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Phase I completed      

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What's up with the spec apt? Or cheap house - can you give me the cross streets of said southern lot?

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Edit: Latest photos of this project are on the second to last page.

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All these new apartments being built seem to be in the 5 story range, why is that? Is that the height that they are most profitable at? I'd like to start seeing more 8-10 story complexes, but I'm sure there's a reason most developers are stopping at 5 stories

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I wish these looked more like the Broadstone projects in Post Oak and in the Energy Corridor. Those are both looking really nice, with limestone cladding, dark brown accents and large windows. I guess Midtown is considered a lower-end market than those two.

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Looking forward to getting past this "sweet spot". It's beginning to become worrisome. And more than somewhat dull. I know, I know. In fill! Just ready for the next sweet spot.

 

In what way?

 

The "sweet spot" I was referring to is a financial reality that's equally true in every market. Why are 6 story buildings worrisome? They are exactly what we need right now.

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Texasota,

I understand that it's a financial equation and that this sweet spot is much better than the previous (garden apartments was it?). But these four stories of luxury on a pedestal of parking is great for infill but don't generally make for very interestng streets or neighborhoods IMO. So do, and I know that there are different approaches. But, it seems like we are just seeing the same project proposed all over the city. From DT to Katy. Can not wait to see how Mid Main turns out. Or that midrise project next to the co Cathedral. They seem a step up the evolutionary ladder.

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I used to live next to the train line. 

I would notice the sound of one passing occasionally, but normally it rarely kept me away anymore than City Traffic, Sirens, or any other misc. sounds within the city. Thats not to say it wont bother some people, but for me... hardly at all. 

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How loud are those trains?

 

I live just by the north line. I can't stand hearing the constant horns from regular trains since I'm surrounded by train tracks on all sides, but the light rail's horn is strangely somewhat pleasing. I like hearing them. There's no deep bass to the horn so you only hear it if you're outside.

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Credit to /u/asdgadgasvsadva for posting this on reddit:

 

 

I live in Midtown and noticed something on the way to work today. It regards 3800 Main Phase II, currently under construction in Midtown. http://www.apartments.com/3800-main-phase-ii-houston-tx/1pddcz7/

It looks like they installed the sidewalks at 3800 Main Phase II yesterday, but they did not install a full sidewalk along Alabama Street. I live nearby and walk along this stretch all the time on my way to the light rail or mid main. No sidewalk along this stretch is kind of inconvenient. There was a sidewalk at this location along the south side of Alabama Street before the project.

A diagram is below. Green = sidewalk built, Red = sidewalk missing http://i.imgur.com/WNP9Y5K.png?1

Are developers required to replace sidewalks along major thoroughfares in the city-designated Midtown District after construction?

Is there any way to force the developer to replace the sidewalk? Maybe the people at Walk Houston would be all for discouraging this type of developer behavior?

If the developer does not replace the sidewalk, am I allowed to walk through their landscaping (along the public easement)?

I know that this is kind of a first world problem, but I really don't want this precedent to be established in an area with a lot of existing pedestrian traffic.

 

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^I thought it was bad enough that these full-block complexes don't accomodate pedestrians during construction (most major cities would have the builder put a barricaded walkway out in the street). To make that problem permanent is absolutely ridiculous. The only silver lining here is that I just built up a cyclocross bike, and I've been looking for a nice route with mixed pavement and off- road...

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  • Highrise Tower changed the title to Broadstone Midtown Phase I & II

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