* On Friday at 10:30 am the mayor will be hosting a groundbreaking at Diamond Teague Park
; construction started back in December (photos on my project page
from a few weeks ago show the piers and ramps around the pumphouse have already been dismantled). The timeline as described to me at the end of January
is that the new piers are to be ready by Opening Day, with the landscaping and land-based improvements to be completed by July; we'll see if those dates are still operative at tomorrow's event.
* Also from the BID newsletter (which isn't posted on their web site, otherwise I'd link to it), some occupancy numbers for the three buildings participating in this weekend's "Luck of the Draw
" art extravaganza: Velocity has sold 52 of its 200 units (which is still right around the 25-percent mark reported back in July
of last year); 100 I Street
is 25 percent leased (it was reported at around 16 percent leased in December), and Onyx on First
is 27 percent leased (after having been 8 percent leased in December).