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Old 01-28-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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When is CC going to be a resort area like SD, both cities have a lot in common
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I have heard this before. I don't think it will ever be the city SD is. The city leaders are beginning to be a little progressive but for the most part are conservative and lack the desire for change. They also don't know how to balance a budget.

I think it was reported on the Caller-Times that over 51% of the streets in CC are beyond repair. But the city has no money to address this issue.

Plus, there are a lot of gang bangers and half of the citizens don't have any pride in the city. Hence all of the litter in parking lots and on the sides of roads.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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I have heard this before. I don't think it will ever be the city SD is. The city leaders are beginning to be a little progressive but for the most part are conservative and lack the desire for change. They also don't know how to balance a budget.

I think it was reported on the Caller-Times that over 51% of the streets in CC are beyond repair. But the city has no money to address this issue.

Plus, there are a lot of gang bangers and half of the citizens don't have any pride in the city. Hence all of the litter in parking lots and on the sides of roads.
That's unfortunate. CC has a lot of potential.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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When is CC going to be a resort area like SD, both cities have a lot in common
CC would compare more with Oceanside, calif.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Corpus has many things going for it, but it does it does not compare favorably with almost any southern California coastal area as a resort destination. The weather is much hotter, far more humid, rains are heavier and more often, it has less clear sunny days. The coast is not nearly as scenic, the sand beaches are not as nice, the water is muddy in comparison and it has poor surfing.

While it is still possible to enjoy the beach around Corpus, it will never be on equal footing as a resort area.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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Corpus may not have the best weather or the best beaches, but that shouldn't stop it from playing with what its got. These are developments for Long Beach, CA. The kind of stuff I think would work well for Corpus.

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I lived in Long Bch for a little over 5 years. Trust me when I say that those projects will "go ghetto" shortly after they're built. That neighborhood is not a good one and definitely not safe for senior citizens. They will have every illegal alien (mexican, russian, armenian) qualify for those apartments before ANY american born citizen can even think of living in such a gov't subsidized unit like that.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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I lived in Long Bch for a little over 5 years. Trust me when I say that those projects will "go ghetto" shortly after they're built. That neighborhood is not a good one and definitely not safe for senior citizens. They will have every illegal alien (mexican, russian, armenian) qualify for those apartments before ANY american born citizen can even think of living in such a gov't subsidized unit like that.
Yeah, LB has had problems for awhile. I thought someone would mention this since Long Beach is notorious for that. I'm not really talking about it being like Long Beach(because it has had problems since I went there as a kid), I'm more emphasizing the nice infill that can happen in Corpus. Corpus can do better.

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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Several nice infill developments would look nice in Corpus.

http://www.leightongeo.com/experienc...project_title=

You know, nothing too huge or anything. Also, redevelopment of the waterfront would help out.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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I have heard this before. I don't think it will ever be the city SD is. The city leaders are beginning to be a little progressive but for the most part are conservative and lack the desire for change. They also don't know how to balance a budget.

I think it was reported on the Caller-Times that over 51% of the streets in CC are beyond repair. But the city has no money to address this issue.

Plus, there are a lot of gang bangers and half of the citizens don't have any pride in the city. Hence all of the litter in parking lots and on the sides of roads.
I think the way most folks here view Corpus, is more of an industrial city with mild resort ammenities. And I think the city leaders are pushing this trend. With the Port expansion, the industrial growth up in the Portland/Gregory/Ingleside areas, and just the general ties with the current industry that abounds, this will not change any time soon. Thankfully, we are getting a couple of water parks, and hopefully the city will push for more resort options in the downtown area, as well as on the Island.

Speaking of which on the topics of the streets, it was noted on KIII TV tonight that the city is in a $1 billion shortfall when it comes to repairing the streets. They are now allocating $55 million in the upcoming budget for the repairs to START. So, its going to be a looooong time before the street infrastructure gets up to par.


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