A local writer returns to the near East Side neighborhood where he grew up, and finds a community in transition.
Some near East Side residents like Jeannine Qualls feel they’ll soon be wiped out by the wave of rising property values. Others are coming in to ride that wave.
By year’s end, the City of San Antonio wants to designate a segment of the near West Side, and the near-East Side communities of Denver Heights and Government Hill, as neighborhood empowerment zones (NEZ), a Texas statute that allows home owners to have their city property taxes frozen for no more than 10 years.
One of the developers of Essex Modern City, a $150 million mixed-use project in Denver Heights that’s been in the making since at least 2016, is planning another near-East Side project.