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Old Posted Apr 3, 2009, 3:08 PM
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^^^ a seat on the council? lol

but seriously though, I don't know anything about how the city works, so what you say might sound good, but I'm sure there is more to it.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2009, 3:26 PM
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animal control facility

Yesterday, I drove past the zoo, and low and behold, the old city pound is being demolished. I don't know who owns the property but I would like to know what they plan on doing with this lot. Hopefully not more parking for the zoo. I think a ten story apartment complex similar to the Vistana would be great. Who wouldn't want to live in a park? Easy access to the airport and downtown. I just wonder if the land is zone for the park.
Its good to see the old pound gone. Who on earth thought it would be a great idea to build a dog pound next to a tourist attraction like the zoo.
In fact as a child, I didn't like going to the zoo or riding the sky ride, because of that a horrible place.
Don't get me started on the sky ride, another mistake removing a great attraction.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2009, 5:09 PM
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It was a great attraction, I was shocked when I came back to SA in 2003 and it was gone. Maybe some day they can bring back, and possibly even extend it into downtown somehow...

The zoo does need more parking though, because at present you either have to park under an overpass or walk 6 miles. I'm not so sure residential would work there given all the zoo traffic in that area. Then again, it works in NYC
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2009, 5:18 PM
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Yesterday, I drove past the zoo, and low and behold, the old city pound is being demolished. I don't know who owns the property but I would like to know what they plan on doing with this lot. Hopefully not more parking for the zoo. I think a ten story apartment complex similar to the Vistana would be great. Who wouldn't want to live in a park? Easy access to the airport and downtown. I just wonder if the land is zone for the park.
Its good to see the old pound gone. Who on earth thought it would be a great idea to build a dog pound next to a tourist attraction like the zoo.
In fact as a child, I didn't like going to the zoo or riding the sky ride, because of that a horrible place.
Don't get me started on the sky ride, another mistake removing a great attraction.

I think the zoo should keep that land for further expansion of the chupacabra exhibit; every mangey coyote will be kept there for everyone to see.
I don't see why Ripleys doesn't go for the full effect as they have in other cities and add an aquarium. If nothing else, I think that would be a perfect spot for it. They're not leaving Alamo Plaza anytime soon and it would just give another reason to have a streetcar from DT/zoo and not clog up 281/St. Marys on the weekends.
The Skyride was great, also the horse rides at the stables across from the driving range. The Golf Course is what should've been removed; save 2/3 for a park, land along the river for trails, extend River Rd. neighborhood a couple more blocks for new housing and a couple of new blocks along the southeast corner of the golf course. I know I am dreaming but at least we can wait and see what the Lone Star Jeep/Chrysler lot turns into although with the HDRC naming "Automobile Row" Historically signicificant, it looks like all we can hope for is more decaying buildings.
Check out the HDRC on 1130 Broadway, its about page 270 or so.
So pretty much we can gather that if a building is old, and they can find "any history" of that building, and there are similar old buildings nearby, it is historic.
So in 30 years, every car dealership on 10 will be historic
Don't get me wrong, it would be a nice building if it were cleaned up and re-used. I saw code enforcement over there a few days ago. Hopefully something is done to clean up all these old buildings.
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$8.5 million dollar new construction permit has been awarded to Zachry at 3201 E Houston - which is next to the AT&T Center...

Any ideas as to what this could be?
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$8.5 million dollar new construction permit has been awarded to Zachry at 3201 E Houston - which is next to the AT&T Center...

Any ideas as to what this could be?
That would be the Freeman Coliseum. I assume this is part of the $10 million allocated for Freeman Coliseum from the venue tax.

In addition the AT&T center received $75 million and the adjacent rodeo grounds will get $15 million.
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Old Posted Apr 7, 2009, 7:04 PM
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Maybe they could use the money to build a new sky ride for the fairgrounds at the Rodeo. Similiar to the Texas State Fair up in Dallas. They have a sky ride that is only used once a year during the fair.
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That would be the Freeman Coliseum. I assume this is part of the $10 million allocated for Freeman Coliseum from the venue tax.

In addition the AT&T center received $75 million and the adjacent rodeo grounds will get $15 million.
The phrase "NEW CONSTRUCTION" doesn't have to mean that they're adding something new? Can you rehab/renovate under that permit?
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The phrase "NEW CONSTRUCTION" doesn't have to mean that they're adding something new? Can you rehab/renovate under that permit?
Maybe more barns?
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Population estimates for the 25 metropolitan areas with the largest increase from July 1, 2007 to July 1, 2008:
http://www.seattlepi.com/national/11...on_top_25.html

Metro 2008 Pop. Change

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 6,300,006 146,532

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 5,728,143 130,185

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 4,281,899 115,978

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta 5,376,285 114,989

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12,872,808 88,196

New York-Northern New Jersey 19,006,798 84,227

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet 9,569,624 72,771

Austin-Round Rock, Texas 1,652,602 60,012

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont 4,274,531 58,406

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, Va. 5,358,130 55,835

Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, N.C./S.C. 1,701,799 55,368

Denver-Aurora 2,506,626 53,233

Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. 4,115,871 49,298

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 3,344,813 46,588

San Antonio, TX 2,031,445 46,524

Raleigh-Cary, N.C. 1,088,765 44,804

San Diego-Carlsbad 3,001,072 41,338

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton 2,207,462 40,971

Las Vegas-Paradise 1,865,746 38,091

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. 1,819,198 32,843

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn. 3,229,878 32,258

Nashville-Davidson-Franklin, Tenn. 1,550,733 30,573

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass. 4,522,858 30,520

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade, Calif. 2,109,832 27,646

Orlando-Kissimmee, Fla. 2,054,574 25,905
Cool numbers Paul.

Now we see SA as the 28th largest...right? You see it now...?
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Good news.
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Park Place

Does any one know the status of this development (or any of the developments around 281 and Stone Oak/TPC Pkwy)? I know that Park Place was listed to be completed last year, and I have not seen anything done on Tacara.
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Tesoro

a group of aerial shots of the early stages of the Tesoro HQ development.

http://tesorohq.com//Aerialweb/index.htm



A new picture of Tesoro Hq click here ==> http://daren-sare.blogspot.com/
Try Clicking on the pic so you can get a much larger view of them

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Old Posted Apr 11, 2009, 9:06 PM
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Look at that 281 traffic (far right). Thanks anti-toll road a-holes.



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Old Posted Apr 11, 2009, 9:07 PM
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Here's Tesoro's new HQ:



Why not downtown??
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Why not downtown??
I say the city should create ULRC (Undeveloped Land Review Commision)that would put restrictions and hurdles up for developers in the remaining land in Bexar County. Perhaps it might level the playing field for development in the rest of the city. At least it would open up other areas of town to at least cluster new buildings, if not in DT (San Pedro/410, Med Center, 10/410)
Because 1604/281? whats next? Bulverde? Boerne? Austin?
I would probably be okay with this if it were a little more dense up there, and at least they built up. It wouldn't be questioned so much if SA did truly have a "2nd DT." But yeah, why not on top of a certain bus station DT?
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I don't know if it has been discussed on here before but does anyone know what is being built off of 410/Military by Potranco. That project had been going on for what seems like years now. Passed by there earlier today and saw that there's another building under construction. It looks to be at least four stories high.
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The NSA is leasing and renovating the old Sony Plant. They are at Lackland now, but will move there once it is complete. I think they're also building a data center near there.
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