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Originally posted urbanize713, September 19,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



It would be great if they proceeded with this plan instead! Official change?


 

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Originally posted Visitor, September 19,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



 

Seems like this is the new plan.  I followed up my negative email with a positive one and got a response that they too were were happy with the design change. 

 

Leasing will determine if this gets built anytime soon...

 

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Originally posted New2Houston, October 6,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



 

What happened to the La Roux club that was there before? It didn't look as bad as everyone says.

 

In the new plans, I'm glad to see the parking lot behind the building so that this part of the Washington is more pedestrian friendly!

 

 

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Originally posted Visitor, October 6,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



 

  On 10/5/2018 at 9:54 PM, New2Houston said:

What happened to the La Roux club that was there before? It didn't look as bad as everyone says.

 

In the new plans, I'm glad to see the parking lot behind the building so that this part of the Washington is more pedestrian friendly!




That half-ass monstrosity was torn down a while back. :)




 

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Originally posted New2Houston, October 6,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 

  On 10/5/2018 at 11:10 PM, Visitor said:

That half-ass monstrosity was torn down a while back. :)

 



Lol, was it that ugly? Or just a bad fit for the neighborhood with the rowdy crowd it brought in?

 

I'm new to the area. It seems the further west I go on Washington, the louder it gets at night. I have to drive carefully to avoid a bunch of drunk people walking in the middle of the street 😃

 

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Originally posted Visitor, October 6,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



 

In my opinion it just wasn't professionally done from a construction perspective. Looked like an amateur job.  From a clientele perspective, it wasn't as bad as the "The House" or the ever changing building next to The House. 

 

There was a shooting in the parking lot of LaRoux, some dumbass kids tried to rob an employee after hours and he shot at them. 

 

All in all this new development will look better and likely house better tenants. My .02

 

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Originally posted skooljunkie, October 7,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



Oh man hahaha, it took three years (2014-2016) to build that simple metal box they called La Roux. They opened with an expired liquor license and never had it renewed. TABC didn't even know they were  operating in early 2017 from the sound of it. There was no sign.  During the 2017 Superbowl, they taped up six black posterboards with the letters L A R O U X. The letters slowly fell to the ground. It was a literal trash dump---after a while, they stopped paying for trash service so heaps of garbage would pile up behind the metal box. Many 311 requests were made...soon after, a new owner bought the block; the 3-year-old box was swiftly demolished. The Saturday night gunshots stopped and were never heard again. So, yeah, dump da-da dump, dump, dump. 

 

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Originally posted j_cuevas713, October 8,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 

  On 10/5/2018 at 9:54 PM, New2Houston said:

What happened to the La Roux club that was there before? It didn't look as bad as everyone says.

 

In the new plans, I'm glad to see the parking lot behind the building so that this part of the Washington is more pedestrian friendly!



You're joking right? 

 

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Originally posted New2Houston, October 8,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



 

  On 10/6/2018 at 12:07 PM, Visitor said:

In my opinion it just wasn't professionally done from a construction perspective. Looked like an amateur job.  From a clientele perspective, it wasn't as bad as the "The House" or the ever changing building next to The House. 

 

There was a shooting in the parking lot of LaRoux, some dumbass kids tried to rob an employee after hours and he shot at them. 

 

All in all this new development will look better and likely house better tenants. My .02


 

  On 10/6/2018 at 7:59 PM, skooljunkie said:

Oh man hahaha, it took three years (2014-2016) to build that simple metal box they called La Roux. They opened with an expired liquor license and never had it renewed. TABC didn't even know they were  operating in early 2017 from the sound of it. There was no sign.  During the 2017 Superbowl, they taped up six black posterboards with the letters L A R O U X. The letters slowly fell to the ground. It was a literal trash dump---after a while, they stopped paying for trash service so heaps of garbage would pile up behind the metal box. Many 311 requests were made...soon after, a new owner bought the block; the 3-year-old box was swiftly demolished. The Saturday night gunshots stopped and were never heard again. So, yeah, dump da-da dump, dump, dump. 


 

  On 10/8/2018 at 8:23 AM, j_cuevas713 said:

You're joking right? 

