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Old Posted Mar 19, 2017, 10:15 PM
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I'm not exactly sad to see this fizzle.
I would love to see this happen. In my opinion, it's just what that area needs. I do like the new Landmark One office building but the Security Services new headquarters building is not impressive. I can't believe that they are allowing a used car lot to come next to I-FLY, what a waste of a prime corner.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2017, 10:45 PM
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I would love to see this happen. In my opinion, it's just what that area needs. I do like the new Landmark One office building but the Security Services new headquarters building is not impressive. I can't believe that they are allowing a used car lot to come next to I-FLY, what a waste of a prime corner.
Are you talking about Carvana?
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Are you talking about Carvana?
No not Carvana, it's called Sonic Automotive, a no-haggle used car company that will be building 5 lots around town.
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2017, 5:44 PM
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No not Carvana, it's called Sonic Automotive, a no-haggle used car company that will be building 5 lots around town.
Just looked it up, they seem to have high end brands. BMW, Jaguar, Lexus etc. I don't see any issue with its location if it's those brands. There's car dealerships all along 10 near 1604.
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2017, 12:34 PM
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Just looked it up, they seem to have high end brands. BMW, Jaguar, Lexus etc. I don't see any issue with its location if it's those brands. There's car dealerships all along 10 near 1604.
I was referring to a prime corner, not along the expressways. There is a new BMW dealership under construction next to the Audi/Ferrari dealerships along I-10, which is just fine. It's just my personal opinion, but I would much rather see a 15 story office building than a used car lot there.
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Here we grow again.

http://woai.iheart.com/articles/loca...-ten-15676367/

Bexar County's growth during the year consisted of about 14,000 more people being born than dying, about 13,000 people moving to the county from other states, and about 5300 people immigrating here from other countries.
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Streaming Service Hulu Expanding Into San Antonio with New Offices

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The move could bring up to 500 new positions to the city starting this fall, including call center, tech support, management, and software engineering jobs.

“When I led a delegation to California a few weeks ago, this is exactly the outcome we were working toward,” Taylor said. “I understand there are still a few hurdles to cross, but I am excited that Hulu has selected San Antonio for its next major investment.”
I hope they choose a downtown office. We need it!
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Streaming Service Hulu Expanding Into San Antonio with New Offices



I hope they choose a downtown office. We need it!
AWESOME!!!

Now this IS great news, and this IS WORTH READING ABOUT!!!
It is not just "another opinion of this or that"!!

And yes jaga, I hope they select a downtown office.
I might even apply for a job there!!!
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New San Antonio office construction at an all-time high

From the San Antonio Business Journal
Jun 20, 2017, 10:40am CDT

First quarter 2017 saw a record number amount of new office construction in the Alamo City, further proof that the city's economic outlook is strong.

Of the 1.2 million square feet of new office space under construction in San Antonio, 738,000 square feet was started during first quarter 2017 alone, according to the latest office market report from Transwestern.

Major projects include the Frost Tower, which is due in first quarter 2019; Port San Antonio’s Project Tech; and Farinon Business Park’s buildings 2 and 3. Another 2.8 million square feet of office space has been proposed, with over 1 million square feet in the Central Business District, Midtown and North Central submarkets slated to break ground this year.

As quickly as new office space is going up, it is getting filled just as fast.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...-all-time.html

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GrayStreet plans to redevelop 23 acres of neglected land across from the Pearl
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June 20, 2017 Updated: June 20, 2017 6:49pm
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Up-and-coming urban builder GrayStreet Partners is undertaking its biggest project yet, redeveloping 23 acres of neglected land across Broadway from the Pearl that would rival the old brewery’s makeover in size.

GrayStreet, which has renovated much of Houston Street downtown into trendy new restaurants and creative office space, wants to do something similar in Government Hill — a 130-year-old neighborhood with a mix of well-kept homes, neglected Victorian mansions, industrial buildings and overgrown lots.

The deal is far from done and will take about a decade to complete. But if GrayStreet gets all the necessary approvals and financing, it plans to turn the property into a mix of apartments, offices, retail shops and parks, managing partner Kevin Covey said.
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This is good news

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business...b-11254403.php

San Antonio ranked sixth on this list.

