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  1. It is good the HEB is going in. Poorer areas have always been left behind for groceries and it is bad for the community health. I get that its not this projects job to solve that problem so I do like the insight on the Fiesta. The HEB will help with the grocery desert for the Third Ward.
  2. The way the article reads, it doesn't appear the CBA would hold up the project too much or that they are asking for a lot. The ION spokesperson understands the need for diversity and I think they are open to working with engaging the community. The CBA allows that dialogue to be more open and direct to the community which is always positive for those in the area. I think you will see similar discussions in the East End project and as development moves into near northside.
  3. Good to know. I assumed they would just be able to stash it and cut losses while they held it. Apache has been having a rough go at it for a while so it is surprising they are holding it. But if they do turn it around, it is a great location for them to build their dream headquarters.
  4. I keep waiting for this one to go vertical to have some great views with the other Hines tower.
  5. They all find loopholes for tax write-offs and the value goes up so they have a nice little investment waiting.
  6. I've worked with them a lot. They doing all the work for CenterPoint. Probably rerouting or raising power lines ahead of construction.
  7. I am ready for this one to start. Feels like it been in planning stages for a long time. But it is a massive development with dozens of partners so I get the delays.
  8. Yeah it is as easy as saying work and you can work. Sarcasm. These are areas with low high school graduation rates let alone college degrees. So it is not easy to get a good job. Not to mention a ton of other factors that never affect areas in the suburbs. And yes roots should be respected and not whitewashed. Gentrification can happen without wiping out history and just putting up Shake Shakes and Steel City Pops. Look at the Fourth Ward and the history of Freedmen's Town. That history should never be forgotten. It can be kept in tact while also moving forward. These types of investments can create higher paying jobs in area like this and when those currently living there have access to those jobs they can raise their standard of living. It helps everyone. It is better then sweeping the problem under the rug and pushing it to the next zip code. East End is doing pretty good at it. They have kept and embraced the graffiti and such. Is it perfect? No. But they are trying to keep the culture and grow the area.
  9. It looks to be an alley or single lane width or so between
  10. At the same time those living in the area are getting priced out. They have been there for decades and ignored. Now that area is seen for upper middle class development, people want to push them out. Where are they going to go? Many can't afford to move or are in rent houses and won't get anything if the property is bought up. Some don't have cars or other means of transportation and have jobs in the area. A commute will not be possible for many. At what point is low income housing considered far enough from the project. If you allow townhouses or condos to buffer the new development, then those homeowners won't want the low income to be against them either. The NIMBY effect goes on and on. Gentrification is complicated and there is not a single solution to the issues caused by it. It shouldn't stop development from occurring but should also respect the neighborhood with roots in the area (like East End). Create jobs for the locals and help them lift up with the development.
  11. Wait is that for real??? Heck yes. Are the buildings in the background part of the future development?
  12. I like Fiesta. The one by NRG is huge and has a great selection of international foods. The Wayside location I have been to many more times when I used to work over there. It is a lot smaller and is like the small Kroger off Polk. It serves it's purpose but needs more.
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