Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales (D5) cast the lone vote against forwarding the four views on to a full Council, saying that the complex zoning process could impede growth and density.
The Historic and Design Review Commission unanimously recommended a proposal that could increase viewshed protections.
I am all for preserving San Antonio’s history, but not when it puts the brakes on San Antonio’s future.
City staff received the go-ahead Wednesday from a City Council committee to continue work on viewshed protections for areas surrounding cultural landmarks.
Protesters gathered Monday for a “vigil” to mourn the City’s decision to allow a local developer to build apartments next to the Hays Street Bridge.
The City could save everyone time and money by issuing more authoritative guidelines for infill developers, including a tighter definition of HDRC’s role and authority.
The City’s approval of the 147-unit apartment comes two weeks after the Historic and Design Review Commission rejected the project.
The Historic Design and Review Commission rejected plans for a five-story apartment complex next to the Hays Street Bridge on the near Eastside.
Because H. Douglas Steadman’s funeral service is Wednesday, the City postponed its Historic Design and Review Commission meeting to Friday.
Developers presented a new design for a controversial mixed-use development right next to the historic Hays Street Bridge Monday night during a public meeting. Most attendees were not impressed.