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.
You threw out a sweeping generalization about "suburbia", when there are actually very walkable neighborhoods in many of the outlying areas. People in Katy/Cypress/Spring can actually safely walk to stores, restaurants, churches, bars... you name it. The walk may be a half mile, or maybe a couple blocks, but it's eminently doable. What many people DON'T want is a bar right next door with the concomitant issues of noise and traffic. That's no more unreasonable than not wanting a bunch of storage units plopped next door.
OTOH, if the bars/entertainment were already there when you purchased your home... tough luck.
It just sounds like they're going to get as much done as they can with the current budget. I'll be honest, I agree the pandemic is a real issue but I'd be lying if I said I'm not ready to get back to normal.
Article from Dug at the Chronicle makes it sound like most everything got shelved :/