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Bexar County approves a $2 million study of the proposed Link between San Pedro Creek and the San Antonio River

A project connecting two San Antonio waterways by way of a land bridge is proposed as part of a downtown redevelopment project this week. Bexar County approved spending millions to study the proposal

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As part of a downtown redevelopment plan, a link between two well-known San Antonio rivers is being considered.

This week, Bexar County approved spending millions to research the Link, a project that would link San Pedro Creek to the San Antonio River and is located north of the city center. The project has not yet won over everyone.

Al Groves, a Riverwalk architect, designed The Link, which would offer locals brand-new apartments, dining establishments, and retail space.

The gaping hole? A $2 million study for a proposed project connecting San Pedro Creek to the San Antonio River in the northern area of downtown was approved by Bexar County commissioners on Tuesday. These renderings from the presentation are provided. pic.twitter.com/Bf9whVxdGP from @KENS5 [Troy Kless] (@TroyKless) July 13, 2022

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Numerous development projects are currently underway, some of which are similar to San Pedro Creek in the city’s downtown area along Houston Street.

David Richardson, a resident of downtown, said: “It’s a great location.

Although the skyline may give the impression of a well-organized downtown, many changes are actually taking place on the streets. Richardson walks around downtown two to three times a week while he makes small improvements to his life.

Richardson wants a new way to walk around downtown because “it’s stimulating your body…you get that blood going.”

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Like the San Pedro Creek and the San Antonio River, blood flows.

A project termed “the Link” between the two bodies of water, located north of downtown, might be a lifeline.

Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert told KENS 5 that “I think in the decades ahead, this will end up being the most hip neighborhood of downtown.”

In order to promote the project, Commissioner Calvert paid for this video showcasing the connection between Camaron Street and Convent Park in the heart of downtown, next to Soledad Street.

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Commissioners approved a $2 million engineering study for the project on Tuesday by a vote of 3-2. The project is expected to take one year.

Rebeca Clay-Flores, a county commissioner who cast one of the “no” votes, had some reservations and mentioned other unfinished projects along San Pedro Creek on the southern section of the waterway. Although the City of San Antonio claims it has not committed financing to the project, Commissioner Clay-Flores also noted that the project is located primarily on city property.

Commissioner Clay-Flores stated, “I cannot vote for something when I don’t think we’re being good stewards of taxpayer resources.”

According to Commissioner Calvert, “This engineering analysis will tell us precisely how much funding we need.”

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Engineers have been tasked by Commissioner Calvert to update the project with contemporary features including amphitheaters for public use and dancing fountains. He expects that it will serve as a “real attraction” for our citizens, similar to the dancing fountains in Dubai or Las Vegas.

Richardson wants to see additional construction in the city center.

Richardson continued, “There’s a lot more work that needs to be done.

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