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Old Posted May 10, 2017, 9:53 PM
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Just spit balling more ideas, but Fredericksburg Rd, between W Calaveras & San Antonio Ave, has so much potential to really turn into an official Deco District, but with life and a little more density and walkability along Fredericksburg. That area could easily become a Knox/Henderson type area because of the existing built environment. And just from streetviewing the area on google, it does seem like there is already some life. With just a little fixing up and more local business moving in, that area has such great potential. It has the potential of being the Broadway of the west side
That stretch would benefit greatly from new curbs, sidewalks, and a different parking strategy.
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Very cool! Is this all approved or is it just a proposal?
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Old Posted May 25, 2017, 1:03 AM
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"Nearly two years after the Linda Pace Foundation first unveiled plans for a multi-story arts center in San Antonio’s SoFlo district, crews are expected to break ground on the project next week."

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...area-arts.html
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Old Posted May 25, 2017, 2:35 PM
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"Nearly two years after the Linda Pace Foundation first unveiled plans for a multi-story arts center in San Antonio’s SoFlo district, crews are expected to break ground on the project next week."

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...area-arts.html
Finally! thanks for sharing!
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With all of the drama surrounding the San Antonio River barge operator (https://therivardreport.com/council-...arge-contract/), I'm curious as to everyone's thoughts on the matter.

In this case it seems to me that the "local" team was gaming the system for bonus points, and that the more qualified candidate was not selected. The whole debacle is a mess, but it's sad because I truly feel it is a missed opportunity to do something different. The company selected proposed hiring a duck mascot... Because Landry's is the partner, I would imagine that they will be promoting the Rainforest Cafe, etc., as opposed to the San Antonio our leaders have been vocal in wanting to showcase (Pearl, local restaurants, culture).

The Chicago company that was recommended by City staff but not selected runs the architecture tours there, which are fantastic, and I was excited to see what they would bring to our tourist trap barges.

It's just sad because we seem to be our own worst enemy in changing the narrative about our city from "Sea World and Riverwalk tourism". San Antonio has so much potential.
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Old Posted May 26, 2017, 4:08 PM
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With all of the drama surrounding the San Antonio River barge operator (https://therivardreport.com/council-...arge-contract/), I'm curious as to everyone's thoughts on the matter.

In this case it seems to me that the "local" team was gaming the system for bonus points, and that the more qualified candidate was not selected. The whole debacle is a mess, but it's sad because I truly feel it is a missed opportunity to do something different. The company selected proposed hiring a duck mascot... Because Landry's is the partner, I would imagine that they will be promoting the Rainforest Cafe, etc., as opposed to the San Antonio our leaders have been vocal in wanting to showcase (Pearl, local restaurants, culture).

The Chicago company that was recommended by City staff but not selected runs the architecture tours there, which are fantastic, and I was excited to see what they would bring to our tourist trap barges.

It's just sad because we seem to be our own worst enemy in changing the narrative about our city from "Sea World and Riverwalk tourism". San Antonio has so much potential.
I'm happy we are going local, but on the flip side... I agree that the experienced company should have been chosen as well. The architecture tour sounds really cool to have had something like that here. I don't see how a duck relates to San Antonio either...

I read an article that states we need to accept tourism, there is nothing wrong with being a tourist destination... but we should definitely strive to mix tourism and inner-city locals wandering downtown together.
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With all of the drama surrounding the San Antonio River barge operator (https://therivardreport.com/council-...arge-contract/), I'm curious as to everyone's thoughts on the matter.

In this case it seems to me that the "local" team was gaming the system for bonus points, and that the more qualified candidate was not selected. The whole debacle is a mess, but it's sad because I truly feel it is a missed opportunity to do something different. The company selected proposed hiring a duck mascot... Because Landry's is the partner, I would imagine that they will be promoting the Rainforest Cafe, etc., as opposed to the San Antonio our leaders have been vocal in wanting to showcase (Pearl, local restaurants, culture).

The Chicago company that was recommended by City staff but not selected runs the architecture tours there, which are fantastic, and I was excited to see what they would bring to our tourist trap barges.

It's just sad because we seem to be our own worst enemy in changing the narrative about our city from "Sea World and Riverwalk tourism". San Antonio has so much potential.

I agree with Jaga, I'm glad they went with the local team.
The Chicago company that lost out on the San Antonio contract also does the river cruises in Boston. I was in Boston last summer, and went on the Boston River Cruises, and sorry but it wasn't anything spectacular or stellar. It was just "okay". I know a "local" group will come up with a topnotch San Antonio Riverwalk barge experience for the tourists. After all, who else knows our city, but locals? Correct?
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I know the Chicago team was pushing water taxis to be put in to place. Has the local team that won said anything about water taxis? With the thousands of residential units being built in and around the core, it would be great for locals to be able to hop on a water taxi to the Pearl or down to the Nueva St dam to walk into King William/Southtown. As a SoFlo resident I know would take a water taxi up to the Pearl a couple times a week.
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