The site of the former Regal Fiesta Stadium 16 movie theater on San Antonio’s Northwest Side is getting a sequel.
Just five months after it was confirmed that the theater had closed permanently, San Antonio-based Koontz Corp. is revealing plans to develop a 300-unit apartment complex at the site. Construction on the project — tentatively called the Fiesta Trails Apartment Community — is set to start in early 2022. The site is on Vance Jackson Road near I-10 and De Zavala Road.
The 267,000-square foot project, which will feature two swimming pools and a dog park, will sit on a nearly 10.4-acre parcel that recently was rezoned to accommodate apartments. Completion is on track for sometime in 2024.
Regal Fiesta Stadium 16 shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic and never reopened. The landlord, Houston-based Weingarten Realty, said in February that the 56,000-square-foot discount movie theater had shut down for good.
“We are excited to bring a first-class multifamily residential development to this vibrant area of San Antonio,” Bart Koontz, president and CEO of Koontz Corp., says in a July 14 news release. “Its infill location, with plenty of nearby grocery, retail, and restaurant choices, [makes] it an ideal site. Introducing this residential element will essentially transform it to the kind of mixed-use development that is in high demand today and will have strong appeal for young professionals.”
Koontz Corp. is the project’s developer and general contractor, with Houston-based Garcia + Associates Architect providing design services and San Antonio-based Pape-Dawson Engineers providing engineering services.
“San Antonio is our home and one of the fastest-growing, most exciting cities in the nation,” Koontz says. “It’s a great place to live and work, and anytime we can enrich our community with outstanding residential spaces, we are proud to do so.”