San Antonio's downtown skyline, looking southeast from the top of the Weston Centre. Photo by Kara Gomez.

San Antonio, Under Construction: We’re Not Slowing Down

If the past year in San Antonio was an episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music,” Summer 2014 would cue the narrator to say, “But backstage the band was falling apart.”

The optimistic “City on the Rise” bubble started to burst when former Mayor Julián Castro stepped down from his post to join the Obama Administration.

Mayor Castro Unveils Downtown Megadeal

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.