Pride of ownership shows in this well maintained 3 bedroom and 1 bathroom traditional bungalow. Great location within minutes of Downtown, Southtown, Roosevelt Park, and the new Riverwalk Expansion. Great original features include coffered ceilings, dining room built-in with stained glass, and working fireplace. Updated SEARS double pane windows & vinyl siding. Large back yard. Carport and separate garage with concrete floor. Move-in ready. You will be impressed with the condition of this home. **Click on the photo for listing information and photos.***
Want to see the future and current projects that are transforming San Antonio’s central city? Check out this amazing new website that was recently launched. This is a comprehensive list with lots of wonderful information and photos. Thank you for your tremendous effort, Todd Morey and Lorenzo Gomez. Urbantonio.
Robert Rivard, formerly with The Express-News, has launched a new blog devoted to extending the discussion to all things related to San Antonio’s revitalization of our downtown core. Check it out here. You can also sign up to be a contributor.
Here’s a report on a new apartment project being built on Broadway and E. Grayson across from the Pearl. Work is well under way at this point. Also cool that my friend, Patrick Shearer, had a quote in the article.
A new luxury development near the Pearl
By Valentino Lucio, San Antonio Express-News, Friday, December 2, 2011
A new development that offers luxury living is moving into an area along Broadway that has seen a boom in residential construction.
Work already has started on the 1800 Broadway, a multifamily project that will become part of the redevelopment and urbanization efforts along the northern stretch of the River Walk.
Situated at the corner of Broadway and East Grayson Street, the four-story complex, which boasts a modernized art deco design, will offer 230 luxury apartments, said W. Pretlow Riddick, principal and president of Criterion Development Partners, one of the firms developing the project.
Two story dream home in Lavaca priced to move quickly. Completely renovated home sits on large lot and features a contemporary kitchen with Bosch appliances, tankless water heater, insulated walls, spray foam insulated attic and sub-floor, high efficiency HVAC system, new concrete pier foundation, new electric system, new plumbing, and more. Private master suite upstairs is stunning with cedar added to mimic exposed rafters. Seller renovated 123 Panama and many others in Southtown. Come take a look.
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Growing up in East Tennessee where lakes and rivers were abundant I used to love to canoe. I was so excited to hear recently that now I can canoe right here in my neighborhood of Southtown. In early August the San Antonio River Authority dropped its requirement that permits are needed to paddle on two parts of the River Walk Expansion. One can now paddle in the King William section and in the Eagleland section in Southtown.
You may also see me driving around with the canoe strapped to the roof of my Xterra as I can now also paddle in Woodlawn Lake, South Side Lions Park, Miller’s Pond, and Elmendorf Lake.
So next time you’re out at Academy Sports buy yourself a canoe and join me. I can’t think of a more peaceful way to end a day than canoeing and taking in the views of the King William homes from the river.
Here’s the link to the information on the San Antonio River Authority’s website:
The vacant building at 1221 Broadway now has new life. The first residents began moving in on Friday. Welcome new neighbors!
New life for longtime eyesore
First residents are moving into a long-unfinished, mixed-use development on Broadway.
By Valentino Lucio – San Antonio Express-News Monday 8/1/11
After sitting vacant for half a decade, the 1221 Broadway now has signs of life as its first apartment residents began moving in on Friday.
On its opening day, 72 people had signed leases and only five units were left.
The mixed-use project, which has an industrial urban style, will be released in five phases, and the first four are expected to be on line by October, said David Adelman, a principal at Cross & Co., which controls a partnership that owns the property.
The last phase, which will be a commercial front along Broadway, is expected to be completed by February. Those spaces will house the leasing office and could possibly accommodate a restaurant, Adelman added.
As a huge supporter of the numerous historic districts and historic preservation in San Antonio I am happy to see that the city has provided funding to now hire a Historic Enforcement Officer. For so long we have been without someone to actually enforce the rules and regulations regarding renovating in our historic districts. Welcome, Officer Ron Meyers!
If you notice potential violations or someone doing renovations you feel may never have been approved call the Office of Historic Preservation at 210-219-2093 or email OHP@sanantonio.gov.
Putting teeth in preservation
Man’s new duty is enforcing city rules on historic structures.
By Brian Chasnoff
Wednesday July 13, 2011 San Antonio Express-News
In the historic Tobin Hill neighborhood sits a dilapidated, two-story home with a strange feature: a newly installed door hovering on the second floor of the house where a window once was.
The Historic and Design Review Commission has ruled the renovation violates city preservation laws. And while the process for restoring such structures has dragged in the past, city officials expect a new enforcement position in the Office of Historic Preservation to boost compliance.
Andrew Weismann will soon be opening up The Luxury on the banks of the new northern Riverwalk expansion. I’m looking forward to riding my bike up and checking out the place as well as receiving a discount for riding. This looks to be a wonderful addition to River North.
This article was recently in the Express-News and was written by Valentino Lucio and photographed by John Davenport.
Cargo containers used for new restaurant
Name belies new eatery — it’ll be made of cargo containers.
By Valentino Lucio
Cargo containers aren’t just for shipping freight anymore. San Antonio chef and restaurateur Andrew Weissmann is using them for his newest restaurant, The Luxury.
Weissman, the owner of Il Sogno and The Sandbar restaurants at the Pearl Brewery, anticipates opening his newest venture next month. The eco-friendly hangout is situated at the corner of Jones Avenue and Avenue B, across the San Antonio River from the San Antonio Museum of Art.
In the previous post about The Pearl Brewery complex I mentioned the Riverwalk Expansion.
Check out San Antonio River Authority’s award winning site for all the details of the Riverwalk Expansion.