- Astrodome Plan May Be Voted on This Week [Houston Business Journal]
- More than 80 Percent of Homes Sold Last Year Outside of Beltway 8 [Houston Chronicle]
- Houston Complete Streets Initiative Aims To Improve Condition, Usability of City’s Streets [KUHF]
- Changes to Chapter 42 Ordinance Could Spur Redevelopment of Blighted Southwest Houston Properties [Houston Chronicle ($); previously on Swamplot]
- Houston Home Prices Expected To Climb at ‘Abnormally High Rate’ [Houston Chronicle]
- Cleanup Begins at Polluted League City Oil Production Site [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
- Lawsuit Claims $1.5M Woodlands Home Built Atop Active Fault [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- Metro’s Rail Line Has One of Lowest Operating Costs in the Country [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- Joke on Roots Bistro’s Westheimer Marquee Sparks Outrage [Eating Our Words]
- Houston Top Moving Destination in U.S. 4 Years Running, Finds U-Haul Report [Houston Business Journal]
- Artist Finds Inspiration in Houston’s Power Lines [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- Where To See Wildflowers in Houston [KUHF]
Photo of Greenway Plaza: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
I do hope that the changes to Chapter 42 help spur the redevelopment of old apartments and condo complexes in Southwest Houston. But time will tell if it succeeds. A nightmare scenario could be if slum lords jack up the prices of their buildings so high that developers won’t buy them; and then the developers turn around and start building in single family neighborhoods.
Hopefully this is avoided by neighborhoods strengthening their deed restrictions, and by slum lords being pressured to either sell or fix up their properties. But we will see.
RE the streets initiative, as a native I’ll just throw out a guffaw. I’ll believe it when I see it.
Mother Hydra +1. Shoot, robbing money from Metro for the last couple of decades for that exact stated purpose hasn’t done that much, except to hobble Metro.
Thought this nugget from the Biz Journal article was interesting:
The organization, which presides over Reliant Park, is scheduled to hold a board meeting on April 17. The agenda includes “(d)iscussion and possible action to approve a resolution regarding the future of the Reliant Astrodome” and “(d)iscussion of a nondisclosure agreement with the University of Southern California regarding a potential project related to the Reliant Astrodome.”
Now what do those Trojans want with our Dome?????????
sign the petition and spread the word.