The Hughes home in Tobin Hill, which was once on the path toward demolition, has been purchased by chef Andrew Weissman and preservationist May Chu, who plan to convert the first floor into a wine-and-cheese bar.
Houston multifamily developer Urban Genesis is tightening its hold on North St. Mary’s Street with the purchase of a 0.6-acre vacant lot, down the street from the San Antonio Museum of Art, where it plans to build apartments.
Developer Weston Urban is reaching beyond downtown as it prepares to buy the historic Koehler House from the Alamo Colleges District.
The proposed demolition of the 108-year-old Hughes home in Tobin Hill, owned by the Archdiocese of San Antonio, is on hold after community outcry led San Antonio College to withdraw its interest in the property.
The Archdiocese of San Antonio seems determined to demolish the 1913 Hughes house, adjacent to San Antonio College, despite appeals from preservation groups, the neighborhood and the city.
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.