Ground Broken on New Downtown Apartments

By Pilar Arias

More apartments are coming to downtown San Antonio.

Encore SoFlo will open fall 2018. The $60 million luxury apartment community in the 300 block of South Flores is one of the many communities drawing families, young professionals and many others to downtown.

As City Manager Sheryl Sculley explained at the groundbreaking Wednesday, it’s a goal city and county leaders have had for years.

“When we adopted this policy in 2012 we set a goal of 7,500 housing units by the year 2020 and with the addition of these more than 300 units, we’re now at 84 percent of our goal,” Sculley said.

District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino also attending the groundbreaking and touted what draws people to downtown.

“Living within walking distance to the South Flores HEB, the river walk, San Pedro Creek, a variety of entertaining and dining options and other downtown businesses,” Trevino said.

Encore SoFlo will be managed by leasing company Greystar. As part of the Center City Housing Incentive Program, the project received approximately $6 million in city incentives for a private investment of $60 million in the city’s core. Incentives include a 15-year tax rebate, city fee waivers and SAWS impact fee waivers to help minimize the financial risk of developing in downtown.

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