Two envisioned projects for west downtown—The Link from County Commissioner Tommy Calvert and a sports stadium by Weston Urban —could be competing head-to-head.
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Let’s make one thing clear, the Decade of Downtown in San Antonio is alive and well. It hasn’t expired. And it will continue as long as there are city policies designed to incentivize the production of market-rate housing in the downtown area.
Any concerns about the sheer size of the Lone Star’s $24 million incentive deal, or over the potential displacement of nearby residents, were outweighed by the fact that someone is finally breathing new life into these ghostly industrial shells after 25 years.
On Thursday, City Council unanimously approved $24 million in incentives to help a partnership between GrayStreet Partners and Midway succeed where so many others have failed: to redevelop the blighted Lone Star Brewery complex.
GrayStreet’s Broadway East urban community derailed. W Hotel on hold. The Light building rehab lags behind schedule. That’s just GrayStreet’s projects on Broadway. The Covid pandemic has stymied many of the local developer’s downtown projects.