There’s a delay in proceedings for a mixed-use project proposed for construction near the Hays Street bridge. Members of the San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission decided Sept. 6 to visit the site of the project, tentatively called The Bridge. Envisioned just north of the historic East Side bridge, the 4 story development would sit on a 1.69-acre tract and include 149 apartment units, and two ground-level retail spaces. Those spaces combined would measure more than 2,600 square feet. Onsite car and bike parking is also proposed.
More than 20 attendees of the HDRC meeting spoke out against the project, saying they are worried new construction here would obstruct their views of downtown and the bridge. Critics also are concerned the complex would eliminate public gathering space. Representatives for the project did not answer questions to the satisfaction of the audience or the commission, according to a San Antonio Business Journal story.
After HDRC members finish their site visit, they will meet to render a decision on the requested certificate of appropriateness, which is necessary for the project to move forward.