- Everson Developments Planning Retail, Medical, and Commercial Development on 11 Acres at Research Forest Dr. and Egypt Ln. in Magnolia [Prime Property]
- San Jacinto College Building New 57-Acre Campus in Generation Park [Prime Property]
- Worthing Cos. Planning 328-Unit Apartment Complex on 15.4 Acres in East Village Section of Harper’s Preserve [Prime Property]
- Tipler Design & Build Starts Construction on 147 Resort Homes in Tiger Woods Golf Course Community Bluejack National [HBJ]
- More Details on La Grange, the Cantina Opening May 26 in Former EJ’s Spot in Montrose [Culturemap]
- B&B Butchers and Restaurant Opening May 26 in Dittman Bakery Building at 1814 Washington Ave. [HBJ; previously on Swamplot]
- Clear Lake Shores To Host Trial Run of Food Truck Park This Weekend at 1002 Marina Bay Dr. [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
- Apartment List Survey Grades Houston a ‘D’ on How Satisfied Renters Are To Live Here [Houston Public Media]
- Houston Ranks in Bottom Third of National Parks Survey, with Low Marks on Accessibility [Houston Public Media]
- Animated Map TRAVIC Shows Mass Transit on the Move in Major Cities Across the Globe, Including Houston [The Highwayman; map here]
Photo of Greenway Plaza: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
It’s not a industrial park.
Wow, that renter survey is enlightening, to say the least. Just goes to show that job opportunities are only a small part of overall satisfaction. For too long, Houston (and TX) boosters have used jobs as their major selling point. Guess what? People want quality of life as well.
Glad to see the east side growing and have high hope for generation park. The housing is so much cheaper and a no brainer if you can work over there and not have to cross town (of course the incomes are lower with that as well). Always amazing how quickly 90 gets you out of Houston suburbia.
would be interesting to see them delve into that question on the renters survey.
are people saying they wouldn’t recommend Houston because of factors that can be changed, like transportation or safety, or is it because of factors that can’t be changed like weather?
The question also didn’t differentiate between neighborhood and city, indeed it said either one, not one or the other. So if I liked Houston overall, but rated poorly based on the neighborhood I lived in, the survey results indicate that I wouldn’t recommend the city.
Good though, we’re pretty well overcrowded enough as it is, and if people will base their decision to not move here based on that survey, we’re probably better off.
Roadchick, it’s something that’s very commonly cited about Houston and other major cities in the south. Yes, standards of living are more affordable and housing is cheap, but transportation costs are a killer and gov’t services in general, schools and the like are sub-par. This is why many of us are against all these expensive rail/BRT rebuilds. Let’s focus on improving mobility first for those that need it the most and which can provide the largest gains for the city in terms of GDP and income growth before we start talking about more expensive options that can’t provide as much inner-city growth.
There is no such thing as “Washington Heights”. And if there were, B&B wouldn’t be in it. That’s the 6th Ward.
Angostura: Most of these names are simply the result of popular use vs. being set in stone. I know there was a map of the original wards, but names of neighborhoods change and boundaries evolve — and can vary drastically by who you ask.
@Angostura, these new names are the brainchild of land investors trying to repackage neighborhoods as trendy or the next big up and coming place to buy into. I gagged when I heard EADO for the first time and threw up in my mouth a little when I heard SOMA (South Main) not long ago.
@HouCynic: Same for the old names.
@Joel Are you talking about the Generation Park thing? Bit of a stretch calling that the East side, that’s in Atascocita.