There are still a few good voting hours left in the Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate. But the polls close at midnight tonight!
A few of the categories are being very hotly contested. Round up like-minded real-estate-fan friends and help sway the results! You can find details on the categories and voting in this post below.
- Vote for Houston’s Best and Brightest [Swamplot]
For neighborhood of the year: Southampton
For best project cancellation or delay: Ashby high rise
For the same reason: Southampton and the various contingent smaller neighborhoods are unique in Houston, in that they are true neighborhoods touching the inner city. With modest to larger homes, quiet tree-lined streets, children on bikes, older walkers, neighbors visiting, and dog-walkers, its entire environment would be permanently impaired by the looming Ashby high rise project. The traffic created would destroy the uniqeness of this Houston neighborhood jewel.
Thanks to no zoning, Houston has precious few historic, unique neighborhoods. Boulevard Oaks is one. And now comes Ashby Highrise to trash it with a 23-story highrise and all the noise, traffic and congestion it would introduce to these peaceful, tree-lined streets. They’d trash the very uniqueness that probably attracted them in the first place.
I vote for Southampton
@Earle, Kristi, Barbara, and Tom: This is not the ballot. Please add your votes to the posts that announce the official nominees for the categories you are voting in — or send them to Swamplot in a private email. You can find links to the correct posts here.