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SAN ANTONIO HERON
THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Dear Heron readers,

More transactions on Villita Street as GrayStreet Partners purchases the parking garage attached to the Tower Life Building. A decades-old historic building on Camaron Street is purchased by a local real estate company. And, if you haven't already, Monday is the last day to protest your property appraisals.

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✍️: Richard Webner @RWebner | Heron contributor
📸: Ben Olivo | Heron editor

Downtown developer GrayStreet Partners has purchased the parking garage attached to the iconic Tower Life Building from the Zachry family, which sold the Prohibition-era tower on the same day to a group of local investors led by the McCombs family. Read more.

» Related: Tower Life Building sold to ownership group led by McCombs family

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Historic Palace Livery Stable-turned-Artes Graficas print shop sold to real estate firm

✍️: Richard Webner @RWebner | Heron contributor
📸: Ben Olivo | Heron editor

A local entrepreneur plans to move the headquarters of his real estate firm into the historic Palace Livery Stable building at 115 Camaron St., which overlooks San Pedro Creek across from the Alameda Theater, after purchasing it last week. Read more.

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✍️: Richard Webner @RWebner | Heron contributor
📸: Kaylee Greenlee Beal @kgreenleephoto | Heron contributor

Here's a step-by-step guide for protesting your appraisal. Read more.

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✍️ 📸: Ben Olivo @rbolivo | Heron editor

A group led by the McCombs family has purchased the Tower Life Building from the Zachry family, which had owned the building for nearly 80 years. Read more.

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[ IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ]
Circa-1920s Exchange Building up for sale
Weston Urban names 32-story apartment tower in downtown San Antonio: 300 Main
New affordable housing model in Texas takes shape on East Side
News roundup
» A new contract between the police officers' union and the city was finally reached and approved last week by City Council, after years of bitter negotiation, despite some council members saying the reforms didn't go far enough, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

» SA: Ready to Work, the city's ambitious $200 million job training program, will finally start enrolling its first participants on Monday, the Express-News reports.

» The Texas primary runoffs are fast approaching—election day is May 24—and the Express-News breaks down the races to watch locally and statewide.
What we're reading
» New York City's first mass-timber condos are now for sale (CURBED)
» How Miami decided parking is more important than housing (SLATE)
» Will Elon Musk deliver on his promise of an "Ecological Paradise" at the Tesla factory in Austin? (TEXAS MONTHLY)
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Compiled by Ben Olivo, Heron editor
ben@saheron.com | 210-421-3932 | @rbolivo on Twitter

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