Growing up in East Tennessee where lakes and rivers were abundant I used to love to canoe. I was so excited to hear recently that now I can canoe right here in my neighborhood of Southtown. In early August the San Antonio River Authority dropped its requirement that permits are needed to paddle on two parts of the River Walk Expansion. One can now paddle in the King William section and in the Eagleland section in Southtown.
You may also see me driving around with the canoe strapped to the roof of my Xterra as I can now also paddle in Woodlawn Lake, South Side Lions Park, Miller’s Pond, and Elmendorf Lake.
So next time you’re out at Academy Sports buy yourself a canoe and join me. I can’t think of a more peaceful way to end a day than canoeing and taking in the views of the King William homes from the river.
Here’s the link to the information on the San Antonio River Authority’s website:
Cevallos Lofts will be a great addition to Southtown. We’re excited to have all of the new neighbors moving in very soon. The sales team at Cevallos Lofts created this great video highlighting the great people and places that make up Southtown. Check it out.
I love watching TED Talks because they’re often inspiring, visually awesome, and motivational. In this simple talk I was shown that I’ve been tying my shoes wrong all my life. How about you? Such a simple switch and you get far better results. Check it out.
Be sure to check out the full set of talks at TED.com.
The vacant building at 1221 Broadway now has new life. The first residents began moving in on Friday. Welcome new neighbors!
New life for longtime eyesore
First residents are moving into a long-unfinished, mixed-use development on Broadway.
By Valentino Lucio – San Antonio Express-News Monday 8/1/11
The 1221 Broadway Building is seen in this Friday July 29, 2011 aerial pictures. I-35 is seen at the left of the frame going top to bottom. US 281 is seen at the top of the frame going left to right. Photo: Express-News, WILLIAM LUTHER
After sitting vacant for half a decade, the 1221 Broadway now has signs of life as its first apartment residents began moving in on Friday.
On its opening day, 72 people had signed leases and only five units were left.
The mixed-use project, which has an industrial urban style, will be released in five phases, and the first four are expected to be on line by October, said David Adelman, a principal at Cross & Co., which controls a partnership that owns the property.
The last phase, which will be a commercial front along Broadway, is expected to be completed by February. Those spaces will house the leasing office and could possibly accommodate a restaurant, Adelman added.