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  1. You threw out a sweeping generalization about "suburbia", when there are actually very walkable neighborhoods in many of the outlying areas. People in Katy/Cypress/Spring can actually safely walk to stores, restaurants, churches, bars... you name it. The walk may be a half mile, or maybe a couple blocks, but it's eminently doable. What many people DON'T want is a bar right next door with the concomitant issues of noise and traffic. That's no more unreasonable than not wanting a bunch of storage units plopped next door. OTOH, if the bars/entertainment were already there when you purchased
  2. Sounds like you yearn for the days of cholera and raging fires. Those were the hallmarks of a REAL old-fashioned neighborhood. How many people in Houston have ever actually lived in an "old-fashioned neighborhood" like you describe?
  3. That parcel would apparently be better used for a parking garage with storage units on top to meet the neighborhood's needs.
  4. Love that forecourt. Much more useful than having a building jammed up against a street.
  5. Would you feel any different if this was replaced with a dozen (or more) condos to increase density?
  6. I am way late to this one, but an interesting 2014 piece in the Chronicle about the church: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/God-s-own-marquee-5814731.php
  7. Be more precise in your writing, then. Businesses engaged with the community by providing jobs, many of them paying pretty well.
  8. I imagine the corporations that built in Greenspoint and other non-downtown areas had a very different vision from yours. They likely wanted an accessible office complex with somewhat affordable housing potential in the general vicinity. I wouldn't have built anything corporate in a downtown area had I been in a position to do so.
  9. Disagree. I have no problem with necessary projects like early NASA and other infrastructure that served a large segment of society. You're comparing those with a vanity high-speed rail connection between two cities that are already pretty effectively connected.
  10. My question was one of curiosity about how you pay directly for the roads. As far as the rail project, if they will commit in writing under penalty of public hara kiri to never accept a penny of tax money and never use eminent domain to secure land, I would be fine with it.
  11. This is a helpful explanation: https://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot-info/sla/education_series/funding.pdf
  12. Sure they would. Those were necessary projects.
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