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Old 03-13-2018, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Texyn View Post
It's already happening in Houston, sort of.

You've got the inner core 610 that is slowly, but surely, gentrifying/infilling. Outside this loop, but within another outer-loop Beltway 8, you have a largely low-income, decaying locales that were the wealthy MPCs back in the day: this includes areas like Greenspoint, Sharpstown, and Alief.

Now I say "sort of" because outside this declining region, the high wealth picks back up again, corresponding to the newer MPCs and suburbs that are still seeing growth (i.e. Sugar Land, The Woodlands, etc).
Similar pattern in Dallas -- Mesquite, Garland, parts of Irving, etc. These are areas that are predominately suburban bedroom communities with strip mall retail, but lacks the corporate relocation that places such as Plano and Frisco have been receiving. Richardson is sort of exceptional in that it did experience decline but is now starting to benefit from corporate relocation. The question then becomes -- what if these companies in Plano, Frisco, and Richardson decides to leave?
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:05 PM
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Chicagoland suburbs. The state/major roadways are stacked to the brim with shopping centers, so they'll severely suffer. Just had this conversation when we were back there.

In Mass, shopping centers are very isolated due to strict zoning. In a good majority of communities, you will never see a strip mall/fast food restaurant in the fabric of the town. Generally, they are pushed toward the highway or along one major road. This should fare well as the retail apocalypse sets in, but even now, I think it really helps with the aesthetics.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:22 PM
Location: The City
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also in places of means and demand, these large lots will be developed in new ways

some mixed use, some residential some commercial some even logistics as delivery gets closer and closer to near real time from tech delivery

Others will fare far worse with huge blighted lots

some areas are already seeing retro-fitted old strip malls

there are many potential re-uses sadly generally not enough to fix all
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