Before we settle back into our workweek on Monday, which seems like the official start of the 2020s, here are the top stories of the last decade.
As we enter the 2020s, I can’t help but think of two challenges facing the downtown area: how to prevent older adjacent neighborhoods from changing wildly, and how to build up the downtown core in a way that’s uniquely San Antonio.
The design for Jefferson Bank’s 13-story headquarters building on Broadway was approved Wednesday, a decision that also paves the way for the demolition of the Still Golden Social House.
Sabot Development of Austin is planning to build a 10-story mixed-use project west of the Pearl across the Museum Reach.
The City Council on Thursday approved changes to the city’s zoning rules that will limit the height of the kind of taller, clustered single-family homes that have popped up in downtown neighborhoods in recent years.
They are the homes much taller and thinner and more modern-looking than typical houses in older neighborhoods that have sprouted around downtown in recent years. Proposed zoning rules changes would limit how they’re built.
The property at 1900 Broadway, known by cocktail aficionados as the Still Golden Social House, is under contract to be sold and incorporated into the future Jefferson Bank headquarters building, the project’s developer confirmed. Which begs the question: What will happen to Still Golden?
In response to criticism over its eviction policy, SAHA said it will suspend noncriminal evictions until Dec. 31.
Several residents at Alazan-Apache Courts accuse the San Antonio Housing Authority of harassment by way of, what they describe as, bogus lease violations—which lead to evictions. SAHA paints a different picture.
Eventually, the 501 public housing units that comprise the Alazan Courts will be replaced by a larger community—potentially up around 700 units.