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31 minutes ago, tigereye said:

Hope the new FOB doesn’t block the skyline view from within the stadium bowl. 
 

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Yes progress is painful to some. 

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1 hour ago, tigereye said:

Hope the new FOB doesn’t block the skyline view from within the stadium bowl. 
 

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Sadly, there's a good chance it will block the lower bowl view. 

While part of the stadium will lose what would have been an amazing; ever improving view of the Houston skyline, the university will gain a much needed facility in its move back to a major conference after a good 26 years. The FOB is pretty much a necessity in the move and should greatly improve recruiting success and in turn on field success, all leading to greater alumni participation which will help many other aspects of the university.

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2 hours ago, tigereye said:

Hope the new FOB doesn’t block the skyline view from within the stadium bowl. 
 

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That's a really old photo. The Indoor practice facility already blocks the view.

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38 minutes ago, hindesky said:

While surfing at the Powers Brown Architects web site I saw this, has anyone heard or seen this student housing project? It's at the bottom of their renders so I suspect it may be old.

https://powersbrown.com/projects/commercial-3/multi-family

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Maybe on Cullen and MacGregor, I'm only guessing that because it looks like its right off the bayou on the left side, and I vaguely remember hearing there was going to be more student housing where Beall village is or next to it? Idk

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16 hours ago, hindesky said:

I'm guessing that is where Tower 5040 was built and this design didn't win even though it's about 100X better.

I was thinking where Beal Village used to be. Vaguely vaguely vaguely remember someone saying they were going to tear that down. 

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22 minutes ago, Amlaham said:

I was thinking where Beal Village used to be. Vaguely vaguely vaguely remember someone saying they were going to tear that down. 

Beall Village is still there. If you look at the Powers Brown rendering you can see it to the left and that is why I think it was designed to be built here. To the left of Beall Village you can see Brays Bayou.

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On 7/7/2021 at 10:24 AM, thedistrict84 said:

Hold on, just how many attorneys are in here? And more specifically, people who went to UH Law Center?

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, if Reddit has taught me anything it's that we attorneys are masters at efficiently wasting time on the internet while in the office.  

UH Law 2001 checking in. 

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Tower 5040 is a private development. It's apartments geared towards students. I'm still thinking this is a possible Moody Towers replacement because it speaks of beds (dorms) rather than apartments.

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2 hours ago, KinkaidAlum said:

Tower 5040 is a private development. It's apartments geared towards students. I'm still thinking this is a possible Moody Towers replacement because it speaks of beds (dorms) rather than apartments.

It must be an earlier version of Tower 5040 because:

1. Left of it is the Beale Village and the exact bayou curve from that vantage point.

2. It looks too expensive for UH housing design.

3. UH student housing will not have balconies or swimming pools.

4. UH intends to replace Moody Towers with affordable student housing which is what Moody Towers is.

5. Mostly all private student housing says "number of beds" in published articles. 

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On 3/1/2022 at 10:31 AM, tigereye said:

Hope the new FOB doesn’t block the skyline view from within the stadium bowl. 
 

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What skyline view? 😀

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8 minutes ago, hindesky said:

They had a lot of roads blocked for a charity walk.

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Stopped by the Nook today for some coffee while my son was doing some group work at the architecture school.  Noticed a sign saying they are closing that little section of street where people park in front of the restaurant strip early May.

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On 10/19/2021 at 7:28 AM, texan said:

UH gets quite a bit of love in the newly passed TRB (now called capital construction assistance projects) bill.

Medical research facility: $59,897,111

Hobby School of Public Affairs Building: $40,000,000

IDEA Lab: $52,409,972

https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/873/billtext/pdf/SB00052F.pdf#navpanes=0

https://stories.uh.edu/2022PresidentPubLegislative/index.html

Speaking of government funding, UH intends to ask the state for a $1 billion permanent endowment during the 2023 legislative session. At first providing an extra $40-$50 million/year disbursement to the UH system, with the potential to grow it like the other state funds. 

This in addition with UH's current endowment of $1.103 billion (2021) will allow for a much needed boost in funding, especially for its goals to be a top 50 public university, and an invite into the AAU. 

Also, should allow for easier funding of campus buildings and ultimately higher quality projects. Should be a treat for us Haifers in the future. 

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6 minutes ago, TheSirDingle said:

https://stories.uh.edu/2022PresidentPubLegislative/index.html

Speaking of government funding, UH intends to ask the state for a $1 billion permanent endowment during the 2023 legislative session. At first providing an extra $40-$50 million/year disbursement to the UH system, with the potential to grow it like the other state funds. 

