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Old 12-27-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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I read an article in the Chronicle last week that used these determinants for gentrification include: areas that exceed the average number of renters; that exceed the average non-white population; that exceed the average percentage of low income households, and the comparatively higher average of people above the age of 24 years old without a Bachelor's degree. That being said, the following areas were listed as ripe for the picking:

SW-Sharpstown, Westwood, and Gulfton
South of 610/East of 288-Sunnyside, east side of South Acres, Crestmont Park, and South Park
North Central-Acres Home, Independence Heights, and Greenspoint
SE-Pecan Park, Magnolia Park, Lawndale/Wayside

I would also include Fifth Ward (south of I-10 and the Mangum/Dacoma area.
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Probably Gulfton, Kashnere Gardens, Old Spanish Trails and Denver Harbor too. Plus neighborhoods that flooded during Harvey as some residents may not be able to pay for costly repairs. Developers are very likely to buy those properties cheap for profit. It will, sadly, displace some low income residents to even more undesirable areas.
Third Ward is still fighting gentrification and is dedicated to provide and manage affordable housing.
Some communities try to rein in gentrification through policies including land use regulations, deed restrictions, homestead exemptions and through land trusts or community engagement.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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Nice, affordable housing is already going up in some areas of Acres Homes, and none of the original residents were forced to leave. The only way I could see Acres Homes gentrifying is if the longtime residents were forced out.
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:49 PM
 
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I always wonder ..... does “rural gentrification” count?
Or it only counts when it’s in the inner city
Im refereeing to places like Tomball
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:19 PM
 
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Wait, is gentrification a good or bad thing?
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:18 PM
 
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Wait, is gentrification a good or bad thing?
Depends. Both, probably.
Good: because previously a run down ghetto can make a nice place to live, with better amenities and quality of life. It's a sign of economic growth. Also crime rates decline.

Bad: forces low income population to move out because of rising rent and land taxes. Segregation between rich and poor deepens while the availability of safe and affordable housing shrinks. By that older and established, but poorer communities are often destroyed.
Best if done slowly with consideration.
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:25 PM
 
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Gentrification is not bad,
What’s bad is property taxes that screw people over just because their area improved

But gentrification always gets blamed
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:55 AM
 
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Gentrification ends the soul and the authenticity of a neighborhood.
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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Gentrification ends the soul and the authenticity of a neighborhood.
No it doesn't...its the evolution of the area.

Look at the development of any American city...it develops in "layers"...they take the contributions of the groups (ethnic, immigrant, etc.) that lived there before and add to it..creating a uniquely "American" place.

In my mind, gentrification is 100% a good thing. Even in poor neighborhoods, the gentrification often adds economic opportunities for the residents who were there before. It often increases revenue in the neighborhood to make improvements.

If you are arguing that you'd rather have dilapidated building stock, high crime , and no new development than I'm not going to argue with you.

There are many parts of 3rd world countries that will never see gentrification and they will remain as they are...
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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Gentrification ends the soul and the authenticity of a neighborhood.
You have the false assumption that many people have that poverty is part of culture.

Are Native Americans going to stop being who they are if they get good at .... let's say .... making computers?
I don't think so
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