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An EaDo Urban Design Project By Way of Texas Tech University

An EaDo Urban Design Project By Way of Texas Tech University

EaDo is an exciting and rapidly developing area of the city – rich with opportunities and interlaced with a myriad of land uses, necessary infrastructures, historical conditions, natural features and development(s) “on the horizon.”

DSCF4621With that in mind, architecture students from Texas Tech University were challenged to develop a vision for the parking lot site located at Texas and St. Emanuel along the new East End/Green Line METRORail route. Led by Anton Sinkewich, Executive Director of the East Downtown Management District (EaDo) and an architect by trade, the semester-long Topical Urban Design Studio course studied the central urban core of Houston, TX and worked obtain an intimate knowledge of the agencies, organizations and demands functioning in the study area. Ultimately, the students used and applied their knowledge to pragmatically influence a vision, design framework, and implementation plan that will satisfy the desires of area stakeholders.

“Town Square EaDo,” “Vistas at EaDo,” and “Unity Square” were among the names for the proposed development pitched this week at START Houston. Each included unique elements inspired by various precedent studies while maintaining ample parking space to support the development and surrounding sports stadiums (BBVA Dynamo Stadium and Minute Maid Park). Most projects included some combination of residential and retail, while some expanded by including such amenities as a food market, movie theater, hotel, and green space for outdoor recreation.

We would love to see some variation of these proposed developments take shape in the heart of EaDo. Thank you to Mr. Sinkewich and the Texas Tech architecture students for sharing their vision.

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Public Meeting: Gulf Coast Rail District Underpasses

Public Meeting: Gulf Coast Rail District Underpasses

The Gulf Coast Rail District invites you to attend a public meeting to provide input on two proposed roadway underpasses under railroad crossings in the East End on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 5-7p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Gymnasium (2405 Navigation Blvd.). Parking will be available along Ann Street behind the church. To…

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19th Annual Eastwood Historic Home Tour Is Upon Us

19th Annual Eastwood Historic Home Tour Is Upon Us

Join the Eastwood Civic Association for the 19th Annual Eastwood Historic Home Tour on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th from noon to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase during tour hours at Bohemeo's. [button link="http://eastwoodcivicassociation.org/hometour.html" color="red"]Buy Tickets[/button] Will Call: All tickets purchased online will be available for pick-up during tour hours…

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