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.
^seems about right. Heaven forbid public infrastructure not look like hell.
I guess that is one of the positives the Great Depression gave all of us: Public works and infrastructure that is something to be proud of, not only in its design but also the longevity of so many of those old projects.
for centerpoint to spend millions of dollars on a relocation or beautification project like this, the cost would ultimately be approved by the texas public utilities commission and end up on all of our electricity bills. i will generalize and say we tend to get the ugly/cheap option in texas compared to more progressive locales.
I can’t see Centerpoint paying the money it would take to construct a shell around their substation(s). The substation in question is a full city block, and I would think that if they decided to do something like this the best we could hope for is a high wall around the electrical equipment.
Petition your local city council representative. Agreed these are typically horrid.