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Old Posted Jan 23, 2009, 3:54 PM
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You would think Market Square would make a profit considering it is a tourist attraction for the city.
I don't think the individual vendors weren't making profit, I just think it was talking of the the city having a deficit in operating costs and rental money it receives from the vendors.
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I worry about the Market Place becoming too Disneyfied....like the river is becoming. How about something in between. The zoos and Museums up in Chicago are run by non-profits and have been much more successful than the city at running these places. Perhaps something like this would work for the Market? Keep it Authentic. Keep it San Antonio.
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2009, 9:42 PM
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new walgreens on the left side of the pic

construction at Neisner/Towneplace Suites by Marriott
the 3rd floors' rooms are being framed out. Fall 2009.
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Kewl, Vistanna looks good from the Market. Do they have a lighting scheme yet? I am curious to see...

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Old Posted Jan 24, 2009, 1:32 AM
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River North progress photos...

Photos found on sanantonionriver.org,
With Phase III of the Museum Reach winding down, here are some photos to show progress.
Tour starting from a little north of the Pearl Brewery to Lexington Ave., just a little south of the AT&T Campus: All taken on Dec. 29th 2008:

grayson street facing south.

Myrtle street facing south.

Newell st. facing south.

Camden facing south.

Roy smith facing south.

12th st and ave a facing south.

Jones ave. facing south.

vfw facing south.

9th ave facing south.

8th ave facing south.

Brooklyn ave facing south.

McCollough facing south

Only photo facing north. Lexington facing north, just to show the end/beginning of the river.

the same shot, JUNE 2007.

they have all the shots to compare on the website.

BTW, they are progressing rapidly on the Mission reach now to Roosevelt Ave.

Perhaps as completion starts wrapping up, we'll begin a thread for RN to put projects that hopefully come out of this.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2009, 2:26 AM
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Those river shots are awesome, all the shots are awesome, great posts miaht.
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Very nice view in the works here:
http://www.sanantonioriver.org/museu...s/IMG_5273.JPG

I like The Vistana, but I'm kind of scared of those broad vertical lines on the facade.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3420/...a4876b.jpg?v=0
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I like how some parts of the new river are wide. It makes it look more like a river and not a creek. I hope after it's completed, the city brings back that teal color it had a while back. Does anybody know why they haven't been using that chemical solution to make it that teal color latley. For a while, it kind of made SA look like Venice Italy.
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Aloft Hotel

Does anyone know the latest on the Aloft Houston Street project? Starwood's website lists it with a Dec 2009 opening, but there is no way that will happen unless something has already started.
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alamocityhotels.com list an opening of Fall 2011.
The same contractors that are working on the Neisner/Towneplace Suites

are working on the Aloft and the Hyatt Summerfield projects all on Houston St., all
set to be done in the fall of 09,10, and 2011.
The Texas building project is actually being looked at as a possible condo conversion
instead of hotel, so that could actually speed up the date of the Aloft but I wouldn't
expect any construction to begin til about this time next year.
Most of my info is coming from either a contact of mine at ACH or the architect of these projects.
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alamocityhotels.com list an opening of Fall 2011.
The same contractors that are working on the Neisner/Towneplace Suites

are working on the Aloft and the Hyatt Summerfield projects all on Houston St., all
set to be done in the fall of 09,10, and 2011.
The Texas building project is actually being looked at as a possible condo conversion
instead of hotel, so that could actually speed up the date of the Aloft but I wouldn't
expect any construction to begin til about this time next year.
Most of my info is coming from either a contact of mine at ACH or the architect of these projects.

is that the south texas building?

i know that it had been set aside (and pre-sold) as a condo redevelopment before being repurposed as a hotel redevelopment...

is it back to condos?
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Condos would be nice for the Texas Building. Lets get some more residents downtown.
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I really hope the S Texas building becomes condos instead of hotel. For the love of God. NO MORE HOTELS.
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Aloft is great-- went by the one in Portland the other day.
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I really hope the S Texas building becomes condos instead of hotel. For the love of God. NO MORE HOTELS.
I agree.....at least for the next couple of years.
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Well hopefully with the Eighteen Hundred getting final approval this past week, Pearl's CIA building starting construction soon and the completion of River North coming up in May, we should hopefully see some type of balance in announcement of projects. I expect a couple of midsize announcements by mid-year for hotels with definitely one in the works right now. Once RiverNorth gets flowing, and with some hype, I don't expect Embarcadero to be the only Museum Reach project between the Riverwalk and Pearl.
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Anyone know anything about when the broadway lofts may re-start?
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Wow am very impressed with the progress of the River. To see it actually being extended...is a long time in come and well worth every penny going into it! Just walked the river walk two Sundays ago...from the north now. It was so pleasant that day....I forgot how peaceful the river can be in off hours!
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