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  1. sad nothing can happen to Westbury Square
  2. Brentwood's expansion stalled tremendously in the 90s when the pastor got into hot water - surprised its still on the books But if KHOV is involved it'll resemble Kirby landing most likely or Bayou Oaks - small lot communities cramped together
  3. lol - $305k crammed into a small lot in a high crime area as Cullen and Idaho is a hot corner. Nothing affordable about that and the website looks like it’s a master planner community when it ain’t by any means someone is coming in to make a quick buck.
  4. Holiday Inn Express is coming and a shopping strip called shops at summer park - certainly not the outlet mall lol but its something
  5. hope so - they bulldozed those homes decades ago - but they got to acquire more land from what I see
  6. and Celebration Station sits vacant knowing it could be open but folks don't want to reopen as the demographics ain't what it used to be out there
  7. Rice U is sure putting their hands on all these other communities trying to gentrify but they have no impact in West U
  8. had relatives living off OST and Beekman and now you see nothing- Bulldozed those homes for nothing - Spur 5 is decades away
  9. with Kipp coming back at the corner you'll have three charter schools in one block plus HISD schools. Where the kids will come from? Pilfering?
  10. nice homes out there but issues with flooding and the abundance of apartments will stop it from growing like it should
  11. looks like a fundraiser for a project that'll change instantly just renderings for now but Shape has its center at Alabama and Live Oak and another at Almeda and Winbern so maybe there
  12. or the latest round of off campus apartments at Elgin and Scott -
  13. by design to lure a store you gotta damn near give them more incentives than the law allows in certain areas. People brag on the HEB coming at 288 but the demographics in the area was enough for HEB to come in knowing they'll still get folks who shopped at the other location to come like the Gulfgate one also. HEB didn't mysteriously have a change of heart as they abandoned minority areas in the suburbs long ago and hid behind the Joe V concept in some. Fiesta and maybe a private grocer like a Pyburns are the only grocers who'll set up shop in minority areas like a Sunnyside but they have limited selections and not all Fiesta's are equal. If you live east of 288 or South of MacGregor and don't want to go to HEB, your in trouble. Nearest Kroger that has amenities (not Polk) is maybe on West Bellfort and Telephone, Pearland, South Main, Post Oak and Bellfort. nearest Fiesta is on Griggs and 610 and HEB in Gulfgate or Wal Mart on Wayside. If you live in SW Houston lets say off Fondren and Braeswood - and you can't drive far Foodtown on Fondren Fiesta on Fondren Fiesta on Gessner Joe Vs on West Bellfort Or live in a gentrifying Westbury at Hillcroft and Highway 90 (South Main) No stores south or even north of the Wal Mart Market on Braeswood (which is high and little selection) No stores between Fondren and South Post Oak (3.1 mile drive between Fiesta on Fondren to Kroger/Foodarama on South Post Oak) If you live in the heart of Missouri City off 2234 Fiesta on Independence (that's it) Foodarama at Cartwright 2233 Joe Vs on the Beltway 8 and West Fuqua nearest HEB, Kroger, etc is on Highway 6 in Sugar Land, Post Oak or Pearland Or if you live off Airport and Scott or anywhere in Sunnyside/South Park Fiesta on Cullen Watkins Foods on Cullen Farmers Fresh If you live in Hiram Clarke South of Highway 90 (South Main) Foodarama on West Fuqua Foodarama on Post Oak in Ridgemont Pyburns off Almeda Fiesta on Main and Post Oak Joe Vs on the Beltway 8 and West Fuqua you are in serious trouble in some areas unfortunately as you better have a car you live off Highway 6 in Sugar land - Missouri City you have 3 HEBs, multiple Wal Marts, Krogers, etc. within 8 miles of each other
  14. That's where I draw the line. Lamar's success is due to taking kids from other HISD areas. If anything, they could afford the grass field and the upkeep while other HISD schools can take the turf field. HISD has turned a blind eye towards their football tactics as they normally are their only hope in football which isn't surprising since they get to raid the other areas. HISD teams play on turf so why practice all week on grass and then have to shift focus to turf? You can practice on a turf field in a rain and maintain it better than a grass field. who else has it in HISD? The rebuilt schools I've seen have grass fields that look like abandoned houses now cause the upkeep sucks. Grass is hard to maintain - especially if you have no plans on maintaining it due to wear and tear. I would love to know the bond money disbursement and how some things came about. They rebuilt yates, gave them brand new baseball and softball practice fields and they barely have teams. No team has even practiced on the fields prior to COVID and the fields aren't even completed as there's no fence to separate baseball and softball. The grass has taken over the fields and you have no infields but that was a dumb decision. TSU plays off campus for its softball and baseball teams and HISD could've sold part of that land to TSU and let them decide what to do with that at worst. I tell ya.
  15. old post office I think - thought the club was going lol was there a taco bell on gasmer and chimney rock in the 1980s?
  16. they still have a turf practice field - no other HISD has that which has been rebuilt to my knowledge
  17. yuck - just what that area needs. More apartments - fill it in with additional single family homes as that area actually is slowly coming back in demand. We had more retail in the 80s at Hillcroft/Post Oak - ironic we have more housing now but little retail
  18. Fiesta says homeless was the reason but a blind and deaf man knows why - why even lie? Once you head east there are no grocery options outside of an old Kroger on Polk I think. The next Fiesta is way on Griggs or the Wal Mart off Wayside can someone explain why the homeless found that place to be popular from the past? Was it always a problem in the 60s and 70s?
  19. how they have a turf practice field and a fully functional softball field? yates has a grass fb field and a sb field that has sat unfinished. Was that extra? Is that an indoor facility?
  20. I grew up in the area - my neighborhood was across the street from the oil fields. They wanted to build an apartment complex on the corner of FB parkway and 2234 which would be on the field
  21. Klein didn't have the Khorville area and Acres Home was ripe for the taking as Aldine, HISD and Klein all got a piece of the action. Acres Homes should've had its own major high school and kept everyone there. But if you look at the older Klein Oak area it was real rural but I guess not enough minorities to feel the quota. What made it odd was that the first AH group was bussed to Klein High then which was ridiculous. That's a far drive now but imagine it then. Sad how they done those kids only to send them back when Klein Forest was built but then the lines basically intersected with Aldine as kids who live across from Eisenhower are zoned to Klein ISD.
  22. thank UH for that but then they've managed to squeeze out other schools in the area with multiple suburban campuses ironically but fought to kill UT as they knew that was going to hurt
  23. where at in Missouri City if you don't mind? I rather space - that's what made Houston known as Houston. Now we have these east coast concepts coming into play by throwing folks on top of each other. I was at a DC complex recently and the "play area" was a 50-yard common artificial turf area where any and everyone was on.
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