Nearly eight acres near the former brewery has been rezoned to become an "infill development zone."
The historic Hermann Sons building downtown has potential for rebirth, but it needs substantial repairs to become the bustling spot it once was.
Plans for the central office are still tentative, but the new facility likely will be located on the site of the football field at Fox Tech.
Residents and business owners are eager to see what the developers behind the Pearl will do with a five-acre tract near the Lavaca neighborhood.
Rare is the modern-day development that has the power to transform a city.
The site is currently home to several industrial buildings that will be demolished for the four-story development.
When the Hotel Emma at the Pearl celebrates its grand opening on Thursday, San Antonio's evolving profile as a destination city will change in a big way.
The San Antonio community welcomed the long-awaited Hotel Emma to San Antonio's urban core today after more than eight years of planning and construction.
One could expect to find an esoteric beauty product at 3 a.m. downtown in a 24-hour city, said Anita Kramer, senior vice president of the Urban Land Institute's Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate.