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Old Posted Dec 14, 2017, 8:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Restless 1 View Post
An article from the Rivard Report on this:

The Historic and Design Review Commission last week readily approved the first three floors of a luxury apartment tower near Southtown, but it didn’t like the remaining nine due to perceived interference with views of downtown San Antonio’s skyline. Commissioners suggested that the tower be designed taller and more slender.

Generally, towers appear taller than they are wide, but that’s not the direction developers and architects took for the 75-unit Durango Apartments project at 421 S. Presa St. They wanted to keep it short, Laney Development Manager Tim Proctor told commissioners last Wednesday, so as to respect the pattern of neighboring buildings’ heights.

If it looks anything like the massing images, then the city is correct on this. Can't really say without seeing actual design proposals.
The HRDC gets a bit of grief on this forum, but you have to give them some respect this time.
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