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San Antonio's Tower Life building to get 234-unit of affordable housing/retail

Iconic San Antonio Tower Life Building Converts to Housing Units

The downtown San Antonio Tower Life Building is a symbol of a bygone era, having been built in 1929. Its barely breathing. The 30-story office building is only 40% occupied, its future in doubt.

This week the Bexar County Commissioners signaled support of a makeover of the historic Tower Life Building, that would add hundreds of apartments for downtown living. 234 new apartments units, most affordable, would sit above ground floor retail.

Commissioners, acting as heads of the Public Facility Corporation, voted to enter
into partner negotiations to breathe new life into the 1929 Tower Life Building with the McComb family and Alamo Capital Advisors.

Alamo Capital Advisors Jon Wiegand, described the scope of the project to commissioners.

“Our goal is to honor the cultural and historic significant building, to redevelop the project as a mixed use housing project designed to provide homes for a diverse population of residents.”


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