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“While the upside of the new development is nicer properties, re-energized businesses, new infrastructure, a counterweight to highway congestion and a big boost to the tax rolls, the invisible byproduct is displacement of poor people, many of them longtime residents, whohave an ever harder time finding somewhere else to live.”

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Redevelopment presents several pros and cons, but it ultimately wounds up satisfying those who are pursuing business interests and endangering the lives the long time residents who are accustomed to the heritage and history of the neighborhoods where they reside.

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| ||“For many, Songwood, a 50-year-old neighborhood on the fringe of one of Houston's biggest parks, would be |
|hard to leave. ‘It's very established. It's got roots,’ says resident Sherri Huggins. When Tropical Storm |
|Allison flooded half the homes in the subdivision two years ago, Huggins saw many of her neighbors fix up |
|their homes rather than move out.”|
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|Those who value thehistorical heritage of his or her neighborhood will do their best to keep it standing.|
|If a neighborhood worked hard to preserve itself after a storm, it should be no different from going |
|against redevelopment. |
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|“A battle between a real estatedeveloper and a property owner over a proposed residential tower has been |
|resolved, clearing the way for construction of another residential high-rise in the Galleria area.” |
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|There will always be debates between keeping the peace of surrounding areas of residential neighborhoods |
|or constructing business ventures and other commercial activity instead. It nonetheless shows the battle |
|of residents wanting to keep the cultural heritageof their neighborhoods. |
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