[QUOTE=ChampionDallas;472598]Oh ok smarty pants. Would you care to enlighten us on the numericals? [/QUOTE
Do your own research. It's really not difficult.
There are many suburbs competing with Houston as economic and employment centers including Sugarland, Baytown, Pasadena, Pearland, Katy, League City, Spring, and let's not forget the main thorn in Houston's side - The Woodlands.
The Woodlands, and Montgomery County, are absolutely eating Houston's lunch right now with all of the major development that has already occurred and the significant projects that are currently underway or getting ready to start up. The Woodlands has several new skyscraper and highrise towers under development along with substantial population growth.
That huge sucking sound you are hearing are millions of square feet of office space and development with tens of thousands of jobs leaving Houston and Harris County for The Woodlands and Montgomery County.
Regardless, BOTH systems will flourish as time allows. Dallas and Houston are, thankfully, forward-thinking metros when it comes to most transportation needs.
Definitely agreed. DART's expansion whether it be soon (DFW Airport, Rowlett) or future (UNT Dallas, Cotton Belt) is really going to be great and Houston having a more urban-centric rail system will be something to great to watch.
If you didn't know, Spring is in Houston's ETJ. The new Exxon corporate campus will be in Houston city limits once completed (as the city limits are along I-45 already anyway, just nothing off of the freeway yet). Your example of The Woodlands is vastly overrated though. Yes, they are growing in jobs and population, but let's get real here....what they are building in The Woodlands doesn't compare to what is going on in Houston's core right now. "Eating Houston's lunch"? Please. Houston is a pretty big city both physically and population wise, and it is not landlocked. I've seen you in the development threads on SkyscraperPage, so I don't know why you are saying what you are. If you visited, you'd know that what you're saying is false. Just a small list right here that included everything going on in The Woodlands and just a small taste of the development in Houston:
But anyway, there is a contest going on right now for a new "Central Station" in Downtown Houston: http://houston.culturemap.com/newsde...ntral-station/
Last edited by Trae; 31 January 2012 at 04:05 AM.
1) Downtown houses corporate and municipal offices (as well as the majority of the large-scale sports and entertainment venues)
2) the medical center houses med schools and research facilities
3) the Galleria is mostly banking and retail-related administration
4) the Energy Corridor is mostly the R & D wing for the energy sector
5) the ship channel/east is shipping, refining and heavy industrial.
Of those 5 sectors, 2 of them are located entirely inside the loop. Suburban employment is mostly centered around regional offices, hospitals and medical subsidiaries, or retail. There are a few notable exceptions, but nothing on the scale of Dallas/Ft.Worth/Irving/Richardson/Arlington/Plano.
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Houston needs to fight off the Woodlands with everything it has. When you get these wealthy municipalities with any sort of momentum, they are hard to compete with. Right now, Houston has a land mass advantage, so even far off places like the Energy Corridor are still Houston proper. But all it takes is another Legacy type corporate campus boasting great access to the airport and quicker access to other areas of Texas. Fight em off Houston.
Anadarko (NYSE: APC) is beginning site work this week on the project, which will rise on land it already owns at the corner of Woodloch Forest Drive and Lake Robbins Drive. The building will have 21 floors with a total of 550,000 square feet of office space located above 10 levels of parking garage space, said John Christiansen, a company spokesman.
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Anadarko’s existing tower in The Woodlands is 30-stories tall and has a total of 818,000 square feet of office space. The company also leases nearby office space, which will no longer be needed once the new building is complete in the spring of 2014.
The Woodlands is building up a pretty impressive skyline tho.
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