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Houston19514

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  1. What you are missing is that projects get VE'd, delayed and canceled in other cities as well. I presume you are not seeing it because you don't follow other cities as closely.
  2. HAIFers excel at finding a cloud to wrap around every silver lining.
  3. It actually seems pretty clear that is not the case. Crane had said at one time he was talking to the church/school about doing a joint deal, but from the looks of the filing posted above and comments on this thread (including a later comment by the same poster you quoted here), that apparently did not work out. The church/school are building their own parking garage .
  4. Yes. A typo. And I missed the brief edit window
  5. Yes, and as far as I can tell (and according to the filing posted above), the church and the school are building the parking garage.
  6. While I liked the new library plan in the Collective, I never liked the plan to move out of the current facility. It is a beautiful building in an awesome location. Shame on the past library/city administrations for failing to maintain it.
  7. How so? It seems the church and school are building this parking garage for themselves.
  8. Parishes need the permission of the Ordinary and his finance council to spend funds over a certain amount, which usually means that the purchase and sale of buildings would require the Ordinary’s permission (c. 1291). This requirement is meant to protect parishes from their pastor spending large amounts of parish funds without any check or oversight. https://ordinariate.net/parish-property-ownership
  9. In addition to the above (per the Chronicle): Louis Vuitton is expanding and renovating its store; Prada is moving to a larger space this year; and Fendi is expected to begin a major expansion soon.
  10. Following up on the prior post, county population estimates also came out: Harris County: 2020: 4,734,792 2021: 4,735,517 2022: 4,781,337 2023: 4,835,125. (+53,788) Austin County: 2020: 30,132 2021: 30,431 2022: 31,070 2023: 31,677 (+607) Brazoria County: 2020: 373,493 2021: 379,121 2022: 388,234 2023: 398,938 (+10,704) Chambers County: 2020: 47,019 2021: 48,727 2022: 51,309 2023: 53,876 (+2,567) Fort Bend County: 2020: 829,109 2021: 860,305 2022: 888,919 2023: 916,778 (+27,859) Galveston County: 2020: 351,590 2021: 355,560 2022: 357,387 2023: 361,744 (+4,357) Liberty County: 2020: 92,479 2021: 97,488 2022: 102,462 2023: 108,272 (+5,810) Montgomery County 2020: 625,291 2021: 650,755 2022: 679,554 2023: 711,354 (+31,800) Waller County: 2020: 57,285 2021: 59,419 2022: 61,852 2023: 63,553 (+1,701) Walker County: 2020: 76,553 2021: 78,348 2022: 79,678 2023: 81,268 (+1,590) Matagorda County: 2020: 36,287 2021: 36,339 2022: 36,122 2023: 36,359 (+237) Washington County: 2020: 35,804 2021: 35,947 2022: 36,368 2023: 37,007 (+639) Wharton County: 2020: 41,564 2021: 41,652 2022: 41,740 2023: 41,739 (-1)
  11. City Population estimates for 2023 were recently released. Here's some info I find interesting HOUSTON: (#4) 2020: 2,299,269 2021: 2,291,020 2022: 2,302,488 2023: 2,314,157 +11,669 (+0.5%) New York City: (#1) 2020: 2,314,157 2021: 8,462,216 2022: 8,335,798 2023: 8,258,035. -77,763 (-0.9%) Los Angeles: (#2) 2020: 3,895,848 2021: 3,832,573 2022: 3,832,573 2023: 3,820,914 -1,868. (- %) Chicago: (#3) 2020: 2,743,329 2021: 2,704,101 2022: 2,672,660 2023: 2,664,452 -8,208. (-0.3%) San Antonio: (#7) 2020: 1,439,257 2021: 1,454,003 2022: 1,473,325 2023:1,495,295. +21,970. (+1.5%) Dallas: (#9) 2020: 1,303,212 2021: 1,289,705 2022: 1,297,358 2023: 1,302,868 +5,510. (+0.4%) Austin: (#11) 2020: 965,827 2021: 969,608 2022: 975,418 2023: 979,882 +4,464 (+0.5) Fort Worth (#12) 2020: 923,602 2021: 937,590 2022: 957,103 2023: 978,468. +21,365. (+2.2%) Fulshear: 42,616 (+26.6%, +9,110) (Second-fastest-growing city in the US) Conroe: 108,248 (+6.6%, +6,689) Katy: 26,360 (+4.2%, +1,074) Texas City: 56,609 (+928, +1.7%) Alvin: 28,633 (+424, +1.5%) Huntsville: 48,552 (+689, +1.4%) La Porte: 36,991 (+411, +1.1%) Rosenbergy: 41,104 (+41,104, +1.1%) College Station: 125,192 (+912, +0.7%) League City: 116,320 (+841, +0.7%) Victoria: 65,800 (+433, +0.7%) Pearland: 127,736 (+675, +0.5%) Dickinson: 21,834 (+82, +0.4%) Lake Jackson: 27,768 (+98, +0.4%) Missouri City: 76,773 (+259, +0.3%) Friendswood: 40,826 (+98, +0.2%) Galveston: 53,237 (+106, +0.2%) Baytown: 84,067 (-303, -0.4%) Pasadena: 146,716 (-991, -0.7%) Sugar Land: 108,515 (-899, -0.8%) Deer Park: 33,176 (-293, -0.9%)
  12. Yeah, that was a bit of historical revisionism. The TTC concept (proposed by Governor Rick Perry) was pretty much still-born because of concerns over property-takings related to the very wide rights-of-way that would have been required
  13. From Axios, regarding Finner’s resignation: The move came after an email surfaced showing he was aware officers were dropping investigations due to a "lack of personnel" years before he claimed to have found out.
  14. Worth noting: Of the "ten buildings that define Texas Architecture" 3 are in Houston, a 4th is in the Houston Metro area and a fifth is in the Houston Combined Statistical Area.
  15. FWIW, from what I know, I don't agree with the Mayor's pending moves regarding the Shepherd/Durham pair. But no minds will be changed by engaging in hyperbole and hate. Also, with regard to Metro and the University Line (and other BRT projects), it is indeed hyperbole to say they have been canceled. They are still shown on Metro's website as part of their plans.
  16. We don't need time to tell us that it is hyperbole to claim that he has completely reversed multiple projects that are nearing completion. AFAIK, that description only applies to one project (the Houston Ave re-do).
  17. Millions of Dollars had been spent on the planing and design for the Astrodome work and construction was scheduled to begin only a couple months after Hidalgo canceled it (work was scheduled to start right after that year's Rodeo). According to reports at the time, Turner "tore up 5 contracts" for Bush Airport's International Terminal Expansion project, after "Phase 1" of the project (the construction of new Terminal C North to prepare for the replacement of old C North) had already started.
  18. Some posters need to review the history and tap the brakes on the hyperbole.
  19. IIRC, Mayor Turner halted the Bush Airport international terminal expansion plan in its tracks shortly after taking office.
  20. And, FWIW, the rest of the Houston Matters show (after the interview with the Mayor) is also worth a listen.
  21. I just think it’s important for people to be able to listen to his actual words, in context. Hence I provided the link.
  22. Again, I suggest everyone listen to the interview. Maybe even with an open mind.
  23. For those interested in what the Mayor actually said: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2024/05/02/485119/transportation-projects-in-limbo-may-2-2024/
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