Weston Urban to build apartments where baseball stadium was planned

Busy developer has projects all across San Antonio’s downtown

Weston Urban Plans 375 Apartments Where Stadium Was Considered
Weston Urban's Randy Smith; planned 375 apartments with parking on a plot near San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Getty, Google Maps, Weston Urban)

Weston Urban is continuing its development boom in downtown San Antonio. 

The developer plans to construct 375 apartments with parking on a plot near San Pedro Creek Culture Park, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The property was once considered for a minor league baseball stadium. The San Antonio Missions baseball team, whose owners include Weston Urban co-founders Graham Weston and Randy Smith, has aimed to build a downtown ballpark for some time. 

The planned apartment building will rise five stories and include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Part of the work will include sprucing up the former Sunshine Laundry facade along Flores Street. 

Weston Urban is focused on finishing 300 Main, a 32-story tower at North Main Avenue and East Travis Street, Smith said. The developer is also renovating three historic properties and adding a 16-story building near Commerce, Dolorosa and Laredo Streets. 

Weston Urban’s projects are “first-of-their-kind,” Smith has said, as it aims to build high-rise apartments in a downtown that isn’t known for them. 

Sign Up for the undefined Newsletter

By signing up, you agree to TheRealDeal Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

“It’s our hope that it will run the gamut from folks that just want to live in a great spot downtown, to folks that want to be able to walk across the street to their classroom, to someone that works downtown — we hope it’s a mixed bag,” Smith told the Express-News last month. 

Earlier this year, Weston Urban proposed to swap 2.2 acres of land it owned near Fox Tech High School for the school’s baseball field. At the same time, the developer discussed buying nearby property from other landowners in the area for the stadium. Those plans fell through. 

Thousands of people moved from Austin to San Antonio in the past year, or at least closer toward the Alamo City, settling in the boomtowns between the two, along Interstate 35. In all, about 20 percent of the San Antonio area’s new residents came from Austin, with housing affordability a potential reason for the moves. 

Read more