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Old 02-18-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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By 2050 I predict that there would have been so much development outside 1604, the only places left to develop would be 410 and eventually downtown. I think by this time, the city government will have their act together and the city will genuinly look better.

I also see a nicer, glassier skyline in San Antonio's future with much more development downtown, and various shops, attractions, and businesses. And of course, better roads.



Where do you see San Antonio in 2050?
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Downtown developement has already begun. There are numerous buildings being convertd into high and I mean HIGH dollar condos.
Hopefully the powers that be will realize that roads are not the answer and high speed rail lines will move more people faster at less cost. With cheper building and upkeep.
First the people of Texas have to be trained that it's Ok to let go of your car for a day...it will be there when you get back. Some people act like a 2 yr. old when thier pacifyer is taken away when you suggest they learn to take public transportation.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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Downtown developement has already begun. There are numerous buildings being convertd into high and I mean HIGH dollar condos.
Yeah, I was at La Cantera and saw an ad for one....Azula or something, looked very Dallas to me. That and Vidorra.

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First the people of Texas have to be trained that it's Ok to let go of your car for a day...it will be there when you get back. Some people act like a 2 yr. old when thier pacifyer is taken away when you suggest they learn to take public transportation.
Well, maybe more people will be moving in closer to downtown so that won't be a necessity. Quite frankly, SA's layout makes it difficult for a light rail, you'd have it going all over the place.

I'd say roads first, then rail, if possible. I think the skyline will come with more business.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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I don't want to see tall glass structures in Downtown SA. It would make SA like everybody else. I would like it if developers build new structures that match the brickwork and stone of Downtown SA.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't want to see tall glass structures in Downtown SA. It would make SA like everybody else. I would like it if developers build new structures that match the brickwork and stone of Downtown SA.
I couldnt agree more
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:11 PM
 
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Downtown developement has already begun. There are numerous buildings being convertd into high and I mean HIGH dollar condos.
Hopefully the powers that be will realize that roads are not the answer and high speed rail lines will move more people faster at less cost. With cheper building and upkeep.
First the people of Texas have to be trained that it's Ok to let go of your car for a day...it will be there when you get back. Some people act like a 2 yr. old when thier pacifyer is taken away when you suggest they learn to take public transportation.

I really think that's mainly because people know that unless you are close to where you're going already, every bus ride is a 1-2 hour bus ride in this town. It's almost always triple the length of a car ride. For example, for me to get downtown (UTSA) by car is 5-10 minutes from my near-NW neighbhorhood (VJ and fredericksburg rd). By bus it's 40 minutes ans 2 buses.

I think that if there were a way to get people around quickly and cheaply they'd be all over it. I know I would. I am just not willing to have to leave my house 2.5 hours early to take the bus.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:54 AM
 
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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Default san antonio 2050

san antonio-new braunfels will be a metro like dallas-plano

about 6-7million will be in the metro.

a dumpy house will cost 750K.

possibly property taxes will be reformed?
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: 78218
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san antonio-new braunfels will be a metro like dallas-plano

about 6-7million will be in the metro.

a dumpy house will cost 750K.

possibly property taxes will be reformed?
With 6-7 million people you attract business, big business. If you guys could afford a couple of properties now, do it. It won't remain inexpensive forever. With all the transplants coming to SA and more to come. They'll drive up real estate prices. You'll be kickin' yourself if you don't. Te lo digo. Confia en mi.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: 78218
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Nice. Real Nice!!

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