Comment of the Day: Makes It Easier To Crush Those Communards, Too

COMMENT OF THE DAY: MAKES IT EASIER TO CRUSH THOSE COMMUNARDS, TOO “Parisian city planners were met with similar narrow-minded criticism when they decided to construct grand boulevards in medieval Paris. The result was the Champs-Elysees and other notable conduits. The visionaries at METRO must ignore similar insuferable fools and carry on the worthy goal of bringing automobile independent mass transportation to Houston. The University line is the lynch pin of the ongoing expansion and these plans should be approved with all deliberate speed.” [Landed Gent, commenting on Metro’s University Line Acquisition Line-Up: What Stays and What Goes Along Richmond Ave.]

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  • ” You would think by now that METRO would have correct information regarding what and whose property they are planning to take. Madison Place Townhomes does not have common space that abuts Richmond Avenue. So change your records METRO and add three (3) more private residences to your total of residential partial acquisitions. Mine included.

    METRO might need to fix another tiny error – where it represents to federal, state and local authorities that the proposed Kirby station is surrounded by commercial and retail properties. One look at METRO’s own photos and drawings show that it directly abuts residential property. If the purpose of this report is to fairly disclose the enviromental impact that the light rail will have – then METRO should at least publish correct information.

    If anyone from METRO wants to correct these errors – and recognize the impact that this station will have on the residences next to it – then please also recognize that my house should be added to the “full acquisition” list. Don’t leave me with a house I can’t sell and that I can’t live in. “

  • I’d hardly call Main or Fannin a “grand boulevard” after Metro’s transformation. Take a look at the Richmond/Main intersection or the Med Center to see real
    confused thinking at work. The Parisians were smart enough to put their mass transport somewhere other than right alongside the cars.