Weston Urban’s portfolio strikes a balance between building San Antonio’s newest office tower and renovating some of its most treasured historic buildings.
111 W. Houston St. San Antonio, TX
Size: 460,000 SF
Frost Tower, with its sleek and angular glass form, brings a touch of modernity to the downtown San Antonio skyline. Designed by world-renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, and landscaped by National Design Award-winning GGN, Frost Tower is the only A++ office building in the city, offering unmatched amenities including a fitness center, onsite retail, destination dispatch elevators, and a tenant lounge that features an exhibition kitchen. Located at a prime Houston Street address, Frost Tower is neighbors with San Pedro Creek Culture Park to its west and a newly developed urban green space to its east.
At Frost Tower, high-end office space mixes with a walkable, urban environment to create a unique workplace in San Antonio.
122 E. Houston St. San Antonio, TX
Size: 31,191 SF
Little Soledad Building: circa 1857
Soledad Block Building: 1883
University Block Building: 1893
The Savoy is composed of three separate structures that were combined into one as the Savoy Hotel in 1912. The buildings give the Savoy a unique façade of Richardsonian and Italianate details. Both the Soledad Block and the University Block were designed by the famous San Antonio architect, Alfred Giles. Whimsical elements of the design include heavy limestone blocks carved with acanthus leaves and dragon-like creatures.
When Weston Urban purchased the property in 2016, it had been mostly vacant for several years and was in a state of deterioration. A master stonemason was hired to clean, restore, and preserve the exterior. The upper floors have been redeveloped into creative office space and the street level is home to San Antonio’s only Royal Blue Grocery, with limited availability for additional retail tenants who value historic charm along vibrant Houston Street.
The Rand Building
110 E. Houston St. San Antonio, TX
Size: 115,289 SF
Year Built: 1913
Built in 1913 for the Wolff & Marx, Co. department store, the Rand Building has anchored Houston Street for over a century. Skyscraper architects Sanguinet and Staats of Fort Worth designed the steel frame, concrete, red brick, and terra cotta structure in the Commercial or Chicago School style that was popularized in the early 20th century. Wolff & Marx shut their doors in 1965 and the Rand Building was retrofitted into an office tower.
In the 1980s, the storied structure faced demolition but was saved by the efforts of the San Antonio Conservation Society. Weston Urban acquired the property in 2013 and commenced a complete interior and exterior renovation. The Rand is now the heart of the Houston Street tech corridor, providing a home for Geekdom, a coworking space that serves as an incubator for start-ups.
The Dry Goods Building
107 N. Flores
Size: 11,000 SF rentable space
Year Built: 1915
The building located at 107 N Flores Street, now known as the Dry Goods Building, is a contributing building in the Main and Military Plaza National Register Historic District. Designed in 1915 by Leo M.J. Dielmann in the Art Deco style for the Dalkowitz brothers, Samuel and Solomon, it was known as the Dalkowitz Dry Goods Company until at least 1922.
Located on the second floor of the project, the office portion of the Dry Goods Building offers approximately 11,000 rentable square feet of space. Defining features of the space include high exposed ceilings that measure up to 15 feet tall, abundant natural light provided by numerous large wooden windows, and a private entrance on N Flores Street. The Dry Goods Building is conveniently located within walking distance to numerous restaurants, parks, historic landmarks, City Hall, and the Bexar County Courthouse. It also offers dedicated parking.
Additional buildings in the Weston Urban portfolio
- Milam Building at 115 E. Travis Street
- 425 Soledad
- Washington Square at 800 Dolorosa
- The former Continental Hotel on Commerce
- The Arana Building at 601 Dolorosa
- Municipal Plaza Building, 114 W. Commerce Street
- San Fernando Gym, 319 W. Travis Street
Recent media coverage on Weston Urban
For more background on Weston Urban and their role in developing San Antonio’s downtown district:
- Development Profile: Council approves subsidy for Weston Urban’s 32-story apartment tower
- Continental Hotel Sold To Weston Urban For Mixed-Use Project
- With Frost Tower Finished, Developer Weston Urban Pivots Toward Housing
- A glimpse at west downtown in 10 years
- Weston Urban purchases iconic Toudouze building, eyes synergy with UTSA expansion
- Weston Urban buys building across from City Hall
- What’s Next: ‘Placemakers’ Reveal Development Plans for Downtown San Antonio