The new public sculpture by Jorge Marín is a gift from the citizens of Mexico to the citizens of San Antonio in honor of the city’s Tricentennial.
The official theme of HemisFair ’68 was “The Confluence of Civilizations in America.” Much of that same language is used today to promote SA’s Tricentennial.
Residents and business owners are eager to see what the developers behind the Pearl will do with a five-acre tract near the Lavaca neighborhood.
Hemisfair’s eight-acre Civic Park will be built by 2021, but the Hemisfair Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) and Centro San Antonio will have to work with the City of San Antonio on some innovative funding approaches to close a $20 million gap, representatives of the three principal stakeholder entities said in separate interviews this week.
Piles of rubble and dirt, what’s left of the western wing of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, will soon be cleared from the construction site on the corner of South Alamo and Market streets to make way for the transformative Hemisfair project in downtown San Antonio.
A joint-proposal by The NRP Group and Zachry Hospitality, LLC was selected by Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation for development in the northwest corner of Hemisfair Park.
The Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment team released some bold new renderings Wednesday that represent what mixed-used buildings could look like in the urban park as part of a request for qualifications from area real estate developers. Hemisfair is seeking partners to enter into a public-private agreement to construct a mixed-use development totaling 500-750,000 sq.
The Acequia Madre de Valero, built between 1718 and 1744 and used until 1869, once carried water from San Pedro Springs to Mission San Antonio de Valero and on to the agricultural fields that are now Hemisfair Park.
Hemisfair’s Civic Park, the eight acre-plus park that will serve as the signature gateway to the major transformation of the former HemisFair ’68, doesn’t have an official name yet, but it does have an internationally-recognized designer chosen to bring it to life.
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