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“San Antonio’s economy has become more diverse and strengthened through increased human capital investment in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields,” Ramiro Cavazos, CEO and president of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said in an email. “Our wages have become higher because we have an excellent workforce that is in high demand and our proximity to Mexico gives us a valued bilingual workforce in which to conduct business in the 21st century.”
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San Antonio at #6 on Forbes list of cities creating high-wage jobs.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkot...igh-wage-jobs/

Whoops! Just saw the other post above mine.
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2017, 9:50 PM
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Three of our last four mayors have been Democrats. Considering San Antonio has been on a winning streak during that time, I think we'll be fine (to the extent party affiliation really even matters in local government).

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Old Posted Jul 20, 2017, 2:00 AM
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Three of our last four mayors have been Democrats. Considering San Antonio has been on a winning streak during that time, I think we'll be fine (to the extent party affiliation really even matters in local government).
Calm down. The mayor is the like the Texas governor in that they can run a PR campaign, but little power. FYI Castro was the only mayor with overt liberal ideas.

My issues with San Antonio is they won't take care of simple things like freeway cleaning and landscape, graffiti, or the current property crime. The freeway landscape they try is ugly, expensive, and messy. (10 and 410 anyone)

But at least we have sidewalks on Wiseman in the middle of nowhere. Complete streets in an urban environment are great, but do we need them every where?

Common sense is not prevalent in policy.
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Old Posted Jul 20, 2017, 10:58 AM
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Calm down. The mayor is the like the Texas governor in that they can run a PR campaign, but little power. FYI Castro was the only mayor with overt liberal ideas.

My issues with San Antonio is they won't take care of simple things like freeway cleaning and landscape, graffiti, or the current property crime. The freeway landscape they try is ugly, expensive, and messy. (10 and 410 anyone)

But at least we have sidewalks on Wiseman in the middle of nowhere. Complete streets in an urban environment are great, but do we need them every where?

Common sense is not prevalent in policy.
Freeways fall under the state. Not the city.
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Old Posted Jul 20, 2017, 3:56 PM
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Freeways fall under the state. Not the city.
Speaking of highway trash...has SA banned plastic grocery bags yet? I know many people groan at the idea of having to buy reusable bags, but I have noticed that the highways are dramatically cleaner here in Austin since our Big Bad Bag Ban went into effect. A bag ban is certainly something the city can do to improve SA's cleanliness. Plus, for those who don't already use them, I think reusable bags are fantastic. They hold probably the volume of at least 4 small grocery bags. Which means one trip from the car to the front door with three or four bags in hand, rather than 3-4 trips back and forth. It's awesome.

The only thing is I like to reuse those plastic sacks for the small trash cans around my place...so whenever I'm in SA and do some shopping, I keep those pesky plastic bags handy
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Speaking of highway trash...has SA banned plastic grocery bags yet? I know many people groan at the idea of having to buy reusable bags, but I have noticed that the highways are dramatically cleaner here in Austin since our Big Bad Bag Ban went into effect. A bag ban is certainly something the city can do to improve SA's cleanliness. Plus, for those who don't already use them, I think reusable bags are fantastic. They hold probably the volume of at least 4 small grocery bags. Which means one trip from the car to the front door with three or four bags in hand, rather than 3-4 trips back and forth. It's awesome.

The only thing is I like to reuse those plastic sacks for the small trash cans around my place...so whenever I'm in SA and do some shopping, I keep those pesky plastic bags handy
This won't matter if the state legislature passes legislation outlawing city-level ordinance bag restrictions.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2017, 8:51 PM
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This won't matter if the state legislature passes legislation outlawing city-level ordinance bag restrictions.
Funny how "small government" Republicans want to overrule local governments in favor of state laws.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2017, 2:32 AM
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Funny how "small government" Republicans want to overrule local governments in favor of state laws.
Funny how tenth amendment "federalism" Republicans don't care about the same principles when applied to the state and city divide.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2017, 8:39 PM
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Freeways fall under the state. Not the city.
Hmm. Good to know because it drives me crazy. Our roads themselves are very good but the meadian maintence leaves more than to be desired.
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