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Outlaw0206
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Seems like a stupid place to zone for more student housing. As if it's not already a nightmare around that area, let's add 1000 more students and cars.

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Or it is a great location. Put student housing where students go to school and hang out, allowing them to walk or bike to class, bars, and restaurants and keep them from driving into the area from other parts of town.
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So, the convenience store is going away? I used that store quite a bit back in the day.
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Outlaw0206 said:

Seems like a stupid place to zone for more student housing. As if it's not already a nightmare around that area, let's add 1000 more students and cars.


Actually, it's a great place for student housing...keeps about 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus.
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TAMU1990 said:

So, the convenience store is going away? I used that store quite a bit back in the day.


I have a large feeling whoever develops the site will have a convenience store on the ground floor. You'll just lose the gas. Will need to go up with it due to land price and size of the tract anyway.
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woodiewood1 said:

Actually, it's a great place for student housing...keeps about 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus.


How does this keep 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus? Doesn't this add cars to that area?
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Angry Beaver said:

woodiewood1 said:

Actually, it's a great place for student housing...keeps about 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus.


How does this keep 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus? Doesn't this add cars to that area?


Many of the students will not bring a car or rarely use it due to the proximity to class, library, bars, etc.

Walkability brother!
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TAMU1990 said:

So, the convenience store is going away? I used that store quite a bit back in the day.


This is the sad part for me. I went to that convenience store a LOT for the following:

1. Late night frozen death burritos after Duddley's.
2. Eggs for when my Moore Hall mates and I would chuck them into open DG windows, water balloon fights with a launcher, and throwing them at Crocker frat boys who would sunbathe between Crocker and Moore.
3. More death burritos
4. Never for gas

Damn change often sucks.
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Angry Beaver said:

woodiewood1 said:

Actually, it's a great place for student housing...keeps about 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus.


How does this keep 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus? Doesn't this add cars to that area?
True, but I doubt that very few students will drive their cars to A&M and park on campus daily to go to class.. The greatest traffic mess is around 8am, noon, and 5pm., Mon through Fri. Most of those students will probably walk or ride a bike to campus. I know there already are hundreds of students now walking across Univ drive all day long.

If the students live farther from campus they could take the bus but also many students drive to campus.

It will add to the congestion around campus for sure. Not sure what else could be built there? Condos?

The 17 story apartment building two blocks to the north is coming along quickly.
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This thread would heat up if the alternative was more Ag Shacks in residential neighborhoods.
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FlyRod said:

This thread would heat up if the alternative was more Ag Shacks in residential neighborhoods.


Shhhh, don't disrupt my summer income gravy train...
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Quote:

Many of the students will not bring a car or rarely use it due to the proximity to class, library, bars, etc.

Walkability brother!
Yep.

My son lived at the Stack for a year. Sometimes he went three or four days without moving his.
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Angry Beaver said:

woodiewood1 said:

Actually, it's a great place for student housing...keeps about 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus.


How does this keep 900 additional cars out of the mess around campus? Doesn't this add cars to that area?


Is it your belief that when students live further out from campus, they are less likely to drive to school?
Brian Alg

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scd88 said:


2. Eggs for when my Moore Hall mates and I would chuck them into open DG windows, water balloon fights with a launcher, and throwing them at Crocker frat boys who would sunbathe between Crocker and Moore.
DG ... Damn g**
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parking is atrocious at a&m both my kids drive to school and have to pay to park and they have parking passes! Plenty of paid parking is available though!

That spot seems too small for a large high rise and a parking garage, regardless traffic right there is going to suck for real.
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The kids that live in Hullabaloo Hall aren't shopping at the sleazy mart
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aggiepaintrain said:

parking is atrocious at a&m both my kids drive to school and have to pay to park and they have parking passes! Plenty of paid parking is available though!

That spot seems too small for a large high rise and a parking garage, regardless traffic right there is going to suck for real.
The other two in that area...Rise and Stack....have garage parking at the street and first few levels.
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trouble said:

The kids that live in Hullabaloo Hall aren't shopping at the sleazy mart


True. One of the reasons I forbade my kids from even considering it. It's a college dorm - it's not supposed to be nice. Lol. Plus, they tore down Moore Hall to build it, so there's an extra level of bitterness on my end...

