August 24, 2005
Downtown development: The park and mall

As a season-ticket holder for the Comets, I spend a fair amount of time in the vicinity of the Toyota Center, and I can attest that the area could use some upgrading. I'm therefore glad to hear that there's plans to develop a park and some retail space. It's a little hard to tell from these rah-rah articles if the plans are any more grounded in financial reality than the latest Astrodome scheme - well, okay, they almost have to be - and I'd have to understand the finances involved a little better to feel confident about any pronouncements, but at least it's a part of town where people have a reason to be. So call me hopeful, though a bit doubtful. We'll see if the TIRZ stuff comes through for the developers and go from there.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 24, 2005 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack