Staff initially recommended not approving the Eastside project because it would be disproportionately larger than the historic home on the lot.
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 firms ford, powell & carson, WestEast Design Group, and landscape architects Rialto Studio spearheaded the design of the new headquarters campus.
Over the last few years, the sense of purpose and nobility in historic preservation has become increasingly tarnished by battles over infill.
Board and commission appointees serve as community representatives and advisors to both council members and the mayor on specific topics.
The City’s Historic and Design Review Commission unanimously approved a revised design for an apartment complex next to Mission Concepción.
A move three years in the making, the former bar was lifted from its original spot for foundation repairs in December 2014.
Some neighborhood residents think the project will enhance the blighted seminary campus while others see it as an example of gentrification.
The complex includes 327 apartment units and a five-and-half-story parking garage.
Staff did not recommend final approval of the submitted designs as several characteristics strayed from those of other historic homes in the district.