Owners of the historic Hedrick Building are switching gears from the planned 54 apartments to a national hotel chain that would operate 40 rooms.
Tourism representatives introduced a plan Tuesday that would make downtown San Antonio an official tourism improvement district.
The Historic and Design Review Commission granted conceptual approval Wednesday for rooftop additions to the Aztec Theatre.
Tried-and-true fans who travel to San Antonio to watch the Alamo Bow stay for an average of 3.2 days, often lodging in hotels in and around downtown.
A hotel would be more profitable and create an opportunity to bring a novel edge to the city's hotel landscape, the building's owner said.
The small lot across from Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio at 100 N. Main Ave., which has sat vacant for five years, will soon become an 18-story office and hotel tower with ground floor retail.
Thursday was the last day City Council met before its month-long break from official business, and district representatives along with the mayor got plenty of work done in the way of center city development – among other sectors of city government.
Plans for a hotel will likely surface soon for the vacant lot at 100 North Main Ave., just north of Main Plaza, after preservationist Paul Carter sold the property to Choice Hotels of Rockville, Maryland.
The design concept for an 18-story boutique hotel next to the Esquire Tavern downtown was approved Wednesday by the Historic Design and Review Commission.