The $51 million renovation of the Granada Homes building on South St. Mary’s and Villita streets includes restoring the common areas to look almost exactly as they did when the building opened in 1928 as the Plaza Hotel.
Any concerns about the sheer size of the Lone Star’s $24 million incentive deal, or over the potential displacement of nearby residents, were outweighed by the fact that someone is finally breathing new life into these ghostly industrial shells after 25 years.
The San Antonio Housing Trust and developer NRP Group are fielding offers to purchase the Cevallos Lofts, the 252-unit apartment building credited with spearheading growth in that area of Southtown since it was built in 2010.
The developers of the Lone Star Brewery are seeking $24 million in subsidies from the City of San Antonio to cover the cost of infrastructure and other public upgrades in and around the long-abandoned site.
If approved by voters in May, the city charter amendment would allow bond dollars to be spent on housing and economic development projects.
As temperatures dropped well below freezing, outreach workers canvassed downtown offering homeless rides to emergency shelters. Many refused.
For most of the week, the Granada Homes’ elderly residents had no water or heat. As of Saturday morning, things are starting to return to normal.
The reports starting coming into the Heron news tip hotline this week: The pits at Pinkerton’s Barbecue are smoking.
In December, the San Antonio Housing Authority broke ground on a 213-unit, mixed-income apartment community in the Lavaca neighborhood.
In December, UTSA began expanding its downtown presence with the construction of a six-story building on Dolorosa that will house its new School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center.