A skyscraper has not been built in San Antonio since the 1980s. But the skyline is going to get a facelift with the addition of a new office tower. On Monday, the city, Frost, and Weston Urban announced further details on how the public-private partnership would look and shape the future of the city center.
The new deal was first announced last June with few details, but the plans are now public. The idea came from Weston Urban founder Graham Weston who said this was the birth of a new central business district for downtown.“Over the last decade, the downtowns have been given a new direction by the demand of young people to live downtown, demand from empty nesters to live downtown.”
The deal will swap several city buildings, including the Municipal Plaza Building where the City Council meets, next to San Fernando Cathedral, in exchange for the existing Frost Bank Tower on Houston St.