- Developer Dennis Murphree Planning Tower Next To Historic Kirby Mansion in Midtown Modeled After Dallas’ Mansion on Turtle Creek [Houston Chronicle]
- Newland Communities To Drop 900 Apartments from Its Telfair Master-Planned Community in Sugar Land After Opposition from Residents [Houston Chronicle]
- Novel Creative Development Planning ‘Micro-Unit’ Condo Development Ivy Lofts in EaDo at Leeland and Live Oak [HBJ]
- Sun Holdings Group Acquires 190-Unit Villas of Elysian at Sienna Plantation [Realty News Report]
- Cousins Properties Completes $5M in Renovations in Greenway Plaza, Starts Work on Phase II [HBJ]
- For the First Time Since 2009, Houston Likely Won’t Surpass 10M SF in Leasing Deals for the Year [Houston Chronicle]
- Nearly Half of Houston Renters Can’t Afford To Live in Their Apartment, According to Apartment List [HBJ]
- Why Houston’s Tax Cut Won’t Actually Lower Your Taxes [Houston Chronicle]
- Major Delays on 610 Loop Near U.S-290 Expected This Weekend for Work on U.S.-290 Widening Project [Houston Public Media]
- What People Really Think About Houston, According to Yelp [Houston Chronicle]
Photo of Rice Loft: elnina via Swamplot Flickr Pool
It will be interesting to see if this new EADO building will be a success. Could change the area dramatically or we will look back in 10 years thinking how bad of a decision this was.
I’d say something snarky about Sugar Land actively petitioning against any multi-family development (a LOT of old folks in those pics), but at the end of the day I think it’s still probably a good thing. We really shouldn’t have anything of commercial/cultural value to the city situated in such an exurb and these movements help preserve that character and keep things of value within Houston. Just look at how much $MM in tax revenue they had to pay up just to get an already existing employer to expand within their burb.
Nothing more hilariously predictable than suburbanites losing their minds over proposed apartments and/or bus lines.
Re Yelp article: Yes our climate is on par with Amazonian jungle but we combat it by running from air conditioned car to air conditioned country club, which is not a bad way to live.
Most visitors that come from sardine can cities like New York and London are shocked with how much room we have to move around. I took a friend from London to Fort Bend county, he was shocked he could see for miles around without a mountain or a structure.
It’s also very cheap and easy to travel the world from Houston, we’re a major hub with short trips to either coast and direct flights to almost anywhere in the world.
This “micro unit” concept is a terrible fit for Houston, especially in this peripheral location. Did developers learn absolutely nothing from the market failure of Mosaic?
Couldn’t agree more with Niche. Microunits make sense in a market like NY where every square foot costs an obscene amount. In Houston though, I don’t see it. I mean, maybe in some parts of Montrose or Midtown this makes sense, but Eado? Eado is the “affordable” close to downtown area. Although I will say it’s hard to find reasonably priced things over there. There is pretty much nothing for sale short of 260-300k west of lockwood. If they could actually put down units for 100-125k they might get some interest from young single folk who work downtown.
It’s also pretty funny when the city dwellers get all puffy when homeowners don’t allow 900 new apartments to sneak into the plan. Just admit you’re jealous you don’t have your own home with a yard, inner looper >;)