Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brazos & IH-35 - SW Bank Proposals

Main Entertainment District
- "6th Street on the river"
- Food, booze & fun for Baylor students, young professionals and townies alike. Affordable drinks, mid-priced dining & lots of outdoor patios & balconies. A safe and fun area to all come hang out at night!

Similar Districts
- 6th Street
- Bricktown
- Riverwalk
- West End
- Kemah

Proposed Attractions
(Between N University Parks Dr & 4th St):
- Walkable "boardwalk" corridor from Franklin Ave to Cameron Park Zoo
- Senor Frogs
- Hula Hut
- Pei Wei or P.F. Chang's with light blue/lavender lanterns reflecting off water
- B&N & Starbucks for reading on the river
- Jamba Juice
- Ice creamery
- Carny foodstand
(Franklin Ave):
- Sam’s on the Square
- Alamo Drafthouse (in old Hippodrome)
- Cheesecake Factory
- Microbrewery
- Beer hall

Aesthetic Features
- Synchronized water fountains & laser light shows over river!

- Shaded outdoor patios/decks/balconies/cafes
- Live music on outdoor decks


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  4. All of these are GREAT! Please continue to develop the Downtown Waco area!!!!!

  5. We need some Bikini Baristas!!!!

  6. Another idea to check out are the water fires in downtown Providence, RI. Fairly simple to implement and draws a huge crowd.

  7. Developers better jump in quick! Downtown Waco is fassst on the rise now! Get in while you still can!

    Gabriel Rodriguez has big plans for the former Dudley Haas beer building at Third Street and Mary Avenue.

    He and his family bought the place a few years ago and hoped to do something with it someday. Someday has arrived.

    Plans to redevelop the 26,000-square-foot structure into office/retail/restaurant space have been filed at the Associated General Contractor’s office at 4500 W. Waco Drive.

    Rodriguez estimates he will spend $1.5 million on the building.

    “But that’s a preliminary figure, and you know how those are,” Rodriguez said. “It will depend on the bids, the availability of contractors, a lot of factors.”

    He has hired Sterling Thompson Architects to design a layout for what will become a two-story building. Office space will dominate the top floor, while the bottom floor could have a mixture of office, retail and restaurant space.

    Rodriguez knows about making a project work. He is part of the family that owns the popular Ninfa’s restaurant in River Square Center. He also opened a steakhouse on Hewitt Drive called 135 Prime.


    WOOT WOOT!!!!

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    The tattoo show will feature some of the hottest artists from all over the US. Live tattooing, gut wrenching sideshows, contests, human suspension, insane body modification, burlesque show, roller derby bout and so much more!

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