After a 2½-hour debate on Wednesday, the City Council was no closer to reinstating the housing incentives policy that has resulted in the downtown area’s apartment boom the past six years.
Center City Housing Incentives Policy
If you think you don’t care about San Antonio’s Center City Housing Incentives Policy, also known as CCHIP, you’re probably fooling yourself.
Since May, people have been settling into The Baldwin — a mixed-income apartment building at St. Paul Square. It’s hard to miss if you’re driving up and down U.S. 281. The 271-unit, four-story building neighbors the condo mid-rise Vidorra, and there’s a huge sign that sits atop the facade, facing the highway. It’s the first major for-rent […]
If you needed another reminder that “market rate” is another term for “luxury” in the downtown, take a jaunt to the Museum Reach and look at what has gone up next to the VFW Post 76 at Ninth Street and the San Antonio River. This is 120 Ninth Street, a 220-unit apartment building by Indianapolis-based […]
A request to raise the height of a proposed 327-unit apartment building at 401 S. Main and 307 Dwyer avenues — from five to six floors — was approved last Friday by the Historic and Design Review Commission. Austin-based Argyle Residential is building the $57 million project that will also include 5,000 square feet of retail […]
The Museum Reach Lofts, a project near the Pearl that’s currently in the works, may sound like downtown’s latest luxury apartments. Look closer and you’ll find these envisioned dwellings are an anomaly of sorts for the center city: they’re affordable. Like, for real. Alamo Community Group, a local nonprofit developer and operator of affordable housing […]