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.
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.
A local investment group is renovating the Best Western on East Commerce Street, adding a speakeasy to its basement, in a show of confidence in San Antonio’s hospitality sector and St. Paul Square.
Often, low-income housing is boiled down to numbers. We hardly ever talk to the people who live in these units. Meet Cora Medina, who found her footing in life thanks to the Terraces at Haven for Hope.
The all-vegan Lucy’s Bodega has opened at St. Paul Square, 123 Heiman St. The couple also plans to open a Lucy’s Bodega on East Houston near Alamo Plaza.
The $24 million incentive package that GrayStreet Partners and Midway received last month to redevelop the former Lone Star Brewery tops the list of San Antonio’s most subsidized urban development projects.
In mid-May, The Flats at River North, one of downtown’s largest mixed-use developments, began receiving its first residents.
The San Antonio Housing Trust and developer NRP Group are fielding offers to purchase the Cevallos Lofts, the 252-unit apartment building credited with spearheading growth in that area of Southtown since it was built in 2010.
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.
A growing number of advocates are demanding that the City of San Antonio stop using property tax exemptions to build housing, while Texas lawmakers have a similar debate in Austin.