James Avery Artisan Jewelry announced the death of its founder, James Avery, on Monday. He was 96. Avery built a legendary jewelry empire from what began as a one-man endeavor in a two-car garage.
On Saturday, hundreds of local dignitaries and first-time park visitors gathered at 310 W. Mitchell St. on the city’s Southside for the grand opening of Confluence Park.
For the past 18 months, construction crews have been working on Confluence Park, which will have its formal unveiling Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Too many events that have nothing to do with the city’s 300th anniversary are currently listed as Tricentennial activities.
The grand unveiling for the $13 million Southside park at 310 W. Mitchell St. is set for Jan. 17, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Confluence Park aims to celebrate the region’s ecology, promote the preservation of waterways, and highlight sustainable building and land-use practices.
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.
By late 2017, an advanced water catchment system, a sculptural pavilion, and “rescue trees” will become part of Confluence Park on the Mission Reach.
San Antonio River Foundation Executive Director Estela Avery announced her retirement Thursday, handing over the reigns to Robert Amerman, a tech company executive, architect, and artist.
H-E-B gave the San Antonio River Foundation $1 million in grant money for the construction of Confluence Park.