Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Harwood doesn't excite me at all as a developer. The designs are great but the final product is always underwhelming.. alot of it has to do with the height of their towers and their lack of pedestrian infrastructure.
Call me when they start working with an urban planning firm that'll actually make their district walkable...otherwise... This will probably be another drive by tower.
Yep, exactly what I'm expecting. I'm conflicted about this area because, whatever they are doing has been hugely successful. Obviously I would have preferred their district be far more pedestrian friendly, but perhaps it is their focus on cars that made them as successful as they are today.
I really do wish they would have made the slightest bit of effort to make a more pedestrian friendly environment. I keep hearing murmurs about Harwood St becoming a pedestrian thoroughfare, but it's really not that great of a space to walk in. The location is nice in that it would be easy to create a spur off of the Katy Trail, and the street itself is relatively quiet and in-active, but I walked it recently and felt like I was mostly walking by all the buildings' loading docks. Maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but I guess I'm just surprised at the current state of it given all the talk about making it very pedestrian friendly. These are all new buildings too, so it's not like they were built decades ago and didn't have the foresight/vision for something more grand.