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Somewhat unrelated, but does anyone know anything about the building just north of this property?  Looks like an old office building with all of the windows sealed off - I had always assumed it was some kind of storage, or somehow related to the body shops nearby but have no idea how it would be.  Looking at it on google maps there is very limited access to the building, even on the back side.  Seems pretty bizarre for what is a good location

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25 minutes ago, OkieEric said:

Somewhat unrelated, but does anyone know anything about the building just north of this property?  Looks like an old office building with all of the windows sealed off - I had always assumed it was some kind of storage, or somehow related to the body shops nearby but have no idea how it would be.  Looking at it on google maps there is very limited access to the building, even on the back side.  Seems pretty bizarre for what is a good location

It's owned by an entity named Achatus LP, whose franchise tax status is suspended. Before that, it was owned by the Houston Association of Credit Management, who bought it from Bank of the Southwest in 1977. No clue who owned it before then, the County Clerk's search feature isn't that great. Hmmm, I wonder if I can get the digitized records in a database format so I can do my own searches. I've done that with HCAD data, converting it to SQL Server in the past.

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  • The title was changed to 5333 Kirby Dr: 2-Story Medical Office In Rice Village
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Interesting looking building, in a prime spot (besides the fact traffic sucks right there). It's funny, just last week my wife & I were driving to a Seder just down the street, and commenting on how the area could use more medical buildings (really!). Dense part of town, large mature population, and it's a PITA to have to drive into the TMC. 

We're just waiting for the one on Westheimer (near Wesleyan) to open, just to see who's in it. Yes, I know, I'm old. 🤒

 

On 12/25/2020 at 8:42 PM, Ross said:

It's owned by an entity named Achatus LP, whose franchise tax status is suspended. Before that, it was owned by the Houston Association of Credit Management, who bought it from Bank of the Southwest in 1977. No clue who owned it before then, the County Clerk's search feature isn't that great. Hmmm, I wonder if I can get the digitized records in a database format so I can do my own searches. I've done that with HCAD data, converting it to SQL Server in the past.

My former company was very active in HACM, now known as NACM Southwest. It's a trade association of credit managers, we were part of the Building Materials group (my CM was the head of it for several years). They owned that bldg free & clear, but several events converged. One, the building needed an enormous amount of work, it was really old. ADA rehab, code updates, etc. Second, the land was worth far more than the bldg. Lastly, the membership was moving farther from the city core, like much of Houston, and more members were outside the Loop, and even the Tollway, than inside. The location, once a huge plus, was now a drag. They made a boatload of money when they sold it, which can be a real problem for a 501(c)6. They moved to the west side of Houston.

I've reached out to the former Exec Director of HACM to see what she knows.

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2 hours ago, texas911 said:

I don't know, if you're making it to Kirby, might as well go all the way to the med center? Its not that much further.

There's a bit of a lack of non-TMC premium medical space here in the H. Docs with larger clinics/private practices that also have credentials at the larger hospitals want a nice space for their patients that doesn't require them to deal with parking in the med center. Midtown is already getting two or three pain/plastics clinics (including Austin st), you have Mann doing his thing in Museum district, and there's a bit of new leasable space just south of TMC. I think we'll see more of these "premium" healthcare spaces around town with retail at the bottom because, you know, the doctors need to diversify too 😂.

Didn't the Museo District's renderings have shades too? Lol, why does everyone love that, is that a trend. 

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5 minutes ago, j_cuevas713 said:

The parking requirements are insanely ridiculous. Isn't there a meeting soon about parking mins city wide? 

That area has an issue where for some reason none of the streets allow parking even though they are super wide and not that busy. I've always wondered why

Just mentioning since I feel street parking would make the area feel much more alive etc.

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2 minutes ago, iah77 said:

That area has an issue where for some reason none of the streets allow parking even though they are super wide and not that busy. I've always wondered why

Just mentioning since I feel street parking would make the area feel much more alive etc.

For sure. After last years Sidewalk Summit, I remember a council member saying that the next big thing on the agenda is talking about parking requirements city wide and extending the market based parking to other areas. 

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On 5/11/2022 at 11:13 AM, clutchcity94 said:

Does this mean the MOB project is dead?  The site plan and renderings show it replacing the auto body shop where Loro will be located.

 

On 4/21/2022 at 11:55 PM, Urbannizer said:

This one may have grown in size. Loopnet listing no longer being advertised.

https://www.moarchitecture.net/collaborative-design-projects/mob-houston

 

 

 

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