Friday, July 22, 2011

Sugar Land Opts Out of High Density Housing

Now I have no dog in this hunt. I do not live in Sugar Land, nor do I ever want to. Richmond is redneck enough for me. But I couldn’t help but notice today that the plan to develop land in and around the old Imperial Sugar factory has undergone some significant changes of late.
Specifically, a notable sharp decrease in the number of high density “multi-family residences” (aka apartments).
The original plan called for 1600 units. The current plan is for 625.
Now we all know why high density housing was such a bugaboo in the city council elections. It was all about THOSE people. The people who live in apartments.
You know, THOSE people.
The ones who send their children to area schools and don’t pay close attention to their children’s academics. The ones who might not have new cars.
The ones who may or may not need food stamps to get through the month.
THOSE people.
Well it appears now that the people who will be occupying these fewer multi-family units will have to shell out between 1300 and 1800 dollars per month and have incomes somewhere in the$ 55,000 to $65,000 range.
That’s right, teachers need not apply.
Problem solved.
Stay White, Sugar Land.

1 comment:

Kellybee said... more reason not to live in Candyland...