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58 minutes ago, Sanjorade said:

Saw two new variance signs requesting reduced setbacks for residential. This could be interesting!

 

Hope this doesn't mean they lost Walgreens/CVS. We need one in the neighborhood. 

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4 minutes ago, Eastdwntwn said:

 

Hope this doesn't mean they lost Walgreens/CVS. We need one in the neighborhood. 

I’m guessing there’s going to be residential added to the existing scope. The site is so big. 

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1 hour ago, Sanjorade said:

Saw two new variance signs requesting reduced setbacks for residential. This could be interesting!


I heard alliance is coming in. Nice addition to the neighborhood. 

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5 hours ago, Eastdwntwn said:

Are these apartments? 

Yes, but my understanding is that the apartments will take up the space of the empty lots, and the retail/office  redevelopment will still happen in the former post building. There will be a shared parking agreement. 

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3 hours ago, HNathoo said:

Yes, but my understanding is that the apartments will take up the space of the empty lots, and the retail/office  redevelopment will still happen in the former post building. There will be a shared parking agreement. 

 

That is great news. Much better than previous plans of just basically a big parking lot. 

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Looks like part of these apartments will be flanked by Leeland and Bell. Hopefully this means that this is the start of developing all those empty lots on Leeland. I believe the one further east is for sale by the catholic church. The empty part of the lot in which Brother's Taco's sits on is owned by a Best Western franchisor. I was told they don't have any immediate plans to develop, but maybe this will catalyze things. I don't think a hotel makes sense for that lot. What would y'all recommend go there? 

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I've been seeing workers all over the site, but it looks like mostly work on the inside

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Works continues, mostly on the Emancipation side

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They chopped down all of the trees around the property. There were a few relatively mature trees on both the Polk and Emancipation sides of the property. Since they aren’t currently doing work in the areas where the trees were taken out, it’s unclear why it was done.

 

 

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I wonder if they got permits. If not, the city needs to fine the crap out of them. I don't care how good the project is, developers need to stop taking out mature street trees.

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3 hours ago, Texasota said:

I wonder if they got permits. If not, the city needs to fine the crap out of them. I don't care how good the project is, developers need to stop taking out mature street trees.


For sure. They set the shadification (is that a word?) of those sidewalks back at least 20 years.

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On 7/31/2020 at 11:29 PM, cspwal said:


looks like more surface parking than original, but not bad. I wonder if they have any tenants signed?

I hope Total Wine comes to the area. I also like the graffiti in their renderings.

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Total Wine or a CVS/Walgreens - it's surprisingly far to get to a pharmacy in EaDo.  

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3 hours ago, cspwal said:

Total Wine or a CVS/Walgreens - it's surprisingly far to get to a pharmacy in EaDo.  

 

is it though?

 

ignoring the CVS on Main Street in downtown, which is about 1 mile from most places in east downtown.

 

Lockwood/Harrisburg is 1.7 miles from McKinney/Emancipation.

 

sure you can't walk across the street and have your pharmacy, but that's probably closer than most people are to their pharmacy.

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East downtown is supposed be a downtown neighborhood, but the East side is still really lacking in pharmacies.  If you look at this map, each ring is a 1/2 mile radius from a pharmacy (CVS, Walgreens, Kroger Pharmacy, HEB pharmacy, Randalls pharmacy). 

 

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44 minutes ago, samagon said:

 

ignoring the CVS on Main Street in downtown, which is about 1 mile from most places in east downtown.

 

Lockwood/Harrisburg is 1.7 miles from McKinney/Emancipation.

 

Anyone else take an almost person offence to the fact that the Lockwood/Harrisburg CVS uses three different fonts and colors in their branding as "CVS y mas?"

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On 8/3/2020 at 2:29 PM, JBTX said:

 

Anyone else take an almost person offence to the fact that the Lockwood/Harrisburg CVS uses three different fonts and colors in their branding as "CVS y mas?"

Yes but their fridges being broken a few weeks ago and still housing liquids still in them was more offensive. 

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Oof, I was unaware of that. Hadn't been there in a month or so. That's just nasty.

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Looking at the brochure again, they also didn't say how many apartments are going in to the apartment buildings, which would be a built in market for any commercial tenants

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