For years, Galvestonians have referred to two of the old public housing projects as Cedar Terrace and Magnolia Homes.

The projects are gone — bulldozed clean after Hurricane Ike struck in 2008.

Mixed-income developments are scheduled to go on those two sites. The headlines of late have been about the lawsuit seeking to block construction.

In all the furor over the lawsuit, the names of those two developments changed. The Galveston Housing Authority quietly approved the new names this week.

What once was Cedar Terrace will be the site of The Cedars at Carver Park. What once was Magnolia Homes will be the site of Villas on The Strand.

(5) comments

Mary Branum

A pig by any other name is still a pig.
No matter what they are named, in a few years they will look exactly the same as those that were torn down.
I am sure back in the 40's when the original projects were built, they had the same discussions.
People should have a choice where they live by the voucher system.

GW Cornelius

Call it what you want it is still a slum.

Steve Fouga

"Villas on the Strand"...

Hahahahahahaha!!!!....

I wonder how Strand businesses feel, having tenements associated with their locale.

Jarvis Buckley

It's a shame I worked from can to can't all of my life. I could have lived on the strand. Darn......

Mike Leahy

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