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  1. The grocery store argument really has little merit imo: https://www.papercitymag.com/restaurants/h-e-b-macgregor-market-grocery-store-houston-third-ward/ Fiesta ain’t that much cheaper. Plus, the market is changing. There is plenty of legal precedent regarding nuisance land use that affects surrounding communities: stinky slaughterhouses, toxic oil refineries, the list goes on. So community is a big deal when certain land uses are changing. But yeah, this development isn’t a nuisance. It sounds like the negative effects are more of a city planning issue: Will the drug dealers move? What will be done about that? Does the 4 need to be rerouted to have more direct HEB access to the Third Ward community? Will there be jobs? Could HISD and HCC pair up with a group and work on something? It’s not unreasonable to question the development with all the changes going on, but it’s not necessarily the developers’ problem. It is often that our city and region lack comprehensive planning tools to tackle issues that span various groups and areas. Case in point: flood regulations that differ from county to county despite a shared common watershed. Our fragmented governments and special districts tend to exacerbate the issue. But then again, some people just get off on confrontation—call it what you will. Ahem, Ashby high rise *cough* Freedman’s Town bricks* ahem. Limestone vs concrete in Houston architecture. Is it beer-thirty yet?
  2. identified as senior housing per the TDHCA award list: https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/multifamily/housing-tax-credits-9pct/docs/191010-AwardWaitList.xlsx
  3. I'd pay extra not to live in a neighborhood with waterfalls and rocks.
  4. That rejected Jack in the Box finally shut down this week...could be at that corner of Shepherd...totally guessing cause it's fun. The lot does go all the way to Lillian.
  5. I Noticed traffic signal mast installation ongoing this week at Summer St. and at the driveway by the Kroger gas pumps. Hopefully the good 'nuf mentality won't win and all signals are in sync from Washington to I-10.
  6. Definitely more traffic but not terrible. There are cops directing and restricting certain turns in the afternoons. I just wonder how long that will continue. Raymond St. at S. Heights is the newest frogger challenge.
  7. Spotted a street abandonment sign for "Court St." (south of Washington near Studemont) just now.
  8. It’s risen 10 floors in about 3 months. Is that slow? I think it just took a while to ramp up. Also I’m enjoying watching this one rise from the north. It’s fun seeing a new tower poke above the bayou tree canopy.
  9. I could not find a post for this one...tried. 😧 Promise. 🙃 https://thedacoma.com/
  10. Took some pics around the NW Loop today---sorry the photos looks like hell in the post--when I click them, they look fine! I always have different outcomes with posting photos despite following the same steps each and every time:
  11. This one is still partially under construction, however mostly complete:
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