Built in 1999/2000, the King William Lofts was recognized as the first new, market rate housing development in San Antonio's CBD in over twenty years. The project consisted of the conversion of two 1920's era warehouse buildings located in the downtown King William Historic District. With the aid of local architect, Jim Poteet, the development worked within the scale of the existing buildings, retaining as much of the industrial character as possible, to strike a balance between economic viability and the low density desired by the neighborhood. Several of the units (interior designs by a partnership of Jim Poteet, Architect and FAB Architecture of Austin) were hits of the 2002 AIA tour and subsequently were featured in numerous publications including Texas Architecture, New American Townhomes Vol II, and HGTV. The success of King William Lofts spurred the planning and development of several other urban residential projects that have sustained the trend of in-fill development in San Antonio. For images of the King William Lofts please visit www.poteetarchitects.com
The St. Benedict's project is the conversion of the former St. Benedict's Hospital into 66 residential and live/work units, with a one-of-a-kind location in the heart of the King William Historic District and the Southtown Commercial Corridor. The project, totaling 100,000 SF of gross building area, began phased lease-up in 2009 and was fully completed in spring of 2010. Occupancy has stabilized at 98%. The project includes several commercial spaces surrounding the original 1883 Edward Elemdorf house, the new home of a Dwight Hobart/Liberty Bar restaurant. Additional information at www.stbenedictslofts.com
1114 South St. Mary's is the renovation and re-positioning of a 1940's automotive facility that had been occupied by a social service agency of Bexar County for over 10 years. Located in a crucial area of the Southtown Urban Mainstreet Corridor, the building completed renovation in 2003 and has since been consistently 100% leased with tenants such as Poteet Architects, a recognized leader in San Antonio urban design, The Bower Art Space, Robot Creative and Art Space,and other design related firms. 1114 is also home to the San Antonio Shambhala Center, the only center of its kind in South Texas for Buddhist studies and meditation. The project spurred interest in an area that had historically remained just outside the path of business and development activity in the Southtown area.
Currently in planning and marketing, the Nola Ruth project is located in Harker Heights, Texas, a community of executive level housing and upper-end retail adjacent to Killeen, Texas, the home of Fort Hood. With exposure to Hwy 190 but connected to existing residential along Nola Ruth Boulevard, the project is planned as a walkable community that integrates garden home and townhome living with open green space and a complimentary commercial center buffering the 190 and Nola Ruth intersection. The project will utilize green practices and the best of regional architecture to establish itself as the premier development for executive living and working in the greater Killeen/Temple area.
Located in the heart of the urban core, East Quincy is San Antonio's newest for-sale townhome development on the River. Comprised of 25, three-story townhomes, East Quincy will provide homebuyers lock and leave, fee-simple townhome living with a riverwalk location. Located along the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk and across from the Pearl Brewery complex with its numerous shops and restaurants. Preferred mortgage lender is Wells Fargo. Architecture by Alamo Architects. Development by Yndo Commercial/1836 Asset Development. Priced from the $220k's, the Townhomes are now under construction with an anticipated September 2014 move-in. For additional information see: www.eastquincysa.com
The Madison Street Garden Homes project is a 6 unit infill development of courtyard style garden homes located in the King William Historic District. Designed to complement the turn of the century limestone and caliche block homes of King William, the project is using ICF (insulated concrete form) construction yielding foot thick concrete and foam block walls with exceptional energy performance. Careful design, siting, and material selections are projected to attain LEED and Build San Antonio Green certifications. Phase II of the project is set for a Fall 2013 construction start. Visit King William Realty at www.kingwmrealty.com for additional information.
12008 Warfield consisted of the cosmetic renovation and re-tenanting of an under-valued office/warehouse facility in the prime airport area industrial park of Beacon Circle. Through a joint-venture with the owner/occupant, The Office Planning Group, Yndo CRC coordinated SBA financing, leasing of existing vacant space while under contract, and interior/exterior improvements. Unable to locate a suitable building in their exact size requirement, the structure allowed The Office Planning Group to acquire larger facilities as both users and investors, while minimizing their downside during future tenant turnover.