by Adolfo Pesquera
San Antonio (Bexar County) — The architect team for Weston Urban’s 305 Soledad tower project will request the Certificate of Appropriateness this week on their final design documents.
The Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) granted conceptual approval of the designs in December 2020 and the HDRC is expected to approve the COA at its Wednesday meeting. This milestone indicates that Weston Urban will likely be ready to begin construction in the first quarter of 2022.
VBX reported details of the concept design in this Dec. 17, 2020 article. The project was originally referred to as 305 Soledad, however, the architect’s most recent design documents refer to it as 300 Main.
The 32-story downtown residential tower will be located on what is now a surface parking lot bounded by Soledad Street to the east, Pecan Street to the north, Main Avenue to the west and Travis Street to the south.
The tower, at about 638,241 square feet, will feature 354 residential units, a parking garage with 456 spaces, and approximately 6,275 square feet of ground floor retail.
The tower steps up in a three-tier formation and includes amenity decks with a swimming pool above the parking structure, and a sky deck on the roof of the second tier.
The Development Services Department staff review concluded by recommending support of the project.
The Austin office of Page Southerland Page Inc. designed the tower. The project team included Architectural Engineers Collaborative of San Antonio on structural; Campbell Landscape Architect of Austin on the landscaping design; Blum Consulting Engineers Inc. of Dallas on MEP; Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc. of San Antonio on civil; and HWA Parking of Austin on the parking structure.
Earlier this year, Page registered the project with the state and estimated the project cost at $107 million. Page also estimated the project would take 26 months to complete once construction begins.
VBX Project ID: 2020-814E