NEW CONSTRUCTION

THE GARDENS OF SAN JUAN (PHASE III)

Historical background San Juan Homes, on the Westside of San Antonio, was originally constructed in 1951 with additional construction in 1967.  Originally, San Juan Homes had 458 public housing units on 40.88 acres.  The first two phases of the revitalization have been completed, and work is underway on the third and final phase, the 252-unit Gardens of San Juan, which will result in a total of 539 new units to complete the $63 million San Juan master plan.

San Juan Square I is a mixed-finance, mixed-income community, consisting of 143 multi-family units with 46 public housing, 91 affordable and 6 market units. Construction was completed in February 2008, for a total development cost of $14.9 million.

San Juan Square II is a mixed-finance, mixed-income community, consisting of 144 multi-family units, with 48 public housing, 91 affordable and 5 market units. Construction was completed in May 2010, for a total development cost of $17.3 million
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THE GARDENS OF SAN JUAN SQUARE

This $31 million phase will feature 252 residential units and 4,000 square feet of commercial/retail space. The new project design creates community connectivity between all three phases and potential economic development in the area.  The site design includes walking trails and a park with a plaza space usable by both residents and the neighborhood at large.

Resident and community meetings were held to obtain input for site planning, unit designs, amenities and social services.  SAHA worked closely with the San Antonio Independent School District on the relocation plan, to minimize the impact to the 178 students that were living in remaining San Juan Homes Public Housing.

 FUNDING
Total funding for San Juan Phase III is $31,688,440, from sources including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), City of San Antonio HOME funds, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) tax credits, tax exempt bonds, and SAHA - Replacement Housing Factor funds.

QUICK FACTS

  • Clubhouse and first building lease-up to begin August 2014
  • Construction completion by December 2014

UNIT TYPE

1 BR

2 BR

3 BR

4 BR

TOTAL

AMI

Public Housing/LIHTC

3

33

24

3

63

30%

Section 8 Project Based Vouchers

1

16

8

6

31

30%

COSA - HOME/LIHTC

8

15

4

0

27

60%

Low Income Housing Tax Credit (only)

0

68

56

7

131

60%

Total Units

12

132

92

16

252

 

 WORK/LIVE UNITS

This phase features 12 work/live units, which combine a workspace or retail space with living quarters. The units are designed with the living quarters above or behind the business space, with easy street access for business customers. Work is underway with area community partners, to create interest, and set goals for the leasing and programing of the work/live units and commercial spaces in the new development. 

 SUSTAINABILITY

The project will be built to meet Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) Level II, which includes energy efficiency, water conservation, site requirements and health requirements (Indoor Air Quality). Along with the BSAG certification, the project is required to have units tested and verified through an Energy Star rater, which will result in the units being 25% above the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2009 and compliant with Energy Star v.3 requirements.

 DEVELOPMENT TEAM

  • Developer – NRP Group LLC
  • Co-Developer – San Antonio Housing Authority
  • General Contractor – NRP Contractors
  • Architect – Alamo Architects

THE PARK AT SUTTON OAKS

Historical background Sutton Oaks is on the site of the former Sutton Homes, which was built in two phases: 1952 (196 units) and 1959 (46 units) for public housing families. After 57 years of providing shelter for families, the 242 apartments’ residents were relocated and all the buildings were demolished between September and December 2009.

Sutton Oaks, Phase I with 194 mixed income units was completed in 2010 with an estimated cost of $24.3 million from sources including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of San Antonio, TDHCA, SAHA and conventional lending.  

 


THE PARK AT SUTTON OAKS

The second phase of development features 208 mixed income units, built to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) Level II. Construction began on October 1, 2012. The leasing office/club house includes a community room, theater, child center, fitness center and laundry room. Site amenities include a swimming pool, splash pad, playground and dog park


DEVELOPMENT TEAM

  • Developer – Franklin Development
  • Co-Developer – San Antonio Housing Authority
  • General Contractor – Franklin Construction
  • Management – Franklin Management

FUNDING

Total Development Costs - $29.4 Million

  • TDHCA 9% tax credits 
    • Equity $18,903,Bank of America
    • $  4,625,000  Bank of America
  • HUD  RHFF     $  2,709,000
  • City HOME      $  2,500,000
  • SAHA Land Loan $953,000 

