Port Aransas is opposing plans for a Harbor Island oil export terminal aimed at filling some of the biggest crude-carrying ships in the world.
The campaign for City Council District 1 has been mostly about neighborhoods and how the City can serve people in some of the oldest parts of San Antonio.
Preservation Month is a time for communities across the country to engage in their heritage.
Rehabarama is a one-day event where volunteers, contractors, students, and neighborhood leaders will together revitalize and restore an entire city block.
Very few things in life are assured.
The San Antonio Conservation Society has hired Vincent Michael, who served as executive director of the Palo Alto, CA-based Global Heritage Fund from 2012-2015, to be its next executive director, it was announced Friday. Michael is replacing Bruce MacDougal who served as executive director of the Conservation Society for more than 25 years before retiring in March and moving to Williamsburg, VA.
Preservation for preservation’s sake is a proven dead-end for cities and citizens hoping to revitalize neighborhoods – historic or not.
UPDATE/EDITOR’S NOTE at 7:00 p.m. May 7, 2014: The Historic Design and Review Committee (HDRC) unanimously voted (9-0) against the two-block relocation of the historic Boehler House and former Liberty Bar near the Pearl Brewery during its meeting today. The small home behind the bar, however, is cleared to be moved to the 900 block of Avenue A.
The decision may be overturned if The Pearl Brewery files an appeal with the Board of Appeals.
I am a preservation architect, and have been working with Rio Perla Properties since the property was purchased in 2002, first as a senior associate with Ford, Powell & Carson and in the last 18 months as an independent consultant.