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Well, among Arkansas-based chains, I would rate Dillard's as more "high-end" than Walmart.  ;-)

 

 

Agreed.  I don't see a Wally World being built anywhere closer to the Galleria than the Crackhead Walmart that's already there on Dunvale.

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Considering the acreage, proximity to existing hotels, even closer proximity to the airport, bordered by Houston's major highways (bltwy 8 and 45) that happens to connect to Dallas, and in an area that could be readily developed with little need of more residential/shopping projects in city, this area would be IDEAL for an amusement park destination or even a Six Flags revamp. Have you ever taken an aerial view of the mall? Imagine digging up that behemoth of a surface parking lot, bull dozing the mall, and even buying up a couple adjacent parcels of land (shitty strip malls etc) we'd have more land than Astroworld sat on. I compared the aerial views of GP mall and Disneyland in California, if you flip the maps they almost look identical. I also think that doing so would create a necessary cohesion of the city, maybe even promoting more development in between the site and down 45 into the city, or even pushing light rail connection northern. Plans for amusement parks further out in the outskirts only creates further headaches of more commuting, this is a location Houston wouldn't mind driving to, without destroying more forest land, infill is our answer. The city also desperately needs something of a jewel near that airport, its depressing getting off of a flight from our intentional airport only to drive through blight. Houston is spending on so much on developing residential and retail, this would however create jobs, bring tourism, and promote a more lively atmosphere to our already growing city.

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Considering the acreage, proximity to existing hotels, even closer proximity to the airport, bordered by Houston's major highways (bltwy 8 and 45) that happens to connect to Dallas, and in an area that could be readily developed with little need of more residential/shopping projects in city, this area would be IDEAL for an amusement park destination or even a Six Flags revamp. Have you ever taken an aerial view of the mall? Imagine digging up that behemoth of a surface parking lot, bull dozing the mall, and even buying up a couple adjacent parcels of land (shitty strip malls etc) we'd have more land than Astroworld sat on. I compared the aerial views of GP mall and Disneyland in California, if you flip the maps they almost look identical. I also think that doing so would create a necessary cohesion of the city, maybe even promoting more development in between the site and down 45 into the city, or even pushing light rail connection northern. Plans for amusement parks further out in the outskirts only creates further headaches of more commuting, this is a location Houston wouldn't mind driving to, without destroying more forest land, infill is our answer. The city also desperately needs something of a jewel near that airport, its depressing getting off of a flight from our intentional airport only to drive through blight. Houston is spending on so much on developing residential and retail, this would however create jobs, bring tourism, and promote a more lively atmosphere to our already growing city.

 

I wouldn't hold me breath.

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Considering the acreage, proximity to existing hotels, even closer proximity to the airport, bordered by Houston's major highways (bltwy 8 and 45) that happens to connect to Dallas, and in an area that could be readily developed with little need of more residential/shopping projects in city, this area would be IDEAL for an amusement park destination or even a Six Flags revamp. 

 

Well, it is an amusement park destination, at least seasonally - there's a fairly large traveling carnival operating in the parking lot right now.  :ph34r:

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