     

    Public Housing Units*

    50% AMI Tax Credit

    60% AMI Tax Credit

    Market Rate

    Bedrooms

    Units

    Rent

    Units

    Rent

    Units

    Rent

    Units

    Rent

    One

    5

    $300

    2

    $479

    30

    $587

    11

    $650

    Two

         35

    $300

        15

    $563

    32

    $694

    18

    $750

    Three

    7

    $300

    7

    $618

    24

    $769

    14

    $850

    Four

    2

    $300

    1

    $684

    2

    $852

    3

    $950

 

 

Public Housing Units: 49      HOME & LIHTC Units 113     Market Rate Units: 46       

*Rent paid by public housing residents is no greater than 30% of their qualified income.  AMI = area median income     

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Wheatley Courts - Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan

Housing. The Housing Vision is centered on the targeted site, Wheatley Courts, and a nearby mixed-income community, Sutton Oaks. The Housing Plan is to convert Wheatley Courts, an obsolete, inefficient, inaccessible, and unsafe public housing site, into a 305-unit, high quality, mixed-income community. In addition, it will build off of SAHA’s 194-unit, mixed-income Sutton Oaks Phase I, and add an additional 286 mixed-income units in Sutton Oaks II and III, while saving a key piece of land for commercial/retail development. The Plan will result in one-for-one replacement of the public housing units and will ensure long-term affordability in a diverse, mixed-income community. Not only is the revitalization of the Wheatley site and the continued transformation of the Sutton Oaks area an integral part of the Transformation Plan for the Eastside neighborhood, this stable, safe, energy-efficient, accessible, connected, mixed-income community will be the anchor supporting other non-physical efforts in the community, including a Promise Neighborhood initiative.

People. Positive outcomes for Wheatley Courts residents will be achieved through on-site case management providing a range of needed services and backed by a network of SAHA and community service providers.

In response to community needs and residents’ interests in seeking work, a particular emphasis will be on expanding job readiness, training and placement programs through SAHA’s Moving to Work Program, Goodwill Industries’ Good Careers Academy, and St. Philips College. Improved access to health care and services aimed at improving residents’ health will occur through expansion of a Metro Health clinic, better connection to the Frank Bryant Health Center, and programmed green spaces around the neighborhood. United Way’s Eastside Promise Neighborhood will implement cradle to college/career programs for children, youth and adults. Urban’s case management team will coordinate closely with the EPN team to ensure that family supports enhance comprehensive educational efforts and create a community of Choice. Public safety will be improved by more consistent, positive communication between law enforcement and residents.

Neighborhood. SAHA seeks to redevelop Wheatley Courts and San Antonio’s Eastside into a walkable, safe, compact, mixed used, pedestrian friendly neighborhood of opportunity containing a wide range of amenities. SAHA’s goals for the master planned neighborhood are to: increase park space; implement Byrne Act-funded crime prevention and safety-enhancing activities in partnership with EPN; establish a community garden and produce co-op; coordinate placement of a multi-modal transit hub to link Wheatley Courts residents with anchor institutions and employment centers; and, construct a community center that serves as a focal point for youth, arts, neighborhood beautification and community engagement.

The Transformation Plan builds from existing assets, e.g., microloans by San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside for new business starts; internal and external workforce development training and adult education; proximity to two major employment centers (Fort Sam Houston and downtown); and, significant investments by the City in the target area. The Eastside Choice Neighborhood is aligned with the Eastside Promise Neighborhood, SA2020 (a communitywide strategic planning process), and the Eastside Reinvestment Summits organized by a City Councilmember and the Mayor.


Lead Applicant: San Antonio Public Housing Authority. 

Principal Team Members:

Housing Implementation Entity: McCormack Baron Salazar.

People Implementation Entity: Urban Strategies.

Education Implementation Entity: United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

Neighborhood Implementation Entity: San Antonio Housing Authority.

How Neighborhood Boundaries Were Established: To maximize leverage and an existing redevelopment foundation, neighborhood boundaries were chosen in correspondence to the City’s reinvestment strategies for the Eastside and the footprint of the Eastside Promise Neighborhood.

Funding Requested: $29,750,000 in Choice Neighborhood funding over five years.

Neighborhood: Eastside of San Antonio, census tracts 1307.001, 1306 and 1305.