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Fairfield Waugh: New Multifamily At 1010 Waugh Dr.


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Yeah, I know what you meant. Except it's the morning sun that will be blocked by this. Afternoon sun is already blocked. And that morning sun will be blocked 365 days a year, not just in August. And let's not forget that the first 40 feet or so up from the street is (what seems to be) unadorned parking garage. 

 

ETA: If I lived in those apartments across the street, I'd be thinking of moving when the lease is up. Especially when construction starts. If I owned one of those townhouses, I'd be depressed.

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For the apartments, I think you're underestimating the Texas sun. Especially given that the southern portion of the building will be set back from Rosine by the depth of the townhouse lots.

Now, two of those three townhouses on the other hand... Those will be pretty significantly in shade all year round. The southernmost one will be fine for as long as the Tony Mandola's (or whatever it is now) building in parkin lot are there.

My larger point is that i think there is a weird tendency to overvalue direct sun and undervalue shade in Houston. Nothing is more valuable than shade in Houston. Just think how much those townhouses will save in HVAC costs.

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On 9/30/2021 at 9:30 PM, jmitch94 said:

We cant keep anything with character in this city can we? Hopefully this will look better than the renderings. This has a slight commie block look to it. 

Are we saying the women's center has character? I feel bad that the women's center isn't gonna be there anymore, but check out Pasadena, Friendswood, Deer Park, old Pearland, and Soho if you want to see brick buildings that prolly still has asbestos in the roof tiles. 

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19 hours ago, X.R. said:

Are we saying the women's center has character? I feel bad that the women's center isn't gonna be there anymore, but check out Pasadena, Friendswood, Deer Park, old Pearland, and Soho if you want to see brick buildings that prolly still has asbestos in the roof tiles. 

Those aren’t Houston though. My biggest issue is that it’s always written off as just this one but then you get that time, after time, after time and before you know it they are all gone. 

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On 10/29/2021 at 2:10 PM, X.R. said:

Are we saying the women's center has character? I feel bad that the women's center isn't gonna be there anymore, but check out Pasadena, Friendswood, Deer Park, old Pearland, and Soho if you want to see brick buildings that prolly still has asbestos in the roof tiles. 

I'd suggest you look up the works of MacKie and Kamrath. They were a very prolific modernist architecture firm during the golden age of modernism in Houston. Kamrath was mentored by Frank Lloyd Wright, and much of his work was inspired by FLW. This actually is a very fine example of this kind of architecture of the period. Unfortunately, as I've said throughout this forum many times, low-rise uses of any kind will find difficulty existing when areas begin to densify. You also don't seem to know about Asbestos that much. As long as asbestos is undisturbed then it isn't a harm to anyone. The reason why its been outlawed and why its no longer in use is due to the fact that when this material is disturbed and broken apart it begins to release toxins into the surrounding environment. Otherwise if left in tact its actually a very effective material for the time it was created. Luckily we have better technology and understanding, and no longer need to use Asbestos, but just because a building has it within it doesn't mean its a death sentence. As for the roof tiles...I guess that is just your sense of aesthetics, which is subjective and is entirely up to you whether you like it or not, but also not a death sentence.

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