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What’s going up on Fairview and converse street? Right by Lola’s. Doesn’t look like residential from what’s up (could possible be) but it looks more commercial. It looks pretty big for such a small lot. Happy to see the infill. And it looks promising no matter what it is (no parking lot!) so whether townhouses or a new business, I’ll take it.

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4 hours ago, dbigtex56 said:

I'm told that it's to become a doggie day care/spa. 
Yes. Another one.

*sigh* I mean, I guess that is fine. They don't exactly have a yard for dogs?

On 1/31/2021 at 10:01 PM, j_cuevas713 said:

Will this have to follow TOD rules? 

TOD only mandatory in the very few blocks immediately around a LRT or BRT stop.

There aren't even any secondary TOD streets north of Westheimer in Montrose. 

Edit: You can find the map of TOD streets here.

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Slightly off topic, but I don't understand why there are so few TOD streets in Near Northside. It's basically a block E/W of Main Street, and that's it. Compared to other neighborhoods with LRT stations, it's seriously lacking. If it's supposed to be everything within 1/4 mile/ 1/2 mile of a station, most of the neighborhood should be TOD streets.

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On 2/2/2021 at 6:49 AM, wilcal said:

*sigh* I mean, I guess that is fine. They don't exactly have a yard for dogs?

TOD only mandatory in the very few blocks immediately around a LRT or BRT stop.

There aren't even any secondary TOD streets north of Westheimer in Montrose. 

Edit: You can find the map of TOD streets here.

That's....nuts.
I notice that many of the streets around W Alabama have the TOD designation. 
Yes, the same W Alabama that lost its bus line (78 Alabama) several years ago. 

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On 2/2/2021 at 8:04 AM, Texasota said:

Slightly off topic, but I don't understand why there are so few TOD streets in Near Northside. It's basically a block E/W of Main Street, and that's it. Compared to other neighborhoods with LRT stations, it's seriously lacking. If it's supposed to be everything within 1/4 mile/ 1/2 mile of a station, most of the neighborhood should be TOD streets.

Primary is within 1,000 feet. Secondary is 1,000 feet to 1/2 mile.

Buuuuuut... this is how streets are removed from consideration.

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The two I boxed are likely knocked out a huge chunk of the near northside. 

 

23 minutes ago, dbigtex56 said:

That's....nuts.
I notice that many of the streets around W Alabama have the TOD designation. 
Yes, the same W Alabama that lost its bus line (78 Alabama) several years ago. 

The planning department decided that METRO buses don't count. Well, except for BRT buses. Those count. 

I called for the inclusion of 82, but they said nah.

Fortunately, they can make some far-reaching changes with TOD without city council's input! Planning can work with METRO and some city staff to come up with some recommendations and planning commission can make the change. 

My limited interactions with Director Brown point to her being willing to make these additional progressive changes, but she desperately needs additional public opinion that would match. Same thing applies for expansion of market-based parking. 

I think that at this point they want people to apply for Walkable Places in most areas instead of getting bonked with a mandatory TOD designation. 

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I asked a worker what they were building, he didn't have a clue. I guess I find it unusual that one wouldn't ask their bosses what all their hard work was going to be one day.:blink:

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