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Old 11-21-2007, 07:54 AM
 
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This is probably the best thing that could happen to that area. What do you guys think
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:16 AM
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I only wish that the AT&T Center had been built there. Its current location is ridiculously inconvenient to get to from the north side.

I was excited when there was talk a couple of years ago of building a baseball stadium for the Florida Marlins on that site.

A friend of mine who lives in that area is not happy about what an NEISD stadium will do to traffic there. I reminded her that traffic is only bad around Blossom for about 30 evenings a year. Traffic tieups would have been a much more frequent inconvenience if a pro stadium or arena had been built there.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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When I was at Trinity, people would complain about the traffic around Alamo Stadium, but I always felt it was just general whining, because it was really not that bad - there was the football season, some stuff around Fiesta (Battle of the Bands and some parade staging) and then two or three times a year Trinity is the host for the Naturalization Ceremony, which is just a sea of cars and people. The other 85% of the time, though, it was fine.

In this case, I think it's a small tradeoff to get ride of a blighted piece of land.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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I agree - this should have been the site of the AT&T Center - would have been much better for the city and the majority of people that use it over the exisiting site - which has not benefitted the local area at all.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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Default How about a possible Aerospace Museum on the Longhorn Quarry Site?

I sit on the executive board of the Aerospace Museum of Texas, which was newly recognized as a Texas 501(c)(3) non profit. We are looking aggressively to find a site that would work. Frankly, many of the building here could be utilized for such...what do you think? Kris [email]kris.amoftx@gmail.com[/email]
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:17 PM
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I sit on the executive board of the Aerospace Museum of Texas, which was newly recognized as a Texas 501(c)(3) non profit. We are looking aggressively to find a site that would work. Frankly, many of the building here could be utilized for such...what do you think? Kris kris.amoftx@gmail.com
The clearing of the land is well underway for the stadium that's going up on that quarry site.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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I think its a great idea to place a Aerospace Museum in the Longhorn Quarry. However has the board ever considered locating the museum somewhere along the Walzem corridor. I believe the Windcrest City Council would support this idea greatly and would help in the revitalization effort that is taking place. Also you may be able to sway Rackspace for some kind of corporate support.
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:08 PM
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I drove by there last week. The site has been cleared and leveled. It shouldn't be long before construction starts!
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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wow good thing I got pictures last year before they started destruction.
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