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found this it looks like the most recent layout :   

What if we just pave ALL 21 acres for parking? It would be the suburbiaist suburban develop to ever suburban! I mean, do you really even need a store?!  

Ulta Beauty and Total Wine & More are going to be the first to have retail open. Apartments continue to get higher.

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42 minutes ago, SMU1213 said:

That's probably just TCR's deal. Each "building" is just the section between the firewalls. 

 

I actually thought that might be the case as well. You could be right. I probably could be wrong. Would still be better to be all one permit and not 6 separate ones. Plus its not like each building is a different occupancy type. Its all residential.

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Die Katyville, Die!!!

 

Summer St. just needs a tiny extension to be able to connect just south of Target.  It was surprising when they did the 380 agreement with Kroger that they didn't finish the job and have Summer go all the way through.  I would have to assume that with the addition of all that sq ft, the city would require it for emergency vehicles and traffic plans.

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This part of the flyer jumped out at me. 

 

The 2.5mi radius around this site includes much of the Heights, Montrose and Midtown, and substantially all of Cottage Grove, CBD and 4th ward. The population in this area has gone up less than the city as a whole, apparently, but the median income has more than doubled. This site is basically the tip of the anglo arrow.

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https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Apartments-and-retail-rising-from-urban-site-13667317.php#photo-17029941

 

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Construction has started on a mixed-use district just west of downtown that’s been several years in the making. Yet the ultimate vision for the project is still in flux.

 

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Trammel Crow Residential has started construction on the apartments, which are going up on the southeast corner of the site. Gulf Coast is also building a shopping center adjacent to the existing Kroger at 1440 Studemont. Total Wine and Ulta Beauty have signed leases for the space. A second retail building is planned for the site, which has been branded as Lower Heights District.

 

The remaining acreage is on the east side of the property.

 

“That’s where the densification comes in,” Egan said, referring to possible plans for an office building, additional retail and more apartments.

 

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5 hours ago, august948 said:

 

Shipley's has great kolaches, but Krispy Kreme is the place for donuts.

I respectfully disagree. Krispy Kreme are gas station grade donuts 😉

 

If you like ultra sweet donuts hit up a shipleys in a historically Hispanic neighborhood. My experience is that those Shipleys glaze EVERY donut, similar to Krispy Kreme. 

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6 hours ago, Timoric said:

Ultimate GFR places to have

1. 7-Eleven

2. Dunkin Donuts

3. Einstein Bagel

4. Potbelly

5. Chipotle or local place

6. Local Sushi place

7. Five Guys

8. CVS

9. McDonalds

10. Local Pizza place (Ledo's for me)

These are GFR fits for a high foot traffic place like downtown. I'd be surprised if the bulk of them had any success at Lower Heights in the next 10 yrs. But man would it be awesome if development created enough walkable density here for them to work. 

 

Especially considering most of them are already within a .5 mile radius.

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9 minutes ago, Visitor said:

I respectfully disagree. Krispy Kreme are gas station grade donuts 😉

 

If you like ultra sweet donuts hit up a shipleys in a historically Hispanic neighborhood. My experience is that those Shipleys glaze EVERY donut, similar to Krispy Kreme. 

 

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Perhaps we can agree that Shipley's kolaches are top notch?  And that both Shipley's and Krispy Kreme are better than River Oaks Donuts?

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55 minutes ago, august948 said:

 

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Perhaps we can agree that Shipley's kolaches are top notch?  And that both Shipley's and Krispy Kreme are better than River Oaks Donuts?

Agreeing to disagree is my favorite. 😀 But, yes, both are better than River Oaks Donuts lol

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2 hours ago, Visitor said:

These are GFR fits for a high foot traffic place like downtown. I'd be surprised if the bulk of them had any success at Lower Heights in the next 10 yrs. But man would it be awesome if development created enough walkable density here for them to work. 

 

Especially considering most of them are already within a .5 mile radius.

I feel like all of these would be successful in LHD. If people will travel to City Center then they will come to LHD. 

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2 hours ago, Visitor said:

These are GFR fits for a high foot traffic place like downtown. I'd be surprised if the bulk of them had any success at Lower Heights in the next 10 yrs. But man would it be awesome if development created enough walkable density here for them to work. 

 

Especially considering most of them are already within a .5 mile radius.

I feel like all of these would be successful in LHD. If people will travel to City Center then they will come to LHD. 

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1 hour ago, j_cuevas713 said:

I feel like all of these would be successful in LHD. If people will travel to City Center then they will come to LHD. 

Maybe you're right but I have a hard time believing that 7/11 and the fast casual food spots would garner the type of traffic needed.  If Lower Heights ends up having the type of office and retail that city centre does? Then it's a different story. 

