EaDo for Offices; Heights Mercantile Near Capacity; Heights Liquor Laws on the Ballot Today

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  • “Texas Ranked Among the Top 10 Cheapest States to Live In”, but then again you also get what you pay for.

  • I understand that data is not the plural of anecdote, but I’m pretty sure Prop F (the relaxation of prohibition in the Heights) will fail to pass. Turnout is going to be very low, especially among the demographic that would favor repealing the dry status. Also, the best argument for lifting the alcohol sales ban, getting a decent grocery store, was rendered moot by the partial repeal last year.
    If people want to try again, I suggest they wait until the next presidential election year, where turnout would be higher, and consider restricting the local option to food and beverage permit holders only, as a lot of the neighborhood seem to be terrified of bars opening near them.

  • @Angostura

    I wouldn’t be so certain. The grocery store measure passed by 20%+ and actually faced organized opposition. I’ve not seen any opposition to this one.

  • The whole “EaDo” idea seemed like a fake hipster zone initially, but the new office space market over there isn’t artificial as the area was originally industrial and so the trendy lifestyle add-ons will likely remain once the office market gets established and both will work in synergistic harmony, and then it will actually become a sort of East Downtown where people work, play and live.

  • Go alcohol! Deal with it @ people who are against this.
    Wonder when weed will make its way to Texas voting ballots..

  • If significant office space is built there, EaDo has the chance to be a truly mixed-use neighborhood. Small block sizes and relatively dense development (townhouses and multi-family) will help. Covering a city block with 30 townhouses, even at only 3 residents per household, results in population density above 20,000 per square mile, including roadway and setbacks. About 4X what you see in the Heights, and about 2X what you see in midtown.