Another Apartment Tower for Montrose; The Cost of Traffic Delays


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  • “Sadly,” the report noted, “this time could be spent learning a new skill to advance at work, becoming proficient in another language or mastering a hobby.”
    Such optimism. We all know it will be spent watching cat videos or sleeping.

  • A ‘small inn and restaurant in the south of France’ with a 34 storey building behind it? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • So, you want to build an apartment tower 50′ from another high rise apartment tower that obstructs your views to the northwest? This isn’t Hong Kong guys.
    Plus, wouldn’t the construction of a large tower immediately adjacent to a 100 year old masonry and stucco structure pose a threat to damage said building?

  • Traffic delays cost a lot less when you move closer in, but in waller and fulshear can afford a mansion so that means lots of traffic delays.

  • @ShadyHeightster, now that the Hanover is up, the Hines building can be designed to have views in all the right places. As opposed to the Hanover, which will now have some apartments with views of the new high-rise.

  • In regard to views. Does it really matter all that much in this location? I think its great these buildings are going up. We need to create density in the parts of town that have the ability to become walkable. If that means sacrificing a view of essentially nothing, I’m fine with that.

  • Re: Traffic Delays Cost Houstonians on Average $1,490 Yearly
    Completely believable and it makes logical sense to have work and home as close as possible: saves gas, the environment, and less time spent in traffic. Glad to see that Galveston got a great shout-out at being the lowest cost commuting city.

  • $1490 in extra commute is a lot less than $22,000 in tuition for private school for your kid. .
    The catch 22 of living Inside the Loop in Houston is that if the schools are good in a neighborhood, the houses are ridiculously expensive. If the houses are reasonable, the schools are awful. You can buy in the latter kind of neighborhood, and roll the dice on the HISD magnet lottery: lots of my former neighbors did that. But to guarantee a good education for your kid, you’ll need to go private. At that point you would actually come out far ahead by moving to the suburbs, even with a $1490 a year commute.
    That said, If you’re single, a dink, or empty nesters, by all means, save the $1490 and move to a condo close in. My wife and I are going to do this as soon as our son graduates from high school – in 14 years….