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  1. that's what they get for partnering with TXDOT
  2. Nothing anywhere in Houston needs more parking.
  3. Interesting. Makes sense, but throwing some armadillos in there shouldn't exactly take much.
  4. For the apartments, I think you're underestimating the Texas sun. Especially given that the southern portion of the building will be set back from Rosine by the depth of the townhouse lots. Now, two of those three townhouses on the other hand... Those will be pretty significantly in shade all year round. The southernmost one will be fine for as long as the Tony Mandola's (or whatever it is now) building in parkin lot are there. My larger point is that i think there is a weird tendency to overvalue direct sun and undervalue shade in Houston. Nothing is more valuable than shade in Houston. Just think how much those townhouses will save in HVAC costs.
  5. It's very weird that they wouldn't at least put in armadillos.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I cannot abide that name.
  10. I would like to hear more about these potential tacos.
  11. 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)
  12. Uh, as much as I like this development I really hate the idea of the old Felix building being torn down.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Never mind. it looks like that block of Holman will just be a shared street at first. whomp whomp
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Appreciate that the site plan has no driveways onto mcgowen
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