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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 3:53 PM
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It's not going to win any pageants but it's still a big step up from the east side and this brick facade will match the Alexan across the highway, and the Mirabeau if that ever happens.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 8:53 AM
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Demo will be delayed until after an archaeological investigation of the site can be done. I would think Demo should happen first so the site can be accessed more easily for digging, but apparently not. No word on the time line.
The head of the Robertson Hill NA spoke against it of course. He wanted a delay and meetings with the developer to discuss stuff like asbestos drifting into the neighborhood and historical things.
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2018, 3:41 AM
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Such a lost opportunity. We've got to stop giving small NIMBYs so much power. We know what we need, homes, transit, grocery stores...but fear of change certainly won out here.
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The funny thing is the development is still happening, but with considerably less neighborhood interaction. They would have had something that was going to be a great neighborhood asset, but instead, they're getting a vertical gated community with its back to it.
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2018, 1:23 PM
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The funny thing is the development is still happening, but with considerably less neighborhood interaction. They would have had something that was going to be a great neighborhood asset, but instead, they're getting a vertical gated community with its back to it.
I was thinking the same thing. The neighborhood ensured more cars on the road and less walking, ironically...
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The funny thing is the development is still happening, but with considerably less neighborhood interaction. They would have had something that was going to be a great neighborhood asset, but instead, they're getting a vertical gated community with its back to it.
If only it were “funny”.....errrr.

It’s a crying shame that people who don’t know anything about urban planning and who actually hold contempt for Austin, have input. Cities should be planned by professionals.
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If only it were “funny”.....errrr.

It’s a crying shame that people who don’t know anything about urban planning and who actually hold contempt for Austin, have input. Cities should be planned by professionals.
Unfortunately, we are in an age where too many people don't/won't trust/believe professionals. City planning, climate change, vaccines, etc....
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Unfortunately, we are in an age where too many people don't/won't trust/believe professionals. City planning, climate change, vaccines, etc....
very true. it's the 'underbelly of the internet' unfortunately.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2018, 12:14 AM
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If only it were “funny”.....errrr.

It’s a crying shame that people who don’t know anything about urban planning and who actually hold contempt for Austin, have input. Cities should be planned by professionals.
Sometimes I throw around the word 'funny' in place of the phrase 'sad irony'.
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This may have a new name. A new FAA filing for it refers to it as "The Residences at 12th & 35".

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...8836292&row=31
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The two Demo permits filed to clear the site for this project were approved on Wednesday. I don't know how that jives with the HLC's vote to require an archaeological survey before approving Demo.
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