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iah77

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  1. You shouldn't waste your time arguing with these two, their ideal cities are Havana and Pyongyang where no one has a car, everyone uses a bus or walks, nothing is economically produced, and everyone hangs out at their neighborhood refresqueria/bodega because there is basically nothing else to do.
  2. Yes because Main St. is definitely thriving, it has way less business now than it did 10 years ago. All the streets that have had this "intervention" such as Main, Fulton, Harrisburg are all dead and economically depressed. Even in downtown with high density development Main is nothing to boast about. All these things do is drive people further out to areas that actually cater to what they want.
  3. The style is identical to InTown/Lovett stuff being built and I think they might be involved.
  4. This is by no strech a beautiful block with a vape shop, self storage, gas station and billboard like a few lots down. That lot has been empty forever and the density really should increase as it's very close to the MLK light rail stop. Runoff lately has been addressed by city code so I don't find any issues with this project. Although I do agree that most new houses in that back area have been very shoddy construction .***
  5. This is literally the whole concept of tenement housing .. Multiple rented rooms with shared kitchen/bathroom. I mean I think its a great idea from an affordability standpoint but there's probably a reason they were totally phased out in the US ..
  6. I think you need to direct you anger at our ridiculous minimum setbacks and parking requirements. Anything you like about Amsterdam is probably not legal here under our present building codes. Keep in mind even applying for small variances can be very expensive.
  7. Fulshear is going to develop much faster in my opinion due to westpark tollway and expansion of I-10 again up to Columbus. I would say it's like 5-10 years behind current cypress. Infrastructure and subdivisions are being laid out pretty quickly along with lots of roundabouts etc .
  8. It's literally just I-Beams and cement, a few months won't do anything. What are they supposed to do, cover it in a giant tarp?
  9. Yes so the streets can look dead like Harrisburg and Fulton do now ..
  10. I was about to say the same thing, new views will open up elsewhere from it being moved.
  11. I feel a Trader Joe's in a concept like this would do extremely well.
  12. I think development has accelerated lately and think it's going to be a very interesting area in the near future. Super hoping for an HEB soon as well! I think it's only a mater of time. Eastwood Green is 40 homes btw and I know the empty lot nearby is also platted for at least 10 more homes.
  13. I just bought across the rail ., I liked the warehouse but excited to see more activity in the area.
  14. I really liked how these two old structures contrasted with the museum, I'm sure whatever replaces it will look off.
  15. You complain when developments don't connect to trails and then complain when they do as well .... They aren't just for bikes so I think legally it's no different then connecting to a sidewalk. It looks like there is an alley easement next to the trail so they are not really the same thing. Like the old rail like was separate etc.
  16. Why? The wine place is actually very affordable. I swear the owners just use it as a tax write off.
  17. I mean this was pretty far out from the center 77 years ago.
  18. Maybe not everyone wants a bike lane on every street...? There are literally two walkable streets with no car access on that design.
  19. As a kid my parents always got coffee here. It was a Dietrick's, there were two. Here and where upper hand salon is on Westheimer next to Lanier. I loved that one more because it had a fountain you could run through at the time haha.
  20. That's absolutely not true, most pharmacies don't have the amount of vagrants one in midtown had. It's sad if you think young employees alone should have to put up with this just because they work at a CVS.
  21. I totally agree with this, I just think its very hard to reach for this level of sophistication when bus stops here are just poles in the ground and some of the highest density areas with high public transport usage like Gulfton are totally ignored and don't even have the bare basics like crosswalks, continuous sidewalks, illumination, bus shelters etc. I think we put a lot of focus on the nicer parts of town and totally ignore places that actually have transport users.
  22. I wonder why it turns onto Blodgett if they aren't going to put a station on it?
  23. I don't think its just downtown commuters, it's an affordable area right next to the heights and a lot of great areas so of course demand is high regardless. This area is really cut off in a bad way due to the railroad, future hardy extension and I think it would benefit from having another access point. Main which is the other way to downtown floods badly and is only one lane. EDIT: I think this would allow portions of Main to be made more pedestrian friendly since it has great infrastructure to work in that direction also.
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