THE GARDENS OF SAN JUAN

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