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I-45 at Buffalo Bayou

Photo of I-45 at Buffalo Bayou: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool


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  • 14,000 trees and 17 acres of grasslands. This will be a destination for wildflower season in the area. More people can get bluebonnet pictures without leaving the city and in fact the city will be in the background. I’m excited to see everything come together.

  • Point of fact, the Cedar Park Industrial Park is not along the Houston Ship Channel. It is along Cedar Bayou, which is only 10 feet deep. There is a barge dock.

    I remain skeptical about the ability of this project to lure tenants. Houston is not a major distribution hub, railhead capacity utilization at Barbour’s Cut has always been abysmally low, and the Panama Canal expansion is unlikely to change any of that because it still makes economic sense to serve the Dallas market by way of ports on the west coast. The only thing that might change the formula is if unions (i.e. labor cartels) continue to threaten disruption to west coast port operations and pose a credible-enough threat to influence capital expenditure decisions.

  • The folks over at Metro should not get paid the last 25% of their salary until they actually meet a deadline.