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Old 02-01-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: South Side
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The story goes that Whole Foods is keeping Trader Joe's out of Texas.
I dont know much about Trader Joe's but if thats the case, then they should build more than one stinkin' Whole Foods! EEessssh!
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Driving around today, enjoying the weather, I noticed that the city is not very clean, at all. On the street behind my apartment complex, it looks like it is straight out of slumdog millionaire. Trash everywhere, in fact, three xmas trees were on the side of the street within 1 block.

So, I would say, a city wide beautification project
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Driving around today, enjoying the weather, I noticed that the city is not very clean, at all. On the street behind my apartment complex, it looks like it is straight out of slumdog millionaire. Trash everywhere, in fact, three xmas trees were on the side of the street within 1 block.

So, I would say, a city wide beautification project
I dont think SA comes anywhere close to Mumbai India
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Crofton, MD
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Default We need a commitment to education

Really I think SA lacks imagination - is that the *best* you can do - shopping and light rail and skyscrapers?


My thoughts:
Capitalize on what you have - San Antonio is one of the most distinct cities in the country. Nurture the differences - it is a defining element for the city and one that can generate income
Transportation that is not so car dependent - light rail, get people out of the suburbs w/o using their cars all the damn time, let me get to Austin or Houston in a day for a lunch or show and let them come here for the same thing.

More public spaces with gyms, pools, rock climbing walls, playgrounds

Right now a major campus will not open unless they can round up 500 bodies to register - 500 bodies! That is a crying shame that the whole campus project could fail over that. Forget about the immediate economic impact, wealth is generated by having an educated population. There is a reason SA looks and spends the way it does and it has a lot more to do with demographics than anything else. Where do the great unwashed live? Find them - give them a chance at an education and watch what happens. If you don't want to do that then the city deserves what it gets.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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It looks like your wish is comming true. What do you think about the transformation of the beer factories down town into green living condos?
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Right now a major campus will not open unless they can round up 500 bodies to register - 500 bodies! That is a crying shame that the whole campus project could fail over that.
It sounds like you are completely ignorant of this entire situation.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Driving around today, enjoying the weather, I noticed that the city is not very clean, at all. On the street behind my apartment complex, it looks like it is straight out of slumdog millionaire. Trash everywhere, in fact, three xmas trees were on the side of the street within 1 block.
An untidy street with christmas trees waiting to be picked up. So Slumdog Millionaire!

I see someone went to the movies this weekend and found a fantastic way of interjecting it into conversation. Or maybe you didn't but wanted to pretend you did.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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I see that a lot of people want skyscrapers...I actually like the older architecture downtown. What I think would be great would be an urban renewal or revitalization project. I see quite a few abandoned buildings/gas stations in the downtown area, which could be repurposed into some funky little shop or restaurant. And if not that, then tear it down! Fix up the eyesores or get rid of them altogether.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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I see that a lot of people want skyscrapers...I actually like the older architecture downtown. What I think would be great would be an urban renewal or revitalization project. I see quite a few abandoned buildings/gas stations in the downtown area, which could be repurposed into some funky little shop or restaurant. And if not that, then tear it down! Fix up the eyesores or get rid of them altogether.
There is a great deal of urban revival going on all around downtown/southtown/near north. It just takes awhile....
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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Oh, good. Before even knowing we were moving to SA, we've visited every year, and year after year we notice the same abandoned buildings, you know? I'm glad to hear they are fixing it up and recycling old buildings.
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