Nextdoor crying some people think they paid for parking directly in front their place.

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At the Planning Commission today, one of the opponents to the X Houston variance disclosed that the timeline for this was to start in November.

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On 6/26/2019 at 8:36 PM, kennyc05 said:

Of course they're not hyped about Turkey Leg Hut 🙄

I applaud the owners of Turkey Leg Hut for working with the community on parking issues.  Good business usually brings alot of traffic.  Word is they are expanding and perhaps build a parking garage.

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The developers are looking to break ground in Q4.

 

project looks good - seems like no stucco will be used. 

 

Unfortunately, no GFR. The cafe on their ground floor is for residents only. They would consider leasing it out a 3rd party if/when parking code is changed. As of now, they wouldn’t be able to build the additional parking the code calls for. 

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On 8/6/2019 at 11:30 AM, htownbro said:

I applaud the owners of Turkey Leg Hut for working with the community on parking issues.  Good business usually brings alot of traffic.  Word is they are expanding and perhaps build a parking garage.

 

MPNA said the TLH is building a club across the street. As you would imagine, there was a lot of grumbling. 

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1 hour ago, HNathoo said:

The developers are looking to break ground in Q4.

 

project looks good - seems like no stucco will be used. 

 

Unfortunately, no GFR. The cafe on their ground floor is for residents only. They would consider leasing it out a 3rd party if/when parking code is changed. As of now, they wouldn’t be able to build the additional parking the code calls for. 

 

So all brick or glass? Did anyone take fotos?

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50 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

 

So all brick or glass? Did anyone take fotos?

 

I took a paper copy of the presentation, I’ll see what I can upload tomorrow. He said it’s primarily masonry, all brick and granite. The inspirations are “Mediterranean revival” and “Hollywood Regency.” And it’s being called Boone Manor (at least on the slides it was) which I think is cool AF. He referenced Hotel Zaza as an influence for their team at the meet and greet afterwards.

 

For real, it was a 45 min presentation, and he maybe spent 20 mins of it on the actual building and the rest answering questions or letting them know what infrastructure they’ll be putting in, which includes: 

 

1. sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and new parallel parking on all sides (I asked the presenter the width of the the sidewalks and he said they’ll be pushing for near 8 feet.). If you know that area, people parallel park in small ditches currently, so, big upgrade. 

2. Replacing the generic street lights they are taking down with the lights you see by the jogging path in Hermann park. If they do that, he said Centerpoint might force them to do it for more than just their block, on both Crawford and La Branch. Thus, from Binz to Oakdale on those streets.

3. Upgrading at least one esplanade in the area, more if the museum people will come up with a design and the developer can just contribute and help develop other esplanades. Scored huge points with the head of Museum Association.

4. Burying power lines and utilities around the property. Scored huge points with crowd.

5. He spent 10 mins talking about trees and how they have some nice tree coming in, if they can’t save the current ones. Again, big point scoring.

6. After the presentation, quite a few people mentioned they would pay for access to the pool and fitness center since there isn’t one in the area. Presenter said it’s actually an idea that is being kicked around.

 

I think all of those things are just so no one shows up for their variance meeting, lol. 

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1 hour ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

Plan review permits filed last week with the city of Houston for Boone Manor. This is the apartment from Allen Harrison Company. It's going up at 5350 Crawford, Houston.

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This is exciting- I think this area will density rather quickly. 

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On 6/26/2019 at 6:12 PM, X.R. said:

They are hyped about the bike lane on Austin.

 

Interesting as city went against any type of separated bike lane on the section south of HCC to the park. They said that they received concerns about street parking and some of the museums *cough*childrensmuseum*cough* didn't want them routing it immediately next to their bus drop off area. 

 

If the residents had demanded dedicated on-street bikeway it would have likely gotten done. 

 

For reference: Midtown SNC was against the use of dedicated in-street bikeway, but they are getting it in their area. 

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13 minutes ago, wilcal said:

 

Interesting as city went against any type of separated bike lane on the section south of HCC to the park. They said that they received concerns about street parking and some of the museums *cough*childrensmuseum*cough* didn't want them routing it immediately next to their bus drop off area. 

 

If the residents had demanded dedicated on-street bikeway it would have likely gotten done. 

 

For reference: Midtown SNC was against the use of dedicated in-street bikeway, but they are getting it in their area. 

 

Yeah, I mean they talked about it at the meetings and they were pretty positive, I think they were just really "What is the City going to do for us if we allow this to happen?" And now the City is fixing sidewalks and stuff, and its just a sharrow. Cake and eat it., too

 

If that makes you sad, then the fact that they are in advance stages of putting together a parking ordinance for the entire Museum District is going to make you even sadder. 3 passes for each residential, and like 1-2 passes for mutli-family (which the City put in and supposedly the association is super pissed about, dunno if its gonna fly with them in its current state). I went yesterday to the city meeting about it and told em its dumb and my fellow MPNA people looked at me like I was nuts. Its crazy, I feel like this is just to get back at the Turkey Leg Hut people. That tension is really uncomfortable, for pretty obvious reasons. http://houstontx.gov/parking/museum-park.html

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14 minutes ago, X.R. said:

 

Yeah, I mean they talked about it at the meetings and they were pretty positive, I think they were just really "What is the City going to do for us if we allow this to happen?" And now the City is fixing sidewalks and stuff, and its just a sharrow. Cake and eat it., too

 

If that makes you sad, then the fact that they are in advance stages of putting together a parking ordinance for the entire Museum District is going to make you even sadder. 3 passes for each residential, and like 1-2 passes for mutli-family (which the City put in and supposedly the association is super pissed about, dunno if its gonna fly with them in its current state). I went yesterday to the city meeting about it and told em its dumb and my fellow MPNA people looked at me like I was nuts. Its crazy, I feel like this is just to get back at the Turkey Leg Hut people. That tension is really uncomfortable, for pretty obvious reasons. http://houstontx.gov/parking/museum-park.html

 

Lol, "what are they going to do for us". How about, the city owns the streets so you should feel lucky you are getting sustainable infrastructure. 

 

I don't think the parking plan is really that bad, and again, the museum district is weird because of the lack of commercial/restaurant spaces. 

 

How much of the basis of this is due to people parking and then riding the train to downtown or the med center for work? 

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Yeah the parking plan makes sense generally, although I don't understand why each house needs 3 permits, especially since nearly every residence in the neighborhood has off-street parking. I would argue for one per residence, with another available if you don't have off street parking on your lot.

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10 hours ago, X.R. said:

 

Yeah, I mean they talked about it at the meetings and they were pretty positive, I think they were just really "What is the City going to do for us if we allow this to happen?" And now the City is fixing sidewalks and stuff, and its just a sharrow. Cake and eat it., too

 

If that makes you sad, then the fact that they are in advance stages of putting together a parking ordinance for the entire Museum District is going to make you even sadder. 3 passes for each residential, and like 1-2 passes for mutli-family (which the City put in and supposedly the association is super pissed about, dunno if its gonna fly with them in its current state). I went yesterday to the city meeting about it and told em its dumb and my fellow MPNA people looked at me like I was nuts. Its crazy, I feel like this is just to get back at the Turkey Leg Hut people. That tension is really uncomfortable, for pretty obvious reasons. http://houstontx.gov/parking/museum-park.html

 

This sounds so high school to me haha. This grudge match has to stop. As for the parking stuff...I give it 5-10 years. If the people want that, then so be it. Theres plenty of other areas that will embrace this type of development and will get all the money and the rewards that come with such development. If these people want to live a past that is fading by the day, and live in a bubble of their design then let them. Again, I don't think it will last long. The external forces around them are going to push this area of town to densify quickly and rise tall. Its just to central of an area for it not to be, and in fact its destined to be that way. As Midtown marches further along, 59 gets buried, and more res towers get built to the west the last area will be this one. The areas around them will have everything that they will eventually want, yet they will get nothing for their stubbornness. At that point money will talk, and again all the opportunities that come with. Its merely a matter of "when" and not "if". Its a shame too because these people have no idea the true potential this area holds and opportunities and promise that it has.

 

 

10 hours ago, wilcal said:

 

Lol, "what are they going to do for us". How about, the city owns the streets so you should feel lucky you are getting sustainable infrastructure. 

 

I don't think the parking plan is really that bad, and again, the museum district is weird because of the lack of commercial/restaurant spaces. 

