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Old Posted Sep 5, 2010, 7:44 PM
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It is not up to you to decide where developers choose to build. Our inner-city is less dense than areas outside Loop 410. The medical center is the most dense area in San Antonio.

The La Cantera/UTSA area is prime because of the global headquarters, major university, name-brand shopping centers, and wealthy neighborhoods. The area is aesthetically more appealing than most others. You can rant and rave on this message board all you'd like. It will not make a difference.
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Old Posted Sep 5, 2010, 7:52 PM
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I was just over there and there is a lot of cranes and construction. They are definitely putting that hotel up now. I didn't have a camera to take a picture unfortunately.

I think that Eilan is a lot more to look forward to when it comes to planning than the Rim.
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Looks like the "mercantile" building got its permits from the city. Also, from checking out the site, it appears that Stephan Pyles will have a new restaurant at the Eilan Hotel.

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Stephan is currently a cuisine consultant for American Airlines and The Dallas Museum of Art. He has developed restaurants for Hotel ZaZa and The Gaylord Texan in Dallas and is currently creating a restaurant and food and beverage program for Èilan Hotel and Spa, a boutique property currently under construction next to La Cantera in San Antonio. Pyles has cooked for four American presidents, Queen Elizabeth and countless other heads of state and movie stars.
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2011, 9:57 AM
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Was by here a few days ago and it starting to look really nice. Wish I had a camera with me though.
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
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I drove by the other day and that place is insanely huge. And to think, that's like 50% of it.
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 6:38 AM
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^^^ I was there on Saturday and I thought the exact same thing! It looks monstrous from The Rim, especially since this is being built on a hill.
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^^^ I was there on Saturday and I thought the exact same thing! It looks monstrous from The Rim, especially since this is being built on a hill.
Yeah, it being on that hill just adds to the enormous look of the buildings.

I also like the entrance that was built at La Cantera Parkway and the 10 frontage on the Eilan/Six Flags side.
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2011, 10:38 PM
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Here are some pictures I took today. Sorry I didn't get the left side.











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Old Posted Feb 24, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Thanks for the pics.

Wow. That thing is so much bigger than I thought. I really like the looks of those apartments though.
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Wow, River North is really filling out nicely! Oh wait, yeah, this is 20 miles from downtown. It does look nice, though.
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Wow, River North is really filling out nicely! Oh wait, yeah, this is 20 miles from downtown. It does look nice, though.
River Far North.
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S.A.'s new European-inspired development
By Valentino Lucio
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Updated 06:21 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tucked into the hillside near Interstate 10 and Loop 1604 is a development that resembles a small European town.

Éilan is a 120-acre mixed-use project that will include a hotel, apartments, restaurants, offices and retail across Interstate 10 from The Rim shopping center. Phase one of the project is scheduled to open later this year.

The project's name is inspired by the French word élan, meaning vigor and distinctive elegance. But its design is inspired by Tuscany with multicolored stucco exteriors, stone facades and clay roofs.

The developer, Netherlands-based Wereldhave, operates properties in Washington D.C., San Diego, Dallas and Austin. This is the first project the company has tackled in San Antonio and the first mixed-use project that it has developed in the nation.


http://www.mysanantonio.com/business...nt-1436019.php

I have to say, it may not be downtown, but it sure does look like a nice development. And this is only the 1st phase.
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Yeah it's a cool project, hope everything works out right. That last photo you posted Alice is a great shot! Loving how that looks.
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Looks like a small city
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Looks really nice...
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I have to say, it may not be downtown, but it sure does look like a nice development. And this is only the 1st phase.
I hope they bring it up to 1400 residential units. Right now, it's kind of isolated up there and since it lacks connectivity, it'll need density to make it feel like a neighborhood and a successful one.
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The back seems spaced out with the amphitheater and chapel, so I'm curious as to how they will connect the rest of the units. It would have to be dense, though, if they want to keep the walkability and use of the trolley throughout the community.
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According to this site,
http://escapehatchdallas.com/2011/06...ew-restaurant/

The hotel is branded Le Meridien.
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Eilan Hotel has it's own website
http://www.eilanhotel.com/
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