Many cities are currently experiencing the dilemma of whether to invest in large urban draws or in a growing and changing downtown residential population.
The remains of more than 70 humans were first discovered last September during construction work at The Children’s Hospital.
Urbanization efforts mean a greater demand for housing, as well as more walkable areas connected to efficient and affordable transit options.
The City’s Historic and Design Review Commission sent a Terramark Urban Homes project in Tobin Hill back to the drawing board Wednesday, as concerns and questions about design compatibility with the neighborhood still linger.
The complex includes 327 apartment units and a five-and-half-story parking garage.
With a 6-1 vote on Tuesday, the City’s Zoning Commission rejected a request that would designate a sliver of Tobin Hill as a historic district.
Construction of the Mission Escondida Luxury Apartments, to be located on the former site of the blighted Mission Trails Mobile Home Park, will break ground this summer south of downtown along the San Antonio River’s Mission Reach.
City Council on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of the $450 million Alamo Master Plan, which initiates the hiring of architects to design the final physical space surrounding the Alamo and allows city and state officials to start work on key elements of the plan.
Former Mayor Phil Hardberger is confident that the Conservancy can raise $2 million before the end of December and break ground on the land bridge in January.
Rehabarama is a new effort led by the City’s Office of Historic Preservation in observance Preservation Month in May.