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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 473 41.35%
No 671 58.65%
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Reason why Downtown Houston is ghost town


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUjLt9XTE6E
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I think Houston's continued growth will be in response to the country's immigration practices. Texans have always been open to people from south of the border. Part of that is due to the fact that Texas was, in fact, part of Mexico. Since Lations have been on citizens of the state since Texas first ceded from Mexico, they are not viewed as "others" as much as they are in other parts of the US.

Large number of latinos have built their lives in Houston as laborers and entrepreneurs, contributing to the growth of the city's economy. Latinos will always be welcomed in Houston, but the flow of them into the city will rise or fall as the country's tolerance for immigrants ebbs and flows over time.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Reason why Downtown Houston is ghost town


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUjLt9XTE6E
That's just a convenience for people who work in the sky scrapers at the inner core of downtown. There aren't any bars or clothing stores down there, only food courts, dry cleaner, dentist office, barber shop. It's closed flyer business hours. Main Street is not a ghost town, it's the hottest spot in town, although it only goes for a couple of blocks.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Downtown Houston needs more residents. Thousands of units are under construction so the actual downtown population will likely double or even triple in the next few years. A large food hall will open next year in addition to the current food hall that is in downtown now so there is momentum currently down there.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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Reason why Downtown Houston is ghost town


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUjLt9XTE6E
Montreal has RESO, which is MUCH larger and more populated, and downtown Montreal is very vibrant.

DT Houston is a ghost town because it doesn't have the residential population downtown or in closely surrounding neighborhoods to drive street-level vibrancy.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Houston actually has vibrant-ish areas west/SW of Downtown but since it is waller in by highways, no one is risking their life to walk to Downtown. One thing I think that can help Houston grow is when they develop the eastern half of the inner loop and Near Northside they can develop it similar to the northern part of EaDo, with large apartments instead of small and large houses and townhomes like they did in other parts of the inner loop. If they do that they can keep the prices affordable for middle class, and still "gentrify" parts of the inner loop.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles & Houston
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Houston actually has vibrant-ish areas west/SW of Downtown but since it is waller in by highways, no one is risking their life to walk to Downtown. One thing I think that can help Houston grow is when they develop the eastern half of the inner loop and Near Northside they can develop it similar to the northern part of EaDo, with large apartments instead of small and large houses and townhomes like they did in other parts of the inner loop. If they do that they can keep the prices affordable for middle class, and still "gentrify" parts of the inner loop.
Good thing is, they are going to demolish the Pierce Elevated which will really open up the west side of Downtown to the rest of the Inner Loop.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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At the continued pace, by 2028, Chicago and Houston will be a virtual tie. I have a feeling though, that Houston will overtake Chicago by 2026.
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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This is somewhat of a description of the Chicago pedway from the Chicago Tribune

https://youtu.be/N6XmDLPhlGE
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Old 06-13-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This is somewhat of a description of the Chicago pedway from the Chicago Tribune

https://youtu.be/N6XmDLPhlGE
How extensive is it?
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