Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Silhouette shots in the cold season when the foliage is gone ...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Energy Corridor retail banking options

Wells Fargo Bank on N. Dairy Ashford South of  Katy Freeway 
BBVA Compass Bank on Memorial, corner of Dairy Ashford 
IBC Bank on corner of Briar Forest Drive and Eldridge Pkwy 

CHASE Bank branch on corner of Dairy Ashford and Memorial Dr.
Moody National Bank on Eldrige Parkway between
Memorial and Katy Freeway 
Chase Bank on South Eldridge Parkway
Amegy Bank on S Eldridge Parkway 
People's Trust Credit Union on S Eldridge at Crescent Circle
(South of Briar Forest Drive)
Enterprise Bank on Eldridge Pkwy just North of Westheimer 
Members Choice Credit Union on Eldridge
IBC Bank with Flags on corner of Briar Forest and Eldridge

Capital One Bank Branch at Eldridge and Enclave Parkway 
Capital One near Holiday Inn on corner of Eldridge and Enclave Parkways
BBVA Compass Bank at intersection of Briar Forest
and South Eldridge Parkway 
Citibank branch on corner of Westheimer Rd and Dairy Ashford

Friday, December 26, 2014

SKANSKA office development (Phase I) on Memorial Drive in the Energy Corridor is nearing completion

West Memorial Place
SKANSKA's Memorial Drive office development across from the Terry Hershey Park playground, Pavilion, and Kid Fit Park, is nearing completion. Phase I is scheduled to open in January 2015; Phase II, which is still under construction, a year later.

15375 Memorial Drive;

Terry Hershey Park - Trail to the Pavilion at Playground

New residential construction at SKANSKA site on
Memorial, behind the Office Towers
(South Mayde Creek Dr running parallel to Langham Creek
 and Memorial Loop segment of Terry Hershey Trail)
Emerging Office Building on Memorial
seen from Terry Hershey Park parking lot at the playground
a few months ago

Terry Hershey Park Playground on Memorial with Pavilion
and sundial (view from the North near Kid Fit area Dec 2014)

Black-bellied whistling ducks at the pond on corporate
campus West of the park 

Kid Fit exercise area at Terry Hershey Park
sponsored by BP America

Children's exercise equipment at Terry Hershey Park
South of Katy Freeway inbound frontage road.  

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Energy Corridor: Hottest area for new office construction in Houston area

One new tower completed structurally, a second one
in progress.

According to a ranking of the top Houston Submarkets with the Most Office Construction published by the Houston Business Journal in its Dec 19-25, 2014 issue, the Energy Corridor beat The Woodlands with 5.7 million square feet under  construction vs. 4.6 for The Woodlands. The rest are far behind. Next in decreasing order: Westchase with 1.8 mil and Downtown with 1.6 mil. The latter leads in rent with $42.10 per square foot.  

New Office construction under way
on Eldridge Parkway just South of Katy Fwy 
Construction cranes on the Energy Corridor skyline
View from intersection of Eldridge and Memorial looking North
toward Katy Freeway 
SKANSKA Office Development on Memorial Drive
across from the parking lot at Terry Hershey Park & Playground  

Groundbreaking for new development on Briar Forest Dr near new Elan and Sunrise Luxury Apartments

The commercial building that stood on this site (see below)
was demolished.

Lakes of Parkway - Briar Forest

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Restaurants on Briar Forest near newly constructed apartments West of Eldridge

 la Madeleine French County Cafe 
patio seating fronting Briar Forest Drive 

tossed on corner of Briar Forest and Eldridge Parkway 
Chick-fil-a with drive-through