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  1. Why don’t you go ahead and move the other 20+ comments talking about the automated parking garage from the first page over to the other thread too, if it bothers you so much. It has been an ongoing topic in this thread for months. I’ve specifically commented on it a few times, as have many others. I was more focused on the new site plan you posted instead of your one-line link, sorry I missed it...
  2. I know the initial speculation was that the automated garage would go where the current 10-stall, sorry-excuse-for-covered-parking lot by Christian’s Tailgate currently sits, but the updated brochure puts it on a larger lot further east towards Studewood and White Oak, where a few older homes currently sit. Since there is more land area to work with there, it looks like the automated garage will not be as tall as we initially thought.
  3. @CrockpotandGravel, I think I speak for everyone here when I say that we greatly appreciate your contributions to this site, and I’m grateful for the information that you’re able to hunt down out of some far-flung places. But dude . . . you need to relax a bit. I’ve seen so many recent posts of yours where you get bent out of shape about the smallest of things. Just let it go!
  4. That’s a good point. I almost bought a townhome in Second Ward that had what would have been (at least for me and my affinity for small cars) a three-car tandem garage. It definitely would allow for a narrower footprint and less frontage on the street. A single-capacity, single care garage would be a deal-breaker for a lot of inside the loop buyers. Even if you do not need a car for work or most local travel, they’re necessary to get around to other parts of town (especially if you have friends and family in the suburbs, as I do). And, given the car culture here, a lot of people have second cars for recreational use.
  5. https://www.nextseed.com/offerings/bumpy-pickle?utm_source=FB_ANMT_ALL_newoffering-bumpypickle Proposed new Pickleball/Volleyball courts and adjoining bar, from the people behind Sports Creek in EaDo. Currently seeking investors, per Nextseed link above. Anticipated opening of February 2020 at 534 Lockwood Dr., near Lockwood and Navigation.
  6. Just FYI, this development would be almost a mile from the nearest Green Line stop, Altic/Howard Hughes. That’s borderline in terms of close proximity to transit (although the 20 bus line on Canal is of course closer).
  7. I wonder if this is a sign that the block where they are located currently at Leeland and Emancipation in EaDo is about to be developed. It certainly has a lot of potential.
  8. Land value is definitely one part of the equation, sure. But it will not benefit the City long term for a neighborhood/area with exponential potential to have its growth stunted by a high concentration of these types of developments.
  9. I will definitely help lead this fight. The East End is not going to be a dumping ground for the City’s “undesirables.” After the City and others snuck the New Hope SRO facility in at Harrisburg and Sampson near the Green Line with very little advance notice or opportunity for input from residents, everyone around here is paying much more attention.
  10. They’re beginning work on the drainage system. High-capacity system seems consistent with a 120 unit apartment.
  11. The fact that creating an Entertainment Zone is even necessary is dumb as hell.
  12. Construction crew is onsite as of today. Looks like this project is finally getting off the ground.
  13. So this would be the part of the block southwest of the intersection of Smith and Elgin, where the small “strip” center that includes Maple Leaf Pub is located? Losing Maple Leaf and letting St. Dane’s escape unscathed would be very . . . unfortunate.
  14. Just to add to that, there were two large construction vehicles from Cherry Demolition that had remained on site—as late as this last weekend—from when the warehouses along Jensen were demolished a few months back. As of yesterday they had finally been removed. I take that as another indication that they are close to actually breaking ground.
  15. You are absolutely right regarding Shepherd. Speeds are way too high, mostly due to the road design. There needs to be at least twice as many traffic lights as there are now, which would also solve most of the pedestrian crossing issues. More attention to traffic flow and light timing through this section should be able to minimize any negative effect on commute time regarding vehicular traffic. Something needs to be done before the mid rise apartments planned and under construction for this corridor are open, which will likely double or triple the quantity of regular pedestrian traffic crossing Shepherd and (to a lesser extent) Durham.
  16. I’m all for sticking it to suburban dwellers, but I just don’t see this happening in Houston any time soon—even if we do make exponential progress with public transportation and other alternative solutions to single-occupancy vehicle traffic.
  17. Very well said. The same people advocating for removing the Pierce also harp on how the elevated portion of 59 is a “psychological” barrier too. I’d much rather have a “psychological” barrier than a buried freeway/concrete cap that represents a (further) physical barrier nearly two football fields in width between the East End and EaDo, and downtown. If the park does not get built—which is entirely possible at this juncture—this will be a disaster for the East End. And the point about losing access is important too. Polk would be lost, and there is a chance that Runnels would be eliminated too (although as of the presentation a few months ago at GRB they are still trying to figure out what to do with Runnels).
  18. Agreed. It would at least be a bit better with parking in the back. The main building has a very suburban strip center feel. Ugh.
  19. Several Lovett projects around town are currently stalled, with few signs of progress: Houston Post building at Polk/Emancipation, Fingers Furniture redevelopment at I-45 and Cullen (Coogs Crossing I think?), this project, etc. I wonder if they’ve taken on too many projects all at once and overextended themselves (financially or otherwise)?.
  20. Assuming this rendering is new (after Victorian’s backed out), that’s an encouraging sign. The Sampson/York corridor has a bunch of potential.
  21. You need to stop saying completely reasonable things that I actually agree with, it’s making me feel conflicted because I’m used to disagreeing with you.
  22. And just to add, Hirsch runs right by the eastern edge of the East River property (albeit the last stage to be developed), so this will probably be the preferred route for interstate traffic to reach the development. (which is great news for me, as I’ll be walking or biking there from the other direction and won’t have as much vehicular traffic to deal with 👍🏻)
  23. I’m going to miss the Michael’s the most.
  24. Unfortunately, I don’t see any explicit mention of a possible space for a grocery store. Maybe one of those retail buildings would be large enough to accommodate something like a medium-sized HEB?
  25. Correct. C&G probably posted the Eater article here because it was the best place for it since it is in the immediate vicinity of East Village.
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