The sculpture commissioned by Bexar County for the San Pedro Creek project will not be ready for the grand opening of the project’s first segment May 5.
County Commissioners on Tuesday authorized $19.8 million for demolition and utility work along the San Pedro Creek between Houston and Nueva streets.
The County has committed $132.8 million and the City will contribute $19.5 million toward the design and construction of the first two phases of the project.
The Historic and Design Review Commission approved separate projects affecting the San Pedro Creek and the former Malt House restaurant on Wednesday.
On Thursday, bulldozers and backhoes tore into the ground to widen the creek channel that will be lined with paseos along the two-mile waterway.
Bexar County commissioners approved the latest artistic concepts for the creek’s retaining walls.
The selection is the result of a year-long search that received proposals from local, national, and international artists. The sculpture is a part of the arts component of the San Pedro Creek Improvements project.
Bexar County Commissioners added on to its $125 million commitment to the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project last week and approved another $7.8 million to go toward the transformative project that broke ground last month.
A few blocks south of new lofts sprouting up around the Bluestar Arts Complex, planted along the Phase 3 section of the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project, a different kind of urban development project has made a home in the San Antonio.
When San Antonio celebrates its Tricentennial in May 2018, residents and visitors alike will be able to stroll down a portion of the newly restored San Pedro Creek – from its inlet to Dolorosa Street.