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brian0123 last won the day on July 29 2012

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  1. I haven't seen them in practice yet... but curious how are they different from bikes?
  2. Yep, the entire city would have to be under 20 ft of water before a resident in that building is flooded. At that point, we'd have bigger problems than some flooded cars in their garage.
  3. I called out some on Reddit who were complaining about her during the ITC stuff. The gist of why they hated her seemed to boil down to "she didn't sound confident." They said Ed would have sounded tougher. In other words, they needed someone louder with a deeper voice to say the same things she was saying.
  4. Just my opinion, but I'd think the area in between will need to take off first. Might be 10 - 15 years outside the loop given how long I saw midtown take to get a true synergy going. The other issue is that you have 610 cutting off walkable/biking access... so it's not as convenient as something along south main within 610.
  5. I couldn't agree more. TMC3 is going to reshape the city. Too many new, high paying jobs, attracting people from typically very urban places (Boston, etc.) mean there will be massive interest in living close to work in the south Houston area.
  6. "May or may not be true"?!?!! You need to rephrase that statement to "Yes, he lied to people about Obama killing people in Walmart."
  7. Why would we want to watch this clown? Wasn't Jade Helm supposed to be Obama killing people with the military and using Walmart as human processing plants? The guy is consistently wrong and just tries to scare people so he can sell his crap.
  8. I've been saying it for awhile now... but S Main is going to be the new hot place. TONS of large lots occupied by old apartments in (what are now) prime locations.
  9. They'd be dumb to not take advantage of the added activity at street level. Hopefully they don't wall themselves off with parking at ground level.
  10. To be fair, they've added a lot of stoplights to the 249 feeder that weren't there before in order to accommodate those fancy overpasses. The medians that used to let you cut across were taken over for the toll lanes and you now have to drive farther to get around the other side.
  11. Another caveat to this I hadn't thought about earlier is impact to parking requirements in RE development. There's a lot of concrete out there to park our almighty cars. Will the city scale down required parking spaces? I'd love to see a stricter tax on malls and shopping centers that do not have permeable parking surfaces.
  12. Does anyone know what criteria is used when deciding if lots should be bought and turned into park land? I'm curious if some of these neighborhoods will be forced to tear down and remain empty.
  13. I can't imagine what's going to happen to the rental market for houses in areas near the impacted places. Families want to stay near their kid's schools, so I'd think rental rates are going to skyrocket. The one thing I can't wrap my head around is the suburbs. There are some neighborhoods like Sienna Planation that were devasted. Does everyone remodel and life goes on? Will more sprawl happen where developers build land up and start advertising "higher" lots? OR, are so many homes impacted that no one will really care?
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