Efforts by state lawmakers to rein in the use of public facility corporations, which provide lucrative tax breaks to developers building mixed-income apartment complexes, have remained under the radar at the Texas Legislature, with battles over voting and gun rights dominating the headlines.
As tourists and locals flock to the Canopy by Hilton, downtown’s latest hotel, they most likely won’t have a clue as to the difficulties in building something that tall, and on the river no less.
Riverplace would fill about 3.2 acres of land with a 20-story multifamily building, a 17-story condominium building and an office building of undetermined height, along with the 21-story Dream Hotel.
The effort to overhaul the Alamo complex, which many had taken for dead last year, got a jump-start Thursday when City Council approved a deal with the state that will repurpose the historic Woolworth building and leave the Cenotaph in place.
The Hixon Properties and Cavender family partnership has added another acre to the footprint of the mini-neighborhood it is developing in north downtown on both Broadway and Avenue B.
In an effort to allay concerns of Lavaca residents, the San Antonio Housing Authority has greatly reduced the density of housing at its Victoria Commons master community from a plan it proposed last year.
A mobilization on social media failed to keep the city’s Historic and Design Review Commission (HRDC) from approving a plan to build a new Rosario’s restaurant, which would all but enclose the patio of neighboring Maverick Texas Brasserie.
A stretch of East Commerce Street is set to come back to life next month with the opening of a 22-story hotel and four restaurants and bars overlooking the River Walk.
After buying the Leeds building on West Commerce last month with a partner, Cory Stehr plans to spend $500,000 sprucing up its façade and renovating its interior.
The Rinconcito de Esperanza cultural hub has received $1.5 million from the city to rehab seven historic homes into a community health center, an internet access point and a studio for recording oral histories.