A Proposed Wal-Mart in the Heights
Do You Live In The Heights? If So, For How Long?:Yes
Does A New Wal-Mart Mean New Crime?:All shopping centers do
Any shopping center has a crime issue. Walmart may not have the best record. I am not sure when its going to sink in to the opponents of this project that they don’t have the right to choose the retailer. The developer does. The city does not have the teeth to say no and quite frankly I am not sure they desire to. If you read between the lines from statements from city officials including the mayor. I think that’s pretty obvious.
While they have quickly formed a rather effective PR campaign and grass roots efforts. I am not convinced they are even a majority opinion. People who are for the project don’t really feel the need to mount a PR campaign because in all likely hood they know this project is going to happen and for many they either don’t care or don’t think it’s a big deal. Regardless if that is a correct assessment or not, we will never know. Its a moot point anyway, this is not a democratic process for citizens. The developer purchased a commercial property in a city with no zoning and they are going re-develop as a commercial property as they have the legal right to do.
We have a pro-business city and its one of the major reasons we have weathered the recession so well Business likes Houston and Texas. Less Taxes, more tax incentives and less government regulation.