 

Walgreens is at Studemont and Washington, Mcdonalds is in front of kroger, chipotle is at heights/10, five guys is on Washington near Yale.  

 

Now the area is lacking an Einstein...

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1 hour ago, Visitor said:

Maybe you're right but I have a hard time believing that 7/11 and the fast casual food spots would garner the type of traffic needed.  If Lower Heights ends up having the type of office and retail that city centre does? Then it's a different story. 

 

Walgreens is at Studemont and Washington, Mcdonalds is in front of kroger, chipotle is at heights/10, five guys is on Washington near Yale.  

 

Now the area is lacking an Einstein...

City Center is next to a massive freeway and lots of empty spread out land. Lower Heights has roughly 12k people within a mile of one another. I’m not really sure how much more evidence we need as Houstonians to realize people want to walk and take other more healthier forms of transit in this city. I get the hesitation in believing that maybe finally we’re seeing Houston become what we’ve always wanted but the reality is that this is a rare opportunity to be alive in this city and see it literally change right in front of us. I think we’ve just been let down so much as Houstonians that when we finally start to see things take off we have a hard time believing it’s actually happening. 

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1 hour ago, Visitor said:

Maybe you're right but I have a hard time believing that 7/11 and the fast casual food spots would garner the type of traffic needed.  If Lower Heights ends up having the type of office and retail that city centre does? Then it's a different story. 

 

Walgreens is at Studemont and Washington, Mcdonalds is in front of kroger, chipotle is at heights/10, five guys is on Washington near Yale.  

 

Now the area is lacking an Einstein...

City Center is next to a massive freeway and lots of empty spread out land. Lower Heights has roughly 12k people within a mile of one another. I’m not really sure how much more evidence we need as Houstonians to realize people want to walk and take other more healthier forms of transit in this city. I get the hesitation in believing that maybe finally we’re seeing Houston become what we’ve always wanted but the reality is that this is a rare opportunity to be alive in this city and see it literally change right in front of us. I think we’ve just been let down so much as Houstonians that when we finally start to see things take off we have a hard time believing it’s actually happening. 

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10 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

City Center is next to a massive freeway and lots of empty spread out land. Lower Heights has roughly 12k people within a mile of one another. I’m not really sure how much more evidence we need as Houstonians to realize people want to walk and take other more healthier forms of transit in this city. I get the hesitation in believing that maybe finally we’re seeing Houston become what we’ve always wanted but the reality is that this is a rare opportunity to be alive in this city and see it literally change right in front of us. I think we’ve just been let down so much as Houstonians that when we finally start to see things take off we have a hard time believing it’s actually happening. 

I'd love for Houston to actually realize its potential.  I just dont think the accessibility of Lower Heights is conducive to non-vehicle traffic. If it were somehow connected to downtown via rail (not bus) or ends up having a fair amount of office space then it is a different story.  

 

My personal opinion is that the surrounding area of Lower Heights basically makes it an island.

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Kinda seems like an island at this moment due to the street grid...but there are nearly 2,000 multi-family units under construction within about 1 mile and even more planned---the opportunity exists for many thousands more in the area. 

 

               UC     planned         demo  
Buffalo Heights* 232 1,000 -436  
Northbank   269    
Lower Heights 375 375    
Broadstone Studemont 375      
Crest at Taylor 381      
Broadstone Arts District 327      
former Detering Site*   300    
Standard 301      
  1,991 1,944 -436 3,499
*estimated        
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Other than Sawyer Lofts and the on-site MF, I just don't see the accessibility from a walking perspective. 

 

I believe that you get high volume pedestrian activity when there is a mix of work, live, and entertainment. Without significant "work" or even hotel traffic, it's just not going to get there. 

 

I personally live 1.2 miles from here and I'd only consider biking or driving. Especially in the summer.  I actually will have a pretty good route along the bike trail, so I guess that is a win.

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1 hour ago, Visitor said:

I'd love for Houston to actually realize its potential.  I just dont think the accessibility of Lower Heights is conducive to non-vehicle traffic. If it were somehow connected to downtown via rail (not bus) or ends up having a fair amount of office space then it is a different story.  

 

My personal opinion is that the surrounding area of Lower Heights basically makes it an island.

 

That's really very similar to City Centre.  Most people drive there and then walk around.  I think that is where we are in the development trends right now.  Malls are out and drive-to and walk around developments are in.

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Right, but City Centre has a large office footprint, hotels, and multiple retail locations. Lower heights doesn't have the space to accomplish something like City Centre. Buffalo Heights has a better chance. 

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