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Old 10-15-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Is there even a place to buy groceries downtown? In order for more people to live downtown, there would need to be essential services in place.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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Some nice hi rise I hope would mean more people could live downtown
Do you even support light-rail in downtown San Antonio?
because that would make a huge difference when a person is deciding whether or not to move to a building in downtown.

The city could give a cheap year pass ID thing .... to anybody that lives in downtown.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Do you even support light-rail in downtown San Antonio?
because that would make a huge difference when a person is deciding whether or not to move to a building in downtown.

The city could give a cheap year pass ID thing .... to anybody that lives in downtown.
I would love for them to put another referendum on light rail in town. It would be interesting to see how it does this time around: there are more ex-Northeasterners and other people living here than there were before, and traffic is even worse. Might turn the tide, who knows?
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Right after Disneyland. Which is directly following Trader Joe's, In n Out, and Ikea.

2nd Tuesday of next week. Is that a better answer?
You forgot Del Taco....yes Del Taco is coming!!!
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Who thinks that if they had a referendum on light rail tomorrow, it would pass? Just curious.

Who's willing to pay slightly increased sales tax for it? I certainly would, provided that the light rail works until 3 or 4 AM or so so I can party hearty.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Who thinks that if they had a referendum on light rail tomorrow, it would pass? Just curious.

Who's willing to pay slightly increased sales tax for it? I certainly would, provided that the light rail works until 3 or 4 AM or so so I can party hearty.
Why don't you ask in the 11-page thread on San Antonio Light-Rail... Possibility?...Give SA Light Rail...Light Rail Trolley? This one is on skyscrapers...
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Cali
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I've visited SA and twice and loved the lack of skyscrapers downtown. Do yourselves a favor and don't allow any "Manhantanization" in your city!
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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I've visited SA and twice and loved the lack of skyscrapers downtown. Do yourselves a favor and don't allow any "Manhantanization" in your city!
<Imaterry> wants San Antonio downtown to look more like a "modern 3rd World City" like Caracas, Lima or Bogota.
He doesn't realize that the more you build up, the more overpopulation you are going to have in the city.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Worry not... The hotel building boom continues, with 10 more downtown hotels beginning construction in the next year. While not one of them will constitute as a 'sky scraper,' the plans for the Four Seasons put it in line with some of the larger buildings in the area. What's most frightening is that they plan on taking out the Rivercenter Mall parking structure to complete the hotel. Eek.

I like Downtown the way it is, honestly. I don't mind change and I embrace progressive thinking, but don't need a 54-story building to prove that San Antonio is 'evolving.' A light rail would be nice. Rumors swirl that HEB is in the final stages of negotiation for a downtown 'market' style grocery store (I'll believe it when I see it). Overall, it's easy to live downtown and after awhile, you sort of forget that more of SA exists beyond Southtown and Alamo Heights. I've really gotten to the point of not wanting to go back into the suburb and stress out a bit just thinking about things like 5 o'clock traffic in the Med Center.



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Old 11-08-2010, 03:35 PM
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My predication is HEB will do something downtown in the near future. Resulting from either the city applying pressure or giving HEB tax incentives to build perhaps a "mini-Central Market". Ooops, this thread is about skyscrapers.....Never mind....
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