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  1. I think even something on the scale and glitz of the flagship store in Austin would fail in this location - this was a real head-scratcher to me from the very beginning.  There is no market for this type of store here, at least not right now, and the nearby WF's serve to only cannibalize what little market this thing has... that said, I have no doubt that dropping this store in the Waugh location and it'd be a huge success.  I fear this WF will be gone in 12 months unless the foot traffic in the overall BLVD place development picks up exponentially, like on the scale of City Centre.

  2. All of the recent and planned residential development in the area follows a similar pattern, i.e. gated and completely closed off from the surrounding community, although on a much smaller scale in comparison to this Hines project.  I can't really blame developers at this point because they are the first movers in this area and there is literally NO immediate neighborhood that homebuyers would want to interact with.  If this brownfield to residential redevelopment trend continues, it would be such a tragedy to be left with dozens of similar style developments, completely cutoff from each other, islands to themselves, especially when you have the polar opposite in a 60 year old neighborhood immediately to the east.

  3. Long story short - my previous apartment complex had the nerve to charge me for carpet cleaning and touch up paint for an apartment they ADMITTEDLY gutted down to the drywall and subfloor.  They say that they are within their rights to do this (i.e. they get to collect hypothetical charges), but in my mind it seems at least highly unethical, if not an outright fraud to make me pay them for costs they will never incur.  This is completely aside form the fact that carpet and touch up paint are usually defined as normal wear and tear.


    What kind of recourse do I have in this situation outside of taking these crooks to court?  Will talking to the TAA lead to anything substantial or is that a dead end?  The dollars involved in here are immaterial, but I have had a litany of issues with management since they acquired the property from AMLI at the end of 2012, and I consider this to be the last straw.  I am absolutely frustrated and feel like I (along with all other tenants) are getting swindled here, so any advice is appreciated.

  4. what street parking is there for buffalo bayou where there is a pedestrian bridge?  The only bridge I know of on allen parkway is at allen parkway village, which is not an ideal spot. 


    There is quite a bit of on street parking on Memorial Heights drive, which is a short walk to the pedestrian bridge running by Studemont.

  5. I doubt they are remodeling as the complex is less than 2 years old... I'm just trying to think where this could probably go? Maybe on that Interfin lot that's on the NW corner of Weslalyan & W. Alabama?

  6. Article in the Chron today about Phoenicia

    Most interesting is the quote at the end from Finger... total speculation, but nice to hear nonetheless smile.gif

    Either The Finger Companies or another developer will announce a new residential tower within a year given the increased activity in east downtown, he predicted.

    "If you look south of here, there are so many parking lots that could be developed. I want everyone to send me a thank you note when they start building here," he joked.

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