Hullabaloo is boujie *****
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Additional current construction and planned construction in Northgate at the moment:

1) The Rev - 19 Stories, expected to open June 2023, corner of College Main and Louise



2) 401 First Street, 10 stories, expected to open Spring 2024, corner of First and Louise




3) The Everett, 8 Stories (5 residential/3 garage), expected to be complete April of 2024, corner of College Main and Cherry (500 College Main)


Credit - AngryBeaver for the photo

4) 509 University Drive, being marketed as high-density student housing, corner of University and Stasney

According to a poster on this forum, there are plans for a 22-story tower at this location and the developer is working with the Wesley Foundation to close the alley.


trouble
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I completely agree.
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milner79 said:

scd88 said:


2. Eggs for when my Moore Hall mates and I would chuck them into open DG windows, water balloon fights with a launcher, and throwing them at Crocker frat boys who would sunbathe between Crocker and Moore.
DG ... Damn g**


Finish it!
Angry Beaver
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Captn_Ag05 said:

3) The Everett, 8 Stories (5 residential/3 garage), expected to be complete April of 2024, corner of College Main and Cherry (500 College Main)

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2022019321


The Everett at A&M is a 280-bed student housing project that will include 3 floors of parking with 5 floors of units above, as well as resort-style amenities. It is set to be completed in July 2024.

Smeghead4761
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If I ran HEB, I'd be trying to work with one of those developers for a student oriented small grocery store in one of those towers.

The city needs to work with the University to build some elevated crosswalks over University.
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Smeghead4761 said:

The city needs to work with the University to build some elevated crosswalks over University.


About 20 years ago, one of the options for remodeling University Dr at the Northgate/campus section was to lower the street much earlier than it is today and essentially send traffic underground. The road would be at the same level as it is going under the train bridge.

Another option was to actually reduce the number of lanes to slow traffic down and build large medians with grass. They eventually went with the opposite of that and built a wall to keep pedestrians away from the street, but they did build the crosswalk at College Main.
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Smeghead4761 said:

If I ran HEB, I'd be trying to work with one of those developers for a student oriented small grocery store in one of those towers.

The city needs to work with the University to build some elevated crosswalks over University.
That would be smart for HEB to do, but try to keep the groceries reasonably priced.

I slammed my fingers in my car door a few years ago at Fedex and cut two down to the bone and went over to CVS on Univ. Dr. to get gause and some antibiotic cream and I was shocked at the price. Went to critical care and got some stiches. A week later on my next trip to the CVS down at Rock Prairie I checked the prices and the price for the same two items was 1/3 of what I paid at the CVS on University dr. I would expect prices to be higher, but not 3 times higher.

Three or four crosswalks would be great.
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Angry Beaver said:

Captn_Ag05 said:

3) The Everett, 8 Stories (5 residential/3 garage), expected to be complete April of 2024, corner of College Main and Cherry (500 College Main)

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2022019321


The Everett at A&M is a 280-bed student housing project that will include 3 floors of parking with 5 floors of units above, as well as resort-style amenities. It is set to be completed in July 2024.




Nice! I couldn't find design plans online anywhere.
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Smeghead4761 said:

If I ran HEB, I'd be trying to work with one of those developers for a student oriented small grocery store in one of those towers.

The city needs to work with the University to build some elevated crosswalks over University.


HEB would be amazing. I'd settle for a city Target.
Buford T. Justice
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Great thoughts
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woodiewood1 said:

Smeghead4761 said:

If I ran HEB, I'd be trying to work with one of those developers for a student oriented small grocery store in one of those towers.

The city needs to work with the University to build some elevated crosswalks over University.
That would be smart for HEB to do, but try to keep the groceries reasonably priced.

I slammed my fingers in my car door a few years ago at Fedex and cut two down to the bone and went over to CVS on Univ. Dr. to get gause and some antibiotic cream and I was shocked at the price. Went to critical care and got some stiches. A week later on my next trip to the CVS down at Rock Prairie I checked the prices and the price for the same two items was 1/3 of what I paid at the CVS on University dr. I would expect prices to be higher, but not 3 times higher.

Three or four crosswalks would be great.

Yep. That CVS is ridiculous. We moved my son's prescription records to there just in case he needed something, but everything else was ridiculous. If he need a quick 1/2 gallon of milk or something else like that, he drove to the Dollar General on Villa Maria instead of just walking to the CVS.

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TAMU1990 said:

So, the convenience store is going away? I used that store quite a bit back in the day.
I would imagine ground level would have some sort of convenience store underneath.
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I hope that there will be ground level retail of some kind. According to KBTX, a builder may be selected soon.

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Oldham Goodwin hopes to have a builder selected for the project within the next month.
https://www.kbtx.com/2022/09/22/more-student-housing-could-be-coming-northgate-district/

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Also, saw this in the KBTX story from today about the housing construction. I have not seen any information on this other First street development.

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Housing development near campus is on the rise. As you drive around the Northgate district you can see the construction work for complexes at 315 College Main and 401 First Street.

Space has been picked out on First Street for another student housing development to be built.
https://www.kbtx.com/2022/09/23/housing-options-continue-be-built-texas-am-college-station-population-increases/
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