This infill development is situated on the near south side of San Antonio, Texas where it overlooks downtown. It is envisioned as the “magic link” along Cevallos Street between the older Southtown arts district and the burgeoning SoFlo district. Phase I consists of 252 apartment units that are carefully apportioned to meet market expectations for a wide spectrum of income levels. Underground parking minimizes site constraints and allows the building to respond appropriately to the redeveloping urban context. Management functions and amenities such as resident business center/conference room and a neighborhood fitness center are pushed up to the street and with glazed storefronts to reinforce the continued growth of commercial activity in surrounding properties.
Two story townhouses with stoops make up the remaining ground floor street frontage and establish an authentic urban residential experience. Many apartments overlook a large landscaped central courtyard that contains a pool, fountains, internet café and other gathering spaces. Many of the surrounding buildings in this old industrial warehouse district share a common utilitarian form that is echoed in the facades of Cevallos Lofts. Its brick masonry, stucco and corrugated metal skin reinforces a material connection with neighboring historic structures while expressing a distinctly contemporary aesthetic. Phase II is expected to include a large commercial component in addition to more apartment units.
Client> The NRP Group
Phase I Targeted Completion> Summer 2011
Construction Budget> $45 Million