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sirkingwilliam Mar 30, 2019 11:14 AM

SAN ANTONIO │ 815 E. Ashby │ 5 FLOORS │ Proposed
 

krondog Mar 30, 2019 3:56 PM

Oh my god. :cheers:

txex06 Mar 30, 2019 4:34 PM

Beautiful timeless design and it will age gracefully with the neighborhood.

JACKinBeantown Mar 30, 2019 5:57 PM

I agree that the design looks nice, and the bike path is a nice quality-of-life element. You know my one question.

Spoiler Mar 30, 2019 8:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8524492)
I agree that the design looks nice, and the bike path is a nice quality-of-life element. You know my one question.

"The existing Borden building will be redeveloped primarily for office use, along with some commercial and retail uses."

sirkingwilliam Mar 30, 2019 9:58 PM

The residential building will also have ground floor retail.

KevinFromTexas Mar 31, 2019 3:11 AM

Wow. I really like that design. I'd love to see some more renderings of it.

Montirob Apr 1, 2019 3:12 PM

That is a really, really nice design.

However, Ashby is a smaller width street which also functions as the parent dropoff access for SAISD's Hawthorne Academy, which you can see in the first two photos of the existing conditions. I personally know (my kids finished there just a couple years ago) that the road gets completely jammed at this area. The proposed western entry will be frustrating for apartment residents leaving in the morning as it is directly across from the school's entry with parents trying to turn into the dropoff from both directions. The eastern entry shouldn't be a problem unless they want to go west on Ashby.

That said... the project is very nice, and I hope they can find a way to solve the traffic challenges.

mklunder13 Apr 2, 2019 1:35 AM

Love this project and really hope it happens. I wish they didn't have parking fronting the river. Wouldve been nice to make a better interaction between this development and the river. That's a small thing though and overall so great to see this proposed.

sirkingwilliam Apr 2, 2019 1:42 AM

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Originally Posted by mklunder13 (Post 8526737)
Love this project and really hope it happens. I wish they didn't have parking fronting the river. Wouldve been nice to make a better interaction between this development and the river. That's a small thing though and overall so great to see this proposed.

It’s understandable that the parking is like that since they’re leaving and renovating the Borden building and there’s no other place for on site parking.

JACKinBeantown Apr 2, 2019 12:43 PM

I would think that the parking in the new building would be on the first two or three levels of the highway side too. I wouldn't want to live on the lower floors facing the highway.

sirkingwilliam Apr 2, 2019 1:03 PM

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Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8527030)
I would think that the parking in the new building would be on the first two or three levels of the highway side too. I wouldn't want to live on the lower floors facing the highway.

I believe it’ll be underground parking.

sirkingwilliam Nov 5, 2019 4:01 AM

NEW RENDERINGS AND INFORMATION


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Construction is expected to start in late spring and take about a year, said David Adelman, who leads Area Real Estate. The project will help create a bigger base of people who live and work in the neighborhood, he said.

The developers are working “to revitalize this important property that serves as a very visible welcome to downtown San Antonio,” said Jimmy McCloskey, Embrey’s executive vice president of development.

“In addition to preserving the historic Borden building, our plan removes current unsightly billboards,” he added. “We will make river improvements and promote walkable neighborhoods with sidewalks and an elevated pedestrian bridge that connects the Tobin Hill community to the river and the Brackenridge Park Trail.”
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JACKinBeantown Nov 5, 2019 1:07 PM

The design is awesome! Maybe there's retail on that one corner... it's hard to tell... but it's near the Pearl where there's plenty, so it's not a huge deal.

JRG1974 Nov 5, 2019 1:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8739257)
The design is awesome! Maybe there's retail on that one corner... it's hard to tell... but it's near the Pearl where there's plenty, so it's not a huge deal.

From the article -
"San Antonio-based developer Area Real Estate plans to turn the former Borden Creamery warehouse building on the 5.1-acre property into 50,000 square feet of office, retail and commercial space."

That is the white building you see in the third picture.

JACKinBeantown Nov 5, 2019 5:12 PM

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Originally Posted by JRG1974 (Post 8739269)
From the article -
"San Antonio-based developer Area Real Estate plans to turn the former Borden Creamery warehouse building on the 5.1-acre property into 50,000 square feet of office, retail and commercial space."

That is the white building you see in the third picture.

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jaga185 Nov 7, 2019 3:18 AM

I actually really like how it will look from the highway. Plus, this will add some great density to the area and hopefully more retail will follow.

LakeCourtland Nov 7, 2019 2:21 PM

Word from conversations between the developers and the neighborhood association were that the "style" of the apartments facing Ashby would be more like "Brooklyn walk up" structures or facades. But maybe there are plans to build something additional? Either way, I think it looks nice. The developers also said that they intentionally tried to match the architectural style with that of the neighboring Hawthorne school, which is great. Residents of the area are also super happy about all of those tacky billboards off 281 being removed.

JACKinBeantown Nov 7, 2019 2:22 PM

I think the area between the Pig & Pearl and downtown will be the higher growth area in the coming years. The added population in the area combined with the seemingly readily available parcels on which to build will play a significant role.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...!4d-98.4936282



And I think these lots across from Travis Park are an excellent opportunity to build some high rise residentials. Being across from Travis Park on the 20th floor with a nice view and park access right in downtown and a diner on the ground floor would be like living in Manhattan... only 37º hotter.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...!4d-98.4936282

Sigaven Nov 8, 2019 6:26 PM

WOW this building is absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad that this sort of style is starting to make a comeback.


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