samagon Posted September 30, 2011 Share Posted September 30, 2011 Just curious...do people favoring this project do so out of spite for the NIMBYs, or do you genuinely think it's ideal to errect high-rises in the middle of low-density neighborhoods consisting primarily of two-story homes and businesses? On one hand, maybe this is our best hope for residential densification in this city, since it's clearly not happening in the CBD. On the other hand, maybe such buildings will in fact degrade the surrounding neighborhood and diminish the desirability, as these are car-dependent developments that aren't going to make neighborhoods more walkable and livable for existing residents, at least with the revised plans. I have similar mixed feelings about 1111 Studewood.Every part of this town is low density (it can be argued that midtown is somewhere in the middle). If it doesn't make sense to add density to an area Houston will continue to grow outward, I don't think this is sustainable realistically.At some point in history, every high density area was once low density. Some group of residents are going to have to not fight against high density in their area in order for this to happen.full disclosure: I live in east end, so I will not have to concern myself with the direct impact of high density for quite some time, but it wouldn't bother me if I could see a high rise towering from my backyard. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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