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Warehouse District: Mixed-Use By Urban Genesis


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5 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

This is the kind of urbanize we love to see

It will be interesting to see what becomes of this area after NHHIP. It may end up being the first neighborhood to be improved by a downtown highway widening project.

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1 hour ago, 004n063 said:

It will be interesting to see what becomes of this area after NHHIP. It may end up being the first neighborhood to be improved by a downtown highway widening project.

That plus UHD expansion. I think this area is bound to be one of the most energetic neighborhoods in the city

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8 hours ago, J Money said:

That plus UHD expansion. I think this area is bound to be one of the most energetic neighborhoods in the city

As a musician that had a studio at Sterrett St for quite a while, I always found this little area to be quite unique and a lot of fun to walk. Here's to hoping that with new construction the vibe stays somewhat the same.

 

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I have two minor complaints about this project: nothing but garage on all the ground floors, and sidewalk interruption for the food trolley.

That said, I wonder if the design would make it easier to convert parts of the garage to GFR later on? The facade work is nice.20240312_133757.jpg.8ce74666ad9a6ac676894dc36505d2ed.jpg

Also, the brickwork - especially on the easternmost building - is really nice, in my opinion.

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2 hours ago, hindesky said:

It was built like this on purpose, in case of flooding only the garage will flood and not the apartments. Same for the McKee because it's even closer to Buffalo Bayou.

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Ah okay. Makes a lot of sense.

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3 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Plus the North Canal will cut right through here

North Canal won't be any closer to Warehouse District than Buffalo Bayou already is, its intent is to not let the water back up due to choke points that caused the flooding downtown.

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1 hour ago, hindesky said:

North Canal won't be any closer to Warehouse District than Buffalo Bayou already is, its intent is to not let the water back up due to choke points that caused the flooding downtown.

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Interesting, I didn't know that southern parcel of land would still be open for development. I thought it was going to cut all the way through the Metro bus area. I hope another McKee style apartment complex is built there. 

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10 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Interesting, I didn't know that southern parcel of land would still be open for development. I thought it was going to cut all the way through the Metro bus area. I hope another McKee style apartment complex is built there. 

Is the whole Metro facility there being decomissioned/demolished? If so, I completely agree - it would be great to enclose Sterrett.

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On 3/14/2024 at 7:21 AM, 004n063 said:

Is the whole Metro facility there being decomissioned/demolished? If so, I completely agree - it would be great to enclose Sterrett.

 

On 3/14/2024 at 7:35 PM, j_cuevas713 said:

I believe so

No. Only the parts of the Metro facility shown in color on the above aerial shot will be decommissioned/demolished.

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All 3 buildings have name.

"The first portion of the project, a 273-unit section called The Artist, is nearly a third occupied after opening in February. Another 31-unit building, called Muse, is to open in May. Construction on the 184-unit Icon phase is expected to complete by September."

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/downtown-houston-affordable-apartments-housing-19400037.php

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This came out better than I expected. Happy to hear they are having success leasing. This should spur some retail growth and give some of the retail already there a shot in the arm. Are they still planning on bringing in the trolley or rail car to sit on the track they installed?  Wasn't it supposed to be a food trolley?

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