What is the city's next Pearl?

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SoCo Style Shopping and Restaurants on Hildebrand

Turn the portion of Hildebrand between San Pedro and Blanco into a Resale Row where there are a variety of resale shops including the current furniture and antique stores but also clothing, tools, thrift stores, etc with hip restaurants and bars mixed in like the SoCo area in Austin. The street would need some parking options and expanded sidewalks and pedestrian friendly crosswalks to make it a very walkable area.

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WaterSaver / WSUD landscaping on COSA lands by sidewalks

Currently SAWS is offering various incentives to remove grass from residential property, replacing with mulch and native plants - including via the WaterSaver landscape program: http://www.saws.org/Conservation/Outdoor/ Meanwhile in D7, new residential sidewalks on some streets are currently being finalized with the installation of new grass turf on COSA property between the curb and the sidewalk. COSA should work with ...more »

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Complete Planned (2013-14) Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail Ring

COSA, SARA and downtown boosters appear to have lost sight of the plan for a connected ring of multi-use (hike and bike) trail throughout much of San Antonio and linking with downtown along several routes including the Westside Creeks Alazan and Martinez - with planned trail extensions and connections promoted in local media as well as at various meetings and conferences and supported by Bexar County voters (as sales ...more »

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VIA Metropolitan Transit: #ElectricBuses

Media reports suggest that San Antonio's VIA Metropolitan Transit (VIA) is considering upgrading its 40-foot bus fleet to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles -- to be fueled by CPS Energy natural gas infrastructure, including a proposed new pipeline from the Eagle Ford. See http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/eagle-ford-shale-insight/2015/10/via-transitto-take-first-step-in-switching-out.html Natural gas pipelines ...more »

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Airport

With projected growth a 2nd airport should be considered. Austin has the iH35 covered, current airport has the Northside, so the obvious location site should be South San Antonio.

 

The former Kelly AFB & surrounding area would be a good area flat needs business development and job growth.

 

We can connect these areas with all of the airports mentioned thru the use of high speed rail.

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Lower voting age to 16 for municipal elections

San Antonio - like the state of Texas - has a persistent and dire low voter turnout problem.. Specifically, a low youth voter turnout problem (most voters in San Antonio are over 50). Roughly 24% of all San Antonio residents are under 18 years old. Voter turnout for municipal elections in San Antonio has remained below 18% since 1997 - dropping to 7% in 2011. To help address low overall and youth voter turnout and encourage ...more »

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What is the city's next Pearl?

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I'm hoping it's the Perrin Beitel/Nacodoches area

I'm hoping it's the Perrin Beitel/Nacodoches area, aka The Northeast Corridor. This area reminds me of the Pearl/Broadway area looked around 10 years ago. Only time will tell if the city will follow-thru on its revitalization plan. Would be cool to have something like The Pearl outside the loop. Having Toyota Field, Morgan's Wonderland, and Ranger Creek in the area would only sweeten the deal. Submitted by Syllogism19 ...more »

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New grant money Elder justice

We need this in San Antonio...and I wouldn't cost the city anything http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-corporation-national-and-community-service-expand-their-partnership Justice Department and the Corporation for National and Community Service Expand Their Partnership to Provide Legal Aid to Victims of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Today, the Department of Justice, through its Elder Justice ...more »

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Keep B-Cycle in San Antonio

The City should step up and see if we can find some public funds to keep B-Cycle in San Antoni. Like Uber and Lyft, I think B-Cycle is an important service in the city that tourists and locals both enjoy.

 

I don't think the City should fully fund them, but some support is warranted.

 

Interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this, too!

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