Recent statements by City staff related to the need to remove trees from Brackenridge. This article was originally published in Deceleration News.
Written by Greg Harman on Mar 21 2022 - 4:02pm
Written by Vivian Lopez on Feb 22 2022 - 1:20pm
Updated: Hours after it was scheduled, San Antonio officials scrapped a vote by the Historic and Design Review Commission on whether to cut down 100 trees, some very old, in Brackenridge Park. The move came after District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez requested a minimum of three public hearings on the project, which is in his district. "We remain committed to the public process and ensure every voice is heard and valued," McKee-Rodriguez said in an earlier statement.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Feb 15 2022 - 4:53pm
Should the city cut down more than 100 heritage and significant trees along the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park? That’s the question on the Feb. 16, 2022 agenda of the Historic and Design Review Commission. Members of the public can voice their concerns before the commission votes on the item. Sign up before the meeting begins at 3 p.m. to speak, or provide comments through voicemail by dialing 210-206-4372.
Written by Greg Harman on Feb 3 2022 - 12:59pm
The following story was originally published at Deceleration News by Greg Harman. Update: The Historic and Design Review Commission has withdrew this item from its agenda before the Feb. 2, 2022 meeting.
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 AJPesquera on May 16 2018 - 10:28pm
by Adolfo Pesquera The San Antonio Zoning Commission denied a zoning request from industrial to multifamily on a 400-unit market rate apartment project planned for Southtown.
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.