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From my second story office at Houston Street and Broadway, I can hear the noise of jackhammers coming from across the street as the foundation for the new Hilton Garden Innbegins to take shape. The sound should be music to my ears, given that our organization,Centro San Antonio, is one whose mission in part is to advocate for and catalyze downtown development.
Instead, I can’t help but feel that the “music” emanating from this particular project is off; like a symphony soloist playing in a different key than the rest of the musicians. No matter how much you try to tune out the soloist, you can’t hear anything else.
It’s taken roughly two years for Centro Partnership San Antonio to appoint a leader.
But downtown stakeholders believe the organization’s new CEO, Pat DiGiovanni, can help bring monumental change to the center city.
San Antonio-based Sigma Solutions Inc. is close to a deal to relocate its headquarters to the city's core.
City Council approved an ordinance Thursday that awarded Sigma Solutions a $500,000 economic development grant to move downtown. The incentive comes as the city works to reinvigorate the urban core by getting more companies to locate in the area.
SAN ANTONIO - Centro Partnership, the new entity comprised of local leadership from both the public and private sectors and tasked with downtown San Antonio redevelopment, announced today that Deputy City Manager Pat DiGiovanni has been hired as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer.
From Rudy Ramirez's nearly 100-year-old bungalow along North Alamo Street, the sights and sounds of investment along Broadway near the Pearl Brewery are unavoidable.
From his front porch, he can see the 1800 Broadway luxury development take shape. He's accustomed to the sounds of banging hammers and grinding machinery that have become background noise.
“I see the development, and I think it's great,” he said. “It'll probably help the value of this property.”
San Antonio’s plan to offer more financial incentives to spur the development of urban housing is attracting new investors.
The latest is A.A. Seeligson Jr. River North Ltd., a partnership including San Antonio’s Hixon Properties, which has acquired prime real estate across from the San Antonio Museum of Art and plans to transform the site into a new riverfront residential complex.
Mayor Julián Castro wants to make downtown more exciting.
I'd like to see him succeed, for reasons both selfish and selfless.
First, I was born here and raised near downtown. To put it mildly, when I left in 1997, I didn't see any vibrant metropolis receding in my rearview mirror.
Now I'm back, living closer to downtown than before. And I'm planning to stay.
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