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Old 05-14-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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Another nice perk about student housing is, all else equal, it puts downward price pressure on all rentals, since students also have a relatively large presence in rental homes and duplexes across the city.

Ditto.. maybe that will cause some single family homes that have been converted into duplexes for college students to be converted back into single family units and ones that are duplexes to be turned into condos by former landlords simply seeking to cash out...
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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Well quite a large percentage of the supply of in town quadplexes, triplexes and duplexes sit on pretty desirable lots so I can see many being torn down and rebuilt as large high end homes in the next 20 years.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:00 PM
 
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Well quite a large percentage of the supply of in town quadplexes, triplexes and duplexes sit on pretty desirable lots so I can see many being torn down and rebuilt as large high end homes in the next 20 years.
Please...no McMansions.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:31 PM
 
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Well the good news on that front re McMansions is tastes have gotten better
So they'd likely be more urban chic than what you're envisioning
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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Well the good news on that front re McMansions is tastes have gotten better
So they'd likely be more urban chic than what you're envisioning

And..many of the areas such as Shandon, Elmwood Park, Waverly, and other desirable intown locations are now Design Review Districts and thus these houseplans would be reviewed by the City for approval and likely have public notice thus neighbohood input
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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As I was walking to Drip today, some tourists (a gay couple) from Amsterdam stopped me in between Tapps and Michael's to ask where the nearest Starbucks was. I told them the easiest way to get there but then told them I was heading to Drip and it's also a nice place to get coffee and closer. They seemed to enjoy Drip's vibe. Drip had good music today (Madonna the whole time) and it was beautiful out.

It's nice to come across international tourists when out and about in the city.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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As I was walking to Drip today, some tourists (a gay couple) from Amsterdam stopped me in between Tapps and Michael's to ask where the nearest Starbucks was. I told them the easiest way to get there but then told them I was heading to Drip and it's also a nice place to get coffee and closer. They seemed to enjoy Drip's vibe. Drip had good music today (Madonna the whole time) and it was beautiful out.

It's nice to come across international tourists when out and about in the city.
Awesome; thank goodness, for them, that it isn't 90+ outside yet.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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Yeah it is perfect out today. Looking back I hope they still get over to the Starbucks area in the vista. Our Starbucks is great one IMO. My friend from Jacksonville says it is his favorite.
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:55 PM
 
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As Starbucks go, you're right, the one in the Vista is a nice one. I like Drip except I'm an impatient sort and they're kind of slow.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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As Starbucks go, you're right, the one in the Vista is a nice one. I like Drip except I'm an impatient sort and they're kind of slow.
Worth it. Pour-over takes a little longer, but makes a great cup.
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