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  1. Proposed amendments are up, but I don't have time to dig through them right now: https://www.houstontx.gov/planning/docs_pdfs/Proposed_Walkable_Places_and_TOD_Ordinance_Amendments_Planning_Commission_Public_Comment_Draft.pdf Public comment open on their site
  2. You just spurred me to go back and look at that thread: It was "under contract" last year, but now listed as for sale again.
  3. Listing says "Last updated 1/22/20" Doesn't say anything about being under contract anymore https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/801-St-Joseph-Pky-Houston-TX/12352462/ Did it specifically say under contract on this page?
  4. Always thought that the Days Inn would be up for something like that. Doesn't it have low ceilings and small-ish rooms?
  5. Wow, I didn't realize Austin's service area had grown so large. It's right at about 90 square miles. All of the area inside 610 is just under 100 square miles. The City of Austin's website actually lists out their micromobility operators and the quantity of scooters and ebikes they have available. Bird - 4,500 scooters JUMP - 2,500 scooters / 2,000 e-bikes Lime - 5,000 scooters Lyft - 2,000 scooters OjO - 500 scooters Spin - 750 scooters Wheels - 500 bicycles (Plus Revel with 500 mopeds)
  6. Funny, I feel mostly the same way, but with cars.
  7. I think they're banned because of the speeds involved. I think you're right on about these neighborhoods. I wonder if that's also a roadblock for the scooter companies as you would need a bunch of scooters to cover that service area.
  8. Thanks for the reporting! Interesting info to hear.
  9. FWIW, all electric powered vehicles are banned from all trails. Even the electric bcycles have stickers on them saying don't ride them on trails. I think Houston Parks Board not wanting anything electric (hell, they don't even allow non-electric scooters) is the biggest road block here. Everyone knows that the best place in Houston to ride these things would be Buffalo Bayou Park.
  10. I'm kind of surprised that's in Going Up when... there's still not any plans about it Going Up. Also, how could I have missed that extremely descriptive headline haha
  11. At this point, I don't think that they'll approve them. At least with scooters in the form that they are in now. Lime just had a pretty significant service retraction. They left San Antonio, Atlanta, Phoenix, and more: https://news.crunchbase.com/news/as-lime-leaves-12-markets-a-note-on-scooters/ Also, I'm pretty sure the new CoH Sustainability project thing went out of its way to not mention scooters. It said multi-modality transport, but then mentioned bike share and car sharing.
  12. Looks like all of the glass panels will be up in the next 2ish weeks. Looking good!
  13. This months Bicycle Advisory Committee newsletter said that Hutchins is being developed first.
  14. Saw a thread on Nextdoor that was talking about it possible being torn down and I assumed that it was Montrose Collective, but someone else posted some links to some older articles when it was purchased back in 2012. HBJ articles from 2013: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2013/11/happy-retail-tenants-could-slow.html Note: that article is from Nov 2013, so 6.5 years would be May 2020. This article from May 2018: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/05/29/pmrgs-ceo-rick-kirk-on-merger-i-couldnt-shoot-any.html So, does anyone have the tea? Lots of commiserating about the loss of HPB, but that lot is like 60-70% surface parking and the appraisal in 2019 was $9 million.
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