As tourists and locals flock to the Canopy by Hilton, downtown’s latest hotel, they most likely won’t have a clue as to the difficulties in building something that tall, and on the river no less.
After a nudge from a San Antonio musician and label owner, the Velvet Taco restaurant at the former Tacoland site will include memorials to the beloved music venue’s late owner, Ram Ayala, by artists who were regulars there.
However, there is little hope of Zachry Corp. breaking ground soon on the mixed-use development that will enclose the park.
The local developer’s proposed 32-story tower will be the tallest residential building downtown by a long shot, bringing a style of high-rise urban living that most major cities can offer, but San Antonio cannot.
GrayStreet Partners, one of the largest holders of downtown real estate, has begun putting a 15,000-square-foot food hall into the ground and mezzanine levels of the former children’s museum on East Houston Street.