The San Antonio Housing Authority is hosting a design workshop for the Alazan Courts redevelopment on the near West Side, San Antonio’s oldest public housing community that could be demolished and rebuilt, or refurnished.
San Antonio Housing Authority
An Austin developer and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church are moving forward with plans to build St. John’s Square, a 253-unit apartment building near La Villita, despite the San Antonio Housing Authority backing away from the project.
Last month, the San Antonio Housing Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with homeowners on Leigh Street who had opposed two apartment buildings planned on vacant land facing Interstate 37 due to concerns about traffic and drainage.
The San Antonio Housing Authority is requesting $75 million for the Alazan Courts from the upcoming 2022-2027 bond program, which San Antonio voters will be asked to approve in May.
Fairstead, a development firm from New York City, plans to renovate the historic Aurora Apartments tower in Tobin Hill, allowing the building’s elderly residents to stay in their units.
A $63 million project to rehabilitate the historic Granada Homes senior apartment tower is set to begin this month under a new partnership that no longer includes the San Antonio Housing Authority.
Late Wednesday, the San Antonio Housing Authority board of commissioners voted Ed Hinojosa Jr., a 17-year veteran of the agency, as president and CEO following a national search.
In the area of housing, it seems likely that the early 2020s will mark another turning point for San Antonio.
The $51 million renovation of the Granada Homes building on South St. Mary’s and Villita streets includes restoring the common areas to look almost exactly as they did when the building opened in 1928 as the Plaza Hotel.
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.