Just outside San Antonio’s scenic downtown, past the crowds that pack the Alamo and the River Walk, the city is becoming so expensive so fast that many Latinos simply can’t afford to live there anymore. They have shaped San Antonio’s rich Mexican-American culture for generations. But like many minorities living in low-income and rapidly gentrifying urban neighborhoods, they’re struggling to keep up with some of the harshest side effects of economic development: rising property values and shrinking access to transportation.
Written by Laura Romero on Sep 11 2019 - 7:50pm
Written by Madeleine Nerio on Jul 26 2019 - 3:01pm
Two 100-year-old storied homes in San Antonio’s Tobin Hill neighborhood are being demolished after a city councilman invoked an ordinance under the city signage code to block landmark protection sought by the community and the city Office of Historic Preservation. The clash between the community, the developer and the city bureaucracy erupted at the July 17 Historic Design and Review Commission (HDRC) meeting, prompting the panel to initiate a survey of the remaining historic and significant buildings in Tobin Hill.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Dec 13 2018 - 9:27pm
Commentary by Jim Bailey, member of the Housing Policy Task Force
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Dec 13 2018 - 9:11am
About two dozen people gathered for a show of force outside City Hall Wednesday, Dec. 12, imploring the San Antonio City Council to stop “ramming through a policy” on housing development incentives. Community leaders said they want more time for people to understand specifics about the policy, how it has already impacted neighborhoods and families.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Nov 20 2018 - 7:06pm
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Nov 14 2018 - 3:32pm
By Tony Garcia with Cynthia Spielman
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 12 2018 - 9:01pm
By Charlotte-Anne Lucas and Jolene Almendarez This morning, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño will continue to fight a land use category that community leaders say will destroy San Antonio neighborhoods by allowing incompatible, high-density, four-story apartment buildings next to single-family homes.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 24 2018 - 3:59pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 24 2018 - 12:06pm
The San Antonio Zoning Board of Adjustment rejected Imagine Built Homes’ request to build a new home eight feet from an existing home, closer than is allowed under the Mahncke Park Neighborhood Conservation District rules.
Written by AJPesquera on Sep 20 2018 - 11:33am
By Adolfo Pesquera As the justices of the Texas Supreme Court probed attorneys’ arguments over the fate of land next to San Antonio’s landmark Hays Street Bridge, cities across the state watched closely to see if the case would affect large swaths of public policy.