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Pearl At The Mix (Pearl Midtown II)


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I don't think he is saying that retail should be on every block. Think he is saying that this blocks are a prime cross roads. These twi ptijects I believe ate on Westheimer/ Elgin between Smith and Louisiana. Those are the #1 and #2 busiest north south streets and arguably Westheimer is the busiest arterial street in Houston.

I like the Pearl projects. The Area looks so different already, and the Calais stands out less

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I don't think he is saying that retail should be on every block. Think he is saying that this blocks are a prime cross roads. These twi ptijects I believe ate on Westheimer/ Elgin between Smith and Louisiana. Those are the #1 and #2 busiest north south streets and arguably Westheimer is the busiest arterial street

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I am not sure why mixed-use is that good.

1. Are you saying that having a Subway, a Drycleaners, a liquor store, a coffee shop, and a convenience store in a single building makes much difference? The only people who will use it live there or work nearby. That is what you are going to get with first floor retail in residential buildings.

2. I think most people want to go to an area and walk around. At home, they just want to get the Bomb and a six pack of beer or walk a block to the gym down the street.

Actually a lot of people want to live in a place where they can walk around and there are things in walking distance, and other people are walking around. That's why mixed use is that good - with juxtaposition of different uses comes a more active neighborhood.

But it doesn't have to be, and seldom is, every block.

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Just curious if anyone knows, but I work in this section of Midtown, and who is in control of redoing some of these sidewalks? There is some serious work that needs to be done in this area

 

I'm all about these sidewalk rights... Midtown is doing great things; we just need to push them to allocate more money to sidewalks in lieu of other projects (not sure which ones).  You can't have a truly walk-able area without wide sidewalks and maybe even some shade and good landscaping.  

 

You can attend some of the Midtown Management meetings, specifically the Urban Planning meetings.

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I'm all about these sidewalk rights... Midtown is doing great things; we just need to push them to allocate more money to sidewalks in lieu of other projects (not sure which ones).  You can't have a truly walk-able area without wide sidewalks and maybe even some shade and good landscaping.  

 

You can attend some of the Midtown Management meetings, specifically the Urban Planning meetings.

Awesome, I'd like to attend. Not every sidewalk is terrible, but I notice some patches where it blows my mind how the city leaves stuff looking like a grave yard.

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The Vietnamese restaraunt Van Loc closed because the land was sold for development, I think Morgan purchased it.

 

 

Senterra Real Estate owns that block. A 16-story office building w/ retail is planned, but I doubt it moves forward anytime soon.

 

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/31211-3003-louisiana-midtown-office-mixed-use/

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