Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center http://tpr.org en The Source: Public Investment Not A Silver Bullet http://tpr.org/post/source-public-investment-not-silver-bullet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The promise of downtown development in the form of convention centers has sparked the revitalization efforts in several cities. Rarely do people go back to make sure the promises were fulfilled.</p><p>In his new book, "<a href="http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15221.html" target="_blank">Convention Center Follies</a>," University of Texas San Antonio Professor Heywood Sanders highlights several cities where the promise was fueled by fuzzy math and circular logic.</p><p><strong>Guest</strong>:</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:44:48 +0000 Paul Flahive 35417 at http://tpr.org The Source: Public Investment Not A Silver Bullet Convention Center's "Mustangs" Looking For A New Home http://tpr.org/post/convention-centers-mustangs-looking-new-home <p>If you've seen the five horses caught in mid-gallop on the east wall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, you may be wondering where they have run off to.</p><p>The bad news: The east end of the convention center has been demolished, and Mustangs at Noon, the art piece that created the striking image, is gone. The good news: It's probably coming back. Somewhere, at some point.</p><p>“We had them professionally removed very carefully," said Public Art San Antonio Manager Jimmy LeFlor. "They’ve been set aside from all the demolition so they’re protected."</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:02:33 +0000 Jack Morgan 26654 at http://tpr.org Convention Center's "Mustangs" Looking For A New Home Take A Look At The First Drawings Of The New Convention Center http://tpr.org/post/take-look-first-drawings-new-convention-center <p>The San Antonio City Council got their first look at the designs for the new expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center this week.</p><p>At the council session, Michael Sawaya, director of Convention and Sports Facilities, said almost immediately after taking the podium that San Antonio has outgrown the current setup.</p><p>He said it’s important that San Antonio remain competitive for conventions going forward.</p><p>"It’s about sustainability, about quality and about convenience for the customer, about being a one-stop shop destination," he said.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:07:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 13188 at http://tpr.org Take A Look At The First Drawings Of The New Convention Center Commerce Street Closure Begins Today, Market Street To Follow http://tpr.org/post/commerce-street-closure-begins-today-market-street-follow <p></p><p>Construction begins today for the realignment of Market Street underneath IH-37, and as the city begins to make way for expansion of the <a href="http://www.sahbgcc.com/" target="_blank">Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center</a>, parts of Market Street need to be repositioned.</p><p>The first phase is a permanent closure of the contraflow lane from the northbound feeder road onto Commerce Street. The road will be converted into a pedestrian walkway and bike lanes.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:07:47 +0000 Joey Palacios 10496 at http://tpr.org Commerce Street Closure Begins Today, Market Street To Follow