Lone Star Brewing District Coming Soon
The neglected Lone Star Brewery found in San Antonio will become something new very soon. It's found between Steves Avenue and Lone Star Boulevard in the southern section of the city. The brewery hasn't been operational since 1996.
In September of 2016, the plans for a revitalization project for this section of the city were announced. It's being headed by Aqualand Development, along with CBL & Associated Properties. These two developers look to turn the relics of the brewery into a mixed-used development with condominiums, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more.
The expectation is for the Lone Star Brewery District to open in late 2018. It's a project costing more than $300 million. The developers are hoping to make this the go-to place for gathering and socializing in Southtown.
Details of the Redevelopment
Many of the details for the redevelopment of this area have yet to be announced. However, some of the general plans have been released, but could change some as the project moves forward.
The developers are hoping to revive the Lone Star Brewery by maintaining the many rustic elements and industrial architecture throughout. They want the community to have a clear link to the history of the brewery. They are even in discussions with Lone Star Brewing to create a microbrewery within the new development.
Other expected developments within the Lone Star Brewery District include:
- Lake District - This section will include a central lake surrounded by shopping and dining options.
- The Brewery District - One of the main districts featuring restaurants, entertainment, retail space and office space
- The Cannery District - Will include both office and retails pace.
- Cinema - A dine-in movie theater providing a unique entertainment option.
- The Market Exchange - Will include entertainment and restaurant space, along with a food hall.
- Residences - There will be three residences with a total of 700 units.
- Hotel - Expected to include 135 rooms and a top brand name
Additional outdoor gathering spaces and entertainment spaces are also a part of the plan.
The project shows 700 condominiums in the initial plans. These will be separated into five-story developments with 220 to 250 units each. There will be three residential buildings.
Each building will feature a covered parking garage, courtyard and outdoor swimming pool. Some of the condos will provide views of the San Antonio River, while others may provide lake views or amphitheater views.
What's Found Near the Lone Star Brewery District?
Residents deciding to call this new development home when it opens up will have plenty of things to enjoy around the area. The district is found along the San Antonio River and found just 1.5 miles to the south of downtown. Located directly across from Roosevelt Park, residents will also enjoy plenty of outdoor recreation. The park provides a community center, swimming pool, playground, basketball court and picnic areas.
The district is also found close to Interstate 10, I-35 and I-37. All of these interstates make it easy for residents to get to the major attractions found throughout San Antonio.
The developers of the Lone Star Brewery District have millennials in mind. This is a very quickly growing area of the city's population and expected to continue to grow. Look for updates on the plans for this new district in the near future.