 




No, I'm not joking. I am new to Houston and only moved here a little over a year ago. I am only basing it on the pictures earlier in the thread since I never saw the place in person.

 

If it's anything like Visitor or skooljunkie said, then good riddance. We don't need anymore unsafe places where people get shot at night. Those guys sound like a crazy bunch for opening without a liquor license and letting garbage pile up.

 

I hope that the new developer builds an appealing shopping center with great additions for the neighborhood. No more "amateur jobs" or crappy buildings please!


 

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Originally posted InTheLoopFromNYC, October 8,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 

On 10/5/2018 at 9:54 PM, New2Houston said:

What happened to the La Roux club that was there before? It didn't look as bad as everyone says.

 

In the new plans, I'm glad to see the parking lot behind the building so that this part of the Washington is more pedestrian friendly!



It looked every bit as bad as everyone says and worse! Adding insult to injury, it took years to never complete -- they were supposed to open a lounge in the brick building, which of course never happened. The large empty lot for parking was a mess and the owners stored their old junkers there. The best was towards the end when they attempted to plant trees on the Washington Ave side -- they couldn't even get that right and those died within weeks. Hopefully the rehab of the brick building and the redesigned strip center with the parking relocated to the rear gets built and we can forget about this forever!


 

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This was in the previous thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave. It's being reposted / reupped since the original thread and other content from me were removed. 




Originally posted New2Houston, October 9,  2018 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 

On 10/8/2018 at 5:08 PM, InTheLoopFromNYC said:

It looked every bit as bad as everyone says and worse! Adding insult to injury, it took years to never complete -- they were supposed to open a lounge in the brick building, which of course never happened. The large empty lot for parking was a mess and the owners stored their old junkers there. The best was towards the end when they attempted to plant trees on the Washington Ave side -- they couldn't even get that right and those died within weeks. Hopefully the rehab of the brick building and the redesigned strip center with the parking relocated to the rear gets built and we can forget about this forever!

 



It sounds like a terrible, idiotic money pit to take three years to complete a subpar building project! This reflects very poorly on whoever the business owners were. Let's hope for the best with New Quest as the development manager. They seem to do a decent job around town - even if their shopping centers look a bit cookie-cutter and overly commercial.

 

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Originally posted skooljunkie, April 27,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



 

Oops. Torn down. 😎 Oncoming traffic is finally visible.

Looks like the new building footprint is now extended and a few tenants signed on per leasing brochure. 

 



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Originally posted Visitor, April 28,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 

Where did you see the new Washington Central brochure? All the ones I can find link to the old one.  Curious if they kept parking in the back.

 

Interesting note, the demo permit was issued for 4015 Washington, which is the empty lot next to the building that was torn down....


 

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Originally posted skooljunkie, April 28,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 

https://www.newquest.com/pdfs/Washington_Central.pdf

 

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Originally posted Visitor, April 28,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.




 

  On 4/28/2019 at 8:55 AM, skooljunkie said:


Thanks, I didn't scroll down enough after I saw the original renderings on page one. 

 

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Originally posted Luminare, May 23,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



While driving yesterday I saw that they had demo'ed the older building completely. Guess they had a hard time getting it through permit or it just wasn't savable? No clue. Either way its gone now, so it will be all new construction.

 

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Originally posted Visitor, May 24,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 


    On 5/23/2019 at 5:44 PM, Luminare said:

    While driving yesterday I saw that they had demo'ed the older building completely. Guess they had a hard time getting it through permit or it just wasn't savable? No clue. Either way its gone now, so it will be all new construction.


 

Yep, that happened about a month ago per the post a bit further up. They recently cut down all the trees and put up some fencing. Hoping they break ground soon. Haven't heard of any possible tenants though.  


 

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Originally posted ekdrm2d1, July 6,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.






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Originally posted j_cuevas713, July 9,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.




It sucks losing the small older building but at least this will front the street with nice wide sidewalks like a normal city. 


 

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Originally posted Visitor, July 9,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



 

  On 7/9/2019 at 12:49 PM, j_cuevas713 said:

It sucks losing the small older building but at least this will front the street with nice wide sidewalks like a normal city. 



One small step towards acting like a normal city. Maybe one day we will figure out the mystical process of repaving roads (or at least patching them like we give a sh$t).

