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Old Posted Aug 5, 2008, 5:47 AM
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Atop that list is a remake of the site of the 1968 world’s fair. HemisFair ’68 is where Hardberger says he and his wife, Linda, who were living in Odessa, Texas, at the time, first fell in love with and decided to move to San Antonio.

For years, local leaders have debated what to do with what remains of that site. There are at least two options that have been discussed and debated. One would preserve the site as a permanent downtown park.

The other would transform it into a mixed-used development that would include a residential element. Ironically, Hardberger, who is a champion of more parks and green spaces, says the latter now makes more sense.

“There are two ways to go. One is the Central Park idea. But the other is a sophisticated upscale development,” Hardberger says. “It’s a little late on the park. There is too much building that has already occurred.”

Hardberger hopes to gather enough consensus among city staff and members of City Council later this month to move on the latter concept.

“That place has just been sitting there. If we can get the dialogue going, we can get the ball rolling,” Hardberger says. “I’d like to get the redevelopment of HemisFair off the ground. I want to direct that effort.”
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