San Antonio developer Weston City buys Koehler Home with plans for lodge, restaurant

Weston City added one other merchandise to its assortment of iconic San Antonio landmarks. The developer behind downtown’s Frost Tower bought the Koehler Home from Alamo School District on Tuesday, February 22. Whereas particulars on the developer’s plans for the 121-year-old home are restricted, Weston City’s San Antonio initiatives present that the plans might be bold.  

The Koehler Home at 310 West Ashby Place bought for $2.03 million at Tuesday’s assembly, with approval from Alamo School’s board members. The board beforehand designated the 12,655-square-foot home and the 1.9-acre property as surplus in September 2021. 

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Weston City was the very best amongst two bidders, in keeping with agenda paperwork. Led by Rackspace Expertise Co-founder Graham Weston, Weston City says the property can be used for a lodge, restaurant and leisure house. 

San Antonio School president Robert Vela despatched a letter to the Tobin Hill Neighborhood Affiliation on Monday, February 21, saying the property will “change into an asset for the neighborhood with all facilities open/obtainable to be used by company and walk-in clients,” the Specific-Information reported.

Here’s a take a look at a few of Weston City’s previous and upcoming initiatives to provide a way of what the developer might do with the historic property.

Rand Constructing

Weston City bought the 100-year-old Rand Constructing from Frost Financial institution. It now hosts coworking house Geekdom and Pabst Brewing Firm.

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Weston City purchased the historic Rand Constructing in 2013 and underwent a whole inside and exterior renovation to make approach for coworking house firm Geekdom. 

Pabst Brewing Firm would later transfer its headquarters into the constructing in 2020. 

Milam Constructing

Weston Urban bought the Milam Building in San Antonio in 2016.

Weston City purchased the Milam Constructing in San Antonio in 2016.

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Weston City bought this historic 21-story constructing at 115 E Travis Avenue in 2016. Randy Smith, president and CEO of Weston City, says the Chicago Gothic revival constructing can be largely business and workplace house. Weston City’s web site says the undertaking remains to be “underneath development.”

The Park

Weston Urban unveiled a 1.2-acre park  in November 2020 on the west side of downtown San Antonio near Frost Tower that is also home to Pinkerton's barbecue. 

Weston City unveiled a 1.2-acre park  in November 2020 on the west facet of downtown San Antonio close to Frost Tower that can also be residence to Pinkerton’s barbecue. 

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In November 2020, Weston City unveiled its 1.2-acre inexperienced house at 210 N Flores Avenue close to Frost Tower with a brief strolling path and loads of garden house. It is usually residence to Pinkerton’s barbecue.

The Continental Resort

Weston Urban was the only firm to bid on the historic Continental Hotel building.

Weston City was the one agency to bid on the historic Continental Resort constructing.

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The town bought the outdated Continental Resort constructing to Weston City in June 2020 for $4.7 million. The developer has large plans for the outdated constructing — 15 tales greater to be actual. 

Frost Tower

You can't mention Weston Urban now a day without mentioning its crown jewel, the Frost Tower.

You possibly can’t point out Weston City now a day with out mentioning its crown jewel, the Frost Tower.

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That is Weston City’s crown jewel of San Antonio. The 24-story Frost Tower that opened in 2019 appears to be like like a glass palace amongst San Antonio’s extra historic skyscrapers. It’s the headquarters to Frost Financial institution, which intends to remain there even when it is bought. 

305 Soledad

San Antonio developer Weston Urban plans to build a 32-story tower at 305 Soledad St.

San Antonio developer Weston City plans to construct a 32-story tower at 305 Soledad St.

Illustration courtesy of Weston City

After opening the Frost Tower, Weston City made an enormous push into the residential market with its plans for a 32-story tower with 351 market charge flats. Building is predicted to begin in mid-2022.