Friday, July 24, 2015

California Square Houston - New residential project on corner of Grant Street (photos of construction site at groundbreaking)

Houston-themed mosaic framed by colorful tiles representing
the flags of numerous other countries (detail)  
"This is Houston" Mosaic in Montrose - Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH) Reginald Adams
Montrose Blvd at California Street - Mosaic titled "This is Houston"
The building has some well-known owners  
California Square groundbreaking: Project Sign on site
California Square on HCAP map ("California Commons")
California Square on HCAP map ("California Commons")
Click to enlarge 
1004 Momtrose - make-shift address marker at time of
breaking ground and laying foundation 
Green Bank provided construction financing
per on-site sign on Grant St. 
Corner of Grant St and California with project sign and backhoe on
construction site

Parking is a real issue on this block as there are several food and drink establishments,
and there is not enough space to accommodate patrons unless they arrive on foot.
The scarcity is one of the reasons Lil Bigs moved to a more suitable location
 that is both larger and has more parking. Part of the California Square (Commons)
space served as a parking lot prior to sale of the land for re-development. 
South of California Street: Parking for Rosemont Social Club
(Westheimer)  The sign on the right warns patrons of Aladdin and Lil Bigs
that they may be towed.

Turf war over parking: parking spot for me, but not for thee.
THE NEARBY ESTABLISHMENTS 

2700 Grant St at Westheimer - UCHI on corner 
Historical Marker honoring Felix Tijerina, of Felix Restaurant and LULAC fame
A bit of local history: Historical Marker
honoring Felix Tijerina, Mexican immigrant and LULAC leader,
proprietor of Felix Restaurant in this location (now Uchi) 
Southside Espresso Houston, 904 Westheimer Rd TX 77006
Southside Espresso Houston fronting Grant Street,
but uses Westheimer street address: 904 Westheimer Rd TX 77006
Aladdin Mediterranean Restaurant - Rosemont Club (above) - hue salon - and uchi
900 Block of Lower Westheimer at Montrose - North side of Westheimer
Metro Bus Line 82 Stop
Aladdin Mediterranean Restaurant - Rosemont Club (above) - hue salon - and uchi 


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