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Old Posted Sep 20, 2018, 6:03 PM
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There ought to be a blog to showcase architectural renderings that are bizarre/divorced from reality. Or maybe it's just designed for people with very unique rear ends. Regardless, very happy to see the Burns building revived, I'm sure it'll be great.
Maybe the bench design isn’t divorced from reality, but in fact very tuned into the reality of benches in urban settings, and intentionally designed for sitting, but not sleeping.
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That was my guess, but it seems they could make it sleep-proof yet still more comfortable than that looks.
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Old Posted Sep 20, 2018, 7:06 PM
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Maybe the bench design isn’t divorced from reality, but in fact very tuned into the reality of benches in urban settings, and intentionally designed for sitting, but not sleeping.
To me it looks like the guy is literally sitting on the pointy tip of a triangle, which doesn't seem like a very comfortable place to sit.
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Who argued that?
It was part of the citizens to be heard. She represented a group but I hadn't heard of it before and don't remember it now. The commissioners pretty much brushed it aside, asking the developers if it could be reversed if a traffic apocalypse ensued. It can, as long as the trees are compact enough to not need to go into the actual ground, but they were open to having that happen as well.
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it was part of the citizens to be heard. She represented a group but i hadn't heard of it before and don't remember it now. The commissioners pretty much brushed it aside, asking the developers if it could be reversed if a traffic apocalypse ensued. It can, as long as the trees are compact enough to not need to go into the actual ground, but they were open to having that happen as well.

“San Antonio’s parking lots are unique and historical!!!”
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Old Posted Sep 24, 2018, 9:11 PM
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There are lots of places I'd like to see parklets downtown where there is currently on-street parking:

1. Pretty much every block emanating from Main Plaza.

2. Anything within a block of the Alamo, especially Crockett between the Riverwalk and the Alamo.

3. East Commerce and East Market have on-street parking from which some could be turned into parklets with Food Truck spaces between them. This would extend the Riverwalk's vitality and create a quasi - open-air-market.

4. Some blocks along the Riverwalk should have parklets instead of their current on-street parking so as to keep foot traffic lingering once they leave the River level: Grayson, Jones, 9th, Lexington, Convent, Pecan, Travis, Presa on the south of the bend, Villita, and South Alamo currently or will soon have restaurants or establishments on the street level that would benefit from that foot traffic. The developers of vacant lots adjacent to the river could also take note of this strategy on other streets to activate the street level experience adjacent to the river.

5. This strategy might have been even more effective for activating the area around San Pedro Creek, as not much will be built on the Creek level itself, except for the fact that most the streets do not have on-street parking within a block of the bridge.
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CPS Energy officially putting DT properties on the market:

https://therivardreport.com/cps-ener...s-up-for-sale/

I wonder what will become of these.
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2018, 10:57 PM
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CPS Energy officially putting DT properties on the market:

https://therivardreport.com/cps-ener...s-up-for-sale/

I wonder what will become of these.
I would hope that Tower Life buys the rest of their parking garage, that the City or some other government entity or quasi-governmental organization/nonprofit buys the Villita Assembly Building, and that the current two office buildings are renovated to be residential with a series of river level retail (not restaurants and bars, but retail -- its time to diversify what is on the Riverwalk). The parking lot by the Mexican Consulate could be a great Flatiron-style building.
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2018, 4:55 PM
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I know this isn't the same as the Villita Assembly Bldg., but is there any info about a project at 112 Villita St.?

I'm looking at something called Villita Street Tower & Garage:

"Project Description:
This project is a 24-story above grade high-rise residential apartment building comprised of ground floor lobby/Retail, 5 levels of above grade structured parking across the street... comprised of (226) residential apartments. The project is scheduled to start 1st quarter of 2019."
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I know this isn't the same as the Villita Assembly Bldg., but is there any info about a project at 112 Villita St.?

I'm looking at something called Villita Street Tower & Garage:

"Project Description:
This project is a 24-story above grade high-rise residential apartment building comprised of ground floor lobby/Retail, 5 levels of above grade structured parking across the street... comprised of (226) residential apartments. The project is scheduled to start 1st quarter of 2019."
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=220995
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They must be getting that design out soon... 1st quarter of 2019??
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2018, 1:47 PM
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They must be getting that design out soon... 1st quarter of 2019??
I don’t know, that one on Villita always seemed like a stretch to me.

Although I admit I was also skeptical that the Thompson would ever get built, so who knows.
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GrayStreet strikes again!

https://saheron.com/graystreet-partn...ding-property/

"GrayStreet Partners has purchased the Cadillac Bar and the land that surrounds it — a collection of law offices and parking lots known as Stumberg Square— at 212 S. Flores St."
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GrayStreet strikes again!

https://saheron.com/graystreet-partn...ding-property/

"GrayStreet Partners has purchased the Cadillac Bar and the land that surrounds it — a collection of law offices and parking lots known as Stumberg Square— at 212 S. Flores St."

I BELIEVE there is an agenda here!!! THANK YOU GrayStreet Partners!!!
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