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Village of River Oaks: 8-story Senior Living on Shepherd/W. Dallas

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So it looks like they're going to have to tear down the RR Donnelley office building for this one.

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Petitioner came by the in-laws house on Gross St (perpendicular to Alpha St in the diagram) trying to drum up support for blocking this development. He said Gross St and Alpha cannot handle the increased traffic/trucks from the delivery/service access at the back on Alpha.

 

Those roads are quite narrow and have adjacent drainage ditches.

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Does the traffic argument ever fly? I mean, we are a growing city.

We are getting more dense by the second.

Traffic is going to get worse if we are not proactive about it.

Lol, im picturing an old folks stampede down the little Streets. :D

The area is already dense for Houston Standards. It is going to get more dense. We just need to have a traffic in mind plan for the inner loop.

Frankly for the bullseye of the 5th largest metropolitan area (actually 4th, cause #4 has two snake bullseyes) in the country, it is too easy to drive here.

Traffic in Houstons core is really not that bad considering how big we are.

Using the traffic argument for that area is weak

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Does the traffic argument ever fly? I mean, we are a growing city.

We are getting more dense by the second.

Traffic is going to get worse if we are not proactive about it.

Lol, im picturing an old folks stampede down the little Streets. :D

The area is already dense for Houston Standards. It is going to get more dense. We just need to have a traffic in mind plan for the inner loop.

Frankly for the bullseye of the 5th largest metropolitan area (actually 4th, cause #4 has two snake bullseyes) in the country, it is too easy to drive here.

Traffic in Houstons core is really not that bad considering how big we are.

Using the traffic argument for that area is weak

 

All of the above. Ever been to a truly dense city? Trust me, Houston traffic is child's play inside the loop.

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All of the above. Ever been to a truly dense city? Trust me, Houston traffic is child's play inside the loop.

What do you mean trust you? Kid I have forgotten more cities than you probably will ever visit. :P

If you care to read what I wrote you will see that what you are trying to school me in is exactly the same thing that I wrote :P

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What do you mean trust you? Kid I have forgotten more cities than you probably will ever visit. :P

If you care to read what I wrote you will see that what you are trying to school me in is exactly the same thing that I wrote :P

 

Misread the intention! I meant to highlight all of what you had said as being true :)

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Misread the intention! I meant to highlight all of what you had said as being true :)

I kind of figured, but it was still fun teasing.

What is funny is that the traffic argument is hardly used for poor areas.

What? Poor people don't mind traffic?

The thing is that area is developing fast. Density increases are inevitable that close.

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Can't look any worse than its next-door neighboors, right? Right?

 

You're not speaking of the building just north of this project, are you?

 

I like that building.

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You're not speaking of the building just north of this project, are you?

I like that building.

Yes...actually, both to the North and South. They're Randall Davis' at its worse, in my opinion.

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Yes...actually, both to the North and South. They're Randall Davis' at its worse, in my opinion.

 

I like 'em both, but I have been known to be tacky sometimes.

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I like 'em both, but I have been known to be tacky sometimes.

Hey, everybody's entitled to their own opinion. Many people actually like those buildings, after all, they sold out pretty quickly.

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What is happening on this? I was in the Renoir the other day (ugh) and it looks like nothing is happening.

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I agree those two buildings are tacky as all hell. Historicism at its worst. However, I will say that the one right on W. Dallas street has really grown on me. It at least has decent proportions and is building that welcomes you to river oaks as drive over the Bayou.

 

As for the center I guess we wait till we see renderings :P

 

I also love the earlier posts about the flood of traffic of old people lol. 

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Have you seen the back sides of his buildings. The jail on the bayou is more appealing. And that's not saying much. It's like Randall forgets you can see all four sides of a midrise! Argh... The humanity!

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Honestly though every developer and even most architects forget about the backsides of buildings :/ So sad and depressing

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Like a hospital gown. Showing the butt from behind. Not pretty! Phillip Johnson never did that! Hanover doesn't!

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Like a hospital gown. Showing the butt from behind. Not pretty! Phillip Johnson never did that! Hanover doesn't!

 

I've seen plenty a pretty butt. But hospital gowns, not so much.

 

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dakota79, said/ on 12 May 2014 - 11:58 PM, said:

Like a hospital gown. Showing the butt from behind. Not pretty! Phillip Johnson never did that! Hanover doesn't!

Larry Dierker said "I've seen plenty a pretty butt. But hospital gowns, not so much."

Yes, but we are talking about the backside of a Randall Davis project. You know that ain't pretty!

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Have you seen the back sides of his buildings. The jail on the bayou is more appealing. And that's not saying much. It's like Randall forgets you can see all four sides of a midrise! Argh... The humanity!

Forget about the backside of his buildings...have you seen the front side?

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the most annoying part is visiting his website with that elevator music in the background lol

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So if you all agree that he puts up schlock why were so many upset when I suggested two of his highrises in Uptown were two too many? He has the worst taste and he's spreading it all over town. Enough already!

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After perusing their web site, I've realized that I like most Of Randall Davis' buildings.

And I fear I am the only person on this board with good taste.

Gargoyles dude.

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