Corner of Westheimer and Revere Now Has a Higher, Residential Calling

On deck for the Berryhill Shopping Center on the corner of Westheimer and Revere: Stanmore River Oaks, an 8-story apartment building planned in place of the site’s existing tenants Antique Pavilion, Prism Cleaners, and the original Berryhill Baja Grill. This Thursday, Houston’s city planning commission will consider the developer’s request to slide the planned building […]… Read More

Last Night’s Rooftop Smoke Show at the Susanne Apartments

A loose rooftop gas pipe sparked this scene at the Susanne Apartments on the corner of W. Alabama and Dunlavy last night at around 9 p.m. Firefighters choked off the blaze by shutting off a valve that fed the pipe — reports the Chronicle — but not before smoke damaged portions of the 8-story building’s […]… Read More

ExxonMobil’s Baytown Presence Grows; Fire at the Susanne

ExxonMobil Picks Up Nearly 100 Acres Near One of Its Baytown Refinery [HBJ ($)] Ibiza Enterprises Files Permits for Greater East End Residential Project Called Harrisburg Oaks [HBJ ($)] Fein Planning Next Luxury Project Reverie at River Hollow in Uptown Area [HBJ] Take-Out Focused Location of The Halal Guys Franchise Coming to the Medical Center […]… Read More

Daily Demolition Report: Shadow of Former Self

Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report lists buildings that received City of Houston demolition permits the previous weekday. We remember how they were in their prime. We’re now well past prime time. Commercial and Community Structures Roby’s Auto Sales, 3533 Pinemont Dr. 77018 Blue’s Shadow, 3535 Pinemont Dr. 77018 Stephen F. Austin High School, 1700 Dumble St. […]… Read More

Pearland Home Listing Photo of the Day: The Walk-In

2116 Tipperary Dr. [HAR]

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How a New Buffalo-Bayou-Side Trail Will Make Its Way East From Fannin St. Toward 59

Harris County and Buffalo Bayou’s trailblazers will soon clear the way for a new trail segment on the south side of the bayou by demolishing the vacant 1119 Commerce Building warehouse along with portions of the inmate processing center to its east. Pictured above, 1119 Commerce St. spans the width between San Jacinto St. and […]… Read More

Pools and Ponds Back To Holding Water Again After Flood Repairs Subside on Parkside at Memorial’s Amenities

See that faint watermark in the aerial photo taken from up on the balcony? That’s the lap pool at the Parkside at Memorial Apartments just south of Memorial Dr., buried under more water than it’s designed to hold after the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs last August. Throughout the first floor of the […]… Read More

Swamplot Sponsor: Central Bank

A big thank you to Houston’s own Central Bank — this site’s Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support. Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place. Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the […]… Read More

Your Odds of Winning a Year’s Supply of Chicken Sandwiches at Chick-fil-A’s Next Pearland Grand Opening

One in 1,365, a little slimmer than the chance of landing heads on a coin toss 10 times in a row. The Chick-fil-A in question, Pearland’s fifth, opens at Hwy. 288 and Aldine-Fort Bend Rd. on July 25, and in keeping with custom, the store is giving away 52 free #1 meals (chicken sandwich, medium […]… Read More

A Waller Business Park 300 Ft. Above Sea Level; Houston’s First Matcha Cafe

Wolff Companies Picks Up 521 Acres in Waller for Business Park [HBJ ($)] Senior Living Developer Breaks Ground on 23-Story Highrise in Tanglewood [HBJ ($)] Eleven of RCLCO’s 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Are in Houston [Houston Chronicle] How New Developments Push the Limits of Houston’s Suburban Sprawl [HBJ ($)] Co-Working Company Rethink To Open First […]… Read More