DrLan34

Dolce Living coming to Midtown Houston - West Gray at Wilson

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Does anyone have any information about this variance request?

If not, we should know by January 31.

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Good eye. All I see is Dolce Living Rosenberg apartments.

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Where is that located ?

The new Post Phase III is in the background so this looks like it is the plot of land bound by O'Neil, Wilson, and Webster

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I'm about 100% sure this is the vacant lot next to Junction Bar on W Gray, bound by Wilson, VIctor, and Bailey.

What does "To request reduced building lines along the street" mean?

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I saw Cherry prepping to move some of the shotgun houses, I heard they will be moved down the same street, at least 3 of them, west towards Dallas on some other lots.

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I'm about 100% sure this is the vacant lot next to Junction Bar on W Gray, bound by Wilson, VIctor, and Bailey.

What does "To request reduced building lines along the street" mean?

I don't see how this could be the location you are saying it is. Looking at Post Phase III from your location I don't understand how downtown would be in the same picture.

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I don't see how this could be the location you are saying it is. Looking at Post Phase III from your location I don't understand how downtown would be in the same picture.

Why? Looking east (I think?) on Gray you can see downtown as far as river oaks. You can see the red brick school looking building which is, on the map, behind junction bar. The sign at the "unknown bar" is Junction bars. Unless I'm have a major brain fart I have the correct location. I suppose we could get DrLan to chime in.

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It is the two blocks North of Gray between Gillette and Wilson St

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I saw Cherry prepping to move some of the shotgun houses, I heard they will be moved down the same street, at least 3 of them, west towards Dallas on some other lots.

I meant North towards W Dallas St.

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Hmmm curious to hear some thoughts on this? Two blocks of standard apts- moving the shot gun houses a block north. With the new Apts next to Fed /Camden/Post squeezing out Freedmanstown town from all sides.

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Very interesting. Any idea as to whether or not these will be "normal" apartments or more section 8 like the blue colored apartments just to the north?

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What does "To request reduced building lines along the street" mean?

It appears the developer wants to locate the buildings closer to the front lot line than what the current ordinace permits. Perhaps he intends to build something like the type of apartments seen in east coast cities like Boston, New York, and Philadelphia where the front stoop is immediately adjacent to the sidewalk.

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Lots of potential in this lot as well as the lot across from CVHS just down the street. Anything resembling the post apartments is a win. Got my fingers crossed that this isn't screwed up!!

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why don't they just destroy those row houses. if someone wants to fix them up fine, but as they are now, they are run down shanties, good for fire wood only. I'm not even sure folks in Bombay would live in them.

It would be great if they put something like Post on this land, but I'm not holding out hope. I suspect they will look like Hanover on Gray.

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why don't they just destroy those row houses. if someone wants to fix them up fine, but as they are now, they are run down shanties, good for fire wood only. I'm not even sure folks in Bombay would live in them.

It would be great if they put something like Post on this land, but I'm not holding out hope. I suspect they will look like Hanover on Gray.

Agreed. They've got a few nearer the Baptist church that are being "preserved" for now, and that's adequate. Keeping these shotgun houses does nothing to lend history to the neighborhood, it's just holding it back.

4th Ward Redevelopment Authority needs to get their act together . . . I really wonder where most of that money is actually ending up. Street improvements have been a line item in the budget for at least the last two years and nothing but a couple surveys have happened yet.

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I see a sign all of the time on one of them that says, 'Help Save This House'. Might as well put that on an old bananna peel. 'Help Save This Banana!'

It's gone.

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Word is that this will be a mixed use development with ROB. Retail on bottom, 2-3 parking floors, and 4-5 multifamily apartments on top. Supposedly similar to Post Midtown.

We will see what actually materializes.

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Since 4rth ward redevelopment was brought up can someone please explain to me what's up with all those cheap looking newer constructed homes in 4rth ward that look like they should be in the suburbs ?

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I believe those are low income housing. I suspect the owners will sell once their taxes get too high, and they will be demolished and town homes will go up.

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