U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Lubbock
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-25-2008, 03:45 PM
 
146 posts, read 311,144 times
Reputation: 83

Advertisements

Where do you see lubbock in 2020 how big do you think it will be so you think it will have a better downtown. what new stuff do you think it will have or that you want it to have by then.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-25-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
5,080 posts, read 3,245,677 times
Reputation: 1105
I would be more concerned with the next 4 years, than something so far off. The Economy, a Socialist Dictator about to be elected, and so many other negative things taking place, America will be lucky to make it 4 more years let alone to 2020.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Longview, TX
189 posts, read 421,755 times
Reputation: 108
They are about to start working on giving downtown a new facelift. I think Lubbock will keep growing. I'm not worried about the economy.... we will bounce back up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 09:26 PM
Status: "Ain't it great to be alive on City-Data?" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
36,568 posts, read 19,552,550 times
Reputation: 21643
Default It's Coming

Quote:
Originally Posted by whitegiant View Post
Where do you see lubbock in 2020 how big do you think it will be so you think it will have a better downtown. what new stuff do you think it will have or that you want it to have by then.
The answers you're looking for may vary with different Lubbock residents and some across the state. My opinion, based on the last few years in my visits to the city, is that I believe Lubbock on the verge of major growth. I have sensed that ever since the beginning of this decade. Now, that could be tempered if the national economy continues its downturn, but then, all Texas cities could be affected. But I anticipate improvement, and things in Texas are still good. That aside, I do envision Lubbock becoming more of a major player in the West Texas economy. I've stated in other threads that if that city had vision and they played their cards just right, and can also land a giant corporation or two, as well as grow the local companies, you'll be seeing quite a few new things happen. They must stress two things: business and additional tourism. Regarding Downtown Lubbock, that puny skyline needs major expanding. They will need a good amount of office space. That needs to come first. If any planned high-rises are going to be in the form of condos, they cannot be built first. They have to have business downtown first, and then go from there on other projects. It's a lot of work to be done and they'll have to prioritize carefully, but I do see it happening.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 09:39 PM
Status: "Ain't it great to be alive on City-Data?" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
36,568 posts, read 19,552,550 times
Reputation: 21643
Quote:
Originally Posted by Back2TX View Post
They are about to start working on giving downtown a new facelift. I think Lubbock will keep growing. I'm not worried about the economy.... we will bounce back up.
I applaud that big-time. They need some new life there, and I can't wait to see what pops up. This is the time for them to really be creative.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
2,654 posts, read 2,942,712 times
Reputation: 1283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muhnay View Post
a Socialist Dictator about to be elected
What a contradiction that one was! Time for PolySci 100 refresher course for you......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 10:01 PM
Status: "Ain't it great to be alive on City-Data?" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
36,568 posts, read 19,552,550 times
Reputation: 21643
Default One More Thing

Quote:
Originally Posted by whitegiant View Post
Where do you see lubbock in 2020 how big do you think it will be so you think it will have a better downtown. what new stuff do you think it will have or that you want it to have by then.
With as many people as they have coming from Eastern New Mexico, expanding the area's shopping opportunities wouldn't hurt, either. They've got a couple things going on on the southwest side that are intriguing.

As far as people living there, I wouldn't mind seeing a metro population of a million, and that's doable by the year you're suggesting. Lubbock city proper could have half a million. I see the surrounding areas (at least, Wolfforth, Shallowater, New Deal, Woodrow, and Idalou) definitely picking up new residents. But some things, of course, are going to have to happen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-26-2008, 12:33 AM
 
1,509 posts, read 1,724,948 times
Reputation: 630
I do think that the new freeway and the 300-room hotel next to it are big positives, since they will both serve a vastly revitalized area (which ten years ago was horrible--the university even red-flagged it, telling students not to go there). It might be the most exciting part of the city now, and has become a model for projects in other cities. Hopefully McDougal can do the same for the CBD.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-26-2008, 12:45 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
5,080 posts, read 3,245,677 times
Reputation: 1105
Quote:
Originally Posted by verybadgnome View Post
What a contradiction that one was! Time for PolySci 100 refresher course for you......
No No your right, I should of said he bought with his 150 million + dollars of public monies. My Bad, thanks for correcting me. But that is off topic..

I think Lubbock will grow as well.. it has the loop already installed, something EL Paso is just now doing, it has room to grow, it has the infrastructure to grow as well.

I have considered living there.. the neighbor across the street son has been a cop there for many years, he just retired recently... we often talk about the city.

Official City Website for Lubbock, Texas

Visit Lubbock - The Texas you’ve always dreamed of...

Lubbock, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-26-2008, 09:21 AM
Status: "Ain't it great to be alive on City-Data?" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
36,568 posts, read 19,552,550 times
Reputation: 21643
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoe01 View Post
I do think that the new freeway and the 300-room hotel next to it are big positives, since they will both serve a vastly revitalized area (which ten years ago was horrible--the university even red-flagged it, telling students not to go there). It might be the most exciting part of the city now, and has become a model for projects in other cities. Hopefully McDougal can do the same for the CBD.
I hope it isn't just Mr. McDougal, but it's certainly a start. I'd like to see other developers look at the entire metro area. As long as there's space, there's opportunity.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Lubbock

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top