Last month, the San Antonio Housing Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with homeowners on Leigh Street who had opposed two apartment buildings planned on vacant land facing Interstate 37 due to concerns about traffic and drainage.
San Antonio Housing Authority
The San Antonio Housing Authority is requesting $75 million for the Alazan Courts from the upcoming 2022-2027 bond program, which San Antonio voters will be asked to approve in May.
Urban Genesis plans to begin construction in mid-2022 on the apartments, which will be three to four stories tall.
Fairstead, a development firm from New York City, plans to renovate the historic Aurora Apartments tower in Tobin Hill, allowing the building’s elderly residents to stay in their units.
Next May, for the first time, San Antonio voters will be asked to approve a $250 million housing bond toward affordability initiatives.
The project by Sabot Development will consist of 299 market-rate units, 12,000 square feet of retail and 429 parking spaces.
Over the past few months, San Antonio’s Housing Commission has worked to craft a universal definition of “affordable housing.”
A $63 million project to rehabilitate the historic Granada Homes senior apartment tower is set to begin this month under a new partnership that no longer includes the San Antonio Housing Authority.
Late Wednesday, the San Antonio Housing Authority board of commissioners voted Ed Hinojosa Jr., a 17-year veteran of the agency, as president and CEO following a national search.
In the area of housing, it seems likely that the early 2020s will mark another turning point for San Antonio.