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adtobias Apr 28, 2010 6:16 PM

how much space does utsa have to grow outwards.

tgannaway89 Jan 26, 2011 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by tgannaway89 (Post 4813729)
A new office building ($15 million) will break ground later this month:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/730...ildingutsa.jpg

Update:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5055/...484bfc0db2.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5255/...3cfe1df048.jpg

tgannaway89 Jan 26, 2011 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by tgannaway89 (Post 4813729)
A new 5-level parking garage ($30 million) will break ground later this year adjacent to the Main Building:

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1...rkingarage.jpg

East Parking Garage will break ground in March.

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/3392/utsarender1.jpg

tgannaway89 Jan 26, 2011 10:57 PM

Three hundred new trees will be planted at UTSA this Spring.

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5...planttrees.jpg

All landscaping is being done in accordance to the master plan.

tgannaway89 Jan 26, 2011 11:10 PM

$40 million on-campus student housing development will break ground this summer.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/3...ousingplat.jpg

wwmiv Feb 4, 2011 4:20 AM

Looks nice... Where are the people that they plan on sticking into that dorm going to park? They oversold Housing permits this year, and will probably oversell them in perpetuity. If I come home any later than 11 p.m. I have to circle for an hour or so before I get to park.

Boquillas Feb 4, 2011 4:39 AM

Why should people living on campus need cars? There's a bus system that will get you everywhere you need to go. UTSA is trying to discourage a car culture, which only makes sense as they shift away from being a commuter campus.

wwmiv Feb 4, 2011 4:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Boquillas (Post 5151458)
Why should people living on campus need cars? There's a bus system that will get you everywhere you need to go. UTSA is trying to discourage a car culture, which only makes sense as they shift away from being a commuter campus.

Why should people living on campus need cars? It is a suburban campus, not an urban one. Do you know how many bus routes pass near or on campus? Two or three... and they go absolutely nowhere interesting.

Keep-SA-Lame Feb 4, 2011 5:02 AM

There's an express route downtown that my friend uses a lot. Pretty frequent service, and free wifi :)

wwmiv Feb 4, 2011 6:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Keep-SA-Lame (Post 5151480)
There's an express route downtown that my friend uses a lot. Pretty frequent service, and free wifi :)

Downtown is not interesting. Downtown is an overpriced tourist trap. Take me to the dollar theatre without a transfer, and I'll gladly leave my car parked at all times.

Keep-SA-Lame Feb 4, 2011 7:09 AM

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Originally Posted by wwmiv (Post 5151542)
Downtown is not interesting. Downtown is an overpriced tourist trap. Take me to the dollar theatre without a transfer, and I'll gladly leave my car parked at all times.

Well I meet my friend from UTSA at least once a week to hang out downtown and we usually have a pretty good time (always sober, I might add), so maybe you should work with less general statements in the future. Sorry you don't find downtown very interesting, but you shouldn't talk like you speak for the whole damn city.

Boquillas Feb 4, 2011 7:26 AM

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Originally Posted by wwmiv (Post 5151542)
Downtown is not interesting. Downtown is an overpriced tourist trap. Take me to the dollar theatre without a transfer, and I'll gladly leave my car parked at all times.

Alamo Plaza and parts of the Riverwalk might be an overpriced tourist trap, but step inside Rosario's or La Tuna or Liberty Bar or Casbeers or Tito's or La Gloria or go check out SAMA or Blue Star or Mission Concepcion or San Fernando for cryin' out loud. Look at the city from 600 feet up, watch the Spurs play, go to the Pearl farmer's market, get some Mango Ice Cream at the Menger. And FYI, you can put a bike on any bus.

miaht82 Feb 4, 2011 5:19 PM

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Originally Posted by wwmiv (Post 5151460)
Why should people living on campus need cars? It is a suburban campus, not an urban one.

Gotta love being dependent/prisoner to you're vehicle.
It will take time, but it is a good thing that UTSA is developing the new buildings with walking humans in mind. I would hope that we could redevelop the older suburban strip malls to ped-friendly centers and give more people the option of walking/biking, and give those that can't drive (elderly,disabled or kids) the freedom to not rely on chauffeurs (parents) to get them anywhere.

wwmiv Feb 4, 2011 7:10 PM

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Originally Posted by miaht82 (Post 5151931)
Gotta love being dependent/prisoner to you're vehicle.
It will take time, but it is a good thing that UTSA is developing the new buildings with walking humans in mind. I would hope that we could redevelop the older suburban strip malls to ped-friendly centers and give more people the option of walking/biking, and give those that can't drive (elderly,disabled or kids) the freedom to not rely on chauffeurs (parents) to get them anywhere.

Oh I agree. For the people going to UTSA in five to ten years this place will be amazing. However, owning a car is still necessary in this town.

tgannaway89 Feb 5, 2011 7:52 AM

FYI there are several reasons parking in the area sucks:

The city restricts parking lot development over aquifer recharge zone. All of the new student apartments have horrible parking problems. They are allowed less than 1 parking spot per resident & no visitor parking.

The school is only allowed to used designated funding (parking permit sales & fines) to construct parking lots/garages. No tuition, endowment, etc. can be used for parking purposes.

UTSA doesn't plan to construct ANY new surface parking lots. The master plan calls for parking garages to replace existing lots. Parking garages are more expensive & require more planning. East Parking Garage will break ground next month to add parking for 1,200 cars.

The school will also begin construction around campus to enhance roads. Many roads will be re-configured as outlined in the master plan. New trees will also be planted to line the roadways.

miaht82 Feb 6, 2011 3:02 AM

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Originally Posted by tgannaway89 (Post 5152837)
The school will also begin construction around campus to enhance roads. Many roads will be re-configured as outlined in the master plan. New trees will also be planted to line the roadways.

Hopefully these new roads will allow street parking like the master plan shows. Thats a good use of asphalt without technically adding more parking lots.

jaramana Jun 20, 2011 4:27 AM

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