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REBUILDING SUTHERLAND SPRINGS SEEKING DONATIONS

Please give to Rebuilding Sutherland Springs. We were all recently affected by the tragedy in Sutherland Springs and it has shaken us to our cores. At the ULI Luncheon last week, featured speaker Steve VanAmburgh, CEO of KDC made a challenge to the audience to support those affected. His plea was passionate and heartfelt…that we can all spread some light and hope by giving a donation to the Sutherland Springs community now. ULI San Antonio is encouraging members to support Rebuilding Sutherland Springs, a registered non-profit established by Brad Beldon. The goal of this non-profit is to … Read More

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We were all recently affected by the tragedy in Sutherland Springs and it has shaken us to our cores. At the ULI Luncheon last week, featured speaker Steve VanAmburgh, CEO of KDC made a challenge to the audience to support those affected. His plea was passionate and heartfelt…that we can all spread some light and hope by giving a donation to the Sutherland Springs community now. ULI San Antonio is encouraging members to support Rebuilding Sutherland Springs, a registered non-profit established by Brad Beldon. The goal of this non-profit is to raise $2,500,000 to rebuild the Church … Read More

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Pearl Receives ULI Global Award for Excellence

Pearl has been selected as one of 13 Properties Across the Globe Being Awarded for Its Innovative Approach to development and community improvement The International Office of ULI announced that Pearl  has been selected as one of the winners of Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017-2018 Global Awards for Excellence, which is widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. The honor indicates Pearl has achieved the most innovative, forward-looking approach to design and development; the prestigious ranking of Pearl is just one of eight other … Read More

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MAYOR’S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE HOSTING PUBLIC MEETING ON 12/9

The Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force invites you to a public meeting to gather your thoughts regarding the housing needs in our city, as well as solutions you want to offer. The event will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 8:30am – noon at Our Lady of the Lake University Chapel Auditorium. Information gathered at this meeting will be used to inform decisions made by the Task Force and the subcommittees they form to explore different aspects of the housing opportunities in San Antonio. It’s imperative that everyone with … Read More

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CITY BUILDING: INVESTING IN PLACE by Pat DiGiovanni, CEO Centro San Antonio

In response to the September 22 San Antonio Express-News article, Credit Human $8.8M incentive package at Pearl provokes skepticism, Centro San Antonio’s Pat DiGiovanni has outlined why incentivizing a Class A office at Pearl is appropriate, and how it is supported by market analysis, and in line with SA Tomorrow. Let’s work together to build more great destinations throughout our city and continue the momentum of building a great downtown for the entire community. In a recent Editorial in the Express News, the headline reads, “No incentives for Credit Human … Read More

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AWARDS FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT – Nominations Being Accepted Thru November 3

The San Antonio Conservation Society is accepting nominations for its Awards For The Built Environment through November 3, 2017 for these categories: 1) Residential restoration/ rehabilitation; 2) Non-residential restoration/rehabilitation. Restoration and rehabilitation projects include adaptive use (returning a building to a state of utility while retaining historic character); an addition to a building or complex that retains the character of the original building(s); restoring or rehabilitating the interior of a historic space that is regularly available to the public; and rehabilitation, improvement or restoration of historic or natural resources such as engineering works … Read More

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THE FUTURE IS URBAN, EVEN IN SUBURBIA

Shari Biediger with the Rivard Report covered the ULI Signature Luncheon with John Burns on September 19. Read her excellent takeaways below: There’s a new trend in housing development that says you can have it all and afford it, too. “Surban” represents all the benefits of dense urban development ­– walkability and bikeability, vibrant restaurants, retail, arts and culture, and some public transportation options – plus the perks of a suburban area – better schools, less crime, lower housing prices. It’s a model many call “mixed-use” or “town centers,” and … Read More

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JOHN BURNS’ BIG SHIFTS AHEAD PRESENTATION

ULI San Antonio hosted John Burns, author of Big Shifts Ahead and CEO of John Burns Consulting at the first FY18 Signature Luncheon at Pearl Stable on September 19. It was an excellent presentation based on John’s book and ULI’s Demographic Strategies Report for Real Estate. The program received rave reviews by our 350 attendees! Everyone got a book to take home. John also graciously attended a Speaker’s Dinner with our ULI/SA and city leadership the night before, and joined our Young Leaders for a Coffee Talk the morning of … Read More

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ULI TEXAS FORUM REPORT: Public-Private Partnerships Fuel Downtown Development

Public-Private Partnerships Fuel Downtown Development Urban Land Institute San Antonio (ULI-SA) chapter’s hosts Texas Forum at the St. Anthony Hotel to discuss San Antonio’s urban growth and development. UPDATED 12 HOURS AGO It’s been about eight years since former Mayor Julián Castro coined the phrase “Decade of Downtown,” referring to “the decade when downtown San Antonio comes back to life.” Since then downtown has become a hotbed of development, with housing, mixed-use structures, retail, and restaurants repopulating the area. Besides sparking the public’s interest in making downtown a better place to live, … Read More

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INDUSTRY LEADERS TO TALK DEVELOPMENT, REAL ESTATE AT ULI TEXAS FORUM

San Antonio in recent years has begun to shed its reputation as a sleepy town by way of development projects in and around the urban core.The Urban Land Institute San Antonio (ULI-SA) chapter will explore this transformation and the city’s development trajectory at the ULI Texas Forum this month. Taking place Thursday, June 15 through Friday June, 16 at the newly-restored St. Anthony Hotel, the event will convene local developers and leaders in real estate and from the City of San Antonio, as well as other sector stakeholders to participate in … Read More

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