Work starts on mixed-income development where San Antonio's Victoria Courts once stood

A screen capture from SAHA's 100 Labor virtual groundbreaking video. - Vimeo / San Antonio Housing Authority
Vimeo / San Antonio Housing Authority
A screen capture from SAHA's 100 Labor virtual groundbreaking video.
San Antonio Housing Authority has broken ground on a new residential complex intended to expand affordable housing near downtown San Antonio.

SAHA conducted a virtual groundbreaking Thursday for the new 100 Labor complex in partnership with Franklin Development. The new development —  in the works for two decades — will create a master-planned community called Victoria Commons where the Victoria Courts public housing project once stood.

The multi-family units will offer affordable accommodations for downtown service-industry workers, SAHA officials said.

“When SAHA first began the revitalization effort of this neighborhood, we wanted to be intentional about the atmosphere we create, because we promised a better tomorrow for our families," SAHA chief legal and real estate officer Tim Alcott said in a press release.

The development will consist of 220 units along with amenities such as a coffee bar, pet grooming center, fitness center, conditioning studio and on-site retail.

“We’re trying to maintain as much affordability as we can," Franklin Development Vice President Ryan Wilson said in a statement. "We realize the importance of maintaining affordable units in the urban core.”

100 Labor Virtual Groundbreaking from San Antonio Housing Authority on Vimeo.

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