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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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