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Took these on April 13th. Coming down Temple from Main Street.

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Looking up Temple from Constitution Plaza. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sketch of the originally promised apartments.

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Is anyone else depressed by that bland gray base?

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Took these on April 13th. Coming down Temple from Main Street.

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Looking up Temple from Constitution Plaza.

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While not beautiful, certainly not eyesores, I'm not sure why everyone dislikes them so much.

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Well, go read the Sage Allen post, it'll give you a few ideas what's wrong with it....

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I agree there's things wrong with them and certainly not what I'd desire, but they aren't the worst things in the world and an improvement over what was there previously.

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Without getting back into this, I'll just say that there is a big difference between better than what was there and the correct project....

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What was there before? The drawings look 200% different.

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What was there before? The drawings look 200% different.

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This project could have been a little been better, but I think we need to move on. At least these developers took a vacant property and did something with it.

I want all these people who own derelict buildings downtown and parking lots to follow their lead and build something!

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Is anyone else depressed by that bland gray base?

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What's going on with the corner of Temple and Market? Is it gonna stay barricaded?

Or, is it slated to be the entrance to a coffee shop or some other outlet?

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Bill - it is going to stay like this. That space at the corner of Temple and Market is going to be used as some kind of student gathering space. No retail.

Walking up Temple, what is the pedestrian treated to? A concrete wall on the south side of the street and a parking lot on the north side of the street. I've already given my opinion on the facade treatment once you get to the food court/Residence Inn on the north side of the street and its a slap in the face to The Richardson.

If there was not going to be any retail along the South side of Temple, designers should have had the townhouses face outward with front doors and stoops facing the street. It would have added so much to the streetscape. Its also too bad a deal couldn't be worked out where the Marriot would get parking space in the new garage and in return, developers build townhouses on the surface lot on the existing Residence Inn surface lot. This way, both sides of the street could be lined with townhouses.

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Bill - it is going to stay like this. That space at the corner of Temple and Market is going to be used as some kind of student gathering space. No retail.

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Bill - You know the answer to that one. The developeer was more interested in cutting corners than a grand entryway on the corner.

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Ok, what is up with the Gray wall they should paint it with a warm color like a sand yellow or tan yellow color would be nice if they paint it or some nice art stuff around those wall that it would be cool but the concrete looks ugly and I never like new buildings with concrete under it and I guest it be a good idea if they do something with that gray color because it dose not look right.

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Ok, what is up with the Gray wall they should paint it with a warm color like a sand yellow or tan yellow color would be nice if they paint it or some nice art stuff around those wall that it would be cool but the concrete looks ugly and I never like new buildings with concrete under it and I guest it be a good idea if they do something with that gray color because it dose not look right.

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a starbucks or other type of coffee shop would have been nice on that corner. even though d&d is across the street, i think starbucks would make a killing there....

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For what it is worth, the exterior that you are talking about is not finished. While three will be some grey concrete, there will also be a brown tile in the inset areas, some granite engravings and landscaping materials in the planting beds. This work will begin in the next week or two as weather seems to be coming around.

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Where are you getting this info? Not trying to be a smarta$$, just being curious :)

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For what it is worth, the exterior that you are talking about is not finished. While three will be some grey concrete, there will also be a brown tile in the inset areas, some granite engravings and landscaping materials in the planting beds. This work will begin in the next week or two as weather seems to be coming around.

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