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The intersection of MacGregor and Almeda is in dire need of some retail though. I know there's the gas station and a couple spots in the Mosaic, but there's a bunch of apartments nearby already. A little market would be nice. Maybe a deli/ taqueria. Coffee shop. Nothing too fancy... but at least a little bit fancy.

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16 minutes ago, Texasota said:

The intersection of MacGregor and Almeda is in dire need of some retail though. I know there's the gas station and a couple spots in the Mosaic, but there's a bunch of apartments nearby already. A little market would be nice. Maybe a deli/ taqueria. Coffee shop. Nothing too fancy... but at least a little bit fancy.

 

The lubys site has new ownership. I wouldn’t expect those guys to be there too much longer. 

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1 hour ago, Toopicky said:

Wow, what a terrible location .... noise, maximum auto exhaust and limited shopping nearby . What more could one want in senior housing?

At least it is close to the Texas Medical Center.

I live next door it's a great area!

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4 hours ago, Toopicky said:

Wow, what a terrible location .... noise, maximum auto exhaust and limited shopping nearby . What more could one want in senior housing?

At least it is close to the Texas Medical Center.

 

It doesn't indicate senior housing though.  But with units only being 1 and 2 bedrooms then most will probably be senior citizens anyway and working class people who don't make much for luxury apt rents.

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It's a 2 minute walk to a bus stop; 3 minute walk to the Judson Robinson Community Center; maybe a 6 minute walk to get on the Hermann Park trails.

 

As already clarified above, there is no apparent reason to think the project is targeted at seniors; it is being developed as a mixed income multi-family (most multi-family developments are predominantly one and two-bedroom).

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It's truly strange how few grocery stores/coffee shops/local corner stores/etc there are in that area. You have a ton of people living by that park, stupid amounts of foot traffic.

 

I can guess why that is but its not a pretty thought. Regardless of its location, its targeting 60% of AMI and lower, which is super commendable. Tbh, I'm surprised the business interests behind the Mosaic and other higher end apartments are OK with such a development. I didn't see where it says senior housing. I wish more of these would go up in that neighborhood, emancipation area, and the heights. 

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1 hour ago, X.R. said:

It's truly strange how few grocery stores/coffee shops/local corner stores/etc there are in that area. You have a ton of people living by that park, stupid amounts of foot traffic.

 

I can guess why that is but its not a pretty thought. Regardless of its location, its targeting 60% of AMI and lower, which is super commendable. Tbh, I'm surprised the business interests behind the Mosaic and other higher end apartments are OK with such a development. I didn't see where it says senior housing. I wish more of these would go up in that neighborhood, emancipation area, and the heights. 

The HEB across 288 opens in less than 2 months!

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I honestly thought that gas station/shawarma king location was going to be a Starbucks. 
To add a little positive energy, if executed properly, this would have great freeway presence. Believe it or not (sans construction) driving down inner loop 288/59 u get the ‘urban’ look you don’t see often from Houston freeways.

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4 hours ago, midtowndweller said:

I honestly thought that gas station/shawarma king location was going to be a Starbucks. 
To add a little positive energy, if executed properly, this would have great freeway presence. Believe it or not (sans construction) driving down inner loop 288/59 u get the ‘urban’ look you don’t see often from Houston freeways.


starbucks would’ve loved to be on that corner. They want to be in the neighborhood, but are having a hard time finding a site that would pencil out. The land has gotten too expensive. 

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