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    Washington at Bonner

    I can understand all of those points. I suppose my counter would be that restaurants in this area don't make it very easy to patronize with their mandatory valet (who then park right in front of the building). All this is moot since the developers have the final say, but in my experience, street frontage building creates more pedestrian friendly corridors and positive economic impact. It also looks much nicer, but we all know houston has low (basically no) priorities when it comes to aesthetics
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    Washington at Bonner

    I understand the benefit of seeing the parking lot, but I dont really follow the thought that parking in the back is more difficult. In most cases the parking area allocation is exactly the same, front or back. Personally I believe building to the street encourages foot traffic which also promotes a more cohesive pedestrian experience. Long term, if density is desired, well placed parking structures could support multiple businesses. Out of personal curiosity, are you from Houston or been here the bulk of your life @Ross?
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    Washington at Bonner

    I'd like to know...I certainly made my opinion know to that developer.
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    Washington at Bonner

    Love to see vacant lots go away. Hope it spells the death of the two bars across from it. Wonder if we can influence them to do street frontage with parking in the back? loopnet listing: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/4112-Washington-Ave-Houston-TX/14259512/
  5. Thanks for sharing this preso and information. Patterson and Washington do need a safe pedestrian/bike crossing area. Just recently made the cross there to go lunch at Miyako (walking). Eliminating the auto turning capability here seems like a bit much, especially considering only Shepherd/Durham and then Yale can cross the tracks. I also have zero faith COH will not make the addition of that median look like a third world mess. Fully expect them to follow the city motto of "Good 'nuff" Removing the parking on the section between I-10 & Washington is just going to push those cars into the even smaller side streets. (Eli, Schuler, Koehler, etc) I know Houston loves its ditches, but those areas could provide ample street parking if culverted. Hard to believe a 3-4' culvert would carry that much less water. The street parking on Patterson does however make crossing that stretch a harrowing experience. Accidents are pretty regular. Will be following to see what actually comes of this. Doesn't sound like there is a real timeline or approval?
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    Metro Next - 2040 Vision

    I dont know why I even waste the time reading or watching Metros plans. I dont think they will ever convince me that a Bus is a real mass transit option.
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    Lower Heights District

    So based on these renderings/detail there will be office space, apartments, a movie theater, a Michael's, west elm, and at least one giant parking lot. Missing anything?
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    Shepherd 10 Business Park @ 600 N Shepherd Dr

    If they add that many lights I can guarantee there will be at least one less car that ever goes down either street
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    Lower Heights District

    Yes it is. Hoping we can call it impressively designed and vast one day and hopefully before I move away.
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    Lower Heights District

    I appreciate the photos, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that it's still just a pile of dirt.
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    HEB at 23rd & Shepherd (Formerly Fiesta)

    I just drove by here over the weekend. I do like the look and the idea of building over the parking lot. I wish more infill developments did this. Then they could have their 3 acre parking lots without loss of dev oppty.
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    5701 Washington Avenue

    I will be pleasantly surprised if the hardscaping and landscaping looks anything like those renderings.
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    Shepherd 10 Business Park @ 600 N Shepherd Dr

    Yes, looks like it. Although the photos in the article all from all over developments.
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    Shepherd 10 Business Park @ 600 N Shepherd Dr

    What an upgrade! Why can't I shake the feeling this is not actually going happen?
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    Buffalo Bayou Master Plan

    If bike lanes are what it takes to get some re-pavement work done (especially the stretch of Waugh from Allen parkway to Gray, and even Westheimer) then I'm behind it. The road management in the city core of Houston is just laughable. By far the worst of the 7+ cities I've lived in. And those included very warm climates and very cold climates alike. Knowing Houston they will just slap some lines on the ground and call it a bike lane. Our motto should be "the good enough!" City