Hemisfair Critics Bring Opposition to Bond Hearing

A large crowd at the city’s bond public hearing Monday night, including a group voicing concerns about the future of Hemisfair Park.

“We are certainly raising awareness and questions about the city’s plans to build a hotel in Hemisfair Park,” Unite Here’s Danna Schneider told KTSA News.

She said putting a hotel in that park is not the right decision.

“A hotel is not very sustainable, a hotel is not for the people of San Antonio,” she said, adding a hotel is for tourists instead.

“There is no money in the bond program for a hotel,” San Antonio Assistant City Manager Peter Zanoni said. “What’s in the bond program is a staff recommendation for $21M for Hemisfair Park improvements, just the civic park; separate and apart from that is a P3 concept to have a hotel in some portion of the northwest quadrant.”

But he insisted that there’s no hotel related money in this bond proposal.

 

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