Back in 2008, I put together a photo essay on density and walkability in Montrose, in particular on Montrose/Studemont between West Gray and Washington. It included this photo, taken in front of what was then the old Ed Sacks Waste Paper site:
Well, the Sacks site is gone, and in its place is a new high rise, Legacy at Memorial, which opened a couple of months ago. Here’s what that same location looks like today:
Now that’s more like it, isn’t it? Getting rid of the wall certainly helped, and a nice wide sidewalk is always good to have. There’s another cool feature about this sidewalk, for which I’ve put more photos beneath the fold. Click on to see them.
Looking south from Memorial Court, which is the little street at the north end of the Legacy property, you can see that this sidewalk veers off to the left at the bridge that goes over the bayou.
Out of curiosity, I followed the sidewalk down to see where it would take me. Among other things, it can take you underneath Montrose to the west:
You were previously able to get across Montrose from below via the bike trail on the bayou; this is something new. It also goes the other direction, towards downtown:
I walked to the end of the paved path and got a look at where they’re building the bridge across the bayou:
The path continues on towards downtown, though for how far I could not say:
It’ll be cool to explore that when it’s all done. For now, that’s all I know about Legacy at Memorial.
If you know more, please leave a comment.