June 15, 2007
Keeping an eye on the River Oaks Shopping Center

Miya Shay has been doing a nice job keeping track of what's going on with the River Oaks Shopping Center and the imminent demolition of its north half. She speculated about the effect of the recently-approved tax abatements for historic structures, and got someone from Weingarten to answer a question about it. She posted a letter from Historic Houston warning about a rumored plan to demolish the shopping center without going through the proper permitting process. And finally, she's got some photos of the empty storefronts, as their last days tick by. Check it all out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 15, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston

Houston's leadership will never change - there all about business. i.e "what do I get out of something" and little to do about the people wishes or history.

Our society will surely suffer when it doesn't give it past it rightful due!

Houston has never made "good use" of it land mass and the result is what one see when they look around Houston.

I wonder who is really make the big buck off of the mess brewing on Gray street!

Posted by: therepguy on June 15, 2007 12:58 PM