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oh my god, PLEASE tell me they are just renovating this!?!?

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23 minutes ago, Avossos said:

oh my god, PLEASE tell me they are just renovating this!?!?

 

Their website's list of core values begins with "Embrace History." They are based out of a historic house on Avondale Street. I think we should be okay.

 

This is going to overlook the North Canal if/when it gets built.

 

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14 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Their website's list of core values begins with "Embrace History." They are based out of a historic house on Avondale Street. I think we should be okay.

 

This is going to overlook the North Canal if/when it gets built.

 

 

Post Reroute + North Canal will make this entire area a boom town. I'm calling it. With UHD next door, proximity to downtown, and light rail it would be really fun if this became a kind of student village. Education with a dash of artsy.

EDIT: Keeping this as "proposed" as blue on the map until its confirmed to be a renovation which will then be light purple. I have a hunch that the part of the building further north might get torn down to make room for a garage.

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1 hour ago, mattyt36 said:

OK, I’ll bite ... what exactly is different?

 

It's aerial shots of what the area currently looks like.

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dumb name... 1st ward is the culturally designated arts district by the state of Texas.

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11 minutes ago, Avossos said:

dumb name... 1st ward is the culturally designated arts district by the state of Texas.


I agree, "Prison Place" or "Jail Junction" would be more fitting. 

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Or just " the warehouse district" would fit better. Then again, remember these are marketing terms. The Alexan on Weslayan is now "Alexan River Oaks" when its several blocks away from River Oaks, and not even in River Oaks proper. I would never describe that intersection of W Alabama and Weslayan as being anything like "River Oaks", but thats the association the developers and their marketing team want to make. Thats completely fine, but thats with the understanding that its a "business" decision rather than a "cultural/neighborhood" decision.

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