The San Antonio City Council voted to return land next to the Hays Street Bridge to the people for a public park during a dramatic meeting that outgoing councilman Rey Saldana termed a day of "atonement.”
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 21 2019 - 10:55am
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 21 2019 - 10:43am
Click on the speaker's name to jump straight to their comments in the video. District 2 Councilman Art Hall
Written by AJPesquera on Mar 17 2019 - 3:27pm
The Texas Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that favored the City of San Antonio in a long-running dispute with a community group that has been trying to transform a tract of land surrounding the Hays Street Bridge into a visitors park.
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.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 4:02pm
Replay the video: The Supreme Court of Texas heard arguments in the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group’s lawsuit against the City of San Antonio on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Read NOWCastSA’s coverage of the case here.
Written by AJPesquera on Jun 3 2018 - 9:52pm
By Adolfo Pesquera On the same day it agreed to hear arguments in the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group’s lawsuit against the City of San Antonio, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled against another Texas city in a case with significant similarities.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 29 2018 - 8:59pm
Here is the letter San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley wrote to developer Mitch Meyer about the development proposed adjacent to the Hays Street Bridge: (Her action overruled the Historic and Design Review Board's decision here.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 12 2018 - 2:50pm
In a victory for the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group and its recently deceased founder, Doug Steadman, the Historic and Design Review Commission on March 9 rejected a developer’s proposal to erect a 72-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-tall Hays Street Bridge. (click here to watch video of the entire meeting or click on any quote below to jump straight to that spot in the video.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 9 2018 - 12:24pm
A city commission is scheduled to pass judgement today on a developer’s proposal to erect a 74-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-high Hays Street Bridge, one of the most recognized landmarks in San Antonio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated a Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The apartment building would block the view of the iconic bridge, and would be built on land donated by the Dawson family in 2005 to be a public park.
Written by AJPesquera on Jan 11 2018 - 8:54pm
by Adolfo Pesquera In the face of citywide opposition led by a well-organized East Side coalition, the developer of a four-story apartment building adjacent to San Antonio's iconic Hays Street Bridge had his request for a Certificate of Appropriateness rejected by the Historic and Design Review Commission on Dec. 6, 2017.