Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas
It seems dumb to me anyway for them to be looking at a skywalk. I'm sure there will have to be pedestrian bridges, (similar to the ones in San Antonio), built across the creek anyway once the creek project is done. Couldn't they just build a "pretty bridge" near the building over the creek so that both hotel and creek visitors would benefit?
I agree. They have a $4.7M city incentive on the table and they'd walk away because of a sidewalk? No way.
My guess, they don't have the money. It always seems the more dream-like the renderings are, the more likely they are to remain a dream. Not always, but most of the time...
They also probably are aware that the lot value is skyrocketing right now due to the Waller Creek Tunnel (and F1, etc). If they own the lot, they know they can flip it and come away with a profit regardless -- a safe play. If they have an agreement to buy the lot from an entity, chances are it market value is getting too expensive.