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by Benjamin Olivio
Below are the latest posts from the San Antonio Express-News blog on downtown. Click on the title to view the full post on the Express-News site.
San Antonio may finally have a road map to its transportation future. On Tuesday, VIA Metropolitan Transit adopted a master plan that proposes a multitude of new transit projects that could turn this bus-only transit agency into one that provides streetcar and light-rail service in the coming decades. Board members unanimously approved the plan at their monthly meeting. Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/VIA-approves-long-range-plan-1604355.php#ixzz1TJzipkST
For 25 years, real estate investor Mitch McManus has specialized in northside strip malls. In the past four months, through a partnership called Uptown Interests Inc., McManus has purchased four properties in or near downtown with the intention of adding quality commercial space, and maybe even residential, to the center city. The one that’s almost ready to go is a historic one-story building at 207 Broadway, near East Travis Street... Read full article here
The San Antonio Current, a weekly magazine, published two articles about the "Decade of Downtown" in the latest issue: In pursuit of a ‘better’ city, less tangible values become paramount and Will efforts to revitalize the city core draw locals back or simply extend the Disneyfication of the River Walk?