Dead Zone #2 in The East End and East Houston Posted August 31, 2004 It's an industrial area with factories, warehouses, refineries and the like. It's the spine of the working class community. It's a great reason why Houston is one of the largest cities on the continent. Heavy industry isn't going to look "good". It doesn't look "good" on the south side of Chicago, the east end of LA, the East Bay or what have you.However, there are things the city could do to make the immediate area between US 59 and, say, Lockwood Drive look more presentable to the local community. I agree with that part of it.Interestingly enough, exiting at Uvalde or Maxey Road and then north will take you to some neighborhoods that look about as new as anything in the 'burbs and they're predominately latino or African-American neighborhoods. That's what's weird and lovable about Houston, IMO... things just come up and slap you in the head, even if you've lived here for a decade or more.