I actually appreciate architecture. I've gone to parts of town few others would go to, just to look at something architecturally cool. I appreciate property rights more. Do what you like with your property - I'm happy, you're happy. However, your desire to prevent others from doing what they want with their property is controlling behavior at its finest. And your abatement does, in fact, cost me money, since the city will raise rates to make up for the abatements.
Anybody in the grocery business? Just wondering the demographics necessary to open a grocery store. With all the apartments, lofts etc in this area, not to mention the level of affluence It would be surprising if one doesn't open and soon.
A grocer needs to get into the mix soon, the number of residents in the south east quadrant alone could support one when all these properties are filled. The surface lot south of Marlowe would be ideal IMHO, close to all these projects and close to the light rail. C'mon HEB this would be perfect for you.