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PortHudsonPlaya
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Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Was in SA for work recently and stayed in the Riverwalk. What a very nice, relaxing area. Brings in tons of revenue, tourism, etc. Great atmosphere, restaurants, and entertainment.

Why can’t BR have something like this? There is zero reason. Most will say demographic and ‘culture’ would ruin it, but all it takes is a little security. SA downtown has its share of riff raft but they do a great job of keeping that out of the Riverwalk. Same can be said of security and the Houston tunnel areas.

Something like this would be a huge tourist and economy boom for BR. I don’t understand why they refuse to progress. Most will reference ‘catfish town’ but that was a poor attempt and trashy version of what could be.
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dewster
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
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Why can’t BR have something like this? There is zero reason.


Other than the giant levee between the city and the river....


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facher08
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Our river is just a little wider than their's is.


member12
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
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Our river is just a little wider than their's is.




We also have less control over water levels.

A better idea would be to expand the levee top and create green space with athletic fields and an amphitheater.


Sidicous
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
With BR culcha you're talking about creating a hunting reservation essentially.


goofball
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Wait. Are you telling me that the now 16 mile long levee-top bike trail isn't a good tourist draw in one of the wettest, hottest parts of the country?


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Ed Osteen
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Do you not understand the size of the river in BR or are you just an idiot?

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PortHudsonPlaya


ahh, nvm

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There is zero reason.


I want you to elaborate on this please
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Bullfrog
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Wards Creek would be perfect.

Or along Bayou Fountain.

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momentoftruth87
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
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Was in SA for work recently and stayed in the Riverwalk. What a very nice, relaxing area. Brings in tons of revenue, tourism, etc. Great atmosphere, restaurants, and entertainment


Its nice, but not that special IMO.


Boudreaux35
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
I'm pretty sure Kip had a dream project to develop the downtown area along the levee. It included wharf type structures with restaurants etc and a boardwalk.


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S
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Well for starters, the Mississippi is a tad more volatile.


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TDsngumbo
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Because the Baton Rouge culcha would shoot it up nightly. And daily.


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crewdepoo
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Building on or near the levee is a pain in the ass. Paving the top of the levee has been on hold for 6 months now


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Fusaichi Pegasus
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?


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Strannix
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Shreveport has tried this in many incarnations on both sides of the river, they just become giant gathering points for large crowds of people who run off any potential paying customers and fail financially.


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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
70805....


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Cump11b
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
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Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?


This would the the same as high fencing a hunters property and filling it with deer

Armed robbery and shootings would sky rocket



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DownSouthCrawfish
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Unless things have changed since I was at Ft Sam, the Riverwalk is boring as hell
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Alt26
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Um, there's a bit of a difference between the two rivers...






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momentoftruth87
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re: Why can’t BR have a San Antonio type Riverwalk area?
Its extremely over priced in that area too.


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