Places generally along the South Freeway (I-45), and south of the Ship Channel, including Clear Lake, Deer Park, Freindswood, the Hobby Area, League City, Pasadena, Santa Fe, South Houston, and Texas City.
When I rode it on Sunday they hadn't done any of the striping on the Elysian at all, just the intersection with Runnels. But they have free access to knock this out since they won't have any traffic to deal with. They also have to stripe the intersections with Commerce St.
There is both a Home Depot (location is called Brinkman) & Lowe's on the other side of the Heights off 610, about 5 miles away...
With the amount of renovating going on in the area I guess the demand is adequate
I completely understand the need to dig up slab and whatever other work is needed for plumbing and so forth during a buildout of an existing suite in a strip center, I just have never heard the term "break ground" in that context. I just have exclusively heard--and therefore always associated--that exact phrase with the beginning of construction of the building itself.
Admittedly, I do not work in the construction industry, so maybe someone who does work in the field can interject.