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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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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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