Weston Urban plans 15-story residential tower for San Antonio skyline

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July 20, 2021Updated: July 20, 2021 3:31 p.m.

Weston Urban has revealed plans for its 15-story downtower. 

Weston Urban has revealed plans for its 15-story downtower. 

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Weston Urban, the section developer down the caller Frost Tower, plans to further alteration Saytown skyline with different towering development. 

The large clip developer submitted plans to the Historic Design and Review Commission for a 57,000-square-foot, 15-story residential improvement adjacent to the historical Continental Hotel gathering connected the country of Laredo and Commerce streets. 

The tower's archetypal 5 stories volition dwell of a factual parking store with 351 parking spaces nestled betwixt the Continental Hotel and Arana buildings that volition blend "seamlessly," according to HDRC documents.

The remaining 10 stories volition person volition 258 residential units starting with an "amenity" country connected the sixth level that leads to a entity terrace and excavation implicit the parking store building.

Weston Urban is successful  the process   of acquiring the erstwhile  Continental Hotel gathering  connected  Commerce Street downtown.

Weston Urban is successful the process of acquiring the erstwhile Continental Hotel gathering connected Commerce Street downtown.

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Weston Urban plans to crook the Continental and Arana spaces, built successful 1896 and 1926 respectively, into commercialized offices and originative lofts.

Part of those plans telephone for extended exterior renovations to the Continental Hotel gathering connected the Commerce Street broadside of the artifact and the Arana gathering summation connected Dolorosa Street side. Renovations see restoration of archetypal storefront masonry designs, ceramic and chromatic cleaning, and installation of caller windows that replicate the archetypal ones. 

Weston Urban besides wants to region the rear additions to the Continental and Arana that were built successful the 1980s and 90s. 

While plans volition permission the humanities de la Garza House betwixt the Continental and Arana buildings, Weston Urban volition relocate the O'Henry House. Although the O'Henry House is successful a humanities district, the operation is not connected a section registry and is is listed arsenic non-contributing to the National
Register Historic District. 

The developer hasn't finalized the caller location, but Weston Urban notes successful the plans that the O'Henry House was moved successful the 1990s from its archetypal determination astatine the Lone Star Brewery. 

The plans are acceptable to spell earlier the HDRC connected Wednesday. 

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