10 thoughts on “Mixed-Income Apartments in the Works for Historic Friedrich Property

    • A loft is an excuse to eliminate walls. Usually open, no separation between living and sleeping. What I find a continual pattern in SA is the mixed income. Always in the southern part of town. I am always suspect of the long-term success of these types of apartment buildings.

  1. These and all TIRZ projects must have a significant accessibility component in addition to affordability. That eould be high quality accessible living space designed to be really usable by folks with significant mobility , vision and other challenges, as well as access to truly usable transportation! Public money should be used to improve and assist the whole community.

  2. It would be interesting to know if the site plan from Provident is correct, and does call for the restoration of N. Olive Street as a through street to Gibbs and beyond to Center. The streets aren’t labelled, so the plans from the developer aren’t clear.

    If so, wouldn’t this bisect the Carver Center campus and eliminate the tennis court?

    That appears to be case when comparing the illustration to a satellite image: https://www.google.com/maps/place/IDEA+Carver/@29.4218046,-98.471479,686a,35y,90h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x865cf608d319bdf3:0xa8aa842d2ef1c2ca!2s1617+E+Commerce+St,+San+Antonio,+TX+78205!3b1!8m2!3d29.4216112!4d-98.4705927!3m4!1s0x865cf608ad4205c3:0x1624658b323d3df0!8m2!3d29.4219924!4d-98.4724921

    Streetview also shows a very large, and apparently new, building in the way. Was the Carver Center discussed at all?

  3. We need to go VERTICAL, 4 stories is inadequate, to alleviate Housing Shortage. Then have policy were we also charge linkage fees ( Vertical) to have revenue to address Housing development. Remember, we are losing tax revenue (Co/Ci/School) for specified length of time.

    • Why would they ever do that? E. Commerce will come alive once they start the development. I truly believe they need to help the community become more involved by what they are doing. Allow them to administer skills as well as there effort to make this eyesore grow into a masterpiece.

  4. We live just north on Pine and would welcome good development. However, we do have some concerns about the proposal, specifically about the impact on the school and other impacts that would come from the development.

  5. “Mixed Income” is just a politically correct term for welfare trash who get to live in luxury and pay $300 in the same space that working people will have to pay $1500+ a month for.

    Enough with this nonsense, what is the incentive to get a better job, to educate yourself, to further your career if you can just lay on your back, pop out kids and live the same lifestyle an educated career-oriented person lives?

    Makes no sense, I have lived in a place with this “mixed income” living and there is ALWAYS crime. When will you idiots learn?

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