Mueller Grocery – Suburban or Urban?
Posted on September 1, 2011
Urban or suburban?
This image is from the 2010 presentation of the Mueller “market district”. The big box in the lower right is the grocery store, which is now apparently going to be an HEB
But the most important question by far: will it be urban or suburban? Let’s ask our old friend David Sucher of City Comforts:
Urban Starts With The Location Of The Parking Lot
As Chris put it
The parking lot will be much nicer than average, but this makes the development merely suburban chic not urban.
Sadly, par for the course for our supposed ‘new urban showcase’. I’ve covered Mueller irregularly in the past
as has Chris. Notice we’re in 2011 now; no sign of the Town Center; relatively little multi-family development; but the single-family homes and strip malls – they are still there and doing fine. Sigh.
As for how green and sustainable this will be, what with energy efficiency, water efficiency, etc.; a wise ass man on twitter once said this: