Development Divide

Robust growth has led to the sprawling metropolis that is Greater Houston today. But some developers are now looking to the urban core for their projects, many in the middle of some long standing communities. At the same time, development continues to push further out into surrounding counties, disrupting a rural lifestyle. As part of an ongoing series, Houston Public Media News 88.7 will explore the impact of new construction across the region. A triptych of a roof structure, a man with a megaphone and a backhoe

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Some Clear Lake Residents Oppose New Park Plan For Old Golf Course

Posted on · One of the few things many people in a neighborhood can agree upon is parks. But in Clear Lake, the details on how to redevelop one has drawn strong opposition from some long-time residents. The local water authority wants to turn a former golf course into a park that will also mitigate flooding. A group of homeowners want to keep it just the way it is.

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Metro Close To Deciding Sale Of Pinemont Park And Ride For Low-Income Housing Project

Posted on · Some northwest Houston residents plan to be at Thursday's Metro board meeting to speak out against the proposed sale of the former Pinemont Park and Ride. The Houston Housing Authority has taken steps to buy the property for low-income housing. Some neighbors say a large development would bring problems to the neighborhood.

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Development Divide: Trial Begins Over Fate Of Proposed Waller County Landfill

Posted on · An ongoing fight over a proposed landfill in Waller County has landed in court. The city of Hempstead is suing the county over the location of the project. Opponents of the dump — which would mainly be filled with trash from Greater Houston — call it an environmental hazard. The company behind the landfill — which would be located on approximately 250 acres off Highway 6 in Northwest Waller County — says it's perfectly safe.

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A Development Divide In The East End

Posted on · We discuss that development efforts in Houston’s East End on this edition of Houston Matters. But first, Florian Martin reports on how, as much of the industry has moved out, the East End is turning into a walkable, mixed-use community. Then, Houston Matters talks with Keith Rosen, professor of history and political science at Houston […]

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Development Divide: A Tour Of The Changes In Houston’s East End

Posted on · The area has some of the city's oldest neighborhoods, and has been predominantly Latino for about the last 100 years. It's also home to many industries connected to the Port of Houston. Now, as some of those industrial businesses move out, planners are turning it into a walkable, mixed-use community. The goal is to attract new residents.