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.
San Antonio Housing Trust
Today, the City of San Antonio is due to formally begin the process of finding developers to build and preserve apartments, and build houses, as part of the $150 million housing bond.
The cost to build Cattleman Square Lofts has ballooned by $6 million since January.
How San Antonio’s discussion on housing costs has evolved from the Decade of Downtown to the pandemic-era shortage.
If the $150 million housing bond passes, it will greatly expand the city’s role in creating and preserving affordable housing, but it’s not entirely unprecedented.
The owners of the Exchange Building, which includes the San Antonio Housing Trust Foundation, are preparing to sell the Prohibition-era building to a local buyer.
The San Antonio Housing Trust has introduced a new housing model that benefits the public more than developers, it says.
The City Council on Thursday approved the Strategic Housing Implementation Plan, a framework document with the overarching goal of helping 95,000 households in San Antonio who spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing.
Over the past few months, San Antonio’s Housing Commission has worked to craft a universal definition of “affordable housing.”
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.