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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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Old Posted May 26, 2017, 8:03 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 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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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.
Construct a boat lock at the Nueva Street dam and one could travel by river from Pearl to Blue Star. How cool would that be?
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San Antonio Biz Journal has a bunch of pixs of the renovated BBVA Tower.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...porate-hq.html
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Nice interior but that diaper on the roof ruins the whole thing.
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2017, 9:11 PM
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A couple new retail developments in mid-town and the near east side of downtown.

http://valcorcre.com/portfolio-posts/midtown-station/

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20132...LinkCode=31817

I'd post photos from their websites if I knew how to.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2017, 2:41 PM
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Institute of Texan Cultures to Make Way for Redevelopment

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Institute officials did not return a request for comment before publication, but provided a document about the project to the San Antonio Express-News. In their plans, developers have the option to keep the Institute on site in a 40,000-sq.-ft. structure that they would lease to the museum, according to the document. They also would need to incorporate 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space for the museum.

Once the Institute leases out the site to the developer, it would leave the property within the following eight months, the document states. The developer would have to decide whether to keep and renovate the existing museum, which is not designated by the City as historic. The property could, however, be turned into a hotel, apartment complex, retail structure, or office building due to its downtown zoning classification.

Developers have until Aug. 2 to submit proposals for the site. Whatever design is chosen will be integrated into the park’s evolving street grid design, the first portion of which includes walkable, bike-able, and drive-able roadways, new shrubbery, and park benches, all of which was revealed to the public this spring.
We missed this, the ITC is on its way out sooner than later.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2017, 1:42 AM
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As long as it has plenty of ground level retail.

The Institute of Texan Cultures is boring. Bring on intelligent redevelopment!
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I hope they keep it. I'm actually sad that very little from Hemisfair 1968 exist today. No more monorail, sky ride, Arena, convention center gone, they want to remove the courthouse, and now the Institute. I'm still hoping someone saves the fountains around the Tower. I'm all for the new development of Hemisfair, but new can still mix in with old.
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I hope they keep it. I'm actually sad that very little from Hemisfair 1968 exist today. No more monorail, sky ride, Arena, convention center gone, they want to remove the courthouse, and now the Institute. I'm still hoping someone saves the fountains around the Tower. I'm all for the new development of Hemisfair, but new can still mix in with old.
I think the courthouse and the texas pavilion building are cool, unique pieces of 60's architecture that should be kept. With some rehabilitating and modernization I think they could each be turned into cool spaces as centerpieces of whatever future developments surround them.
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I hope they keep it. I'm actually sad that very little from Hemisfair 1968 exist today. No more monorail, sky ride, Arena, convention center gone, they want to remove the courthouse, and now the Institute. I'm still hoping someone saves the fountains around the Tower. I'm all for the new development of Hemisfair, but new can still mix in with old.
It's terribly designed to interact with the street, imo. If they keep it, they need to redo it considerably. Open up the street to it and get rid of the fence. It doesn't look very downtown.

I think the fountains are in fact going and I don't think it's a bad thing for that.
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A food and entertainment park project on the Eastside is set to open by January 2018, just in time for the city’s Tricentennial celebrations. The empty lot on 201 Burnet Street is close to the Hays Street Bridge and Alamo Beer Company.

“The food park will be open seven days a week,” said developer Mike Guerrero, a partner with StrEat Park LLC, which includes his brother Joe Guerrero and colleague Chris Morales. They estimate the project will cost $2.5 million. “This development is approved as an official Tricentennial site and we will host one event a month during [the year-long celebration].”

Brooklyn StrEat Food Park, nestled between Austin Street and Brooklyn Avenue, will host nine food trucks weekly, a three-story deck that will let customers eat, relax, practice yoga, and enjoy live music on all levels. The rooftop portion of the deck includes a view of downtown and the Tower of the Americas.

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“We’ve been working on this concept for four and a half years,” Mike Guerrero said Friday, during a groundbreaking ceremony at the property. “By revitalizing and cleaning up this part of the area, we hope we can be an entry point or a gateway to the Eastside.”

The project will require street closures on a portion of Burnet Street and one of two lanes on Live Oak Street from Nolan Street to Brooklyn Avenue in order to expand pedestrian and bicycle access to the property.

A community garden will also be built on a portion of Burnet Street, said Joe Guerrero, which will be used to teach students at the Healy Murphy Center about the horticulture and culinary industries. The Healy Murphy Center is a nonprofit that provides an alternative education program for at-risk teens who have difficulty succeeding in a traditional school environment.

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“We cultivated a relationship with Healy Murphy to bring them into our project,” Joe Guerrero said. “A lot of kids that come from a single family home or no family and Healy Murphy provides a safe environment for them to learn. In our design you see that there’s planters back there, so we’re going to create a completely sustainable environment.

“The students are going to plant the food and the food trucks are going to buy the food and then create a menu from the fresh garden. We’ll also have freezers and space in the building so the food trucks don’t have to carry so much food.”

The developers are working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to construct a lot parking lot under Highway-37 off Brooklyn Avenue to increase parking opportunities in the area. In addition, Joe Guerrero said, a pedestrian bridge will connect Live Oak and Brooklyn streets and provide easy access to the nearby Hays Street Bridge.

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“There’s a lot of growth and activity out here but finding banks that are willing to take the chance on an Eastside commercial development … is a roll of the dice,” Joe Guerrero said. “There’s still some stigma on the Eastside, and we want to change that.”
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