Next Step in Ellington’s Spaceport-ification; Next Step in Rollover Pass’s Elimination


Photo of UH-Downtown hike & bike path extension: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool


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  • Those Meyerland residents are wimps. They should drive north and take a look at the Shepherd railway underpass just north of 34th Street. Those brand new flood gauge markers top out at 15 feet!

  • RE: flood gauges–These were placed in somewhat ridiculous places. Yes those areas of Braes Heights and Robindell flooded, but in order for the gauges to be useful (on a relatively flat street), you have to be able to see them. If those sections flood, your car would flood out before you ever get to the signs.

  • Goes in the category of be careful what you ask for because you just might get it.

  • @flooding article

    their property values should come down. the incentive to keep building in some of these areas needs to be taken away.

  • @ gapa: Actually, a reminder of how flood-prone an area is should depress land values in an otherwise desirable area, make renovation of existing housing stock a less attractive option, and make new construction (which would entail the elevation of all enclosed living area being above FEMA’s base flood elevation) more viable — not less.