Texas & Louisiana City Scoop: Construction Starts in San Antonio
Jason E. Puchot
AIA San Antonio
Cranes towering across the downtown skyline, a citywide commitment to smart growth and speed to market for most owners—all are great signs that San Antonio is robustly moving forward, Puchot says. Leading the list of building additions is the 23-story Frost Tower, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The 460,000-sq-ft, Class A++ office, retail space and park is scheduled for delivery later this year or early 2019.
Just completed for the city’s tercentennial is the first phase of the $200-million, four-phase San Pedro Creek Improvements Project.
On everyone’s radar is the Alamo master plan, which includes preserving the 1836 battle site and its buildings and adding a 100,000-sq-ft museum for the world’s largest exhibit on the Texas Revolution.
“The city seems to be engaging more and more every day with its design community, and for the better,” Puchot says. “Plans to give City Hall a makeover and repair the aging building will keep San Antonio’s home of government in operation for years to come and give it a more cost-efficient design.”