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.
The controversial project near the historic Hays Street Bridge has highlighted deep divisions in community attitudes towards development, preservation, and design in the Eastside and beyond.
The City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation organized the meeting as a part of its effort to determine which, if any, landmarks should be considered by City Council for viewshed protection.
The Office of Historic Preservation will collect, print, and present submitted images at a public input meeting on Jan. 29.
The decision came around 10:30 p.m. after more than three hours of discussion by the Historic and Design Review Commission and residents.
There was no apparent compromise between the hopeful developers of “The Bridge” project and its protesters.
Increased investment in District 2 is good, but it comes with unintended consequences, Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw said.
HDRC voted unanimously Wednesday to hold off on a decision that would allow or block an apartment complex near the Eastside’s historic Hays Street Bridge.
Warrick did not bring up either challenger in his brief announcement, opting instead to emphasize his experience at City Hall and in the community.
Hundreds of people convened at the Hays Street Bridge on the Eastside amid multi-colored lights, art work, aerial dancers, and poets for the beginning of Luminaria, San Antonio’s contemporary multi-arts festival.