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Old Posted May 17, 2019, 6:57 PM
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On another note, the building on Google Earth in the link below is on the location of the Continental Hotel residences. It looks historic and certainly worthy of preserving its facade. Does anyone know the details of that?

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4251...7i13312!8i6656
Agreed. It reminds me of the building at 617 N. St, Mary's, which is very beautiful! Does anyone know anything about that structure? I don't even know the next of it. Relatedly, any news regarding the building next door, the one that was undergoing extensive redevelopment? The one that had its exterior covered (and now thankly removed) in the horrendous 60s sheet mental.
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Old Posted May 17, 2019, 7:33 PM
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Penner's across the street looks like it got transplanted from a beach town. I love it!

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4251...7i13312!8i6656
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Old Posted May 18, 2019, 8:51 AM
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Penner's across the street looks like it got transplanted from a beach town. I love it!

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4251...7i13312!8i6656
This is one of the many areas I spoke of in another thread that is heavily under construction. It's a mess right now, down to one street.

And yeah, that building (penner's) doesn't go. It's ugly. And, as stated many times, I dislike Palm [plants on steroids] "trees".
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Old Posted May 18, 2019, 9:59 PM
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This is one of the many areas I spoke of in another thread that is heavily under construction. It's a mess right now, down to one street.

And yeah, that building (penner's) doesn't go. It's ugly. And, as stated many times, I dislike Palm [plants on steroids] "trees".
Preach. They do terribly in this climate and usually look pretty gross and decrepit by the time they've had a few hard freezes. Imagine going through all trouble of purchasing and planting a tree... but it doesn't give you any shade!
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That downtown plan looks great.
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Old Posted May 20, 2019, 5:27 PM
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San Pedro creek work, with Penner’s on the left, Commerce Street bridge, and the Continental Hotel building on the right.

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UTSA downtown expansion now hinges on hunt for more funding
By W. Scott Bailey – Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal
Feb 3, 2020, 12:06pm CST

University of Texas at San Antonio president Taylor Eighmy will have to make another pitch to state officials for funding to support his vision for the school's downtown campus expansion.

After securing land from the city of San Antonio east of Interstate 35, the priority now for UTSA is to close on roughly two acres owned by Bexar County tucked between the former city lots.

“We want to buy that property,” Eighmy said.

The property is between Dolorosa and Nueva streets. An aging jail sits on part of the acreage, which Bexar County Commissioners agreed on Jan. 28 to sell to UTSA for $5.7 million. The plan is to build a 250,000-square-foot structure on the county site that would serve as a new home for UTSA’s College of Business, according to Eighmy. UTSA requested $126 million to cover design and construction costs for the project, but the Texas Legislature did not act on the request during its last session.

University officials will try and make their case for funding during the 2021 legislative session, which means UTSA may have to make a deal for the property before securing the larger funding.

Separately, UTSA is advancing plans to develop the two city parcels, and work on that land will likely kickstart the downtown expansion.

“We expect the first brick and mortar project to be our School of Data Science and the National Security Collaboration Center,” Eighmy said.

That building is earmarked for the former city lot east of the county property.

“We have (a request for qualifications) on the street right now to get us closer to selecting the design build team for the project,” Eighmy said. “We expect occupancy of this building in late 2022.”

Roughly 16 months ago, UTSA was preparing to recruit developers interested in submitting proposals for its two-acre site near Cattleman Square west of Interstate 35. At the time, Eighmy envisioned a multistory tower that would house a mix of residential, academic and retail space.

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff believes a land deal with UTSA will have a far-reaching impact, replacing an eyesore with new construction that might entice more development.

“It’s critical we get the deal done. I think we will,” he said. “That whole area will take on a new look.”
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Regents approve acquisition of land for Downtown Campus expansion

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That article has a link to another page which includes some nice renderings of plans for both campuses that I hadn't seen before.

http://www.utsa.edu/sombrilla/som082...asterplan.html
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That article has a link to another page which includes some nice renderings of plans for both campuses that I hadn't seen before.

http://www.utsa.edu/sombrilla/som082...asterplan.html
Those are awesome visuals. The plans are pretty serious. The campuses look like they'll be really nice. It's hard to get a good sense of the actual buildings, but generally the whole campus designs look great.

It's smart to put the basketball courts of the downtown campus next to the Buena Vista Street bridge.

I also looooove that they stuck some streetcars on the train tracks. Maybe they'll make a push to get that to actually happen. They're doing exactly that in Boston by extending the Green Line streetcar line out to Tufts University. It wraps through downtown and out by Fenway Park and BU. Students like transit. This could be good. Fingers crossed.
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And here's a 32 page pdf I found of the downtown campus master plan.

http://www.utsa.edu/masterplan/docum...own-campus.pdf

This is a different file than the one on page 3 of this thread, with more detail.

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That article has a link to another page which includes some nice renderings of plans for both campuses that I hadn't seen before.

http://www.utsa.edu/sombrilla/som082...asterplan.html


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It would be good to see the O' Henry house/museum integrated into this newly developing campus block. Looks like there may be a nice little tree lined path from the O'Henry museum to San Pedro Creek and then on the other side of the creek would be the Spanish Governor's Palace. Would make for a pleasant cultural/historical little stretch along Dolorosa.

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Wow, those visuals look great! Hopefully, they will stick to this. Fingers crossed.

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That article has a link to another page which includes some nice renderings of plans for both campuses that I hadn't seen before.

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Wow, those visuals look great! Hopefully, they will stick to this. Fingers crossed.
Uh, your quote of my post does not contain my link, but this:

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