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 Madeleine Nerio on Jul 26 2019 - 3:01pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 30 2019 - 9:28pm
By Charlotte-Anne Lucas for NOWCastSA, June 30, 2019
Written by AJPesquera on Jan 9 2019 - 5:30pm
San Antonio is, without question, the most backward city of any of the major urban Texas municipalities when it comes to making public records available. Opacity seems to be the rule.
Written by Anisa Schell on Nov 23 2018 - 7:13pm
By Anisa Schell Infill housing can be designed in a way that is compatible, sustainable and affordable, as I demonstrated in this presentation to the Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition meeting on Sept. 22, 2018.
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 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."