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So the biggest fast food chain also happens to produce a lot of items that end up as litter....shocked.   But why are we putting this on them? Once a person purchases their food its theirs a

McDonald’s has owned this land since 1988 it looks like. They sold a bit to RD so he can build The Titan, now Astoria.

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If these older, low-rise apartments in the picture were living, I'm sure they'd see these new highrises as langoliers inching closer to them...eating all the old developments and being replaced with giants. These low-rise, low density buildings days are numbered if they're close to post oak. In 20 years, this'll look like midtown manhatten----but not really.

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There's no moving on 610, is there?

No, not really.. It really pisses me off that the Memorial Park people won't let them expand the stretch of 610 through the park.. It's one of the most congested highways in the city. They'll likely have to double deck at least the MP stretch next time they redo 610 if they want to add any more capacity.

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i didnt mean to sidetrack this thread, but since i did. honestly.. traffic lanes are what, 12 ft wide? add another lane each direction, you cut into the park 12 feet on either side of the road. thats 24' by a bit over a mile long. thats about 3 acres. out of like 1500 acres. heck, add two more lanes in each direction. you dont think the park could stand to shed a handful of acres to add much needed capacity to 610? its for the greater benefit of the city. let me be clear. Memorial Park is awesome, and i love green space (ive started threads about creating Green Roof Initiatives, how to expand the Houston Parks System and what not), but its not like every acre in that park is being used.

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i didnt mean to sidetrack this thread, but since i did. honestly.. traffic lanes are what, 12 ft wide? add another lane each direction, you cut into the park 12 feet on either side of the road. thats 24' by a bit over a mile long. thats about 3 acres. out of like 1500 acres. heck, add two more lanes in each direction. you dont think the park could stand to shed a handful of acres to add much needed capacity to 610? its for the greater benefit of the city. let me be clear. Memorial Park is awesome, and i love green space (ive started threads about creating Green Roof Initiatives, how to expand the Houston Parks System and what not), but its not like every acre in that park is being used.

It's really not that simple. Like reeeeaaaaaallllllyyyyyyyy not that simple. You have to move frontage roads, utilities and then finally add a lame but not before you've secured the necessary ROW which is not as easy as taking 12ft from each side.

Moving on....I've been driving this stretch for the past few months now and this has been awesome to watch. Driving at night from 610 South then turning on to Post Oak you can hardly see anything beyond these buildings.

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you dont think the park could stand to shed a handful of acres to add much needed capacity to 610? .

No, I dont.

We have likely many tens of thousands of acres already donated to the car and I see no reason to give away 3 more from park space.

They can tunnel if they need to. Just like Boston.... Then they added a park on the surface.

That's fine.

On Astoria.....

Drove buy sales office today.... Sign said 11 condos left......

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Besides, adding lanes of traffic does nothing in the long term.

I remember when I-10 was about to get expanded about ten years ago, the people opposing the project cited studies that showed that on average, roads go back to same level of congestion 7 years after expansion. Proponents of the project said that was nonsense, and a couple of years after the expansion they claimed victory bc I-10 was flowing so much better. Today, it's just as bad as it was 10 years ago.

Never mind that 610 itself was just expanded a few years ago.

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Besides, adding lanes of traffic does nothing in the long term.

I remember when I-10 was about to get expanded about ten years ago, the people opposing the project cited studies that showed that on average, roads go back to same level of congestion 7 years after expansion. Proponents of the project said that was nonsense, and a couple of years after the expansion they claimed victory bc I-10 was flowing so much better. Today, it's just as bad as it was 10 years ago.

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(1)  No it is not just as bad as it was 10 years ago,  and (2) Just imagine how bad traffic would now be on the Katy Freeway,not to mention Northwest Freeway, Westpark Tollway, Southwest Freeway, Westheimer Rd, Memorial, etc etc. had the Katy Freeway not been expanded.

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