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  1. I've driven down farm roads in better condition for cars and pedestrians than the roads surrounding all these giant apartment blocks. At least they were recently resurfaced! Good 'nuf! Wouldn't it make sense for the city to require some sort of development impact fee where roads don't meet current standards? Seems to me these massive structures should trigger some sort of road rebuild even if it's just a few blocks. It's baffling but sadly not surprising.
  2. Marketing signs came down and a sale sign went up on the property in the last few days.
  3. Texans drive perfectly through the roundabouts in CO ski towns. I have been to Copper, Vail and Beaver Creek over spring break. The roundabouts function well when the Texans are in town.
  4. To me, it functions better than almost any other signaled intersection around.
  5. I'm tellin' you. Buc-ee's.🦫 One solid block of unshaded parking adjacent to a 4-story structure containing solid GFR below 3 levels of gas pumps facing Montrose.
  6. Also another floor of office space is building out for an energy company: https://www.arch-con.com/divisions/corporate-interiors/rev-renewables/
  7. Sure rising rents can increase homelessness if a large geographic area is affected with little new affordable housing making up for it, but there’s without a doubt a lot more at play: the overall economy, macro/micro employment trends, the ability/inability of a metro area to house people in need, substance abuse trends, etc. And as someone mentioned, certain neighborhoods can be affected moreso when shelters, etc. are nearby.
  8. My two cents: vacant lots, vacant buildings, and general lack of human presence causes a lot of this activity. The number of vacant spaces in this area is very high at this moment in time compared to just 3-4 years ago.
  9. A relative of mine once referred to Southwest Memorial as being “downtown” and I was super confused. But now she’s in a psych ward so, yeah.
  10. Circle Oak: It’s the old George Foundation property, both sides of SW Frwy. I believe the first multi family property in the development is going in just north of the 762/2977 (Minonite) T-intersection. At least that’s what I’ve been told. :) this entire property will become a large mixed use development long-term.
  11. I’m fairly certain there’s a Ramada in College Station that looks just like this. Or maybe it’s in Waco. No, Shreveport.
  12. Per the July Board Agenda, TIRZ 5 has added a project per to the '23-'27 CIP: "Mill and overlay with the addition of bike lanes and improvement of pedestrian facilities: Dallas to Allen Parkway on Waugh Drive. This project will be completed in partnership with Precinct 1 and TIRZ 27"
  13. TIRZ 5 has added a project to their '23-'27 CIP. Here's the narrative per their July Board meeting agenda: Striping & signage south of Feagan to improve safety at merge with S Heights. The conversion, via restripe and curb extensions as appropriate, of Waugh Drive into a two-way roadway between Feagan and Washington Avenue. We are proposing a section that includes: 2 SB lanes, 1 NB lanes, and a two-way left turn lane Update of the Waugh/Yale signal at Washington Avenue and add a WB left turn lane. Modifications to the intersection of Waughford at Waugh to support two-way operations on Waugh. Dedicated left-turn lanes and a new signal at S. Heights at Willia/Feagan. Makes it easier for everyone to get to Spotts Park
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