 

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Originally posted skooljunkie, July 10,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 

  On 7/9/2019 at 3:45 PM, Visitor said:

One small step towards acting like a normal city. Maybe one day we will figure out the mystical process of repaving roads (or at least patching them like we give a sh$t).

 



Right? Thank goodness the city development code requires every project to have a few 75 degree turns in the sidewalk, three or four unaligned water main covers, 200 yards of drooping comm wire tied to a leaning post, and an entire block face of non-standard storm drains nestled between the jagged sidewalk and curbless, crumbling asphalt




 

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Originally posted hindesky, July 28,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.




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Originally posted hindesky, September 1,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.



Parking in the rear. I wish more places did this.

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Originally posted Visitor, September 2,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.

 


 

 

100% agree, anyone here of anything of note going in here?  I recall a nail and a hair placed I think. 


 

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Originally posted Crockpotandgravel, September 2,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.




 

More on the tenant from Houston Business Journal last week:



 

Washington Central, a 13,000-square-foot retail development at 4015 Washington Ave., is set to open in the first quarter of 2020. 
 

The development is located at the northern side of the property, and parking spaces are on the south end. The single-story, dual-storefront entrance building is 50 percent preleased, according to a press release from Houston-based NewQuest Properties. Ashley Strickland, vice president of NewQuest, and Nick Ramsey, an associate at NewQuest, are handling marketing for the project. 
 

DZ Washington LLC is the landlord of record, while Nathan Moore of NM21 Design Studio is the architect, and Golden Crescent Construction Co. Inc. is the general contractor.

"A lot of time and energy has been spent on designing this project," Strickland said in the release. "The developers, Jonathan Zadok and Dan D'Acquisto, are long-term holders who recognized the value in creating an efficient urban project in a premier neighborhood for tenants and residents."
 

Lash Lounge, Super Cuts and Natural Pawz are the first tenants to sign with the project, taking up 1,216; 1,044; and 4,008 square feet, respectively. Rachel Farris of NewQuest Properties represented Lash Lounge, while Jack Burgher of Houston-based Streetwise Retail Advisors represented Super Cuts. 
 

"It's rare to have a new single-story retail building in the Washington Corridor," Strickland said in the release. "The developers of Washington Central are more interested in providing an efficient, sustainable project for the neighborhood than maximizing their profit with a multilevel structure."
 

There are still some available spaces at the development, including 4,481 square feet of inline space and an end cap, designed for a restaurant, that can be between 2,200 and 3,800 square feet. 
 

"We're holding out for a prime restaurant operator for the hard corner," Ramsey said in a statement. "Activity on the space is strong. We're focusing on prospects with multiple locations."


https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/08/26/another-retail-development-coming-to.html


 

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Originally posted Avossos, September 2,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.




 

Us at HAIF who emailed Newquest have ALOT to do with the way this building is oriented.

 

props to us.



 

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Originally posted Visitor, September 3,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.
 



 

  On 9/2/2019 at 3:02 PM, Avossos said:

Us at HAIF who emailed Newquest have ALOT to do with the way this building is oriented.

 

props to us.



🤣 I def sent an email 

 


 

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Originally posted crockpotandgravel, September 5,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 


Newquest website:
 https://www.newquest.com/property/washington-central/  


Brochure:
https://www.newquest.com/pdfs/Washington_Central.pdf  (archive link)




From the updated marketing brochure (updated in early September).

The updated brochure shows the new tenants and also includes updated renderings of the building's changes discussed in posts above




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Rear view of Washington Central with parking in the back:


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Originally posted crockpotandgravel, September 5,  2019 in the thread for Washington Central | 4003 Washington Ave & 4015 Washington Ave.


 

Updated site plan of Washington Central at 4015 Washington Avenue.

This is from the brochure linked in the above post.


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(direct link to non-compressed, full sized image)





 

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2 weeks ago, NewQuest uploaded a video marketing for their retail properties in the Washington Corridor along Washington Avenue.  Featured in the video is Washington Central, their new retail development at 4015 Washington Ave.

The video was posted to the Washington Central listing on NewQuest's website and NewQuest's Youtube channel.


 






Screenshots from the video (posting soon):

 

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