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  1. I have lost some confidence in the project. deferrals have been going on for several years now. Changing plans, changing scope, changing financing, and of course changing the schedule. Seems like Disney just did it it Florida but that was decades ago and he was probably self financed.
  2. The begging question is where they will go. We have plenty of places left to build a hotel here, but along the waterway... limited time to get the right property. I can think of a few perfect spots right offhand.
  3. Continuing on with this thread, there are a couple of things about the village to note. One, a new lower cost neighborhood is being started on the west side of Kuykendahl. Thatis due to the state of the economy. The village will continue to grow at a slower pace. This is part of the master plan; I believe it is being executed earlier than previously planned. Secondly, I wrote an article on the new YMCA. Not a lot of information but it is new information and will be of interest to residents of The Woodlands on both side of the creek. The village continues to grow.YMCA in Village of Creekside Park
  4. Thought y'all might be interested as the story unfolds here. K Brady's townhall in Conroe last night.
  5. Sounds like a gap in history. I have seen that and never questioned it. Great observation. How do you do that when driving at that intersection?
  6. Yep. My goal is to give everyone who wants to know, the benefit of what I learn as I learn. When I came here, there were no answers to my questions. Today, there remain lots of questions but it is like going to the eye doctor. You don't know what yo can't see until you put on a pair of glasses and behold! There are strands on the carpet and the trees have leaves! And a deer is not a tree. lol My discoveries have recently led me into budgets and processes, along with women and children who cry behind closed doors (social things). I tried to open a huge book the past two weeks - how to find edible mushrooms here. I fell on my face on that one but intend to return to it. Never knew how big a subject that would be! It is unbelievable how much stuff there is to do and how much stuff is being done. Anyway, you are welcome.
  7. Although I am looking forward to the additional turn lanes and extra through lanes, the noise and dust will be increased. We go from one kind of pollution to another. To push the traffic down the road, we may have longer delays at intersections. This will complete the development of Woodlands Parkway. Next should be Research Forest. Since there are no funds for building new roads, I see us totally dormant after Research Forest for quite some time. The only way Kuykendahl will be cut through is if the developers make it happen. We can't get funds now to maintain our roads.
  8. Actually is was not voted as the 14th best place to live. It was voted the 14th best place to relocate to. That is, people looking for relocating to this area, this is where they tend should look. I am not sure how international roles play into the voting, but my guess - it plays a large part. In the past, TW has been voted into the top group to live but not this time. This is how I understand this award.
  9. Anyone got a contact for this? I am ready to start following and writing about it. Please pm me if you do.
  10. I have a friend who lives in Alden Bridge who has a one story., near SH242.
  11. Definitely interesting. I am going to look at it on Google Earth.
  12. If you want to know what is going to built, just refer to the master plan. I have an article on it. No golf course except in Carlton Woods.
  13. The design is much improved over the last one. Let's see how it works out in a live concert! Even the sound system is replaced. Should be less seepage of noise into the community.
  14. This happens in many large corporations. When in a partnership, the partner usually wants protection from the other partner. I worked in one of these, an oil field of three partners. The company was totally independent. When it needed capital it could go to the parent companies and make a call, optional financing/investments in the partnership. Employees may be on loan from parent companies or may be employees of the partnership. I have been told that the operating company here is self sustaining financially and is able to provide contracted cash to parent companies and operate for this full year without any issues.
  15. Thanks. Hey look me up when you get here. Have you decided where yet? I am betting you are not going to relocate on a creek bed.
  16. Celiene, thanks - discovery is an eye opener for sure! I had the same problem when I retired. I wanted to know information and the more i wanted to know, the more vague everything seemed to get.
  17. I have started a series of articles on mobility. Two have already been published. There should be about seven before the series concludes. I am soliciting issues in the area now, looking for input so I get as many and diverse opinions as possible. The articles are on the main blog for anyone who wishes to contribute or comment.
  18. I would be surprised if they can affect the outcome of this. I know there are some seemingly desperate people trying to get in the way, even to the point of perhaps putting their bodies in harm way when construction begins. Sound like the 60's?
  19. It is beginning to look like federal funds will stimulate this project!!! All the objections will probably fall through a crack in the scheme of things now. I see a bulldozer literally running over everything now. 2015 is not very far out but it looks like that goal could be met with the influx of this money. They have to get on the stick for the second segment to I-45 however.
  20. Subsidence? Creekside Park was built up to a 500-year or higher floodplain. It appears that there is lot of additional flood plain on this map. I was not following the new maps, but did they change the elevation specifications or did they just remeasure and map the elevations?
  21. There is an interesting and more recent discussion of this subject in this thread at City Data. Grand Parkway - will the northern sections ever be built?
  22. I'll look there. The reason I am asking is that The Woodlands is paying for some of the project and I would like to know what we are paying for. Houston consistently has followed the pattern with other projects we have helped pay for but this one escapes me entirely. The projects are supposed to be regional in benefit, mostly related to the medical center and parks.
  23. Anyone know what this project is, its scope of work, its objective? I am not even sure where it is. "South Street at Myrtle to Quitman"? I could not find it on the map. I am guessing this is a medical center area project but ???? Its budget is almost $6 mil in the Houston CIP.
  24. Properties continue to be sold but not at a fast pace. I do not have any specifics on East Shore. There is general future optimism that I have heard from folks in the development company. There may be some issues coming down the pike with high cost condominiums but does not look like it from my seat. Commercially in Town Center, there does not seem to be a big issue with the economy but the first quarter of the year will give us an idea when it is compared to last year.
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