City Council unanimously approved a public-private partnership Thursday that will allow for a $200 million development on five acres at Hemisfair.
The project ups Zachry’s overall budget from $165 million to $200 million, and could more than double the amount of office space in the entire project.
The bond would bring badly-needed infrastructure upgrades to neighborhoods and historic investment in transformative, citywide projects.
The mixer and game night will focus on the importance of creating regional dialogue among cities and municipalities about transportation.
Local author and world explorer Catherine Nixon Cooke has written a book to awake the slumbering mural as an example of San Antonio’s cultural diversity and expression.
Most credited the bond tour and conversation with the Council members that appointed them for the change of heart in funding Hardberger and Hemisfair parks.
As district representatives presented their cases, those with large parks in their programs held their breath to hear if their colleagues wanted to cut their budget for their own projects.
A proposed land bridge aimed at connecting Hardberger Park was a major topic of discussion during the 2017 Streets Bond Committee meeting on Tuesday.
Parks and Recreation Bond Committee members voted in favor of separate funding for park improvements at McAllister Park and a new Little League ballpark, creating two separate projects up for consideration as part of the $850 million 2017 Municipal Bond.
Improving Broadway, Hemisfair streets and roads in the western side of downtown all received support from several residents at the first meeting of a committee charged with studying street, bridge and sidewalk projects ahead of the City’s 2017 bond election.