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Old 12-11-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Well here is one of several reasons:
Some developers mad at city permit process : Corpus Christi Local Business | Caller-Times |

I swear Corpus city "leaders" are random, pointless, and overall, just a bunch of idiots who pretend to know what they are doing.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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It sounds like they DO know what they are doing. What does that woman want? She only requires 43 spaces minimum. Does she really want 80 or more? If parking is not an issue in the area then it will be no problem, but she shouldn't get special treatment over anyone else. So what if it took another woman days to get permits as opposed to weeks here. What is her main rush and why the "I want it now" mentality. If it's worth getting then it's worth waiting for. Austin bends rules left and right for people (developers) and look at all the problems it causes. I say good for them for trying to come up with a workable plan.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you see how much parking is available downtown, you would just wonder why are these people worried about it? There are probably 5 parking spots per vehicle that visits downtown daily.

And with the way the economy is now, why would the freakin city council even be worried about parking when someone wants to build in this city. They should be excited somebody wants to do something downtown and see this as a opportunity to begin the rivitalization of it. Instead, they decide to make a big deal out of nothing and this will probably drive another business out of town.

I swear, if a developer wants to come to Corpus Christi, you are guaranteed to be given a hard time.

P.S. They will probably hire a out of town consultant for this one as they do for anything in this city! Such a tough choice! LOL.

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Old 12-12-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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They're just doing their job. Rules are rules. At least they are looking into it and doing something about it. GabeTX, you have let the negatives win you over. You're becoming one of them. Please don't let them brainwash you. Yes Corpus needs to grow more. But too many people just like to complain about everything when they don't get their way. IF the city were to allow this and later down the road there are parking issues. I guarantee the same people would be bitching then too. Saying the city is stupid for allowing this without the proper amount of parking.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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Default Yup!

South TX politics for you! At least it's better than Kingsville!
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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They're just doing their job.
Ya... A horrible job. Corpus is a great city physically. But the people who run it make it horrible.

I am not the only one who thinks this. Read the comments on Caller.com. Everyone thinks the same thing.

Here comes a business trying to do something positive for the city, possibly a project that would start a downtown revitalization movement. But like always the City Council have to make a huge deal out of it, giving the developer the hardest time possible. Now another development opportunity is going to pass by, driven out by local politics.

Then city council sings: Another one Bites the Dust.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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If a city doesn't have any kind of rules or regulations when it comes to development, then all you have is chaos. The city is working to resolve this current issue and that's a good thing. Don't blame everything on the city. This current council has been one of the most progressive we've seen in decades...aside from a select few. I'm not saying we don't need improvement. But come on. Gimme a break. Quit doggin the city for every little thing. If you think you can run the city better, than run for office. Or back a candidate that's better than what we currently have. We don't get anywhere by sitting back and complaining. And that's what you see on caller.com. It's a select few that will ***** no matter what the headline says. It's sad that such a small group of negatives can influence so many people that decide to join their pitty party. Meanwhile the rest of us are thinking and acting positively. Try it. it works.
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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gabe you're basically clueless and you've made inaccurate statements that often have to be corrected. Only a month ago you were claiming Corpus was growing quickly - until I had to give show you the numbers. Now you're complaining that it doesn't grow and that's because of this permit situation.

I wish before you write you would THINK "How can I back up what I say?" "Is there any research I should do?"

Corpus doesn't grow in part because most automobile visitors drive down I-37 and see miles of ugly refineries. Corpus also has lots of poverty and that turns people off. Another reason it hasn't grown is business is not attracted to Corpus. There may be some issue with building permits but overall the cost of land near downtown is much cheaper than in Dallas or Houston. As far as plenty of parking that depends where? Many days going to court at the 901 Leopard Court Complex requires me to park a couple of blocks away. Parking on Taranchua is also sometimes difficult.

IF you ever read threads or see polls about Corpus - many say its not a pretty city. They may have never been to the nice parts- or even taken a ride down Ocean Drive. They may have missed miles of uncrowded beach.

I know you love to start threads and some of your threads are interesting, however to attract attention you often blow things way out of proportion. Think about it.
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