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Developer drops controversial fence proposal

Original post made on Sep 7, 2012

Developer Merlone Geier has withdrawn its application to build a fence blocking access between properties in San Antonio shopping center after city staff and several business owners questioned the need for it, with some calling it a "bullying tactic" to force land sales.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Steve, a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm

That spot is all wrong for a hotel. The entire block has been retail and restaurants since the day it was developed, short of a small footprint office building near Chili's and facing El Camino. With every other available site in town being made into office buildings for high-tech outfits, we need to preserve existing retail space, else limit purchase choices for lack of competing stores.

The site should remain zoned as-is for retail, at least on the lower floor or two, with 3-4 floors of office space above. No hotels please.


Put a hotel over by Google in the old and now unused Amphitheater parking lot where it would prove more useful. That was the original plan for a hotel in M.V., and it's still the site of choice.


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Posted by Roberta Kerr, a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Hi, I live at Oaktree Commons. About a block from this site. Thank everyone involved for some common sense about this fence. Please put a hotel somewhere else. This is a retail space and should remain so.


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