The redevelopment of the old San Antonio Light newspaper building, and the satellite structure that housed its presses, received partial approval from the Historic and Design Review Commission on Friday.
For the circa-1931 building at Broadway and McCullough Avenue, developer GrayStreet Partners’ request to modify its plans for the south and east facades received approval from the board. (Scroll down to see those changes.)
The building is being rehabbed as the new headquarters for CaptureRx, a health care technology services company based in San Antonio, the San Antonio Express-News reported last year.
According to the article, the fast-growing company was scheduled to move into the Kress building on Houston Street, but changed its mind when the Light became a possibility. GrayStreet Partners owns both buildings.
No word on other tenants. Interview requests to GrayStreet Partners and CaptureRx were not returned.
For more on the specifics of the design rehab, read reporter Adolfo Pesquera’s piece on Virtual Builders Exchange.
This rendering shows the design of the former San Antonio Light building that was approved by the HDRC in November.
The revised design approved by HDRC on Friday.
The south facade of the previously-approved Light building design.
The revised version of the south facade that the HDRC approved on Friday.
Meanwhile, GrayStreet Partners and its design team were asked to meet with the HDRC’s design review committee regarding its design requests for the former presses building at McCullough and Alamo streets, a city spokesperson said. The changes, according to the HDRC agenda, include removing the east facade, building a two-level rooftop addition to the building, building a structure that would connect the two buildings, and adding one level of parking beneath the existing building.
San Francisco-based architecture firm Gensler is working with GrayStreet Partners on this portion, which will include 150,000 square feet of creative office and retail space, the firm Tweeted in May.
View those proposals below:
Looking east from Broadway.
Looking north from Fourth Street.
Another view from Fourth Street.
A view from the other side of Broadway.
A closer look at the connector structure (left) and the former presses building (right).
A vertical structure connects the two former San Antonio Light buildings.
A look at the complex from the corner of Alamo and McCullough streets.
» June 20, 2017: Plans for offices rooftop restaurant at downtown Light building going before HDRC (San Antonio Express-News)
» Jan. 19, 2017: Renovated Light news building should live up to its name (San Antonio Express-News)
Images courtesy GrayStreet Partners/Historic and Design Review Commission
The original version of this post misspelled GrayStreet Partners.
Photo by Ben Olivo | San Antonio Heron