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Old 09-14-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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Does anyone happen to have more information on this development, like dates, pricing, builder info, etc.?
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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Interesting property. For sale, it seems, which leads me to believe that it either won't ever break ground in this economy or will go rental immediately to make ends meet. We'll see.



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Old 09-14-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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It's a group from Mexico that is looking to build very high end condos geared towards Mexican nationals. The sign is up there to gauge interest on the potential market. It's not eminent and really isn't past very initial planning stages.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:33 PM
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Does anybody build ANYTHING anymore that isn't "high end", "upscale" or "expensive"????? San Antonio needs more affordable 55+ living space, condos, high-rise, one story communities, anywhere in a safe area. By affordable, I mean for those who are or used to be middle class. This country is splitting between the very affluent and the low income citizens. I am one of the former 2-income working middle class, neither with a degree, and we need affordable housing. *End of rant*.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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I received word back from the contact person listed on their site....initial plans for pricing was to start at ~$1.4 million, but they are taking another look at it.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Does anybody build ANYTHING anymore that isn't "high end", "upscale" or "expensive"????? San Antonio needs more affordable 55+ living space, condos, high-rise, one story communities, anywhere in a safe area. By affordable, I mean for those who are or used to be middle class. This country is splitting between the very affluent and the low income citizens. I am one of the former 2-income working middle class, neither with a degree, and we need affordable housing. *End of rant*.
People build things that sell. Simple supply and demand.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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I received word back from the contact person listed on their site....initial plans for pricing was to start at ~$1.4 million, but they are taking another look at it.
Yeah...she's a friend of mine. Know that project well. They're still in the development stages, so nothing is set in stone.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Does anybody build ANYTHING anymore that isn't "high end", "upscale" or "expensive"????? San Antonio needs more affordable 55+ living space, condos, high-rise, one story communities, anywhere in a safe area. By affordable, I mean for those who are or used to be middle class. This country is splitting between the very affluent and the low income citizens. I am one of the former 2-income working middle class, neither with a degree, and we need affordable housing. *End of rant*.

I hate to break it to you, but the middle class that the Regan-era ushered in is growing small as the economy continues it's downward spiral. For a city like San Antonio to continue to stack again other, more progressive (and usually smaller) cities, we must stop sideways growth. I think that putting up more of what you call 'affordable housing,' is really just adding to our problem of being seen as one gigantic, bland suburb (think Ft Worth) versus a thriving, on-the-ball and nationally contending metropolis. We've got the population... What we need now is the aesthetic.



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