A city nonprofit decided Tuesday to keep collecting rent from The Baldwin at St. Paul Square apartment complex after it is sold to an Austin investor.
The building was named for Garlington Jerome Sutton, the first black official from San Antonio elected to the Texas House of Representatives.
Plans for street, wayfinding, and other infrastructure improvements to St. Paul Square received a nod of approval Wednesday.
Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan (D2) denies wrongdoing in response to several allegations against her, her campaign, and district office operations.
Leaders of the San Antonio Conservation Society said they were surprised to see demolition start at the East Side building complex.
While some had hoped to see the building rehabilitated, State officials determined months ago that preservation would be cost-prohibitive.
Dallas-based Quadrant Investment Properties recently acquired The RK Group’s 5-acre property on East Commerce Street for an undisclosed price.
The building’s owner is making plans for a casual restaurant but already has lined up Viva Beer for a space on the main level of the building.
Keith Toney and Jada Andrews-Sullivan remain in District 2’s June 8 runoff after a recount failed to show additional votes for Denise Gutierrez-Homer.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he would like to see the long-running dispute over property next to the Hays Street bridge put to rest.