The 78,500-square-foot second phase finished the existing eastern block’s apartments while incorporating retail and office space within the Broadway Street façade. The retail and office components breathe new life into the apartment complex at 1221 Broadway. Mixed-use design like this helps to keep neighborhoods walk-able. This space, though a gateway of sorts to the apartment complexes beyond, creates a wonderful sense of place for visitors from Broadway. This project is a catalyst to urban rejuvenation, and it will help to connect the northern parts of the San Antonio Riverwalk to the residential and commercial neighborhoods to the north.
Lake|Flato Architects and OCO Architects have been awarded an AIA San Antonio Citation Award, a Builder’s Choice Award, a San Antonio Green Building Award, and many other honors for their work at reimagining these once vacant buildings. Hopefully this project will serve as an example for many urban revitalization projects around the nation.