San Antonio: Notion on Former CPS Strength Sophisticated Rework to be Accredited

Characteristic Illustration: Notion design and style of the Presa Road elevation of the 146 Navarro making. Courtesy: Gensler and MP Studio.

Posted: 7-19-2021

by Adolfo Pesquera

San Antonio (Bexar County) — A ask for for conceptual acceptance of layouts for the renovation of the former CPS Power headquarters at 146 Navarro Street is anticipated to be permitted this 7 days.

The multi-tale complex at Navarro Avenue and the San Antonio River Walk is scheduled for thing to consider Wednesday ahead of the Historic and Design Overview Fee.

The requests of the architect incorporate:

  • Installation of new landscaping and web-site paving at avenue stage.
  • Set up of façade screening of the current parking degrees.
  • Replacement of the existing glazing on the higher, conditioned floors.
  • Installation of landscaping and planting aspects on the higher flooring terraces.

The north façade of 146 Navarro, as it is nowadays (still left) and as proposed (suitable).

The situation is at present on a blended consent agenda. Except if a request is created to pull it for particular person thought, the proposal will be accepted without even more discussion. Jim Shelton, Gensler’s style and design director for the San Antonio business office is symbolizing the developer.

Los Angeles, California-based BH Homes obtained the home before this year.

Shelton’s challenge summary states, “The reposition of the place of work making at 146 Navarro will update the former CPS parking garage and workplace into a course A office environment constructing, with expanded amenities and developing an energetic and partaking location on the San Antonio River Wander.

“The floor stage plaza will be improved with new planting and paving, activated by the transformation of the floor ranges into a food items and beverage venue with exterior eating and porches going through the river and La Villita. The facades of the setting up will be up to date with new garage screening as very well as the replacement of the exterior glazing, and new planting on the higher floor terraces. The overall massing of the creating will not be modified and the exterior brick will stay in spot.”

Proposed web site prepare for 146 Navarro.

Provided in the record of exterior improvements is a proposal to set up two artwork panels as aspect of the parking structure screening. The artwork panels would be shown to confront Presa Street on the east side of the making and the River Stroll on the north facet of the developing.

The renovations also include things like an interior remodel to make room for a restaurant-bar on the to start with and next floors of the annex (north) setting up. The to start with flooring restaurant working experience would involve a double height indoor eating house and outside seating along Navarro. Both equally degrees would have outside seating patios that facial area the River Stroll and Presa Street.

VBX Task ID 2021-539F

Floor plans for the restaurant areas on Amounts 1 and 2 of the annex developing.

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Related Visuals

Views of the west elevation of 146 Navarro, as it exists nowadays (above), and as proposed (beneath).