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  1. It's very weird that they wouldn't at least put in armadillos.
  2. 50,000 sf is too big for a Trader Joe's, unless it's some giant new format. I would say Whole Foods if there wasn't one just down the street. Unless they wanted to redevelop the existing store's land...which would be amazing. Plenty of precedent for them doing something like that too, though the Waugh Whole Foods is not very old at all. Otherwise... large CityTarget?
  3. The site plan at the link is about as good as it could be - buildings up against Durham, which is even showed as 3 lanes with the bike lane as planned. If only those cowards at the City would make Shepherd/Durham a transit corridor (or at least part of a Walkable Places district), this kind of development wouldn't just depend on the good will of particular developers.
  4. They have to stop using "early winter" as a description for when something will be finished. Once again, from context, it's clear this means early spring of 2023.
  5. Texasota

    1223 W 11th

    I cannot abide that name.
  6. I would like to hear more about these potential tacos.
  7. I think it's just a marker - the building itself has no sort of protected status (and in fact was basically rebuilt when it became Uchi)
  8. Uh, as much as I like this development I really hate the idea of the old Felix building being torn down.
  9. Right now you can add one garage apartment (and only one) and you have to provide parking for it. They're talking about allowing multiple units and relaxing or eliminating some parking requirements.
  10. HCC is a public entity on publicly owned land. Of course they want to minimize their risk, but picking and choosing who is able to access their campus is not a reasonable expectation. Also, I don't see how someone on a bike is any more likely to litter or vandalize than anyone else.
  11. Also would be a good move. I actually lived in a 3 unit garage apartment (built in the 30s) when I first moved to Montrose. Affordable, great location, good neighbors. More please.
  12. removing parking requirements from garage apartments would be a great (albeit small) step. I hope the ADU updates go a lot farther than that though.
  13. Never mind. it looks like that block of Holman will just be a shared street at first. whomp whomp
  14. I believe the bike plan had it running along Austin until Alabama, which, through HCC, has plenty of space for bikes and pedestrians. If the signage currently has it moving to that one block of (what used to be) Winbern to Alabama, my guess is that was always intended to be temporary. Because that is definitely just a sidewalk. Interestingly, the bike plan GIS page appears to have been updated with the new route: Houston Bike Plan Network (arcgis.com) It shows it turning at Holman then going down La Branch. Which is fine, but it also shows them initially putting in bike lanes on exactly one block of Holman. Which will be weird.
  15. not sure we need a thread for every strip center in town unless there's a serious redevelopment planned. Otherwise that's pretty much all this forum would be. Thread after thread about one mediocre strip mall or another.
  16. Appreciate that the site plan has no driveways onto mcgowen
  17. I think the Heights/Yale station is another to voice strong support for - the Walmart and Sprouts parcels are trash but surrounding development is really starting to get rolling and I could see them being redeveloped in the foreseeable future.
  18. Ooooh, renderings of all the potential station locations: METRORapid-Inner-Katy-Station-Workshop-Presentation-080321.pdf (ridemetro.org) I would really like to see more stations than previously proposed.
  19. The full block seems too big for 71 rooms. I could see them keeping all the houses facing W Main and using the rest of the block though. Or maybe that's just what I'd prefer they do. Or maybe they even keep some of the existing buildings and convert them for use by the hotel. Somebody get me a site plan!
  20. It's in so many different neighborhoods at once!
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