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 I'm not very impressed with the images from the website. I hope they don't plan on doing something like those in midtown. They look a little on the suburban side.

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 I'm not very impressed with the images from the website. I hope they don't plan on doing something like those in midtown. They look a little on the suburban side.

 

I agree. A whole lotta "moo" and "grooaan" on their website.

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Everyone is complaining that there are too many "luxury" units going up and not enough affordable... here we have a group who looks like they specialize in more mid-priced units and everyone's complaining they're not nice enough. assuming they build something similar to what they show on their website, a smaller mid-priced complex should be welcomed.

 

can't win with this crowd.

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Everyone is complaining that there are too many "luxury" units going up and not enough affordable... here we have a group who looks like they specialize in more mid-priced units and everyone's complaining they're not nice enough. assuming they build something similar to what they show on their website, a smaller mid-priced complex should be welcomed.

 

can't win with this crowd.

 

haha, oh so true.

 

I was going to add that this group seems to be growing and by their resume, it proves it. Interested to see what they come up with. The name 'Lofts' makes me think they are probably going in a new direction. Fun to watch small firms grow. Looks like they are finding success being the Buick to the Cadillac in the areas they build/renovate.

 

I do hope it is a good design.

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Where is the MF designation coming from? The PDF states that the lot will still be restricted to single family.

 

The PDF says 24 proposed dwelling units if I'm reading it correctly...

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Everyone is complaining that there are too many "luxury" units going up and not enough affordable... here we have a group who looks like they specialize in more mid-priced units and everyone's complaining they're not nice enough. assuming they build something similar to what they show on their website, a smaller mid-priced complex should be welcomed.

 

can't win with this crowd.

 

Are you sure it's everyone on both issues? Maybe the people complaining about luxury are different than the people complaining about this.

 

I imagine it's also possible to build something that isn't luxury, but is more urbanist than what this company usually does.

 

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24 units is a lot of units for that little lot. 

 

Im not sure if I was reading the pdf correctly so that might not be the right number......if it is, I could see 6 floors of 4 units...or maybe 4 floors of 6 units....not sure how big that would make the units though...

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That could be a good thing, meaning they would have to build UP instead of outward.

Then we have to start wondering if they have the muscle to build up instead of out. It's rare for anybody who builds 2-3 stories to make the leap to something taller.

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That's what I'm confused by too.  24 units is kind of pushing it on that lot, and i guess they would be including off-street parking. But it says that it will retain the single family restriction, which doesn't make sense to me.

The PDF says 24 proposed dwelling units if I'm reading it correctly...

 

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I don't know if you've seen this before, but it definitely shows the lack of density.

http://persquaremile.com/2011/01/18/if-the-worlds-population-lived-in-one-city/

 

I was wondering how much space is in a square mile to sort of figure out how crowded Houston is.

 

http://www.asknumbers.com/square-mile-to-square-feet.aspx

 

So here is what I think it is.

 

A square mile is 27,878,400 square feet  or something like all the office space in the Galleria Area.

 

Houston has say 3500 people per square mile in the city limits.

 

So each person gets almost 8,000 square feet of space.

 

Its not so crowded when you look at it that way and thus no wonder the sprawl.

 

I could be wrong just did this quick and dirty.

 

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It needs to be remembered where Houston's city limits lie, and the large tracts of vacant space in the outer areas due to our unrestricted ability to annex. If we were hemmed in like Boston or San Francisco, we'd be much denser (although still not as dense as those cities).

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I was wondering how much space is in a square mile to sort of figure out how crowded Houston is.

 

http://www.asknumbers.com/square-mile-to-square-feet.aspx

 

So here is what I think it is.

 

A square mile is 27,878,400 square feet  or something like all the office space in the Galleria Area.

 

Houston has say 3500 people per square mile in the city limits.

 

So each person gets almost 8,000 square feet of space.

 

Its not so crowded when you look at it that way and thus no wonder the sprawl.

 

I could be wrong just did this quick and dirty.

 

That 3500 figure is changing. Just a cruise over the Inner Loop using Google Maps shows a lot of rowhouse development replacing either ranchers or vacant lots especially in the Wards, the Heights and in the direction of Upper Kirby. They are packing residences in smaller spaces in a way that didn't happen 20 years ago.

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Been noticing the recent clearing and beginning of foundation in the lot behind Walgreens at Brazos at Dennis. Anyone have any information on what's going in there? It's a small lot, don't think it would be residential since its surrounded by Walgreens and Wells Fargo.

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The previous projects from this developer were uninspiring garden apartments

Being positive: at least it's a step in the right direction

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On 1/8/2016 at 8:10 AM, Urbannizer said:

Any photo updates for this one?

 

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Edited by DrLan34
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I'm sorry but these look like movie sets with their faux facades and whats with those wind foils? I think they look cheesy. Those are going to look so dated next year.

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Was walking my dog last night and did a double take - i walk past this building weekly and noticed for the first time CityPlace Midtown signage on the building. Looks like Cityplace sucked it up and brought it into the fold. Wonder if this was in the plans all along for the original developer or if it came about naturally? Interesting...

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