New Hemisfair renderings show a 29-story, 360-unit apartment tower with a 7-level parking garage and 25,000 square feet of retail space on East Market Street. The plans are up for review this week.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council gave enthusiastic support on Wednesday to the city’s proposal to rewrite a five-year-old agreement with Zachry Hospitality regarding its plan to develop the northwest corner of Hemisfair, a long-delayed project.
Years behind schedule, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park has been delayed in part by Zachry Hospitality’s inability to start construction of its multi-use development.
After a delay of more than two years, the construction of Hemisfair’s Civic Park is finally imminent, it appears. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for sometime in January after the City Council approved last week a $27.9 million construction contract for Skanska USA Building.
The iconic circa-1883 Dullnig building on Alamo Plaza has been sold to a company linked to a real estate brokerage from Austin.
City Council members were by and large supportive of the Hemisfair redevelopment project, which has struggled for years with construction delays, during a presentation Wednesday.
However, there is little hope of Zachry Corp. breaking ground soon on the mixed-use development that will enclose the park.