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Old 02-13-2018, 11:22 AM
Status: "Astros 1st place in the AL West !" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Harris County commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan to renovate the Astrodome into a revenue-generating event and convention space.

The unanimous vote was no surprise, as the court signaled its intentions in September 2016 when it approved the design and engineering of the $105 million project.

Tuesday's decision was the final go-ahead before design and eventual construction of a project that would raise the ground level two floors to fit in roughly 1,400 parking spaces, and transform the former Eighth Wonder of the World into a venue for festivals and conferences.

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Old 02-13-2018, 03:40 PM
 
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Waste of money
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:24 PM
 
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Only idiots and people who stand to make money off this project are excited.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:46 PM
Status: "Astros 1st place in the AL West !" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Originally Posted by predatorprey View Post
Waste of money
Some people say any stadiums or arenas built or renovated with taxpayer money is a waste...

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Only idiots and people who stand to make money off this project are excited.
It appears Commissioners Court was unanimous with the vote, what makes you so much smarter than they are..?
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It's like Harvey never happened. All this money could be used for recovery. It hasn't even been a year since Harvey hit and we already have the money to waste on saving the dome. Makes you think what that $105 million could do for some of the people still trying to get their lives and communities back to normal.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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Some people say any stadiums or arenas built or renovated with taxpayer money is a waste...

Not true, renovating a stadium that we havenít paid off again that is next to a new stadium is pure stupidity.


It appears Commissioners Court was unanimous with the vote, what makes you so much smarter than they are..?
Didnít we vote against this already. Guess they just ignored us.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:56 PM
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Waste of money
It was something like $50-$75 million to tear it down.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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It's like Harvey never happened. All this money could be used for recovery. It hasn't even been a year since Harvey hit and we already have the money to waste on saving the dome. Makes you think what that $105 million could do for some of the people still trying to get their lives and communities back to normal.
Hotel taxes can't pay for flood damage
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:38 PM
 
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Hotel taxes can't pay for flood damage
An easy law to modify.

And, yes, this is a terrible proposal.
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:16 AM
 
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An easy law to modify.

And, yes, this is a terrible proposal.
The law can only be changed by the Legislature, which doesn't meet again until next year, and is loathe to mess with taxes, other than to cut them.

It is a bad proposal. Tear it down, already.
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