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  1. I'd also point out that several of the largest units in the building are on the market (check HAR).  Also, while the Post Oak project has started working on literally every single piece of sidewalk down the street... they have not started any work / planted any trees / done any improvements on the portion that falls within this property.  Makes me bullish that the project is on deck.

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  2. Throwing in more thoughts into the growing pile... Looking through the other projects from the designer it appears they may really be focused on the aesthetic and design of the amenity elements, and less so on the development overall.  Said another way, what if you threw away the towers and replaced it with a resort (a la Gaylord in Dallas/Denver or Travaasa in Austin)?  That might make more sense for the area, and still be relevant for the real focus of the waterfront stuff presented in the videos.  


    Other things:  1. the connectivity to this site is hot, burning hot garbage.  Until/unless woodland hills is extended across the San Jo, this is a complete nonstarter.  2. what is the draw for this?  Kingwood isn't enough.  Getting here from the woodlands would be tough.  Galleria / memorial very tough.  Maybe Generation Park... but that's 10 years from now.  Can't imagine they intended to pull from the colonias out northeast.

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  3. It may be semantics, but IMO, the core issue for non-inclusion was the site.  We shouldn't have presented a "please help us make our city better" location (east side)... we should have presented a "this is what Houston is all about and it's AWESOME" location.  Generation Park would have been ok, though it's damn far to town, and it's green-field.  There are lots of great big empty lots in this country, and we didn't need to show Amazon an empty lot, we needed to show them something that would have fit into the fabric, culture, and excitement of our town.


    Trying to think of sites that I would have presented (and ignoring who owns them), I offer three options. 

    1. The Rice-owned property on Main where the old Sears is going to close (in town, transit, colleges, area is dynamic and building, plenty of apartments and a good scene)

    2. The Energy-Corridor at I-10 and HW 6 where plans show a campus similar to what this would become (bus transit, good highway connections, access to suburban homes and great schools, planned dense developement, Top Golf)

    3. Around the future Bellaire transit station (transit, access to Uptown, 'relatively' convenient to areas out west)


    These sites are true Houston, fit into an existing fabric (rather than trying to make something from scratch), and cater to the demographic of the Amazon workforce.

    We shouldn't have put the success or failure of a neighborhood on the company, we should have invited them to participate in the ongoing success of an area.  

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