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Old Posted Dec 15, 2017, 9:09 PM
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They have a YouTube animation about the Italian village in Georgetown.

https://youtu.be/ehNnzdYj-sM


Last time i checked, quaint Italian villages didn't have parking lots.
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2017, 1:36 AM
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That's really underwhelming.
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2017, 1:56 AM
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I guess it’s fine for an extended surburb. Does Georgetown want to be “The Woodlands” of Austin?
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I guess it’s fine for an extended surburb. Does Georgetown want to be “The Woodlands” of Austin?
In some ways I could see that happening, but Georgetown doesn't have the same money that The Woodlands does - not to say it doesn't have any.

That said, if they're trying to go for charm, I think the downtown area around the square has plenty of it. If they extended that same style across I-35 and took advantage of the natural beauty of the area without creating something fake, it could be quite nice.

Altogether, though, for something suburban, at least this isn't mindless strip malls a la Wolf Ranch across 29.
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Well, beats the crap out of the Domain & its massive parking garages in appearance, what with Austin trying too hard to be like the hipsters from the east & West Coasts.
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They have a YouTube animation about the Italian village in Georgetown.

https://youtu.be/ehNnzdYj-sM

This confuses me. Mistake during the rendering, or did they intend for the strangely tiny houses to be right up against the building?






Maybe that's a hotel and those are 'villas' (?) since they appear to be only accessible by the walking path, but it still doesn't explain why they would be so close to the building.

The development is nice overall if a bit vanilla, but the whole master design looks less Tuscan and more San Antonio-y to my old eyes.
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^^ A San Antonio-y feel might be more appropriate given the history of Central Texas....
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This is Italian like Mr. Gattis is to pizza. A Texan interpretation. I'm Italian, been all over Italy, have family in Italy, sorry, but this is not Italian authentic. It really lacks any charm. Maybe they weren't going for authentic replication. Would have been nice to add old Roman type columns, canals with gondolas, fountains, some landmark replicas, like a miniature Vatican or Colosseum ...jk
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This is Italian like Mr. Gattis is to pizza. A Texan interpretation. I'm Italian, been all over Italy, have family in Italy, sorry, but this is not Italian authentic. It really lacks any charm. Maybe they weren't going for authentic replication. Would have been nice to add old Roman type columns, canals with gondolas, fountains, some landmark replicas, like a miniature Vatican or Colosseum ...jk
it's really just like any of the other Tuscany in Texas bullshit you see everywhere. Fake fake fake
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It looks like UT.
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This confuses me. Mistake during the rendering, or did they intend for the strangely tiny houses to be right up against the building?






Maybe that's a hotel and those are 'villas' (?) since they appear to be only accessible by the walking path, but it still doesn't explain why they would be so close to the building.

The development is nice overall if a bit vanilla, but the whole master design looks less Tuscan and more San Antonio-y to my old eyes.
Pretty sure that one of the other buildings had sex with the hotel and it pooped out a bunch of baby houses.
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Pretty sure that one of the other buildings had sex with the hotel and it pooped out a bunch of baby houses.
Well, it does look kind of shitty.
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Pretty sure that one of the other buildings had sex with the hotel and it pooped out a bunch of baby houses.
Babies are pooped out? I've been lied to all these years.
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Last time i checked, quaint Italian villages didn't have parking lots.
I was thinking the same, but you know this Texas from a developer perspective.


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This confuses me. Mistake during the rendering, or did they intend for the strangely tiny houses to be right up against the building?






Maybe that's a hotel and those are 'villas' (?) since they appear to be only accessible by the walking path, but it still doesn't explain why they would be so close to the building.

The development is nice overall if a bit vanilla, but the whole master design looks less Tuscan and more San Antonio-y to my old eyes.
Initially I didn't notice the tiny structures, now I think it looks like a great addition to the development, although I hope the 2, 5 story gray buildings are just mock ups. It certainly doesn't blend well with the rest.
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Cedar Park, Leander see rise in mixed-use developments

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Gibbs said the global nonprofit group Urban Land Institute and the U.S. Census Bureau project that most offices will be in mixed-use town centers in 10 years.

“I think suburban sprawl was a 50-year trend, because urban living has been around for 4,000-5,000 years,” he said. “I think we’re just coming to the end of the bad suburban sprawl experiment, and we’re returning to traditional development patterns.”
https://communityimpact.com/austin/l...-developments/
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Wildhorse mixed use development coming to Manor, shows a train station also?

http://www.kvue.com/mobile/article/n...area/509639297

Materplan:
http://www.dwyerrealty.com/uploads/7...wildhorse-.pdf
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Wildhorse mixed use development coming to Manor, shows a train station also?

http://www.kvue.com/mobile/article/n...area/509639297

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http://www.dwyerrealty.com/uploads/7...wildhorse-.pdf
Does anyone know about the train station mentioned?
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Does anyone know about the train station mentioned?
The development is by the green line. Reserving space for a train station for if and when CM starts running the green line makes sense.

The placement seems non-optimal to me, though. It seems isolated in a corner and cut off by 130.
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The development is by the green line. Reserving space for a train station for if and when CM starts running the green line makes sense.

The placement seems non-optimal to me, though. It seems isolated in a corner and cut off by 130.
Interesting and the green line already exists as far as tracks but just not operational with trains and stations?
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2018, 7:47 PM
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Interesting and the green line already exists as far as tracks but just not operational with trains and stations?

That's correct but work would have to be done to the track as well. It would start at the downtown rail station and share the same rail as the current Red Line from downtown to just past Plaza Saltillo. It would keep going east while the Red Line cuts north.

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