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Saw a post on FB about some upcoming road/utility projects in GO that are sure to cause some headaches over the next 4 years.

Similar to how they re-paved and widened Alba and re-did the drainage along that corridor, looks like plans are to do the same on Golf from ~2021-23 and then Sue Barnett from ~2023-25.

https://www.gardenoaks.org/gocc-home/neighborhood-info/streetwork/

 

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4 hours ago, Storm the Field said:

Saw a post on FB about some upcoming road/utility projects in GO that are sure to cause some headaches over the next 4 years.

Similar to how they re-paved and widened Alba and re-did the drainage along that corridor, looks like plans are to do the same on Golf from ~2021-23 and then Sue Barnett from ~2023-25.

https://www.gardenoaks.org/gocc-home/neighborhood-info/streetwork/

 

Great, Alba is worse now with the stupid idea to not include sidewalks. Let’s do the same for 2 more streets.

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Saw a post on FB that Petrol Station's new identity is official.
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Last time that I drove by and the doors were open it looks like they've significantly re-done the inside. They also tore out all the old decking in the backyard area.

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They seem like cash cows but I cringe when I see a storage location going up. It will never go away and they always seem to go downhill quickly in terms of upkeep.

and I always laugh when someone tells me they are renting a storage unit for 3 months. Get back to me in 3 years to tell me how that plan went.

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10 hours ago, billfromlaketravis said:

Fitzgerald’s was fun when your friend’s band was playing and it was like $5 to get in. That seems like a very long time ago. 
 

I can’t defend keeping the place open, but a storage facility in that location is very sad and on message for Houston. 

edit: This is incorrect. Good lucky y'all, this is a monstrosity. 

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3 hours ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

They seem like cash cows but I cringe when I see a storage location going up. It will never go away and they always seem to go downhill quickly in terms of upkeep.

and I always laugh when someone tells me they are renting a storage unit for 3 months. Get back to me in 3 years to tell me how that plan went.

Let me guess. Cheap to build, extremely low overhead, and customers locked into multi- year contracts that are harder to get out of than a time share? 

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Unless there are extenuating circumstances, these things should be telling you that you have too much stuff, and instead of selling, donating, or just throwing it away, you turn them into a slow-bleed of cash. 

And I don't understand why people need them so close at hand. Rent a cheap one in bumfuck, somewhere nice, like near a lake or cool small town. That way you can make a day or weekend out of your trip to reuniting with / or dumping your junk. 

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I should’ve done these instead of restaurants. I’ve got buddies who’ve jumped into this particular area of real estate and they’re fucking printing it now. Guys that I actually mentored. I had no idea it would do this.

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8 hours ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

Get back to me in 3 years to tell me how that plan went.

badly. 

if it's a personal possession and you can't fit it in your house you need to get rid of it or make room by getting rid of something else.  only things that are worth storing are things that are of repeated seasonal use like a whole pee wee football team's equipment. 

 

49 minutes ago, Homesickhorn said:

I should’ve done these instead of restaurants. I’ve got buddies who’ve jumped into this particular area of real estate and they’re fucking printing it now. Guys that I actually mentored. I had no idea it would do this.

all these houses on top of garages that have no room to the sides or in front of the cars drive this, i assume. 

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Let me guess. Cheap to build, extremely low overhead, and customers locked into multi- year contracts that are harder to get out of than a time share? 

It’s often simply a land appreciation tactic in hot neighborhoods like that. Build it, you can operate it cheaply, sell it when some developer makes you a godfather offer.

In general, storage facilities are just such awful land use policy. Talk about adding nothing. Shame.
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