004n063 Posted November 19, 2022 Share Posted November 19, 2022 4 hours ago, IntheKnowHouston said: Other details included in the submitted materials to the city's planning commission for the Residences at 1934 West Gray: Specific Variance is being sought and extent of variance: To reduce the building setback requirement along Woodhead Street from 10 feet to a variable width of 7 feet to 10 feet; and to reduce the building line along West Gray from 25’ to 15’. The developer is proposing to redevelop the property into a multi-family residential building and integral parking structure, with rooftop pool and gardens combined with ground floor patio and amenities. River Oaks Shopping Center is one of the oldest shopping centers in Texas and is a mixed-use development featuring a blend of over 70 luxury stores, a big box grocer, a condominium development, as well as the historic Rover Oaks Theater. The properties are developed with a blend of surface parking lots combined with structured garages. It is the developers plan to use this proposed development as a gateway project for the center as it transitions to a more pedestrian friendly experience in alignment with the most desirable development trends in the City of Houston. The current Chase building was built in the 1971 and is a 4-story masonry building and 2 level parking structure that is currently constructed at a 0’ setback along Woodhead Street. The existing pedestrian space along Woodhead is cramped and unwelcoming with a minimum 4’ wide sidewalk. The building façade facing West Gray is separated from the street by dark tinted pedestrian doorway, a loading entrance to the parking garage, and a small parking lot. It provides little aesthetic value and does nothing to invite and draw in potential clients or tenants. The new development, represented in the renderings submitted with this application, presents an opportunity to set a new standard for the West Gray corridor in the River Oaks Shopping Center. With a pedestrian friendly façade, featuring enhanced flatwork, and a mix of local plantings and exotic palm trees, the proposed development will be a gateway project anchoring the vision for the River Oaks District. Plans include an 18’6” pedestrian realm along Woodhead and a 30’ pedestrian realm along West Gray. Psh, next you're going to say that the protected bike lanes will be extended from Bagby to Shepherd. ...right? Please? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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