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Old Posted Apr 17, 2008, 5:15 AM
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{SA} Mission Power Plant Mixed-Use Redevelopment - Just South of Downtown

Discovered this development when I went to the website of the architect for the 300 Houston Street mixed-use project.







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Old Posted Apr 17, 2008, 5:22 AM
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I think a development like this needs muddy spaces between the concrete sidewalk slabs to let little bits of grass grow through it-- that's a minute but aesthetic detail that would go a long way.

A cheap bit of roughness that's evocative of the way it used to be.
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That same lady with the kid shows up in three pictures...creepy...
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That same lady with the kid shows up in three pictures...creepy...


don't miss the dog that is being mauled by a person in photo two...while lassie looks on sans owner. weird.
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Is this project a done deal or just conceptual?

As an aside note, does anybody know what has become of the old Lone Star Brewery that is near here? Any plans for that place?
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2008, 4:32 AM
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Is this project a done deal or just conceptual?

As an aside note, does anybody know what has become of the old Lone Star Brewery that is near here? Any plans for that place?
There is now.

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Old Posted Aug 13, 2008, 4:52 AM
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between this and the lone star brewery plans, maybe we should all start talking more about River South... ( <-- like we needed someone to try to coin another district name )

it does make more sense to see the development explode there first - land prices are lower and the re-use potential is high. plus, there is already a vibrant community that has adopted this lifestyle there.
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I like that car, looks like some kind of mutant cross between a Dodge Viper, a Ford GT, a Shelby series 1, a Pontiac Solstice, and a Lotus Elise.

Oh, and the brewery redevelopment is cool too
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between this and the lone star brewery plans, maybe we should all start talking more about River South... ( <-- like we needed someone to try to coin another district name )
In the spirit of So-Flo, So-Co, So-Ho and So-Wat, I give you...

...drumroll...

Lo-St District (Lone Star, get it? )

The people seem happy


"Hey, what about So-LoSt?"
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The proximity of established park space is great, it might lead to a clean up of the area and renewal of the parks (roosevelt and concepcion.) Also the location is great especially if "our" LRT maps ever come into play.
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This is fantastic! Especially the proximity to other developments including the Lone Star.

SA is now up to one quarry (Quarry Market and the golf course), three breweries (SAMA, the Pearl, and Lone Star), one power station (mission road) and grain silos (Big tex mixed use)


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^^^Don't forget that Fiesta Texas and the Rim are also quarry redevelopments, as is the new NEISD football stadium.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2008, 7:19 PM
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Also, the Quarry on the northeast side that will become not only a sports complex for NEISD but also a huge green space with 17 soccer fields and a large first of its kind special needs park.


Edit:

Here's the NE quarry redevelopment, courtesy of Gordon Hartman.

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So make that four quarries.

San Antonio sure is good at reusing stuff.
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Lets not forget about the Japanese Tea Gardens. Not quite up to scale of the Rim or Six Flags, but still reused.
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So five quarries then. Jeez!
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2008, 8:02 PM
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The Zoo, Sunken Gardens and Japanese Tea Gardens are all in the same quarry site.
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So five quarries then. Jeez!
Oh, and don't forget the reuse of two old Air Force bases
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