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.
A large canopy from the front door to the gas pumps and a covered outdoor seating area represent improvement from the initial designs, commissioners said.
Commissioners suggested a few “nitpicky” changes that would create a more vibrant pedestrian experience on the street level.
HDRC approved CPS Energy’s new headquarters, the new Frost Bank Tower, and office buildings at the Pearl.
The 20-level mixed use tower on the River Walk is set to bring luxury accommodation to the area.
The latest renderings and site plans submitted to the City by Silver Ventures reveal 10-story and six-story buildings that partially wrap around a 950-space parking garage.
HDRC voted unanimously to send design plans regarding two Google Fiber “network huts” back to the drawing board Wednesday.