Location: San Antonio, TX
Type of Construction:
Mixed 2 & 3-story, open corridor, garden style apartment buildings with the Clubhouse located on the 1st floor of one building. Post tension/slab on grade foundations with wood frame wall construction and wood truss pitched roofs. Exterior wall coverings are natural stone masonry, cement board lap siding with stucco accents. Energy efficient vinyl windows, 30-year architectural shingles, insulated metal entry doors and low maintenance metal railings and stairs finish off the exteriors. Site topography is very steep with multiple limestone gravity retaining walls and a stormwater detention basin. Building design and construction will comply with all state housing authority requirements, applicable building codes and local design requirements. Additionally, buildings will be sprinkled/fire suppression monitored and comply with the Fair Housing Accessibility guidelines as applicable.
Project consists of 156 apartment units in 9 garden style apartment buildings of multiple building types. The 156 units are made up of 54 -1 bedroom/1 bath, 78 -2 bedroom/2 bath, and 24 -3 bedroom/ 2 bath apartment units. The development includes a well-appointed clubhouse, pool, playground, pavilion, dog park, trash compactor, and various other site amenities. The project is located at 23142 N. US HWY 281 in San Antonio, TX.
Project Schedule and duration:
Project start date was October 2020 with an anticipated completion of July 2022.
Noteworthy Construction Elements:
The project is built on a site with considerable slope from one side to the other, requiring multiple retaining walls. The project is located in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, and includes a complex storm water detention basin with a batch-release valve to control run off. The site is essentially solid rock and required extensive rock milling and rock trenching to accomplish mass excavation and utility installation. In addition to the site, the project includes extensive renovations to the access road serving the site. The site also includes a pre-cast, concrete sound wall along the north property line.