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Scobey Complex plans to revitalize the West Side move forward with new developments

SAN ANTONIO – The redevelopment of a historic West Side property is inching nearer to actuality after an Aug. 23 meeting of the VIA Metropolitan Transit board.

Co-founder and accomplice of the DreamOn Group, Rene Garcia, introduced up to date plans at the meeting for the redevelopment of the Scobey Complex, a defunct six-building storage heart on San Antonio’s West Side. The DreamOn Group, which was based by Garcia and accomplice Julissa Carielo, received a bid for the project in 2021.

The Scobey Complex was purchased by VIA Metropolitan Transit in 2017 for $5.2 million as a part of an general funding in Centro Plaza, the place the transit authority is headquartered. Garcia famous the redevelopment of the industrial facility for mixed-use functions might open a growth hall between downtown and the West Side.

“This is really a catalytic project for the West Side,” he stated.

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Garcia pointed to different builders in the space, together with close by Cattleman Square, the place the Cattleman Square Lofts are being developed, as a linking level.

The board opted to talk about the proposed plans at an government session behind closed doorways. The presentation precedes the developer bringing a time period sheet earlier than the board subsequent month.

If VIA approves the growth plans, they could possibly be underway by the fourth quarter of 2023, and could possibly be full inside 18 months.

“One thing we really recognize is the need to activate this building,” Garcia stated, including “I think we’ve all heard the term ‘it’s got great bones.’”

The plans for the complicated embrace 32,000 sq. toes of space reserved for retail use on the floor flooring of the primary constructing, with 81,000 sq. toes of residential space above that, a 26,500-square-foot office constructing and 27,500 sq. toes of storage space. The developer additionally confirmed plans for two-story lofts with flooring plans averaging some 575 sq. toes.

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