District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez wants a displacement study completed when developers seek incentives from the city.
The city of San Antonio’s $1.2 billion package, the largest in this city’s history, looks likely to pass after Bexar County posted early voting results shortly after 7 p.m.
What are bonds, exactly? Why does San Antonio pay for infrastructure the way it does? As early voting continues on the $1.2 billion bond package, the Heron answers these questions and others.
If the $150 million housing bond passes, it will greatly expand the city’s role in creating and preserving affordable housing, but it’s not entirely unprecedented.
Years behind schedule, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park has been delayed in part by Zachry Hospitality’s inability to start construction of its multi-use development.
A financial tool used to help fund affordable housing was recently repurposed for the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte Museum, Garden and Brackenridge Park, a move that has some nonprofit developers scratching their heads.
The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is seeking $5 million from the upcoming bond to help renovate Sunken Garden Theater, a plan the nearby River Road neighborhood still opposes.
On Thursday, the City Council unanimously approved the proposed $1.2 billion, 2022-2027 bond package—the largest in San Antonio’s history—a vote that now puts the historic infrastructure plan in the hands of voters in the May 7 election.
After a delay of more than two years, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park is finally imminent, it appears. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for sometime in January after the City Council approved last week a $27.9 million construction contract for Skanska USA Building.
The City Council on Thursday approved the Strategic Housing Implementation Plan, a framework document with the overarching goal of helping 95,000 households in San Antonio who spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing.