TRTF on Wednesday released early-concept renderings of a forthcoming live, work, and play complex on San Antonio’s Eastside.
The City purchased the 84-acre property at 856 Gambler Rd. for nearly $2.3 million in 2012 and is providing incentives to the developers.
Staff initially recommended not approving the Eastside project because it would be disproportionately larger than the historic home on the lot.
Plans are underway for the new commercial offices and technology innovation center inside the five-building Merchants Ice complex.
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.
HDRC voted unanimously Wednesday to hold off on a decision that would allow or block an apartment complex near the Eastside’s historic Hays Street Bridge.
Local pastor Royce Sullivan, who gave the final remarks at the event, said the community must work together to address hard issues like gun violence.
The proposed adaptive reuse project aims to transform century-old warehouses into an arts hub that provides a communal living setup.
The festival featured a scholarship giveaway to two Communities in Schools students and a cook-off between SAPD Chief McManus and SAFD Chief Hood.
University Health System selected Houston-based artist Reginald Adams to engage the community in creating a mosaic mural titled “Healing Hands.”