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Old Posted Oct 30, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Does anyone know what's going on at Main and Locust? They've been turning dirt there for a few weeks, but today I noticed a ton of construction workers.
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Does anyone know what's going on at Main and Locust? They've been turning dirt there for a few weeks, but today I noticed a ton of construction workers.
Tiny building....
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Figured it was something to do with SAC. Thanks!

Also, Tobin Lofts has a website now: http://www.livetobinlofts.com/

A great project, but I can't get over the slogan on the front page: "Enjoy SAC living"

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Now there might be more opportunities to enjoy (near) SAC living...

An email is circulating about a zoning change for the lots near Courtland and McCollough...
you all might remember the old houses that were moved from there; well now the owner of those lots (and the two homes behind it) are requesting a zoning change.

Current zoning allows up to 33 units with retail (mixed-use) and 50 spaces of parking and the new requested zoning will allow up to 65 units with no specific requirement for parking.

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Pubiic Hearing on the Zoning Change Request: This meeting is set for Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the City's Development and Business Services Center Board Room at 1 PM. . The case number is Z-2013030. At this point we do not know if the Case Officer will recommend approval or not. You can send an e-mail to the Case Officer (Mr.Timothy Malry) at timothy.mulry@sanantonio.gov. Be sure to include the Subject (Zoning Change Request) and the case number Z-2013030 and indicate that you are against the requested zoning change. You can indicate the concerns about density, lack of commercial space and parking issues. The e-mail must arrive by Tuesday Morning so that it can be presented to the Zoning Commission prior to the Public Meeting.
so obviously the email is suggesting people oppose the zoning change... I say if you guys are for it... write an email.

Personally, I don't think that is too high of density; the lack of density through other parts of Tobin Hill make up for the extra people that will live in that stretch between Main/McCollough.

As for the lack of parking requirement? I say let the tenants figure it out. If they want to live in a place where they aren't guaranteed parking then they will decide if they want to live there or not. It might also encourage tenants to seek alternate methods of transit or the parking situation might not make a difference to potential tenants. Once densities start to go up in neighborhoods, parking becomes less of a "must-have". We are still a long ways away from that being the case, but the fact that two potential projects (Broadway Car-wash corner and this one) in which the developers are trying to ask for LESS parking is definitely a good sign of things to come.
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No, that request isn't bad. I'd like to see that area gain more density all the way towards downtown.
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Proposed title change to

Tobin Lofts | 4 Floors | 225 units | U/C
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Apologies for the bad lighting, I took these on a Friday after services at Beth-el.





I'm a big fan of this entrance onto Main St.


You can see the Methodist expansion in the background.


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I heard the Tobin Lofts are set for a September opening. They're coming along quickly, but the commercial building and garage definitely won't be ready by then.

Shot along Main Street:
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Thanks for the pics. This is going to put more life into that side of town.
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Just about done with the south building.






Evergreen Street looks radically different.



I'd really like to know what is going to end up in the retail space.
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Those apartments have already changed really changed Main in a good way. It's made that stretch between Crockett Park and Dewey almost attractive. Almost.
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They look good. That area might get unexpectedly more attractive in the years to come.
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Some recent pics of Tobin Lofts in this article about apartments around town, which it mentions is underway on the second phase right now.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/...#photo-5529781
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Phase 2 looks like it's almost done. They just need to finish out the retail space.

I have to admit that I'm very impressed with the way that this development turned out. It's not very tall, but on Laurel and Evergreen streets the ground floor units actually open up onto the street and there's a lot of retail space on Main. I think Luther's is moving into the retail space on the corner and it looks like they'll have a patio. This is going to add a good amount of life to the area.









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