Plans for Hemisfair’s first apartment complex cleared the city’s historic approval process on Wednesday, while another proposed complex at the Pearl made it past the first hurdle.
The city Historic and Design Review Commission approved the $25 million Hemisfair complex, known as Acequia Lofts, without comment. Local developer David Adelman plans to start construction of the eight-story, 150-unit complex in February, said Omar Gonzalez, Hemisfair’s director of real estate.
The 1.1-acre complex will include 3,200 square feet of restaurant space on the ground floor and a parking garage with 238 public parking spaces, Gonzalez said. Half the apartments will be set aside as affordable housing for people who earn 80 percent or less of the local median income.
Also without comment, HDRC gave conceptual approval to plans by local developer Silver Ventures to build a four-story apartment complex named Brewery South on the River Walk at the Pearl. To get final approval, Silver Ventures will have to submit more detailed designs for HDRC to consider at a future meeting.
The HDRC also gave conceptual approval to local developer James Lifshutz’ proposal to turn a vacant gas station in King William into a 1,400-square-foot convenience storewith fresh, grab-and-go grocery options, a food truck and a 1,000-square-foot canopy where visitors can eat food and drink beer.
Richard Webner, MySanAntonio.com (Express News)