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Old Posted Feb 9, 2021, 10:16 PM
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Can the montrose management district leadership be... re-elected?
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2021, 6:34 PM
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Can the montrose management district leadership be... re-elected?
Technically the shell of the old management district exists, Montrose Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). A TIRZ captures a small chunk of the taxes from an area to reinvest in infrastructure, parks, etc. All these areas (midtown, downtown, upper kirby, montrose, etc) have TIRZs and they are managed by various pseudo private/public "management districts"/ ""redevelopment authorities". Like anything... it's only as a good as the people running it.

It looks like the Montrose TIRZ is trying to start over with a new plan.

https://communityimpact.com/houston/...treach-effort/
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2021, 7:04 PM
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Minute Maid Park Mixed-Use

Historic home in Minute Maid Park's shadow on the move - again

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In the shadow of Minute Maid Park stands a little blue Victorian, dwarfed like the house in “Up” by the massive scale of the buildings surrounding it — three sports stadiums, the convention center and its nearby hotels and skyscrapers. But not for long.

The Houston Astros purchased the 1.738 acres where it and a historic locomotive sits through an affiliate for $17 million in 2019 and broke ground this week on what will eventually become a retail and residential development. Meantime, the storied home and train will be relocated; an excavator dismantled the small retail strip where HTX Fan Tavern and Home Plate Bar & Grill once stood Tuesday afternoon. The plan short term is to use the land as a parking lot, said Anita Sehgal, Astros senior vice president of marketing and communications.

The design for the mixed-use development has not been finalized.

The City of Houston will pay for moving the blue-and-white wooden home, known as the Cohn House, one block north of Minute Maid. Arthur Cohn, its first resident, helped found what is now Rice University.....
They are moving the historical homes and train engine but they knocked down the dilapidated bars in the dilapidated historical structure. Seems like it will be a parking lot for the near term, especially with regular season baseball starting early April. Rumors on HAIF is that it will be retail and residential.
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Memorial Park

Well on their way constructing this:



Reconstructing Memorial Park Drive and connecting the southern and northern portions with a land bridge.

This is one major project of several involving Memorial Park, which was devastated by a major drought several years back. The Eastern Glades is complete and the Sports Complex is well on its way too.

https://www.memorialparkconservancy....r/master-plan/
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2021, 3:43 AM
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Photo of the week: Same Hyatt Hotel in the TMC.

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Thanks twitter1! Renders of the final product?
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From yesterday

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^ This was clearly designed by someone who does not enjoy their job.
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^ This was clearly designed by someone who does not enjoy their job.
It is simply upsetting, an insult to mankind. A shame, today in 2021.
Heck, it even almost makes some crappy social housing designed by some communist suburbs over here look good.

Often, I tell myself - the Communists want to enslave everybody, taking us all down to insulting mediocrity, because they are selfish and want power on us all.

But this... Sweet Christ, not in my town. Ever.
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The good news is if there is a car fire in the parking garage all you got to do is drain the pool.
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Haha! True. I was going to note that the only redeeming quality of the design is that they placed the pool above the parking ramp to allow for a deeper deep end of the pool, but I doubt that is even the case.

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I will say, the fact that this is a hotel meant to cater to out-of-town or international families with loved ones being treated at the nearby Texas Medical Center, affordable utility was likely the overriding design concern. But still...YIKES! And that is the back, though the front is only slightly less offensive.
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But this... Sweet Christ, not in my town. Ever.
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I will say, the fact that this is a hotel meant to cater to out-of-town or international families with loved ones being treated at the nearby Texas Medical Center, affordable utility was likely the overriding design concern. But still...YIKES! And that is the back, though the front is only slightly less offensive.
FWIW, here's the rendering of the front.

https://communityimpact.com/uploads/.../04/100529.jpg
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The Hyatt will be in a rather blah part of the TMC anyway....next door to a Subway surrounded by a bunch of long vacant lots and some ancillary medical buildings.
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T'es sûr?
Yeah, well, those are old middle-range Accor hotels, especially the 1st you picked.
That's no 5-star New York City Sofitel in which a French maid would get raped by an ugly French politician.
Referring to that shocking story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_v._Strauss-Kahn

Bloody French Socialist politician to rape a regular French maid...
Who did he think he was? He is ugly, old-fashioned, worthless Socialist establishment...
No woman would be seduced by that retarded, sadistic psycho.
He has to pay the price for prostitutes to satisfy his weird fantasies.
I hope he dies in pain...

Crap, people can do better than that for a reasonable price today.
This is no longer the 1970s or 80s, huh.
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The Hyatt will be in a rather blah part of the TMC anyway....next door to a Subway surrounded by a bunch of long vacant lots and some ancillary medical buildings.
For some reason... this made me giggle... A LOT.
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