San Antonio: Silver Ventures Unveils Features of The Oxbow on Broadway
Feature Illustration (above): Street scene at the Oxbow by Catherine Garza for Silver Ventures.
by Adolfo Pesquera
San Antonio (Bexar County)–
San Antonio (Bexar County) – Silver Ventures released renderings of the first floor and streetscape for Oxbow, an eight-story building being constructed along Broadway and adjacent to the Pearl Brewery.
Designed by local architect Don McDonald, the building is scheduled for completion in 2nd Quarter 2020. Oxbow was originally envisioned as a six-story structure but expanded during design, and it is one of two buildings and a parking garage that Silver Ventures first announced in 2016, as reported in VBX.
The property is located in the 1800 block of Broadway at the corner of Pearl Parkway–gateway to the Pearl district. It will feature office, food and beverage, retail, and public spaces, continuing to revitalize the city center business district.
Created to encourage human interaction and plaza-making, the premier offices will be situated among light-filled public spaces with storefronts, café patios, and tree-lined courtyards that blur the line between the time to work and time to linger.
The work of regional artists, artisans and sculptors will animate the spaces and reinforce the riparian valley context. The main entrance on Broadway will feature a 20-foot tall ceramic mural by artist Diana Kersey.
Artisan Diane Kersey and the ceramic mural for the Oxbow’s main entrance.
“The Broadway corridor was the heart and soul of our city back in the day,” said Bill Shown, managing director of real estate for Silver Ventures. “We’re thrilled to see the energy returning to the area and our hope is that Oxbow will entice businesses to return to the city center and be a catalyst for future growth and energy.”
The Bur sculpture at Oxbow. Courtesy: Silver Ventures.
Oxbow will include four levels of parking, four levels of office, and ground floor retail and food/beverage, for a total of 110,096 square feet of commercial space. Consciously designed to conserve energy, Oxbow is slated to be platinum LEED-certified with rooftop solar, geothermal heating and cooling, advanced building envelope, and a substantial rainwater and condensate collection system.
Currently Oxbow has secured Bank of America as one of its confirmed tenants, with 30,000 square feet of office space remaining available for lease. The two ground-floor spaces at the Oxbow are designed to accommodate a limited-service restaurant/F&B provider and a retail/retail service provider.
Oxbow is located next to the new corporate headquarters for Credit Human, a San Antonio-based credit union, with the two buildings sharing a plaza and community fountain along Broadway, and a park area at the corner of Grayson Street that doubles as a LID feature to protect the San Antonio River.
Additionally, the Credit Human building has a full-service restaurant space available for lease. CBRE has been engaged to oversee leasing and marketing of the Oxbow.
Street scene illustration by Catherine Garza. Courtesy: Silver Ventures.
Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.