From left: The Floodgate (credit: Overland Partners), Tru Hotel (credit: Open Studios Architecture), and Thompson Riverwalk Hotel (credit: Powers Brown Architecture).

Flurry of Hotels and Housing Proposed for Downtown San Antonio

Three major downtown developments in San Antonio were considered viable and received praise from the Historic and Design and Review Commission on Wednesday: a 19-story mixed-use apartment building that connects Commerce Street to the River Walk, a midscale hotel a few blocks away from the Alamo, and a combination boutique hotel-luxury condominium project on a sliver of land on the River Walk near the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

Pool and courtyard at Tobin Lofts. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Where I Live: Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College

When arriving at a typical student residence, one can expect to find trashcans filled with fast food paraphernalia, a hodge-podge of hand-me-downs and Christmas lights that serve as “décor”, and perhaps an unidentified houseguest asleep on the couch (clearly exhausted from studying, what else?).