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MARKET WATCH: Urban Infill Increasing Housing Stock

On the heels of several large multi-family projects recently completed and under construction in the downtown area has been a boom of smaller townhome infill developments, adding to housing options in the urban core. Dignowity Hill Historic District, east of downtown San Antonio has two new residential projects in the works. Four new 1300 square foot single-family homes are proposed to be built on the lot at 422 Hays Street. All four are going to be two-story, clad with painted siding and will have standing-seam metal roofs.

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The vacant lot at 600 Block of Burleson at Olive, will be home to twenty-three detached two story units and represent the largest infill project in the pipeline for the area. The units will feature enclosed carports and a central courtyard. The new units are just a short six-minute walk from Dignowity Park.

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At 803 East Park (formally 1106 East Euclid) the area will see the construction of six new townhome units on its 10,000-square-foot lot. There is currently a single family residence, for which demolition has been approved. The proposed new construction will have a footprint of 5,243 square feet, stucco facades and a standing-seam metal roof. Average price of rent for a unit is expected to range between $2,200 and $2,600 a month. Each of the six units will have an attached one car garage. The townhomes are three blocks from the Museum Reach and the Pearl culinary district.

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As of July 2015, these projects have been reviewed by the Historic Design Review Committee and meet the Historic Design Guidelines.

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