UP Council to Decide Fate of High-Rise Tonight

With one development project still at least two months away from landing on their desks, the University Park City Council will take up a planned apartment complex at tonight’s meeting.

The project, on the east side of North Central Expressway, could be up to 80 feet tall, and accomodate 240 apartments. The land is currently zoned for a 20-story, 425,000 square-foot commercial building, so the approval of the apartment building would be a considerable decrease.

For all the zoning documents, head to the city’s website.

10 thoughts on “UP Council to Decide Fate of High-Rise Tonight

  • April 17, 2012 at 9:49 am
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    East side of 75…all those opposed to development shouldn’t really have much to bitch about here.

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  • April 17, 2012 at 11:06 am
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    How much land on the east side of central is included in the Park Cities?

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  • April 17, 2012 at 11:52 am
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    Avid Reader- There’s about a one square-block spit. It straddles Fondren between the Expressway and Greenville.

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  • April 17, 2012 at 11:54 am
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    It will be bad for our property values and the safety of our children. Think of the children!!!

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  • April 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm
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    I put this in my story when I wrote about this building a few weeks ago, but it should be noted that while the building is in UP, it’s not in HPISD. No effect on schools.

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  • April 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm
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    I am at a loss to see how this would be bad for property values and safety of children. I am all for UP getting more tax dollars with no impact on HPISD. Unless you let your kids play on the Central Expressway frontage roads, they should be fine. Granted, there might be a little more traffic on west side of Central between Lovers and Mockingbird with 240 new apartments, but I doubt it will impact the neighborhood. Most likely tenants will be SMU students.

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  • April 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm
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    If we let them build that high rise (or the Devil’s Tower as I call it), our city will look like the second picture in the link here. You have been warned.

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  • April 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm
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    MGBH, I think AB was feebly mocking those of us concerned with potential outsized development adjacent to Snider Plaza, in the heart of a residential neighborhood. (Why the safety of children is supposed to be funny, I don’t know.)

    Those safety concerns don’t have any direct bearing (that I can discern) on a development on the other side of 75, because (as far as I know) we’re not talking about any direct impact on streets that families actually live and play on.

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  • April 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm
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    Done in one meeting, Snider Plaza has been TEN YEARS! Whats wrong with this picture.

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  • April 19, 2012 at 10:25 am
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    @bm – less NIMBY impact since no one lives immediately adjacent to the site.

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