City Council on Thursday approved a six-month moratorium on some development incentives aimed at urban-core housing.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg gave his Housing Policy Task Force six months to formulate policy recommendations as the group met for the first time Tuesday.
The “surban” or “mixed-use” model represents all the benefits of dense urban development plus the perks of a suburban area.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Friday the task force will develop a “comprehensive, compassionate” housing strategy for the city.
Apartment units will range in size from 650 to 1,050 sq. ft. Fourteen of the units would be sold at market rate while the rest would be rent-controlled.
After approving HUD grants worth $19.5 million Thursday, City Council also approved plans for a 296-unit affordable housing complex on the Northwest side.
One of the greatest reasons why San Antonio struggles with the issue of affordable housing is that the city lacks a comprehensive housing policy.
Porter Street Greens will feature five contemporary-style, detached homes that open on to a shared courtyard, or green space.
An apartment development of almost 350 affordable housing units in unincorporated Bexar County is closer to construction.
More than a dozen residents offered new ideas and criticized some current City Council charter amendment suggestions in a public hearing of the City’s Charter Review Commission (CRC).