On Tuesday, the Zoning Commission cleared the way for more expansion by rezoning 11 properties south and west of the Pearl, including the old Samuels Glass Co. and Fox Motel.
Close to 20,000 fans were expected to attend the 11th annual Japanese anime convention.
Did District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño say one thing in an op-ed he co-wrote, when he advocated to keep Alamo Plaza an open space, but propose another? We asked the councilman directly. Here’s what he said.
The developers of a mixed-use development at the corner of Broadway and Jones Avenue are seeking initial approval for its design later this week. Plans for the five-story, 280-unit apartment building with three prominent retail spaces on the ground floor goes before the Historic and Design Review Commission on Wednesday. The $57 million project is […]
Last week, the General Services Administration announced it had awarded a $117 million design-build contract for the new federal courthouse to Alabama-based Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC. Construction of the federal building at 214 E. Nueva St. (shown below) is scheduled to begin spring 2019, and be completed exactly three years later. The timetable for completion […]
Bella on the River, the inconspicuous River Walk restaurant near one of the river floodgates, is moving to Houston Street in late October. Specifically, Bella will be taking over the Houston Street Bistro location at 204 E. Houston St., between the Starbucks and the Majestic Theatre entrance. On Wednesday, the restaurant made the announcement on […]
Not all preservation fights are public, drag out affairs. In the Government Hill neighborhood, just north of downtown, there is a circa-1922 house at 705 E. Grayson St. that was built by a prominent San Antonio doctor and that’s less than a block from all of the restaurant and bar action that’s creeping into the […]
The development of a 294-unit apartment complex in the Lone Star neighborhood — one that would face both South Flores and East Cevallos streets — received a boost last week, when the City Council approved a Bexar County 10-year tax break worth a maximum of $648,070. Under state law, the Council must approve county incentives if the […]
Texas Public Radio announced last week that it has received a $2 million gift from Carlos Alvarez, chairman and CEO of The Gambrinus Company, a craft beer brewer and distributor that was founded in San Antonio. The funds contribute to TPR’s $10 million capital campaign that funds its move into the stage house of the […]
Dear readers, Jolene Almendarez, co-founder, reporter and director of community engagement, has resigned from the Heron. This includes her role as a member of the Heron’s board of directors. What does this mean for the Heron? It’s moving forward, and remains a nonprofit news organization in the state of Texas — myself as editor with […]