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Update on the new Whole Foods

Swamplot notes an earlier version of the Chron story about the new Whole Foods coming to West Dallas and Waugh, which says that the accompanying residential high rise will be at West Dallas and Montrose. See this photo, which Swamplot helpfully included in his post, for the location. That changes things, as it makes the scope here a lot bigger. I hope the developers have noticed just how dense and urban this area is becoming and build accordingly, instead of the typical suburban-style tract with a huge parking lot that this HAIF thread worries about. If ever there was a place in Houston where it would be convenient for a large number of people to walk or bike to the grocery store, this would be it. Please don’t screw it up.

On a related note, here’s a look at the revised plans for Regent Square, the still-to-come development on the site of the old Allen House apartments. The eastern portion of that property, which hasn’t yet undergone demolition, will be a mere block or two away from the Dallas/Waugh intersection. Which is to say, easy walking distance. Are you listening, Whole Foods and Marvy Finger?

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  1. RWB says:

    Don’t get your hopes up. Since Whole Foods is a destination type store (as opposed to a neighborhood supermarket), it’s going to really need lots of parking. At least it has 3 bus routes that go right by it, but I think it’s unrealistic to expect them not to be your standard giant shed surrounded by a parking lot.