This in addition with UH's current endowment of $1.103 billion (2021) will allow for a much needed boost in funding, especially for its goals to be a top 50 public university, and an invite into the AAU. 

Also, should allow for easier funding of campus buildings and ultimately higher quality projects. Should be a treat for us Haifers in the future. 

They've been trying to do this for years.  Has something changed that makes it likely to happen?

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5 minutes ago, august948 said:

They've been trying to do this for years.  Has something changed that makes it likely to happen?

There seems to be a huge surge in support from the legislative in Austin, along with the Governor also expressing support of the endowment. This also along with a $50 million appropriation for "institutional enhancements" in 2021 from the state that they've never received before, which is a type of funding UT/TAMU has been receiving for years, seems show a favorable push for something like this.

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10 hours ago, august948 said:

They've been trying to do this for years.  Has something changed that makes it likely to happen?

Abbott recently proposed a $1 billion transfer into Tech's endowment to quell people who want to open the PUF up to more universities as a more realistic option. Probably the same thing happening for UH.

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6 hours ago, texan said:

Abbott recently proposed a $1 billion transfer into Tech's endowment to quell people who want to open the PUF up to more universities as a more realistic option. Probably the same thing happening for UH.

Is that within his power as governor to do this or does it require legislation?  Proposals happen all the time so I've learned to ignore the words and wait for the action.  Is action imminent or is this something that's just being bandied about?

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37 minutes ago, august948 said:

Is that within his power as governor to do this or does it require legislation?  Proposals happen all the time so I've learned to ignore the words and wait for the action.  Is action imminent or is this something that's just being bandied about?

It requires an appropriation from the Texas Legislature and his signature which is far easier than a PUF restructuring (constitutional amendment). He has said it's part of his agenda for the 88th Legislature so it will be seriously talked about it within a year.

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On 4/24/2022 at 3:57 PM, august948 said:

Stopped by the Nook today for some coffee while my son was doing some group work at the architecture school.  Noticed a sign saying they are closing that little section of street where people park in front of the restaurant strip early May.

I think they only get to close a little bit of it beyond the intersection, specifically what they have already blocked off.

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21 hours ago, TheSirDingle said:

https://stories.uh.edu/2022PresidentPubLegislative/index.html

Speaking of government funding, UH intends to ask the state for a $1 billion permanent endowment during the 2023 legislative session. At first providing an extra $40-$50 million/year disbursement to the UH system, with the potential to grow it like the other state funds. 

This in addition with UH's current endowment of $1.103 billion (2021) will allow for a much needed boost in funding, especially for its goals to be a top 50 public university, and an invite into the AAU. 

Also, should allow for easier funding of campus buildings and ultimately higher quality projects. Should be a treat for us Haifers in the future. 

I think UH will get the funding especially under Dr. Khator's leadership. I would never bet against her.

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On 4/25/2022 at 4:42 PM, samagon said:

I think they only get to close a little bit of it beyond the intersection, specifically what they have already blocked off.

kind of hard to see if you don't have the context of how far the street used to be extend to the dead end, but about where the excavator is, that's about how far the street was. so they aren't taking that much more.

I don't think they're going to take any more.

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9 minutes ago, samagon said:

kind of hard to see if you don't have the context of how far the street used to be extend to the dead end, but about where the excavator is, that's about how far the street was. so they aren't taking that much more.

I don't think they're going to take any more.

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I hope not, but there are three signs taped to the stop signs at the beginning of that short piece of road that say "beyond this point".  Since they already have the end fenced off, I don't know why they'd put the signs there if they weren't going to take the rest of it.  I would think they would have given notice to the businesses there, though.

Complete tangent here...is the Nook taking over the old Calhoun's space?

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2 hours ago, august948 said:

I hope not, but there are three signs taped to the stop signs at the beginning of that short piece of road that say "beyond this point".  Since they already have the end fenced off, I don't know why they'd put the signs there if they weren't going to take the rest of it.  I would think they would have given notice to the businesses there, though.

Complete tangent here...is the Nook taking over the old Calhoun's space?

I think I recall renderings from earlier in this thread that showed the street only taking about as much as they have blocked off. from the standpoint of access for emergency services, and even from the simpler aspect of having an address on the street, I think the street has to stay, at least in some fashion. 

we've been working on it for a while now, COH permitting is not being easy for us, we were planning on being open for this semester, but now we should be open in the summer.

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The Hilton and Law Center are going to be great additions to the campus. I'm particularly liking the structure of the Hilton. I hope they don't cover up those V shaped columns.

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