- Johnson Development Corp. Acquires 1,619 Acres in Northwest Harris County for Master Planned Community [Realty News Report]
- More Info on the Hotel Alessandra’s Bar and Dining Options [Houston Chronicle; previously on Swamplot]
- 1114 Texas Ave. Next to Magnolia Hotel To Become a Hyatt Place Hotel [HBJ ($)]
- Korean Chain Paik’s Noodle Quietly Opens Its First Houston Restaurant [Eater Houston]
- American Airlines Debuts New Lounge at IAH in Terminal A [HBJ]
- Draft Design Guidelines for Houston Heights Historic Districts Will Be Online Monday, Prior to Public Meeting on June 20 [The Leader; previously on Swamplot]
- A Deeper Dive into Conroe’s Rapid Growth [The Urban Edge]
- Uber To Have Designated Pickup, Dropoff Spot Downtown at the Esperson Building [HBJ; previously on Swamplot]
Photo: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
Re: NW Harris County
I drove out through the built up area of NW Harris County the other day (west of Barker Cypress, between I-10 and US-290) and got very depressed. It’s nothing but a multitude of similar houses built one on top of the other with a few schools mixed in …. it’s almost like a huge storage complex but instead of boxes full of junk or unwanted furniture that no one wants to throw away yet it consists people. Sad.
Re: NW Harris County
I drove out through the built up area of NW Harris County the other day (west of Barker Cypress, between I-10 and US-290) and got very depressed. It’s nothing but a multitude of similar houses built one on top of the other with a few schools and the occasional convenience store. While I realized it consists of families it still reminds one of a huge self-storage complex full of unwanted junk or furniture that no one wants to throw away yet. Sad.
You’re right, WR – it’s a no-man’s land out there. And 290 reminds me of Iraq after the invasion.
@WR: Houses and schools depress you? Not enough heirloom cupcakes?
It is all about quality of life ….
@WR: Houses and schools are good for quality of life. I lived in houses and learned in schools. A garage will let you keep a car to visit heirloom cupcakes, too.
Re: NW County
While I can understand WR’s comment that it may be a “sea of blandness” out there, that’s just a consequence of our sprawl. We encourage low-density so the natural outgrowth of that is…low-density sprawl.
But, I’ve seen similar things in a zoning-friendly city/metro like Chicago – if you take the Green (or Pink) Line west, you’ll see the same “sea of blandness” there. Just a bit more dense with 3-story apartment buildings, rather than one-story houses like here.
That area is a suburb, y’all. It looks suburban. That’s what they all look like. People dig it.
Screw Houston Business Journal