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Old Posted Mar 4, 2016, 12:25 PM
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MySA says the building goes to the HDRC on March 16. No other new info -

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business...ne-6868778.php
Interested to see what happens.
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21-story hotel and condo tower coming to downtown San Antonio

21-story hotel and condo tower coming to downtown San Antonio
By Richard Webner, Staff WriterMarch 4, 2016

Developers are talking with city officials about building a 21-story hotel and condo tower on the River Walk that would redraw part of San Antonio’s stagnant skyline.

Houston-based Powers Brown Architecture has submitted plans for a tower on a 0.66-acre vacant lot at 101 Lexington Ave. across from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The tower is the latest bit of good news for the city’s effort to build up downtown — another developer revealed plans last month for a 30-story apartment tower on the River Walk.

The building also would be a win for the northern part of downtown, which got a boost when the Tobin Center in 2014 opened but remains marred by large swathes of parking lots.

“Done well, it could be great for responding to the success of the Tobin Center and could help to provide some great options for that area,” said District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño, whose district would include the tower.

The tower, which is scheduled to be considered at the March 16 meeting of the Historic and Design Review Commission, would include seven levels of parking, six of hotel space and seven of condominiums, Treviño said.

“That’s good news for the urban core. We welcome more residential living,” said Pat DiGiovanni, CEO and president of Centro San Antonio. “The big question is supply and demand of hotel rooms … I’m not sure of the need for more hotels, but that’s not to say it’s not warranted.”

Powers Brown, which also has offices in Denver and in the Washington, D.C., area, has taken the lead in designing major projects in Houston recently, including two condo towers: the 33-story Arabella near The Galleria, and the 24-story Ivy Lofts east of downtown.

Representatives of Powers Brown didn’t comment on the plans for the tower.

The city has struggled to achieve the goals of the Decade of Downtown initiative that former Mayor Julián Castro launched in 2010 to attract development into San Antonio’s urban center. But officials have had a lot to celebrate in the last year.

Dallas-based JMJ Development announced plans in February to build a 30-story luxury apartment tower on the River Walk close to the Tower Life Building, and the HDRC gave conditional approval for a 24-story boutique Hilton hotel on Commerce Street along the River Walk. In January, the city unveiled the snazzy $325 million expansion of the Convention Center.

In December, H-E-B opened downtown’s first full-fledged grocery store in decades on South Flores Street. And in June, City Council approved a deal between the city, Weston Urban and Frost Bank that will lead to downtown’s first new office tower in more than 25 years.
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Hey guys, this is Richard Webner, the reporter from the Express-News. I just stumbled on this forum and I love it.

I added more info to the article about this building, which you should be able to read here. The tower will be part of the upscale Thompson Hotels chain and will have 167 hotel rooms, 61 condos, a spa, a rooftop bar, a 3,600-square-foot ballroom, a restaurant on the street level and an outdoor pool on the fifth floor. It's being developed by a group that includes Roberto Contreras of Houston EB5, which is working on lots of projects in Houston.
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Welcome to the forum, Richard. Thanks for the link to your story. Keep up the good work!
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Welcome Richard

Thanks for the link to the article. Sounds like a cool project.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2016, 2:43 PM
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On the agenda,

https://sanantonio.legistar.com/Legi...B-09A13AE1CEFA

And it looks like they at least did something to alleviate that monotonous wall on the street.
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Okay, i like the updated design... FINGERS CROSSED!
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Height is 273 FT to the roof plus another 35-40 FT of structure. So, basically a 300 foot building in River North.
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Height is 273 FT to the roof plus another 35-40 FT of structure. So, basically a 300 foot building in River North.
Let's celebrate the potential erasure of a surface parking lot for a vertical structure that includes a residential component.

If I have a criticism, it is that this is the Grand Hyatt Jr. It's a 300' tall wall.

I have some sympathy as the odd, skinny lot obviously brings a challenge in design.

What I am hopeful for is that somehow the way it is set on the lot will limit the "wall-i-ness" from prominent viewing angles. It looks great from the Riverwalk itself in the renderings... I think it'll be imposing (not necessarily in a good way) from St Mary's heading south.

Either way, beggars can't be choosers. But they can critical.

I don't love the wall. I wish they'd bury the parking (although I don't resent the extra 70' in height). I would've loved to see retail on street level.

No matter - I'm glad this is coming.
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Let's celebrate the potential erasure of a surface parking lot for a vertical structure that includes a residential component.

If I have a criticism, it is that this is the Grand Hyatt Jr. It's a 300' tall wall.

I have some sympathy as the odd, skinny lot obviously brings a challenge in design.

What I am hopeful for is that somehow the way it is set on the lot will limit the "wall-i-ness" from prominent viewing angles. It looks great from the Riverwalk itself in the renderings... I think it'll be imposing (not necessarily in a good way) from St Mary's heading south.

Either way, beggars can't be choosers. But they can critical.

I don't love the wall. I wish they'd bury the parking (although I don't resent the extra 70' in height). I would've loved to see retail on street level.

No matter - I'm glad this is coming.
I always thought the Wilford Hall Hospital was Grand Hyatt Jr, LOL.

Yes I see the wall your talking about, but for some reason, to me, this building looks way better then Grand Hyatt.
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WOW PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN! That view is insane.

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Im sold on the view alone.
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What part of the building has an obtusely angled corner window like that? This view seems to be from a unit about 50-60 feet above ground level. I don't see it in the renderings?

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Just stayed at the Thompson in Toronto...loved it! SA is getting a great hotel!
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Looks like this rendering shows the corner windows.


http://3invest.org/2016/07/25/thomps...-find-out-why/
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I don't have access to the SABJ anymore, but the top line looks promising.

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Houston developer ready to dig into $44M River Walk hotel, condo deal
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The downtown developer has brought on local brokerage firm Kuper Sotheby's International Realty to lead marketing and sales for the condominium portion of the project.
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