In an 8-2 vote, the City Council approved an ordinance regulating short-term rentals (STR), a measure citizens who spoke at the meeting described as imperfect, but a worthy compromise.
About 50 neighbors, local business owners and public officials gathered at Guadalupe Plaza for the third city-hosted community plática to discuss ways to activate the West Side plaza while maintaining safety.
In an attempt to begin to reactivate Guadalupe Plaza on the near West Side, which has had a fence surrounding it since 2016, the city and a nonprofit contracted to oversee the public space have opened it up once more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
When they opened in 1941, the Alazán-Apache Courts were a relief from the slum conditions that defined the West Side. A new exhibit called “Los Courts,” which opens Saturday, explores that legacy.
The apartment project is composed of 320 units across five structures — two that face San Pedro Creek, two that face Cevallos Street, and a fifth inside the 9-acre property.
Bill Shown, managing director of Pearl developer Silver Ventures, said his group is “very interested” in building affordable housing as the development expands in the coming years.
The East Side bar opened in April as a new concept for the San Antonio happy hour and nightlife seen: philanthropy through tippling.
Saturday night, a few hundred people attended the Cherry and Lamar Block Party, an event organized by a group of activists and artists who oppose an apartment development they say will block views of the Hays Street Bridge. Browse photos from the event by Heron photographer V. Finster. firstname.lastname@example.org
What started out as a photo contest is now an East Side street festival. Cherry and Lamar Block Party When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 Where: Cherry and Lamar street Visit EsperanzaCenter.org or Facebook for more info. The Esperanza Peace & Justice Center and the Hays Street Bridge Community Coalition host a block party 6-9 […]
Not all preservation fights are public, drag out affairs. In the Government Hill neighborhood, just north of downtown, there is a circa-1922 house at 705 E. Grayson St. that was built by a prominent San Antonio doctor and that’s less than a block from all of the restaurant and bar action that’s creeping into the […]
The development of a 294-unit apartment complex in the Lone Star neighborhood — one that would face both South Flores and East Cevallos streets — received a boost last week, when the City Council approved a Bexar County 10-year tax break worth a maximum of $648,070. Under state law, the Council must approve county incentives if the […]
Brooklyn StrEat, a mobile food truck park planned for the near East Side, on Tuesday received $350,000 from the city’s Inner City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). The food park is an ambitious project that includes a three-story, open-air structure (with views of downtown from the roof) and a full bar; a play area for […]
The redevelopment of the long-vacant Friedrich Building complex on the East Side cleared another hurdle on Tuesday when it was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the Inner City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone coffer. As a result, Dallas developer Provident Realty Advisors hopes to break ground on the 374-unit Friedrich Lofts project in February or […]
Armadillo Boulders, a rock climbing gym in the Tobin Hill area, opened this past weekend, and also gives people a place to do yoga and sip cold brew from tap. “We wanted to break down the barriers or the obstacles of the sport to people,” co-owner Michael Cano said. “It’s not an alternative fitness thing. […]
On Hays Street on a late Saturday morning, we find Dwayne White (above) emerge from a friend’s worn, off-kilter house. White also lives on Hays, but down closer to the Hays Street Bridge and a 1.7-acre lot where a developer wants to put a five-story apartment building.
The Tobin Hill neighborhood just north of downtown could see major changes if a local developer looking to build condo towers can convince residents and City Council to support a zoning variance. On the southwest corner of North St. Mary’s and East Euclid streets, four houses and a former boxing gym, Team Alcoser A&G Boxing, […]
In late March, when City Manager Sheryl Sculley revived the controversial Bridge Apartments development on the near East Side, she did so with a set of 11 stipulations the developer had to meet in order for the project to move forward. Or were they 11 suggestions? Developer Mitch Meyer was to discuss the stipulations with […]
Updated 10:56 a.m. Tuesday In a ruling Monday, District Judge Laura Salinas denied a request by the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group that would have temporarily halted the development of a five-story apartment project just north of the bridge at Cherry and Lamar streets on the near East Side. [ Read the Judge Salinas’ decision. […]
Updated 12:35 p.m. with comments from developer Mitch Meyer City Manager Sheryl Sculley on Tuesday approved a five-story apartment project that a local development team is proposing for a controversial vacant lot just north of the Hays Street Bridge on the near East Side. Developer Mitch Meyer, who is partnering with Eugene Simor, owner of […]