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  1. On 11/21/2022 at 3:10 PM, MidCenturyMoldy said:

    And maybe a few sidewalks... without parked cars blocking them... that continue without just disappearing. And no ditches along the street like Rice Military would be an improvement. 

    Yeah eventually we'll see those areas connected with proper drainage, etc. The city wants to put a bond proposal in front of voters to take care of issues like that and all city infrastructure so we don't have to wait for funding before another street is rebuilt. City Council talked about it at the last Sidewalk Summit. Good things are happening and continuing to happen. 

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  2. 15 minutes ago, MidCenturyMoldy said:

    What's interesting is, when I first starting going back to Houston (as often as I possibly could) after (unwillingly) moving to Alamo Town, it struck me how much denser and "tighter" Houston feels than SA. Not just downtown, but all over the Inner Loop. It first really struck me on Waugh, driving from Memorial to my friends' place in Montrose.

     

    ETA:Let me add that Downtown San Antonio is a totally different story. 

    Heck yeah for sure! A buddy from Miami came to visit and he said the same thing. He was like "Man you guys really pack it in here." And when he said that I guess I just didn't realize how dense we actually are. 

  3. On 11/20/2022 at 8:22 AM, 004n063 said:

    Good to hear! This is something the city generally lacks. Side street businesses are the best.

    Yep, in all the cities I've visited all of them felt like villages with big buildings. Houston seems to finally be trending towards a more intimate, urban landscape that feels more tightly knit and cohesive. 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Amlaham said:

    @IntheKnowHouston yeah I'm aware of that, but like what I was saying, the main issue in the area isn't the buildings but rather the street design itself. Rice Village could have done more to change their portion of the street design. Also, it would have been ideal if they partnered with the city and/ or other developers immediately north of rice village to tie the area together with a more cohesive street design.

    It just frustrates me because I work off of Buffalo Speedway and I saw how the city tore up what seemed like a perfect street when this area needs it more. The city often does that and I don't understand why. Im legit not asking for a complete make over of the area, I'm asking for the bare minimum; creating sidewalks, plant some trees/ landscapes, paint some cross walks on the street. 

    Let's contact the city and developer about this. I walked this area recently and I was impressed with the improvements. From what I understand University Boulevard is about to be rebuilt from Kirby to Main. 

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  5. 16 minutes ago, MidCenturyMoldy said:

    As I said, I was responding to the hotel’s ad. If I were a guest enjoying the pool area, I’d much rather see that skyline view than look at a fairly nondescript apartment tower. Not everything is about what I personally want. I doubt I will ever stay at that hotel, so yeah, for me personally, on the street or in Discovery Green, I prefer the new tower there. But as views from the hotel go, it kills what they had. 
     

    ETA: I suppose the view of the pool is what “never gets old” to them. Honestly, I cringed when I first saw they were going to have a Texas-shaped pool. I’d rather see the skyline than the pool. I feel much more connected to Houston than I do to Texas. 

    Oh ok I get what you mean. I can't agree more, I'm not saying the pool isn't cool for tourists because they jumble all of Texas together but I'm not a huge fan either tbh I'm the same way, I'm more connected to the city than Texas as a whole. 

  6. On 11/19/2022 at 2:38 PM, MidCenturyMoldy said:

    HOLY CR@P! 

    Sometimes I think Houston developers should be officially designated “domestic terrorists.”

    It's really not that bad and plus you want this located along the freeway because it acts as a natural noise buffer. This is def not the only place you see this though. There's really nothing special about how Houston builds other than it combines all forms of residential as one group and commercial as another with no sub groups like in traditional zoning. Houston let's the market and the developer determine what get's built and it's actually created neighborhoods that make more sense and are more organic than over regulated neighborhoods in other cities. 

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  7. On 11/19/2022 at 1:23 PM, MidCenturyMoldy said:

    Are you guys kidding? (I’m including emoji reactions to my post.) I guess I look out, not down.

    Previous view 👇

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    I would have stayed in that hotel for this view alone.👆Now there’s not much point.
     

    Views change. I guess you don't want anything on the lot behind the garage either? I get your point but I'd rather have density and people. 

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  8. On 11/16/2022 at 7:14 PM, 004n063 said:

    Read the proposal, love the proposal. But...what is the realistic likelihood of any of it actually happening?

    Based on everything that's already been built in terms of bike infrastructure, there's not much more to be skeptical about. It also helps that the city leaders we have are very progressive in moving this city forward with multimodal options. 

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  9. This will compliment One Park Place nicely and it seems to help the Embassy hotel as well. I think the hotel sitting on such a small portion of the block all alone made it seem a little out of place, regardless of the overall facade. The new building helps make up for some of those lost aesthetics.

    On 11/17/2022 at 9:36 AM, gene said:

    well dang, i haven't been to discovery green in so long and have never looked at this thread! holy crud! 😮 i love discovery green so i am glad it just keeps getting better (and growing!)

    And they purchased the 2 lots across the street for two more buildings

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  10. On 8/5/2022 at 12:39 PM, Ross said:

    People will drive and park somewhere to reduce the number of connections. A friend who used to work Downtown and lives in Shepherd Park would drive to the CVS at Shepherd and 43rd/Crosstimbers, and take the bus from there directly to Downtown. He said that was far more reliable than taking a bus to get to the Downtown bus. There's going to be people who work downtown, but find it more convenient to drive to Northline, then take rail. Especially people who don't like buses.

    Yep I used to do that daily when I lived in the Spring Branch area. I believe my bus was the 36 at the time, and then I would take the train all the way to Midtown where I worked. 

  11. On 10/28/2022 at 1:31 PM, sapo2367 said:

    https://www.shepherddurham.com/

    they are posing weekly updates on the project status to this website -- nice to see the communication!

    Also, here is the TIRZ page on the project

    https://memorialheightstirz5.com/projects/shepherd-and-durham-major-investment-project/

    Shepherd here in Upper Kirby will be finished in the next couple of months. I walk the area often and the upgrade is beautiful. Once this is complete, you'll be able to walk from 59 to Buffalo Bayou Park with no problem. 

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  12. 18 hours ago, hindesky said:

    Bad wreck early Sunday morning on W. Dallas St. at La Rue St. 

    ABC13 story.....

    "HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are searching for the people who fled from the scene of a crash that killed two people and sent two others to the hospital Sunday morning.

    The Houston Police Department said they received the call at about 3 a.m. near West Dallas Street and La Rue Street. Preliminary information indicates a gray Jeep and blue Maserati were speeding on West Dallas, but investigators are unsure if the two cars were racing each other.

    They said the Jeep hit the left side of the Maserati, causing it to lose control. The Maserati veered off the road, struck a pole, and hit the patio and fence of the old Nino's Restaurant, near Buffalo Bayou Park."

    https://abc13.com/maserati-gets-sideswept-by-jeep-fatal-hit-and-run-west-dallas-street-la-rue-crash-near-buffalo-bayou/12449232/
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    What a senseless way to die. All because this idiot thought the street was his personal drag strip. I feel like I see close calls like this all the time. 

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