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10 hours ago, nate4l1f3 said:

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This is wonderful. These kind of renovations keep the fabric of the neighborhood.

 

I know someone mentioned 'Gentrification'... but to me there is a difference - a BIG difference - when in an area that all the old / original houses are demolished for expensive and unaffordable things in short order... and when the original buildings being fixed up / renovated that keeps the fabric of the neighborhood similar to what it was.

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1 hour ago, Avossos said:

 

This is wonderful. These kind of renovations keep the fabric of the neighborhood.

 

I know someone mentioned 'Gentrification'... but to me there is a difference - a BIG difference - when in an area that all the old / original houses are demolished for expensive and unaffordable things in short order... and when the original buildings being fixed up / renovated that keeps the fabric of the neighborhood similar to what it was.

 

I am a card carrying historic preservationist with a yellow yard sign in my closet ready for immediate deployment.  I do appreciate keeping the original architecture, but not as passionate about a fairly pedestrian mid century HoJos next to the highway.  Whether you demo and build new or lovingly restore a historic building at great expense, when you go from a $35 a night flop house and murder scene to a boutique hotel with a hip restaurant and bar, you are doing some big time gentrification.

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3 minutes ago, s3mh said:

 

I am a card carrying historic preservationist with a yellow yard sign in my closet ready for immediate deployment.  I do appreciate keeping the original architecture, but not as passionate about a fairly pedestrian mid century HoJos next to the highway.  Whether you demo and build new or lovingly restore a historic building at great expense, when you go from a $35 a night flop house and murder scene to a boutique hotel with a hip restaurant and bar, you are doing some big time gentrification.


And I do not disagree with you. But I’m focusing on the  psychology of it... if things are going to change (in Houston this is almost a certainty) I prefer they change this way than wide spread demolition and new construction. I am suggesting that a long time resident would feel less pressure of this change than they would if the building was torn down and a new fancy hotel was built from the ground up.

 

its clear that the March of gentrification is going East. I hope little gems like lawndale don’t get too disturbed in the process.

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