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.
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Written by Madeleine Nerio on Jul 26 2019 - 3:01pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 9:44am
Under the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, the City of San Antonio will be asking residents to help define the land use and zoning in their neighborhoods and communities. To help neighborhood residents prepare to participate, this hands-on workshop was created by Chrissy Q McCain, Director of Land Use and Neighborhood Planning for City Council District 1. “We want to empower people with as much information as possible,” explained District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño. “We’ll be working with you, not around you."
Written by esperanzacenter on Sep 3 2018 - 6:31pm
Join the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center for the first event of our Westside Community History & Preservation Speaker Series! There will be three more speakers in this series throughout the rest of 2018. This series will explore community history and historic preservation in communities of color!
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 17 2018 - 7:56pm
Updated: Board members of the Alamo Trust, which manages the daily operations of the historic Alamo, met in public for the first time, giving a peek inside closed-door meetings, and getting an earful from passionate preservationists. Watch complete video here or scroll down for an article with quotes and links to context.
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 CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 23 2017 - 10:04pm
Updated: After hearing testimony from 26 residents, the San Antonio Zoning Commission voted 6-1 on May 17 to deny a request by Tobin Hill North neighbors to be designated a Historic District. The move also rejected the recommendation by city staff that the panel approve the historic designation or grant a continuance.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 19 2017 - 10:39pm
Update: The matter was rejected by the San Antonio Zoning Commission on May 17. Click here for story and video. The issue now moves to San Antonio City Council. On April 4, more than 50 residents from Tobin Hill and other nearby neighborhoods met with city officials and their councilman for a spirited conversation about whether 88 properties should be covered by Historic Designation.
Written by Don Mathis on Feb 17 2017 - 3:58pm
Casa Navarro State Historic Site will be celebrating its recent designation as a National Historic Landmark on Feb. 25. Local, state and national representatives will also be on hand to celebrate the birthday of the Texas patriot.
Written by JamiAlise on Oct 14 2016 - 2:17pm
Gates open at 6 PM Movie at Sunset Enjoy a costume contest and free showing of Monsters Inc. in the historic Sunken Garden Theatre along with a short film on the amazing history of Brackenridge Park. Food trucks will be on hand for an easy dinner. This is an alcohol-free event. All ages
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 13 2015 - 7:12pm
Mayor Taylor’s Statement on Confederate Monuments SAN ANTONIO (July 9, 2015) — “Slavery and the Civil War are part of the American legacy. For more than 200 years we’ve been trying to fully realize the revolutionary premise of democracy: all men are created equal.