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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%
Voters: 1144. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-14-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I've never been to Houston so pardon my ignorance but I have to assume that the whole city is developed. There is no vacant land available for housing like there would be in the outer ring suburbs, correct???
So in order for Houston in increase it's city population, it would need to build more housing such as high rises or denser condos. While I'm sure that will happen, I don't think it will increase by 800,000 people.

But... you have to take in consideration that Chicago will lose population. Chicago is building alot of high rise condos and increasing that portion of the population but it is being offset by population losses in less desireable neighborhoods.
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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I've never been to Houston so pardon my ignorance but I have to assume that the whole city is developed. There is no vacant land available for housing like there would be in the outer ring suburbs, correct???
Thanks to the lack of zoning laws, there are still parcels of undeveloped land in the city. West of Greenspoint, in North Houston, it is full of undeveloped land and because of this stubby road connections. This was skipped over and became immediately undesirable as The Woodlands was built across the county line/bayou from Harris County (Houston).
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm not talking about certain areas of Houston. I'm talking about the whole city.

And there are parts of Houston that are suburban. So what? That's the South, for you.
Um, okay. Except by talking about the whole city, you were misinterpreting my point.
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:50 PM
 
Location: In God
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Um, okay. Except by talking about the whole city, you were misinterpreting my point.
Well I wasn't responding to you in the first place. I was responding to another user who was comparing the entire city of Houston to Chicagoland suburbs.
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've never been to Houston so pardon my ignorance but I have to assume that the whole city is developed. There is no vacant land available for housing like there would be in the outer ring suburbs, correct???
So in order for Houston in increase it's city population, it would need to build more housing such as high rises or denser condos. While I'm sure that will happen, I don't think it will increase by 800,000 people.

But... you have to take in consideration that Chicago will lose population. Chicago is building alot of high rise condos and increasing that portion of the population but it is being offset by population losses in less desireable neighborhoods.
There is a lot of empty land in Houston. It is all going to be developed, too. THe most desirable locations are on the Northeast side of Houston around Lake Houston.
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well I wasn't responding to you in the first place. I was responding to another user who was comparing the entire city of Houston to Chicagoland suburbs.
You might want to reread what you've written, because you did respond to me, and I did not compare the entire city of Houston to the suburbs.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:41 PM
 
Location: In God
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You might want to reread what you've written, because you did respond to me, and I did not compare the entire city of Houston to the suburbs.
My fault, you'll have to excuse me. But you did say much of Houston proper.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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for some of you wondering why i posted this thread twice, i wasn't trying to post it twice. I actually wanted to include a poll in this thread.Two thread somehow was created.
can some of you please vote in the other thread in the poll. by the wat how do you delete a thread here?
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:50 PM
 
Location: In God
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There is a lot of empty land in Houston. It is all going to be developed, too. THe most desirable locations are on the Northeast side of Houston around Lake Houston.
I would rather they left everything up there as is. Just like the inner wards.

I'm just afraid that if they begin to develop, they won't do it the right way and they won't stop. Stripping away any southern charm that's left in upper Houston, leaving us with the bland developments that have begun to plague many parts of the city. North Houston is the "country" to many people, and it has less development than the rest of the city, and I think it should stay that way for now. As long as places like Acres Homes and Settegast are well taken care of, I like it the way it is.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: In God
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for some of you wondering why i posted this thread twice, i wasn't trying to post it twice. I actually wanted to include a poll in this thread.Two thread somehow was created.
can some of you please vote in the other thread in the poll. by the wat how do you delete a thread here?
There might be some way for the moderators or administrators to transfter the posts from the other thread over here.
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