Characteristic Illustration: Idea structure of the Presa Avenue elevation of the 146 Navarro setting up. Courtesy: Gensler and MP Studio.
by Adolfo Pesquera
San Antonio (Bexar County) — A request for conceptual acceptance of designs for the renovation of the previous CPS Vitality headquarters at 146 Navarro Street is expected to be authorised this week.
The multi-tale sophisticated at Navarro Road and the San Antonio River Wander is scheduled for consideration Wednesday just before the Historic and Structure Evaluate Commission.
The requests of the architect involve:
- Installation of new landscaping and web site paving at avenue stage.
- Set up of façade screening of the existing parking amounts.
- Substitute of the current glazing on the upper, conditioned floors.
- Installation of landscaping and planting elements on the higher flooring terraces.
The scenario is currently on a mixed consent agenda. Except if a ask for is made to pull it for individual thing to consider, the proposal will be approved with out even further dialogue. Jim Shelton, Gensler’s design director for the San Antonio place of work is representing the developer.
Shelton’s venture summary states, “The reposition of the office making at 146 Navarro will update the previous CPS parking garage and office into a class A business office constructing, with expanded facilities and producing an energetic and partaking destination on the San Antonio River Walk.
“The ground stage plaza will be improved with new planting and paving, activated by the transformation of the floor stages into a food stuff and beverage venue with exterior eating and porches experiencing the river and La Villita. The facades of the developing will be up to date with new garage screening as effectively as the alternative of the exterior glazing, and new planting on the upper floor terraces. The general massing of the constructing will not be modified and the exterior brick will stay in spot.”
Bundled in the list of exterior enhancements is a proposal to install two art panels as aspect of the parking construction screening. The art panels would be shown to face Presa Street on the east facet of the making and the River Wander on the north aspect of the setting up.
The renovations also include things like an interior transform to make room for a cafe-bar on the initial and second flooring of the annex (north) building. The 1st floor cafe encounter would contain a double top indoor eating place and outside seating together Navarro. Equally levels would have outside seating patios that experience the River Stroll and Presa Street.