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San Antonio Looks To Boost Core With Hemisfair Park

[Originally published by Forbes]

 

San Antonio, TX–A half-century ago, the city of San Antonio made a huge mistake. To prepare for the 1968 World’s Fair, it used eminent domain to destroy an entire neighborhood. The Fair came and went, and some longstanding uses were built, but much of the area has festered ever since. Now, in an atonement of past sins, the city is making the space usable again–and rebuilding a core piece of downtown–by opening Hemisfair Park…[read the rest at Forbes]… Read more

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When It Comes To Millennial Appeal, San Antonio Is Creeping On Austin

[Originally published by Forbes]

 

San Antonio, TX–Within the broader narrative about gentrification in America’s hottest cities, there has been a sub-plot. That sub-plot is the following: when high housing prices push Millennials out of trendy cities, or prevent them from moving there in the first place, said Millennials don’t just dissipate into the wilderness. Instead, they find nearby cities that provide a similar, if slightly more subdued, lifestyle at lower cost. Hence, some young people are moving from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, or from San Francisco to Portland, or from Manhattan to Brooklyn (although many Brooklynites now go to Queens and New Jersey).… Read more

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