Hemisfair Park – Construction for the apartments should start December 2016 and be completed in roughly two years. Current plans are an eight story building with 168 units and a partial wrap-around parking garage with 410 spaces, including 238 for the general public. The southern façade will have a “green wall” (live plants growing up it).
Lone Star Brewery – Mike Fogel with Aqualand Development spoke at the June KWA general membership meeting. Fogel stated that construction for the mixed-use development will start next summer with fall 2018 as the projected completion date. They anticipate 200 to 250 units in the first phase, most likely apartments, with a mix of national and local retailers. Many of the original buildings will remain and they plan to have plenty of parking. Fogel also said that because the famous swimming pool does not have a filtration system, they do not plan on re-opening it.
San Pedro Creek – The City is currently working on creating a RIO (River Improvement Over) district with design guidelines for San Pedro Creek. Total project boundary goes from the highway near Columbus Street down south to the highway near W. La Chappelle St. Since S. Flores Street is the western boundary for the King William Association, the commercial buildings abutting S. Flores will be in RIO 7D. Construction to began on the north end first.
– Cherise Bell