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Old 04-25-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I remember a week or two ago, I had noticed that in another thread in the general U.S. forum was mentioning new additions to city skylines. It mentioned SA but I can't recall the buildings being proposed so I tried to find that thread but it simply disappeared! I googled it but came up with no luck. Does anybody know of some proposed highrises planned on being built in the near future (2012-1013)?
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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high-rises arent allowed downtown
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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San Antonio is sadly lacking in downtown new highrises as compared to Austin. I just don't get it. This is one way of attracting people downtown.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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San Antonio is sadly lacking in downtown new highrises as compared to Austin. I just don't get it. This is one way of attracting people downtown.
Yes, everybody goes to Austin, because they have tall buildings. If there is nothing to put in these buildings no one is going to show up any ways.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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Imagine the water shortages if you start increasing the population density in San Antonio. It's a good SA is growing out instead of growing up.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Imagine the water shortages if you start increasing the population density in San Antonio. It's a good SA is growing out instead of growing up.

Umm, there actually might be less water shortages. A major problem here in San Antonio, is that when people move here, they take up more land. More Land, more lawns, equals less coverage area for water to go into the aquifer.


So, if people moved into high rises, instead of homes, they would you less land. Also, there would be no need for all these wells, and various other water maintenance facilities. These can all be concentrated in one area.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Imagine the water shortages if you start increasing the population density in San Antonio. It's a good SA is growing out instead of growing up.
Sarcasm?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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not at all. I lived in Schertz and my water came from Corrizo Aquifer. We never had anything more than voluntary water restrictions (time of day only) and this only makes sense. You just don't water the lawn at 2 in the afternoon. Moving people out takes the load off the Edwards and moves it to Carrizo, Trinity and Gulf Coast aquifers. Not only that, but it protects from the yankee "big city" feel in south Texas. It's nice to see that owning your own piece of land is not a lost concept in some places.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A 24 story boutique hotel and Aloft hotel have both been approved. I large hotel attached to rivercenter mall has been proposed.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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not at all. I lived in Schertz and my water came from Corrizo Aquifer. We never had anything more than voluntary water restrictions (time of day only) and this only makes sense. You just don't water the lawn at 2 in the afternoon. Moving people out takes the load off the Edwards and moves it to Carrizo, Trinity and Gulf Coast aquifers. Not only that, but it protects from the yankee "big city" feel in south Texas. It's nice to see that owning your own piece of land is not a lost concept in some places.

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Water issues aside, urban environments are way more cost-efficient in terms of infrastructure development and maintenance, which directly affects your tax rate. Not to mention the massive waste of fossil fuels consumed by everybody traveling vast distances in their single-passenger automobiles because the sprawl development has made mass transit impractical.

But we wouldn't want to be accused of looking like yankees, now would we?

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