- NAI Partners Broker: EaDo May Be Houston’s Next Hot Office Market [Houston Chronicle]
- Heights Mercantile is 99% Leased [The Leader]
- Australia Developer Caydon Property Group Secures Financing for $200M Midtown Residential Tower [HBJ]
- Katy’s Cane Island Community Now Links to I-10 with Opening of New Cane Island Pkwy. at U.S. 90 [Houston Chronicle]
- Houston’s Economic Fortunes Hinge Most on Whether the Oil Industry Regains Its Footing [Houston Chronicle]
- Texas Added More Construction Jobs Than Any Other State in the Month After Harvey [Houston Chronicle]
- Restaurant Sales Rebounded in Houston After Harvey [Nation’s Restaurant New]
- Real Estate Firm Stewart Information Services Might Put Itself Up for Sale After Falling Profits Blamed in Part on Harvey [Houston Chronicle]
- Three Stories, Out of Tens of Thousands, That Show a Houston Rebuilding After Harvey [Houston Chronicle]
- Korean Fried Chicken Chain Bonchon Opening Second Houston Location in Sugar Land [Eater Houston]
- Chain Restaurant Golden Krust Opening First Texas Location in Houston at 8236 Kirby Dr. [Eater Houston]
- Voters To Determine Future of Heights Liquor Laws at the Polls Today [Eater Houston]
- Mapping Where Tesla Plans To Open More Supercharger Stations in Houston [HBJ]
- Week-Long Closure of Connection from Eastbound U.S. 290 to Loop 610 Westbound Starts Thursday [Houston Chronicle]
- Texas Ranked Among the Top 10 Cheapest States to Live In by Student Loan Hero Report [HBJ]
- Texas Has Highest Percentage of Residents Wanting To Move Within the State Rather Than to Another, Finds LendingTree [Culturemap]
Photo of the Astros World Series parade: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool
“Texas Ranked Among the Top 10 Cheapest States to Live In”, but then again you also get what you pay for.
I understand that data is not the plural of anecdote, but I’m pretty sure Prop F (the relaxation of prohibition in the Heights) will fail to pass. Turnout is going to be very low, especially among the demographic that would favor repealing the dry status. Also, the best argument for lifting the alcohol sales ban, getting a decent grocery store, was rendered moot by the partial repeal last year.
If people want to try again, I suggest they wait until the next presidential election year, where turnout would be higher, and consider restricting the local option to food and beverage permit holders only, as a lot of the neighborhood seem to be terrified of bars opening near them.
I wouldn’t be so certain. The grocery store measure passed by 20%+ and actually faced organized opposition. I’ve not seen any opposition to this one.
The whole “EaDo” idea seemed like a fake hipster zone initially, but the new office space market over there isn’t artificial as the area was originally industrial and so the trendy lifestyle add-ons will likely remain once the office market gets established and both will work in synergistic harmony, and then it will actually become a sort of East Downtown where people work, play and live.
Go alcohol! Deal with it @ people who are against this.
Wonder when weed will make its way to Texas voting ballots..
If significant office space is built there, EaDo has the chance to be a truly mixed-use neighborhood. Small block sizes and relatively dense development (townhouses and multi-family) will help. Covering a city block with 30 townhouses, even at only 3 residents per household, results in population density above 20,000 per square mile, including roadway and setbacks. About 4X what you see in the Heights, and about 2X what you see in midtown.