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Unread 11-19-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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Default would the representative from south dallas please take the floor

some people are saying that there is too much growth north towards the red river for there to be a connection between Austin and Dallas. Let me correct that. South Dallas and particularly Oak Cliff which surrounds the I-35, is on the verge of a major revitalization with the Trinity Corridor Project. I can see that area starting to reclaim its prominence within the next 5 years. You also have development in the suburbs such as Duncanville whose schools got an exemplary rating, a first for a southern suburb of Dallas. Finally, you've got rapid development in Waxahacie about 15 minutes out of the border which could very well be the lynchpin for getting this thing started. Hillsboro is also getting it's start as well. Waco is nothing to worry about. It's like the Syracuse of Texas, it'll grow pretty fast. Killeen will probably compensate for Temple's slower growth. The real problem is the i-35 stretch between 'Hachie and Hillsboro which is largely unincorporated. Hopefully, the Houstonians will get smart and become Dallasites. If everything goes well, I would give it 35 years to play out.
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Unread 11-19-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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If nothing happens to prevent it, it will probably eventually happen. I think we need to get a handle on overpopulation before it does.
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Unread 11-19-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Don't forget the San Angelo/Abilene/Wichita Falls Megalopolis. (Just kidding)
Or the Amarillo /Canyon/ Pampa Megalopolis or the I 27 Megalopolis (Amarillo, Lubbock, Canyon, Plainview)
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Unread 11-22-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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Grew up in Pampa. Little did I know that I was in a Megapolitan area!
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Unread 11-22-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Grew up in Pampa. Little did I know that I was in a Megapolitan area!
Actually.....you're not.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Northeast Texas
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Grew up in Pampa. Little did I know that I was in a Megapolitan area!
LOL, That's funny.

Pampa even a suburb?
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Unread 04-22-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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There's been plenty of talk about San Antonio-Austin becoming the next Dallas-Ft. Worth; interestingly enough, San Antonio is comparable in population to Dallas and Austin to Ft. Worth. Except SA and A-Town are about twice as far apart as FW and D-Town. So it might happen, but San Austino won't be quite the sprawling amalgamation that DFW is. Both cities are experiencing rapid growth and are faring relatively well in this economic downturn, but SA isn't really building out all that much, and Austin is growing more to the north. Still, there are plans for a high-speed rail line between the two cities, and there are already a string of (albeit small) towns between the ATX and SA. But there's still plenty of open space, and so I don't foresee it happening any time in the new future. I'm all for cities growing, as long as it's understood that many people like to see some green as well.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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If one can judge by the traffic between San Antonio and Austin, it's well on its way. I thought it was fairly built-up all along I-35 between the two.
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Unread 04-23-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Texarkana
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Wow, if all this comes to pass with the growth projections it will be a sight I tell ya. I can't even imagine what rush hour on the I-35 corridor would be like.
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Unread 04-23-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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San Antonio is building like crazy in the North Central and Northwest areas. I believe the San Antonio/Austin/Hill Country mega is the new powerhouse of Texas in the future
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