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Old Posted Oct 14, 2008, 12:21 PM
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I think that they limit the exits on basse to keep people from diving into a flood whenever that area gets flooded. Also the Jone Maltsberger to 281N problem is bottlenecking at the tracks. I just avoid that exit and take sunset to JM then 410 or 281, depending on where I'm going.
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Here's some pics from my time in SA this weekend. Please excuse the ones where I was a dummy and didn't adjust the ISO properly



Construction site next to our hotel (Best Western) and across 281 from Tesoro. Not sure what's going here.


Cresta Bella, in the now-exploding I-10 corridor north of 1604


Elian


Two views of the Drury




The Rim (south end)


Changing gears: The Broadway, now on floor 11


Quarry Village




The burgeoning Midtown skyline with Olmos Basin in the foreground


Stone Oak Drury Plaza hotel


Going up I-10, heading back to Kerrville. . .
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At first i was like. When is the Broadway gonna go up? Now its like.... Wow it's going fast.
Thanks for the update OldmantShirt
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I think that they limit the exits on basse to keep people from diving into a flood whenever that area gets flooded. Also the Jone Maltsberger to 281N problem is bottlenecking at the tracks. I just avoid that exit and take sunset to JM then 410 or 281, depending on where I'm going.
The city is reconstructing this section of Jones Maltsberger. The project will widen the road to include turn lanes as well as four lanes of traffic, two each direction. The project is in the design phase. So, within two years it should be less of a bottle neck. But, I am sure the trains will always cause traffic.
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Two Four Points by Sheraton hotels are in Hollywood Park’s future. Same site.

pic from: Galo Properties


Off of Pantheon and 281. Originally the blue building was an office building but now they are looking to have an extended stay Four Points. I know someone mentioned the site before. Both are set to be 6 floors each although a HP resident was concerned that a fire truck ladder couldn't reach the top if there were a fire.

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Hollywood Park considering plans for new hotel
Thursday, 23 October 2008
By Robert Goetz
Staff Writer
Two Four Points by Sheraton hotels are in Hollywood Park’s future, both of them on the same site.

The City Council last December approved a special-use permit that allowed a Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, which is part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc., in a “B” zoning district.

The 130-room, six-story facility will sit on a 3.73-acre parcel at U.S. Highway 281 and Pantheon Way and is scheduled to open in December 2009.

Last week the city’s Zoning Commission unanimously approved a special-use permit for the second Four Points hotel, which will be built next to the first one, close to the Pantheon Way-Arden Oaks intersection. Council was expected to consider the permit request at its meeting this week.

Walter Busby, president and chief operating officer of developer Galo Properties, said the second facility, an extended-stay hotel, will not exceed six floors and will have 88 rooms. The first hotel will accommodate overnight guests and will offer more amenities such as a restaurant, a fitness center and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

“We’re trying to get an economy of scale and have the same staff serve both hotels,” he said.

Zoning Commissioner Patrick Fetzer asked that the second hotel’s height not exceed that of the first one, a stipulation he included in his motion. The first hotel’s height was an issue last year when one resident feared the Hollywood Park Fire Department’s ladder truck might not adequately serve the structure.

Another commission member, Nard Tollette, echoed Fetzer’s concern about the second hotel’s height.

“It’s a pretty tall structure,” he said. “The height is excessive.”

City Secretary Barbara Haddock told the commission that neighbors within 200 feet of the structure were notified about the special-use permit request, but that nobody responded.

“We did not receive anything from anyone,” she said.

Galo Properties’ original plan called for a 15,000-square-foot office building where the second Four Points by Sheraton Hotel will stand.
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P.S. TOA, GH, and WC can bee seen from 281 just south of Evans
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The Broadway

I was driving down IH 10 East from the Medical Area, and I notice, BAM!!!
I could see the Broadway Crane from all the way up by Vance Jackson. It appears to me, the Crane was officially raised this past weekend. I couldn't see the crane from that view before.
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A new medical building/complex for the Medical Center.

South Texas Research Facility






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The medical building of the not-too-distant future. Damn you all to hell!
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Not bad looking. Wish they would build up not out and wide
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Is that the "20 story research tower" that we've been hearing about forever?
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Wow...very nice! Let's hope it's not the 20 story tower; I think it may be.
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Well I don't like it, its too awkward looking. I hope to God its not the 20 story research tower, if it is, that will be even more reason to hate it.
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"Wide" is the new design theme here in SA
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^^^Its just as well, that way when archaeologists dig up SA thousands of years from now, they can look to our architecture to see what we looked like physically
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^HAHAHahahahahahaha

seriously though, that was a good one...
they'd probably also realize we're the Sarah Palin of global cities.....
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"Wide" is the new design theme here in SA


I think the USAA HQ started that theme.


San Antonio may need to annex a couple of billion acres in order for the city to continue to expand.
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Cibolo unveils plans for multi-event venue
11/13/2008

(Cibolo) - Cibolo has plans to create a new recreational and entertainment venue that will cost $3.6 million to build. The Cibolo Multi-Event Facility will be located on five acres of land at FM 78 and Main Street. The facility will be decked out as a world-class soccer facility. The venue also will be designed to accommodate other public events - including festivals, concerts, farmers markets and theatre-in-the-park productions. The Cibolo Economic Development Corp. is providing the initial $1.6 million to build Phase I of the facility. Construction on this initial phase is scheduled to be completed by April 2009. Phase I will open with various amenities, including an 80-foot-by-120-foot regulation soccer field, fully lighted and built to Major League Soccer/World Cup standards; ticket booths and concession stand; restrooms; security fencing; and parking for 1,000 cars. The facility will feature bleacher seating for 4,000 - with the ability to expand the capacity to 10,000 people in the future. The multi-event facility will be integrated with the planned Cibolo Town Center - a 1,000-acre development that will include civic and cultural centers, retail and residential development, plazas and office space. Amenities in Phase II of the multi-event facility will include a press box, a 6,000- to 7,000-sf multipurpose clubhouse, a 1,000-sf meeting space/publicity/interview room and separate officials locker rooms with shower. Phase II is slated for completion in 2012; costs for this phase have been estimated at $2 million

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