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Bold new Astrodome plan: A mega farmers market with a high-tech twist would blossom into real revenue

In light of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett’s most recent proposal for saving the Astrodome, the question arises: Why have so many of the proposed solutions for the future of the Astrodome failed, from demolition to remodeling, to a plethora of suggestions?

Fans have suggested everything from a parking garage, to green park space, to a mini dome plaza and beyond. An examination of these various proposals reveals that they are either impractical, too costly, or both.

Emmett’s proposal for creating the world’s largest indoor park is heading in the right direction. However, this idea might not attract enough visitors to become an economically viable solution.

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