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Goggle shows high rise apartments for a Shipra Tower in Sun City, South Africa. Here are the 2 lots, Shipra Emmacipation is about half used by Be Fit, 1/4 parking lot and the other 1/4 is an empty plumbing business. Shipra Tower is an empty lot now.

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neat.

if it is apartments, it will say 'conveniently located near light rail station'.

once the trees next to the soccer stadium grow in a bit, it won't be that bad of a walk to the stations in the summer, but that's not an enticing walk in my opinion. 

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On 5/2/2022 at 8:53 AM, samagon said:

neat.

if it is apartments, it will say 'conveniently located near light rail station'.

once the trees next to the soccer stadium grow in a bit, it won't be that bad of a walk to the stations in the summer, but that's not an enticing walk in my opinion. 

That’s a four block walk at most. The trees over near the Stadium actually provide a decent amount of shade. The trees by Circuit are a bit more sparsely situated, but once they mature will provide good shade on that side as well. 

Maybe I’ve become desensitized due to walking my high-energy dog all over the damn place all the time, but that doesn’t seem like that bad of a walk at all.

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On 5/4/2022 at 11:06 AM, thedistrict84 said:

That’s a four block walk at most. The trees over near the Stadium actually provide a decent amount of shade. The trees by Circuit are a bit more sparsely situated, but once they mature will provide good shade on that side as well. 

Maybe I’ve become desensitized due to walking my high-energy dog all over the damn place all the time, but that doesn’t seem like that bad of a walk at all.

no doubt, it won't be as bad as say, trying to walk down Westheimer from Voss to Winrock, but isn't a walk I'd look forward to.

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Am I missing something? That walk is fine. Emancipation Avenue could stand a road diet, but it's not that bad.

Plus, you can always cut down Walker and walk on the other side of the stadium. Roughly the same distance.

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thanks for the feedback, I know when I drive down Emancipation near here I look at the sidewalks and do not find them at all inviting for a walk, I'm sure I just have unreasonable expectations :D

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2 hours ago, Texasota said:

I mean, if you're judging the walk by looking out the window while driving, I'm not sure that has much value.

well, I've also ridden my bike (trailhead for Columbia tap is right there), on these sidewalks (primarily because cars go pretty fast on the street), but point well taken.

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The old plumbing business building is being torn down. Workers doing the demo said a guy of Indian descent owns the property and  claims he saw a bid to build a Montessori school but wasn't sure if it was here. Talked with a worker from BeFit who confirmed their move.

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Talked with a guy from Eado Bike who said they tried to buy the "Shipra Tower" lot right next to them for parking. He said the plumbing company owned it and they didn't get along so they wouldn't sell it to them.

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On 7/23/2022 at 1:21 PM, hindesky said:

Talked with a guy from Eado Bike who said they tried to buy the "Shipra Tower" lot right next to them for parking. He said the plumbing company owned it and they didn't get along so they wouldn't sell it to them.

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I love EaDo Bike Co. but I’m glad they didn’t end up purchasing this lot. It’s destined for better things than parking (hopefully).

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15 hours ago, thedistrict84 said:

I love EaDo Bike Co. but I’m glad they didn’t end up purchasing this lot. It’s destined for better things than parking (hopefully).

Surprising/ironic to me that a bike shop would want more parking.  In so many cities, the bike culture is very militantly anti-car.  Perhaps it's more tempered in Houston.

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Eado Bike Co. only has about 3-4 parking spots in front of their building on St. Charles St. No parking is allowed on Emancipation St. and there is a working business right next to them. On weekends BeFit gets huge crowds which take up some of the spots.

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56 minutes ago, editor said:

Surprising/ironic to me that a bike shop would want more parking.  In so many cities, the bike culture is very militantly anti-car.  Perhaps it's more tempered in Houston.

If you could ride a broken bike to the bike shop for repair, then they wouldn't need the parking 😁

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15 minutes ago, zbrow17 said:

Just asked the construction guy out there and he said it’s first going to be a parking lot for the World Cup then after that a Montessori 

Hmmm ... odd.  The World Cup isn't until 2026 and it will be held at NRG, not PNC. 

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It is quite possible that PNC will be used as a practice facility. That said, there should be more than enough parking at PNC now for teams, equipment, media, etc. Highly doubt it needs expanding just for that.

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19 hours ago, zbrow17 said:

Just asked the construction guy out there and he said it’s first going to be a parking lot for the World Cup then after that a Montessori 

Assuming the rumors are true: Is this not a very weird place to put a Montessori school? It would literally be right across the street from an entrance to a major sports stadium that hosts all sorts of events year-round.

I can’t help but think that it will effect future development in the immediate area too, as ordinances regarding the distance between schools and certain establishments (e.g., bars) will dictate what is allowed to operate. I assume those would still apply to a Montessori school?

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3 hours ago, thedistrict84 said:

Assuming the rumors are true: Is this not a very weird place to put a Montessori school? It would literally be right across the street from an entrance to a major sports stadium that hosts all sorts of events year-round.

I can’t help but think that it will effect future development in the immediate area too, as ordinances regarding the distance between schools and certain establishments (e.g., bars) will dictate what is allowed to operate. I assume those would still apply to a Montessori school?

I’m not a fan of putting a school here, but there are two scholar right near Minute Maid and Toyota Center. Incarnate and HSPVA. 

If this ends up being a Shipra Montessori, then it’s not all bad. Maybe they can contribute good architecture. 

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4 hours ago, thedistrict84 said:

I can’t help but think that it will effect future development in the immediate area too, as ordinances regarding the distance between schools and certain establishments (e.g., bars) will dictate what is allowed to operate. 

https://library.municode.com/tx/houston/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH3ALBE

section 3-4 under this link says that day care, or child care (into which I presume this would fit) have to request COH to do a 300ft alcohol free zone around the school.

school districts can request up to 1000 ft as an alcohol free zone. 

anyway, these distances are measured walking door to door, and you have to follow the laws to measure the distance, so no jaywalking, go and find the nearest crosswalk, or intersection, or at least that's how it's been described to me.

whether that last bit is actually part of the thing, 300 ft is pretty short distance, it's roughly 300 ft from the Emancipation and Walker to the nearest entrance to the soccer stadium.

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On 7/28/2022 at 10:23 AM, HtownWxBoy said:

Hmmm ... odd.  The World Cup isn't until 2026 and it will be held at NRG, not PNC. 

Yeah but it's not like people are only going to be near NRG. There are going to be events all over the city, especially around the soccer stadium. 

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On 7/29/2022 at 10:12 AM, samagon said:

anyway, these distances are measured walking door to door, and you have to follow the laws to measure the distance, so no jaywalking, go and find the nearest crosswalk, or intersection, or at least that's how it's been described to me.

Jaywalking isn't illegal in Texas. You just don't have the right of way 👍

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