While researching historic neighborhoods in San Antonio, Donovan Rypkema wasn’t surprised that the demographics mirrored – for the most part – that of the greater population.
The City of San Antonio has published for public review a comprehensive downtown development proposal by Weston Urban and Frost Bank that would transform several square blocks of western downtown north of Main Plaza into a vibrant new urban zone over the next six years.
Mayor Julián Castro, flanked by a majority of City Council at a hastily called Thursday afternoon press conference at City Hall, announced a proposed downtown real estate megadeal put forward by Weston Urban and Frost Bank that would give the city’s skyline its first new Class A tower in more than 25 years and generate a breathtaking wave of downtown development north of Main Plaza.
City Council threw its unified support Thursday behind a comprehensive program to address the urban core’s hundreds of vacant buildings that range from historic downtown landmarks to abandoned inner-city homes.
The large “Unforgettable” fences around Travis Park in downtown San Antonio are finally gone, revealing more than just a fresh coat of paint.
Lori Houston, the energetic director of the Center City Development Office and mother-to-be, was named “Downtowner of the Year” Friday at Centro San Antonio’s 14th annual Downtown’s Best Awards to a full-house luncheon audience at the Wyndham River Walk.
Imagine Broadway as San Antonio’s showcase surface street, a leafy, tree-lined boulevard bustling with local residents, retail activity, and people on foot, pedaling bikes, and hopping off and on frequently passing streetcars.
As a lifelong resident of San Antonio, there are many places to adore and feel immense pride for in this city, especially in the downtown area.
To say that parking in downtown San Antonio is currently a dysfunctional mess would be a polite understatement.
Chef Michael Sohocki, the city is learning, is also a good writer.