Nancy Sarnoff pens an interesting article on southwest Houston’s Chinatown area.
The area she describes is absolutely bustling. When I first moved to Houston (in 1995), much of the area she describes was blighted and crime-ridden. Now, it’s almost totally unrecognizable. This is the sort of urban renewal that takes place constantly in Houston, with little fanfare. Sometimes, we even criticize it (as an unwillingness to preserve our past). This story shows the more positive side of such renewal.