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Old Posted Oct 27, 2007, 1:32 AM
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This might sound absolutely nuts, but I think one of the coolest things about the whole project is the planting of trees inside the 35/281 interchange.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2007, 1:49 AM
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I believe those trees have already been planted, I think they were planted a little over a year ago.
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I believe those trees have already been planted, I think they were planted a little over a year ago.
Cool, that means they're a year taller lol.
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This is actually a really cool project. A nice break from all of the suburban/exurban developments.
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This is actually a really cool project. A nice break from all of the suburban/exurban developments.

gotta agree with you totally, trae... it does look pretty cool... now if only it could have already been built... oh well, that's just the impatient part of me, LOL!

thanks sirking for the thread posting!
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can someone please show me in prox where all this is from like the hyatt and the marriot is please. I'm no good with directions. thanks
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can someone please show me in prox where all this is from like the hyatt and the marriot is please. I'm no good with directions. thanks
North and slightly North-Northeast of the Marriott and Hyatt. Bordered by I-35 to the north and I-37 to the east.
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2007, 9:14 PM
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thanks a bunch.
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2007, 11:12 PM
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verbl, hope this helps. River North is highlighted in blue.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=s&i...678878e47c23e6
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2007, 12:46 AM
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That is what I needed to see again thank you, much.
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Go to http://downtownsanantonio.org and click on the River North logo for the latest on the master plan!
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I just read the earlier parts of the thread. The streetcar is a recommendation by the planners. The whole master plan is a footprint for future development. The budget for the streetcar is rounded to $8 million per mile, so the three miles represented in the mater plan will require $24 million.

Homer Williams statements about their rail car in Portland would lead us to believe the $24 million investment would be well spent here! Another statement by Homer I really liked was "Give me four corners and I'll give you a neighborhood!"

Definitely we are shaping an area of downtown into a spectacular neigborhood for San Antonians. We have dreamnt this turns us so well that town planners from across America and abroad will come to learn how to do it right - just as we have gone to see places like Portland's Pearl District, Denver, Dallas, Vancouver, Barcelona and others.

I would like for River North to develop in such a way that you and I would insist in living there.
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Andres, I forgot to say this earlier but congratulations! I've been following the River North district development since a little after it was first announced a couple of years ago and I know you put a lot of heart into it and at first it seemed like just a man's pipe dreams of sorts but in that sort time span from when you first proposed River North until now you and your colleagues have worked your tails off and made this thing into a reality. You are writing San Antonio history my friend, be proud!
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Andres, seeing as how we have you here could you update us on Houston Street?
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I just saw the River North Master Plan. It looks very promosing. I really like some of those renderings. If it all comes to light it will be very impressive place to reside...

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Very impressive indeed.
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River North....Yet another amazing reason to be Proud of the city where I was Born and raised.
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I just read the earlier parts of the thread. The streetcar is a recommendation by the planners. The whole master plan is a footprint for future development. The budget for the streetcar is rounded to $8 million per mile, so the three miles represented in the mater plan will require $24 million.

Homer Williams statements about their rail car in Portland would lead us to believe the $24 million investment would be well spent here! Another statement by Homer I really liked was "Give me four corners and I'll give you a neighborhood!"
The modern streetcar is a popular new development in a lot of cities-- here in Seattle, we're getting it. Back in Portland, we had it. Why not in my hometown? Even Tucson is getting one!

I think since it's in the frame of reference of an entirely new development, support should be pretty great.

From the shown alignment, it looks like the current "streetcar" and the number 7 sightseer bus will both experience a lot of overlap. Since both these services are fairly boutique, do you think in some ideal future the tram could absorb these routes?

Further to this, what is the operating name of the trolley/streetcar? I noticed "tram" in one of the documents... that would be an excellent name for the service, seeing as it's very european and exactly the vibe San Antonio seems to embrace pretty openly.
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Does anyone have renderings on the lastest on River North?
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24 units w/ attached hotel and parking garage. Located on the Riverwalk at 103 W. 9th St.

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