This month, crews are scheduled to begin the environmental abatement process on the ruinous Friedrich industrial site, preparing it for the mixed-income 358-unit Friedrich Lofts by 2025.
The San Antonio Housing Trust has introduced a new housing model that benefits the public more than developers, it says.
For District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, the path to public office was spurred by a desire to improve the lives of the students he once taught.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Friday announced that he would appoint former District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales as chair of the city’s Housing Commission, despite protests from activists.
In the area of housing, it seems likely that the early 2020s will mark another turning point for San Antonio.
The area median income, or AMI, for the San Antonio-New Braunfels region has increased from $72,000 to $74,100 for a family of four.
The controversial Friedrich Lofts project on the East Side was approved Monday by the Housing Trust PFC board, which is composed of five City Council members, despite concerns of gentrification.