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  1. Since when were they ever called ballots? The letter I received from our friends at CoH said "Survey" on the envelope.
  2. Pretty much so, much like the changes to the feeder road down by Target.
  3. WalMart was built where there was NO, and I mean absolutely NO residential or traffic impact. It was a frigging ABANDONED business that had been there for years and traffic was never an issue until the bicycle lane was put in on Heights Blvd. that supposedly had a traffic impact study completed which stated there would be no impact. Many traffic IMPROVEMENTS were made due to WalMart. One major improvement is that there is now an exit to Yale and Heights from I10 East. There is no need to go all the way to Studewood. Sorry for the caps and bolding, but you seem to have issues with compre
  4. As you stated, "this is one of the busiest intersections in The Heights" which is exactly why I am opposed to more retail. They already took away 1 lane in each direction on Heights Blvd. for bicyclists that refuse to obey traffic laws.
  5. Really, tear it down and put in retail space? This is in the heart of residential properties. You pissed and moaned about WalMart and it was a vacant field and had no impact on residential properties.
  6. You should be a politician. You crawfish so well.
  7. You are the one that said it DID NOT include other Greater Heights neighborhoods.
  8. Your math doesn't support your claim. You state The Heights, so lets review The Heights numbers. I could care less about other neighborhoods as I do not live there and am only concerned with where I have called home for a VERY long time. 170 houses in 18 months does not equal 200 per year. That works out to be 9.44 houses per month. Over a 24 month period that equals 226.66 homes, or 173.34 homes short of your 200 home per year claim. Going forward, If you take the 324 total as you state in March 2008 and subtrace the 170 in 2006, that equals 154. 146 short of your 200 per year claim.
  9. Show me 200 addresses that bungalows were demolished in 1 year in The Heights. I'm tired of reading this untrue statement.
  10. I'd like the ordinance repealed ONLY due to how it was initiated. A "Survey" was not the proper way to conduct who is for and who is against. There were restrictions, albeit block by block, that prevented multi-family dwellings and homes that consumed an entire lot. (minimum lot size and setback) MOST of the so-called historic houses that were torn down needed to be torn down because they were far beyond repair. Until someone is paying my mortgage and taxes, I'll put up one hell of a fight before being told what I can and cannot do to my house that I've owned for 18+ years, LONG before
  11. Sounds like the same process that "rammed" through with much opposition which now results in my house being in a Hysterical District. Maybe they sent out "surveys" and you didn't return yours in time which then meant an automatic YES for the 380 and WalMart.
  12. With that being said, can I implode my house that is in one of the designated Hysterical Districts? It was built in 1930 (decco period) and is brick (does not hold up well according to you vast knowledge of architecture aesthetics). It looks like a "brick block" with some windows and a front door. Let me know!
  13. Geez...now I feel horrible about having all the knob and tube electrical lines removed from my house and that has now taken away part of it's historical importance. Maybe I should have it all reinstalled, as it still is up to code, but I'd have hell finding an insurance company that would be willing to sell me a homeowners policy.
  14. "Hardy plank all over an old bungalow with block and beam foundation will just mean foundation problems for the foreseeable future. Hardy plank is too heavy for block and beam." Hardie siding weighs approximately 1-1.5lbs more per sq ft than traditional wood lap siding. I would like to see a bungalow in the Heights that has never had issues with it's piers, specially brick and mortar ones (which most are). And about all of this this Histerical District Vote nonsense...how could the COH ever consider what they did as a vote when the envelope said SURVEY and any SURVEY that was NOT returned wa
  15. The response was "we have to repeal the ordinance because the Heights will turn into a slum if we don't." Hello...the Heights was a slum when all of that nonsense was passed in 1981. I find it truly amazing one can live in a neighborhood for 2 whole years and seem to know what's best for every home owner. Maybe the Norhill residents will get a "survey" in the mail, right at Christmas time, and a Yes vote will be counted for every non-returned "survey".
  16. There was a previous thread about this property back in 2007, which is probably prior to those that have moved to The Heights and deemed themselves the saviours of history and preservation:
  17. And where will the vagrants that live under it relocate to during construction?
  18. We've always cared, but those of us that have lived here long before the McMansion invasion all know that anything South of I-10 is NOT The Heights.
  19. Great. The Yale Street bridge will end up just like when the Heights bridge was repaired, a huge pissing match with what style ballisters needed to be used (which the majority of them are all cracked now and look nasty) and the amount of money that was wasted on the "historic looking lights" which have all disappeeard..probably to the scrap yard on Center Street. Another thought, how many HUGE (I'm talking 60 to 80 feet) steel beams went across that bridge? (yes..the former habitants of the property where WalMart is being built for those of you who just moved here and think they know what's
  20. There was an HEB in the Heights (11 Street and Rutland). They built a brand new store and then left. The building was torn down and there is now a bank on the property. Obviously HEB deemed The Heights not profitable.
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