HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Texas & Southcentral > San Antonio

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #61  
Old Posted Jul 15, 2018, 11:19 AM
micahinsa micahinsa is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Austinite101 View Post
Am I the only one who thinks this looks sorta eh. To be candid, this building reminds me of a slightly smaller version of the student apartment buildings going up in West Campus here in Austin.
Meh. It’s not going to win any design or creativity awards anytime soon. It kind of reminds me of some mid rise apartment building in Miami.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Austinite101 View Post
Then again, not too familiar with that area. Maybe it would look good in context of the surroundings.
There’s very little context where it’s going to be. Across the street there’s a very generic ant farm apartment complex. A little further up are some even more generic chain hotels. Sadly, this will be the most unique thing at that important intersection.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #62  
Old Posted Jul 15, 2018, 5:54 PM
txex06 txex06 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 117
Quote:
Originally Posted by micahinsa View Post
Meh. It’s not going to win any design or creativity awards anytime soon. It kind of reminds me of some mid rise apartment building in Miami.



There’s very little context where it’s going to be. Across the street there’s a very generic ant farm apartment complex. A little further up are some even more generic chain hotels. Sadly, this will be the most unique thing at that important intersection.
King William is right across the street diagonally. Nothing generic there. Hemisfair and it's new buildings will be a block to the east. I actually think Agave looks ok, just wished they used brick all the way around and not just the street facing sides. This building will be right by La Villita also.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #63  
Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 1:58 AM
AwesomeSAView AwesomeSAView is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 468
Quote:
Originally Posted by micahinsa View Post
Here's one new rendering from that HDRC document:



Love the night lighting

This needs to get built!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #64  
Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 4:23 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
I ♥ NY
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: down the street from the taco trailer
Posts: 48,646
Quote:
Originally Posted by Austinite101 View Post
Am I the only one who thinks this looks sorta eh. To be candid, this building reminds me of a slightly smaller version of the student apartment buildings going up in West Campus here in Austin.

Then again, not too familiar with that area. Maybe it would look good in context of the surroundings.
It's a start. I recall that the first "new" residential midrises that were built or proposed in Austin within the last 18 years were very "meh". A couple of them, thankfully, didn't happen with the "dot-com bust". Their heights were modest, but that wasn't what bugged me. They were just very, very basic designs. Pretty much just medium height boxes for people to live in. If this is what Austin had gotten in place of say, the Plaza Lofts, I'd still be happy with it today, while for the last 16 years since the Plaza Lofts were built, I've been wishing something would come along to block the view of it. Those were pioneer projects, of course, so it can't be expected that they'd be too daring design-wise since the fact that they were being proposed at all was daring enough. I should dig out some of the renderings I have of those and post them some day.
__________________
I love chicken, I love liver, Meow Mix Meow Mix please deliver - Dr. Evil

Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries. - Wanye
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #65  
Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 12:09 PM
JACKinBeantown's Avatar
JACKinBeantown JACKinBeantown is offline
JACKinBeantown
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Location: Location:
Posts: 7,398
I'm OK with this building. It's not amazing, but I think it's above average. It looks very mid-20th-century Miami, and I'm good with that. Plus it has the all-important urban ground-level retail with two levels of parking to make the building taller than it would be otherwise. And for those who like the neon look, it has that.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #66  
Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 4:31 PM
Fryguy Fryguy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 611
Quote:
Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown View Post
I'm OK with this building. It's not amazing, but I think it's above average. It looks very mid-20th-century Miami, and I'm good with that. Plus it has the all-important urban ground-level retail with two levels of parking to make the building taller than it would be otherwise. And for those who like the neon look, it has that.
I really love this building. The look of this buildings at night is particularly beautiful! I just wish it was taller. Though, however, it is pretty tall for the area.

On a side note, it is kind of sad that this building is much better than anything going up in the Grand Hyatt side yard.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #67  
Old Posted Jul 18, 2018, 8:34 PM
kmack kmack is offline
looking at plans...
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: stuck in my office
Posts: 58
According to GC, project start is to be August 2018 with expected completion around December 2019 (17 month overall schedule).

Project is out for bid right now.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #68  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2018, 2:55 AM
SAguy SAguy is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 431
HDRC approved the project Wednesday afternoon.


In a phone call Thursday, Laney Development Principal Drew Proctor said rent prices had not yet been determined. In a March meeting, however, manager Tim Proctor had said individual unit prices would range from $1,700 per month up to $6,500 per month, making the complex one of the priciest to rent in San Antonio



https://m.mysanantonio.com/business/...d-13088394.php
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #69  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2018, 6:46 PM
MABottz MABottz is offline
MBottz1001
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 24
Too bad they don't have that Handy Andy down the street anymore--it was over between St. Mary's and Presa. Would have been an easy walking distance grocery store for these new residential projects.

Last edited by MABottz; Aug 11, 2018 at 7:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #70  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2018, 11:49 PM
Spoiler's Avatar
Spoiler Spoiler is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by MABottz View Post
Too bad they don't have that Handy Andy down the street anymore--it was over between St. Mary's and Presa. Would have been an easy walking distance grocery store for these new residential projects.
Yeah, now people will have to walk all the way to Flores!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #71  
Old Posted Aug 12, 2018, 5:12 AM
The Model's Avatar
The Model The Model is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 536
[IMG]Future Site Durango Apartments by Raul Medina III, on Flickr[/IMG]
When the Durango is built this view will change.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #72  
Old Posted Aug 12, 2018, 7:00 PM
JACKinBeantown's Avatar
JACKinBeantown JACKinBeantown is offline
JACKinBeantown
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Location: Location:
Posts: 7,398
I had high hopes for this becoming a happening little intersection, but then I did a Google search and found that the development on the other side of the street looks finished and has ZERO retail. Sad!

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4182...7i13312!8i6656


At least there's a sexology institute down the street.

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4172...7i13312!8i6656
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #73  
Old Posted Aug 12, 2018, 11:16 PM
txex06 txex06 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 117
Quote:
Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown View Post
I had high hopes for this becoming a happening little intersection, but then I did a Google search and found that the development on the other side of the street looks finished and has ZERO retail. Sad!

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4182...7i13312!8i6656


At least there's a sexology institute down the street.

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4172...7i13312!8i6656
Pig Liquor is right behind El Mirador. Also, Sexology has an impressive vintage dildo collection. Check it out next time you're in town!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #74  
Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 9:57 PM
kmack kmack is offline
looking at plans...
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: stuck in my office
Posts: 58
This project went out for bid again with a different GC in the list. A proposed build schedule was also sent out. It had breaking ground as April 2019.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #75  
Old Posted Jan 15, 2019, 7:02 PM
krondog krondog is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Berlin / San Antonio
Posts: 28
Any updates on this?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #76  
Old Posted Jan 16, 2019, 5:12 PM
jaga185's Avatar
jaga185 jaga185 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Posts: 2,209
So far all we know is breaking ground is in like 3 months.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #77  
Old Posted Feb 7, 2019, 9:51 PM
kmack kmack is offline
looking at plans...
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: stuck in my office
Posts: 58
Been awhile...
After this project went out for bid again, it dropped off the radar. I have no idea where it stands now... (although, obviously it's not "standing" yet!)
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Texas & Southcentral > San Antonio
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:54 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.