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  1. What I meant was, this exact block specifically, in front of the former Macys and Sakowitz, is the epicenter of all homeless congregation in downtown, along with the homeless paradise one block away where metros light rail waterwall failure is.

    I dont have a problem with the homeless in particular, I live in midtown and have dealt with them my whole life.

    All I was pointing out is that this is the bullseye of all central downtown homeless camping/loitering.

    No it is not the bulls eye for the most part a few congregate but it is far the center..also 90% of the time they don't bother anybody since during the day there is at least one police car parked out there , many people walk up and down that block as well at night without being bothered most times..every blue moon one of them bothers a patron sitting outside on the patio sections but that about it..the real problem is people just find them unsightly,since most times they just keep to
  2. I took that picture at the meeting today..... In the picture above, the rendering in the center is of the Camden Toyota Center project. (Camden Toyota Center was on the poster of the rendering.) I should have taken a better shot, but I cannot confirm that the Randall Davis is the rendering at the right of the picture. I do know that the Randall Davis project was said to have 20 stories, and would have 100 units.


    Didn't you say 4199 of the units had been approved? So that means another 801 units to be meet...good chance we could get another 2 or 3 residential before the cap then?

    Thought I read they are consider another tax incentives for the warehouse district completely separate from this one

  3. marquette-ballpark-night*900xx3275-2183-

    I don't know folks judge for yourself! I mean this is dipping into the uncanny valley... They straight up took this design and retooled it. I'm not going to judge right at this moment, but this may end very badly. They didn't even try to make it look different.

    That may not be such a bad thing.. It may give the area a uniform look

  4. It meant to supplement the convention center, not the museums. Think something to do while you wait for your convention to start..While I'm sure it will pull plenty of school interest it main purpose seems to be to boost downtown rather weak tourist attractions

  5. Peculiar name aside, I really do like this project. Five years ago I never would have believed that the eastern slice of downtown would become a hotbed of high-rise residential development.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that the next big downtown wave is going to be restaurant development. All of those people living downtown are going to want places to eat after the tunnels close in the evening.

    The last part of your passage may have been prophetic..Just read a article in eaters about a popular Washington ave restaurant that is deliberately shutting down it Washington front to move downtown.He cite a decrease on foot traffic and a increase in foot traffic downtown as well as all the new residential towers being built..He also hinted that other restaurants owners may follow suit and abandone their current location for locations downtown..He said he is in negotiations for the former ERA spot but nothing is final and he is also looking at other downtown locations

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  6. Look, I'm not siding with the neighborhood on this, but at this point I think the developer should consider options for getting out of this location. Offer to "donate" the property to the locals with the sole purpose of creating a park, only if a similar size property can be purchased by the community nearby in a location the community and the developer thinks will be more appropriate. Midtown? Kirby? Museum District? Medical Center? Uptown? By creating a park the developer could save face while also still getting to build the designed building at another location.

    There is just too much other competition for residential high rise in Houston right now to build where sales may be harder to come by because of the high amount of negative PR.

    I am with you far from a NIMBY but after actually walking the area this tower will look so out of place...Rhe alemda area across from the park next to Mosaic and the new building would have been a prime location for a area I think is flying under the transformation radar
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  7. Wow, it's awesome that development is finally pushing toward the Expreso and Greyhound stations. I wonder how much time is remaining on the Shell station's lease. And I imagine they might have some issues getting those gas storage tanks removed.

    I don't see them moving anytime soon only hope is a developer with deep pockets buying them out.
  8. Ignorant statement ... ;-) Those places are designed like that ... not by design? And this place is designed like it is to fit on the space they have. Like I said, in an urban environment, not every window in every apartment is going to offer an unobstructed view. It's ridiculous to expect such a thing. Clearly, you will not be the target market for such apartments, but it's rather arrogant to proclaim that, therefore, the developer should have made this a pocket park.

    the arrogant part was the statement that people don't understand urban design simply because they disagree with you about the use of a space..Like I said most compact design are space related..NYC, Hong Kong, etc.. If you can avoid blocking whole units views most companies will go that route..hence it not a matter of available space..given Houston more than available
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  9. It's odd how many people on this forum don't seem to have much of a clue about dense urban development or urban living. Not every window is going to provide an unobstructed view to the horizon; or even to the edge of downtown.

    arrogant statement..those places are designed like that due to lack of space not by design...if you can sell apts on a great views their going to highlight that aspect.
  10. Really happy to see the bayou revitlaion been taking serious..I really hope the plans for the east end come to pass..if done like they propose it could make the san Antonio river walk look like a cute little ditch...if it comes out like they plan

  11. I agree throwing up a tower their makes no sense..it would block alot of people view..if they want a tower apt..thier is still plenty of available space in the incentives zone.. That area would be better as a pocket park

    I agree throwing up a tower their makes no sense..it would block alot of people view..if they want a tower apt..thier is still plenty of available space in the incentives zone.. That area would be better as a pocket park

  12. Does anyone know about a mix use project on braswood a few blocks up from the TMC rail line and across MD Anderson Cancer Center..I saw it today it has a rendering and the tag line Live , Work, Play. The best describion I can give was think Mid Main with what looks like apts on top and retail on bottom( but not sure only saw the Rendering for a few seconds).

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