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As Houston Grows, How Do City Services Manage to Keep Up?

In the 1970s, the city of Houston faced a building boom coupled with an infrastructure inadequate to cover basic needs. The city’s only play at the time was to shut down development inside the loop. Now, decades later, as building in the loop is finally starting to catch up with growth outside the loop, how […]

In the 1970s, the city of Houston faced a building boom coupled with an infrastructure inadequate to cover basic needs. The city’s only play at the time was to shut down development inside the loop.

Now, decades later, as building in the loop is finally starting to catch up with growth outside the loop, how can the city be ready for more bodies, more homes and multi-family dwellings, and more demand on city services? One hope is that the city’s new General Plan will help guide officials as they seek to address the most important upgrades and repairs.

Houston Matters’ Paige Phelps reports.

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