Annexation reform is expected to be a hot topic when state lawmakers reconvene for a special session in July.
The Historic and Design Review Commission approved separate projects affecting the San Pedro Creek and the former Malt House restaurant on Wednesday.
“The Light Project,” as GrayStreet is calling it, will bring 60,000 sq. ft. of new class A office space to downtown San Antonio by spring 2018.
A move three years in the making, the former bar was lifted from its original spot for foundation repairs in December 2014.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is planning to relocate from its building in the park to make way for a mixed-use development on the property.
P3’s and the creation of the City’s Center City Housing Incentive Policy have made it easier for developers to implement projects downtown.
The mixed-use development was set to break ground this summer, with plans to open Phase 1 in the fall of 2018.
San Antonio in recent years has begun to shed its reputation as a sleepy town by way of development projects in and around the urban core.
San Antonio saw the second largest increase of suburban Millennials nationwide, with 14.4% growth.
Some neighborhood residents think the project will enhance the blighted seminary campus while others see it as an example of gentrification.