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WSJ Article - As Houston Grows Up, Residents Resist

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http://online.wsj.com/news/articles...04655304579549851635843622.html?mod=yahoo_itp

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Houston, the nation's largest city without a formal zoning code, has long had a hands-off approach to urban planning. But a judge earlier this month agreed with residents who argued that the proposed 21-story apartment tower known as the Ashby high-rise has decreased their property values, ruling they are entitled to compensation.

Mayor Annise Parker "believes that it is way too late for zoning in Houston,"
campaign graphic - http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/files/legacy/ashby.bmp
 
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