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Old 11-12-2006, 04:06 PM
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http://xs308.xs.to/xs308/06450/citysouthsmall.PNG (broken link)

City South is a 64 sq. mile area of far south San Antonio. Currently it is majority rural farm land with little tiny settlements of population scattered all around.

With current and future developments under the rule of a "flex" zoning code there will be no suburban sprawl whatsoever in City South, developments will be urban, compact, walkable.

Well to put it better:

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Nearly all the design features that have been the norm in suburban development of the past 40 years are forbidden in City South barring exceptions under carefully defined circumstances, or the open-ended loophole of the City Council's authority to designate a special-use district.

In general, the "flex" code decrees no gated subdivisions and no large tracts of single-family houses on lots of the same size. It summarizes the intent of urban development as being to encourage "compact neighborhoods and centralized commercial areas that promote a sense of community and are pedestrian and transit friendly."
Some of the developments built/under construction are:

Hunters Pond
Hunters Pond II
Preserve at Medina River
Espada

For much more indepth information copy and paste the following Express-News link.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA111206.1P.citysouth.1d5b6b8.html (broken link)
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:19 PM
 
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The biggest problem I see them facing in the next few years from people with kids is the thought that the schools there are not up to par with those schools in the Northern areas and also almost all the private schools that I know of are in the downtown area north. The ISDs down there are really going to have a hard time at the beginning because of the lack of huge tax bases like NISD has with USAA,Valero,Sea World, Fiesta etc. It will be interesting to watch though!
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Old 11-12-2006, 05:01 PM
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Do you know which ISD's will be in City South? It won't be SAISD so that's a good thing. And schools will be built into City South, both Terramark and Espada have plans for schools.
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:19 PM
 
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No way this becomes the premier area of San Antonio. Schools aside, one of the keys to location is elevation, and the Southside doesn't have it. As long as people literally and figuratively want to live above other people, flat areas will not be as popular as those higher.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:38 PM
 
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For what I see it looks to be 4 isd's (this was a quick look see on the internet nothing offical) East Central ISD on the far eastern side of it. Southside ISD sort of in the middle with maybe some Edgewood ISD and also Southwest ISD on the western side maybe. Good perhaps that its not all one district but I see that as a downfall also. I lookered at the DR Horton website for the houses they have down there and those were East Central. I see lots of growing pains!
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:41 PM
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No way this becomes the premier area of San Antonio. Schools aside, one of the keys to location is elevation, and the Southside doesn't have it. As long as people literally and figuratively want to live above other people, flat areas will not be as popular as those higher.
I think you're wrong big time. It'll be a premier location because it'll provide real dense urban living. Which is right now a great quailty of life. Elevation has to be one of the least factors, if it is even one.

Not to mention the south side isn't "flat" it has hills (not large ones) but ther eis elevation to the land down there.
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:44 PM
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For what I see it looks to be 4 isd's (this was a quick look see on the internet nothing offical) East Central ISD on the far eastern side of it. Southside ISD sort of in the middle with maybe some Edgewood ISD and also Southwest ISD on the western side maybe. Good perhaps that its not all one district but I see that as a downfall also. I lookered at the DR Horton website for the houses they have down there and those were East Central. I see lots of growing pains!
Those are all good districts. Edgewood ISD would probably be the lesser of the four but even then it's still a nice district however I don't believe it'll cover too much of City South.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:51 AM
 
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I think it would be a huge asset to San Antonio to have a well developed area on the southside, but my concerns are what is currently down there. 210, your map you posted with the bad areas (crime) of San Antonio on a different thread illustrates that. I think peoples' perception of the "Southside" will hinder its success.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:27 PM
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I disagree. Just look at the far west side, nice, clean, growing fast. The inner west side (probably the worst area of San Antonio) didn't hinder the far west side's growth.

This is the same with City South.

City South is everything south of 410, which right now is just rural farm land and a few homes here and there.

The current Southside (inner south side and south central) has an unfair rep because of some of its history. Yes I classified some of it as a "avoid" area in my map. Honestly, not because it's incredibly violent and unsafe, but because of the the shape of homes and its a very very blue collar area of the city. It's an area wrapped in rich cultural history that quite frankly natives to the south side would understand/accept/like.

Again, that's just the "south side" (inner south and south central SA) the southeast and to some degree the southwest (although home to a lot of industrial and miltary facilities) are quite the opposite.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:51 PM
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BexarMet sold the land to Terramark.

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Bexar Metropolitan Water District's (BexarMet) board of trustees approved the sale of several hundred acres of land at Cassin Lake on San Antonio's South Side for $2 million.

BexarMet sold the land to Terramark Communities Ltd., a residential developer with projects throughout the South Side.
http://sanantonio.bizjournals.com/sa...ml?jst=b_ln_hl
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