Weston Urban’s plan to restore the former Continental Hotel and build a 15-story apartment tower along San Pedro Creek in west downtown won conceptual approval Wednesday from the city’s historic review board.
San Pedro Creek Culture Park
Weston Urban plans to build a 15-story apartment building between the former Continental Hotel and Arana building in west downtown.
Last month, plans for the restoration of the Leeds building, 345 W. Commerce St., were approved by the Historic and Design Review Commission.
As tourists and locals flock to the Canopy by Hilton, downtown’s latest hotel, they most likely won’t have a clue as to the difficulties in building something that tall, and on the river no less.
Riverplace would fill about 3.2 acres of land with a 20-story multifamily building, a 17-story condominium building and an office building of undetermined height, along with the 21-story Dream Hotel.