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Filthy Target Shopping Center

As someone who was never in favor of the shopping center development at the intersection of I-10 and Taylor, I try not to patronize the stores. I realize I’m fighting a losing battle, and admit that I do, from time … Continue reading

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Hypothetical Co-Tenants for the Heights Walmart

I don’t want to say it is a done deal, but frankly, after sitting through last week’s meeting, I think the it’s-not-the-Heights-but-we’re-calling-it-Washington-Heights Walmart is going to happen. So, what would mitigate the impact besides nice landscaping and infrastructure improvements to … Continue reading

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Walmart & The City, In Their Own Words

I’ve uploaded photos of the PowerPoint slides from the 8/25/2010 Stop the Heights Walmart community meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This set has the city’s slides, which contain information about the improvements the city can require and … Continue reading

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Annise Parker: Mayor, Referee

I’m the kind of person who can still feed badly for someone even if I find his professional practices abhorrent. And I felt badly for Michael Ainbinder last night at the community meeting. Nobody likes to step up in front … Continue reading

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Ainbinder, WalMart, Houston, and the 380

One controversial part of the proposed Ainbinder-WalMart development is the 380. The 380 calls for the developer to pay for infrastructure improvements, but then provides a reimbursement from the city to the developer based on sales tax revenue. As Mayor … Continue reading

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Bottom Line – Zoning

Just got back from the WalMart/Ainbinder/City of Houston meeting at the George R. Brown. A few quick observations: First, hearty congratulations to Mayor Parker for managing the meeting as well as she did. Second, and I hate to say it, … Continue reading

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