Neighborhood politics often created an unnecessary distraction that kept us from creating a greater impact on our Eastside community.
The new $65 million project – with an affordable housing element – on East Commerce Street received a critical nod of approval Wednesday.
Developers presented a new design for a controversial mixed-use development right next to the historic Hays Street Bridge Monday night during a public meeting. Most attendees were not impressed.
“I cannot support the City’s proposed short-term rental ordinance and will do everything in my power as resident of this city to oppose it.”
The building on the southeast corner of Hackberry and Houston streets was once home to a plasma donation center in one of San Antonio’s poorest zip codes.
HDRC on Wednesday gave an Eastside couple final approval to build a two-car garage with three apartments in the backyard of their Dignowity Hill home.
The decision came around 10:30 p.m. after more than three hours of discussion by the Historic and Design Review Commission and residents.
There was no apparent compromise between the hopeful developers of “The Bridge” project and its protesters.
Developers of a multi-million project near the Hays Street Bridge have agreed to one more meeting with community stakeholders before HDRC votes on the plan.
By working with Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw (D2), the applicants and most of their opponents were able to agree on a compromise “conditional use” zoning change.