 

How much of the basis of this is due to people parking and then riding the train to downtown or the med center for work? 

 

I agree. I've thought a lot over many months and I've come to the conclusion that that city really should be more authoritative when it comes to infrastructure as a whole. Not everything needs to be democratic in every single function because lets be real it can make things really slow and the loudest voices will sometimes derail things that can be an overall public good. I also agree that they should be thankful that the city even holds community outreach meetings at all. Its like that old saying "don't bite the hand that feeds you". At this point the community outreach stage has become so drawn out and has turned into a breeding ground for the worst kind of actors. If people really want to know how good they had it then the best course of action for awhile would be to suspend that stage of the process and see how they would like it when they aren't a part of it. Its not like they absolutely have to do that. They can rewrite the process at anytime they wish that would make public comment irrelevant. ROW is city property and they should do with it as the city sees fit. Public comments is done as a service in good faith, but when the relationship between the Government and general public turns abusive then its probably best that it be suspended. Would it be right or even smart to do...normally I would be against it, but seeing how abusive and the hostile people are at these meetings I just don't see how the city and the public who are to busy to go to these meetings gets anything out of it. Anyway, probably an unpopular opinion, but this was after a lot of thought and personal investigation, and merely telling it as I see it, but also stating what some might be thinking, but probably won't say.

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The conversation about bike lanes taking parking is a touchy subject on Nextdoor.  Three parking permits is absurd, I could possibly get on-board with one for now. Hopefully these permits have a cost associated with them as the city is giving them permanent parking that public tax dollars maintain.  

 

I would support a plan to incrementally increase parking exempt areas from the current area and transit corridors that increases at 5-10 year intervals.  

 

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On 8/27/2019 at 4:48 PM, BeerNut said:

The conversation about bike lanes taking parking is a touchy subject on Nextdoor.  Three parking permits is absurd, I could possibly get on-board with one for now. Hopefully these permits have a cost associated with them as the city is giving them permanent parking that public tax dollars maintain.  

 

I would support a plan to incrementally increase parking exempt areas from the current area and transit corridors that increases at 5-10 year intervals.  

 

 

Expanding market-based parking to everything in side 610 is in the CoH climate change impact 2040 plan, so that sounds about like what they are gonna do. 

 

And yeah, I'm sure people are desperate to clutch their almost unregulated free parking so they can fill their garage with a bunch of stuff. 

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4 hours ago, wilcal said:

 

Expanding market-based parking to everything in side 610 is in the CoH climate change impact 2040 plan, so that sounds about like what they are gonna do. 

 

And yeah, I'm sure people are desperate to clutch their almost unregulated free parking so they can fill their garage with a bunch of stuff. 

 

There will probably be much less resistance within the MPNA by then. The organization seems to be mostly made up of retirees.

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On 9/11/2019 at 11:52 PM, Urbannizer said:

159 ft' in height

11/04/2019 - 03/25/2022 construction timeline

 

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=417001220&row=13

 

I know they told the museum district people 20 months or so, but still yeesh, thats a painfully long construction timeline. 

 

They had people out there this morning with yellow tripods and cameras doing work. Dunno what it was, but there were two crews out there. I guess this is beginning to move. 

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39 minutes ago, X.R. said:

 

I know they told the museum district people 20 months or so, but still yeesh, thats a painfully long construction timeline. 

 

They had people out there this morning with yellow tripods and cameras doing work. Dunno what it was, but there were two crews out there. I guess this is beginning to move. 

 

From your description that sounds like survey crews.

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On 9/25/2019 at 5:39 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

Allen Harrison registered a domain this week for Boone Manor. This is located in Houston at 5350 Crawford.

Maybe once the site is up, there will be a rendering and more details.


http://boonemanorhouston.com

 

It's more likely we'll see one on the website once the building is nearly complete. Allen Harrison likes to hold back renderings (see South Main building thread).

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This morning they came through and wrapped the fence in a green sheath, so you can't really see whats going anymore. And there is a huge pile of junk on the property now, in the corner.

 

Seems like something is afoot. 

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As X.R. said the chain link fencing is wrapped with green construction fencing but the fence facing Crawford is down with a small pile of rock placed in the middle for what I assume will be the construction driveway.

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