Top Five: The Year in Architecture and Design

2010 brought a bit of neighborhood controversy, new players in education, hot trends and a welcome restoration project to Houston. These were the highlights.

5. The Lake-Flato HEB Look, Montrose, we miss the Wilshire Village apartments, too, and wish some kind soul had made the economically unwise decision to fix them up into a hipster haven. And a garage would've been nice instead of all that surface parking, but let's be realistic, this is Houston. And considering what we could've gotten on that spot, the prospect of having two of San Antonio's finest exports--HEB and Lake/Flato--in the neighborhood? We'll take it.

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