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Everything posted by JJxvi

  1. It definitely doesnt look like its enough for the whole thing, but I bet its more than 10%. It looks like there are a fairly good amount of embankment dirt being built up on the site, just because the reconstruction of Memorial Dr even way beyond where the hills begin look like its several feet lower than the current roadway/original elevation.
  2. There is already decent size mound that has been sitting just north of the construction site (across Memorial Drive and the walking trail) that I think was saved from the reconstruction of the golf course.
  3. The complete impossibility of connecting these two lines with Memorial Park annoys me.
  4. Well, I can only speak for myself, but if that Barnes and Noble hadn't been built I wouldn't have even stepped foot in this shopping center at all for the last ten years. So I guess even if it supposedly did lose some aesthetic appeal, it gained a lot in utility from my perspective...
  5. I will say that this center is one of a handful of historic Houston shopping centers that are gems, so I hope they dont screw it up.
  6. Los Angeles is a much older city. It already had a population of 600,000-1,000,000 in the era where automobiles became ubiquitous, whereas Houston went through that era of its growth in the 1960's and 70s. I suspect that most of the inspiration of New Urbanism (especially that which has an American flavor) and things like main street theme park design, etc is all mostly just trying to replicate LA in 1915 or or 1925 or whatever.
  7. Hopping in an Uber or Lyft from Northwest Mall to your Downtown destination would probably actually shred the tube trip from Kings Cross to Liverpool Street plus the walk to your building in terms of travel time at most times of day.
  8. So transit would end up running down both the North and West boundaries of Memorial Park with no access.
  9. Pretty sure this actually did start as primarily a crusade against "affordable" housing.
  10. This site would require a stop to built on Post Oak Rd to have any access to BRT. It's almost a mile walk (and an uncomfortable one at that) to the NW Transit center and almost 2 miles walk the other direction to the first stop at Uptown Park. You'd likely need to take the bus (assuming a line still exists long term running directly parallel to BRT when all is said and done) to get to the bus.
  11. It's hard for me to imagine land here being worth the $75? or 100?/sf that it would seem like it would surely require for the condo owners to agree to a buyout compared to their market value as condos, especially with the access issues in this area. This land is not really easy access to the west loop or I-10 in any sense, as you would think it would be on first glance.
  12. They likely say that those two fields aren't moving because those two fields are still in the same location on the master plan, one just has its orientation changed.
  13. This exists within our state. In 2009, a new Texas A&M University-San Antonio was founded with eventual plans to reach an enrollement of 25,000+, and San Antonio is also served by the 35,000 student enrollment University of Texas at San Antonio.
  14. Between Tidwell and Parker all of the ROW aquisition is on the opposite side, so none.
  15. The best word for this immediate area going back 50 years is "dump" not "historic" in any sense. It was very 50s-60s era commercial industrial mix with a railroad spur right through the middle of it. The only thing memorable or consistent about the area that felt like they tied together were the two big water tanks, they were very similar to each other...they had a nice giant water tank-ey aesthetic that really tied everything up in a beautiful bow.
  16. Personally I think it looks fine. I dont see what makes it any more or less stylish than like Broadstone Waterworks. I suspect based on that rendering that, like Broadstone, its going to use a significant amount of brick to match the Braun Waterworks shopping center, for example. So Im not sure the idea that they are just plopping down something generic here without any thought is borne out yet. Perhaps you have more information.
  17. 100% substance is boring, which ironically seems to be your problem with this building.
  18. I find it shocking that s3mh thinks a new development in the Heights is a shit sandwich...
  19. Really? It is only 1100 feet TOTAL from Jenson on the West to Meadow St on the East. Everywhere on this whole site plan you posted is less than 1/4 mile from anywhere else. This phase is only about 1/5 of a mile by 1/5 of a mile total.
  20. Rendering realistically shows the one guy who turned the wrong way down Shepherd.
  21. The major difference is that they seem to have purchased a home on Dorothy St to use as an additional entrance/parking.
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