New San Antonio development shoots onto bustling Broadway strip near the Pearl
Broadway has a new star. Oxbow, a mixed-use development currently underway at 1801 Broadway St., is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2020. Promising office space, retail shops, restaurants, and a public plaza, the eight-story project will be the latest addition to the burgeoning business strip.
Oxbow was designed with both environmentalism and community in mind. San Antonio-based architect Don McDonald threaded green elements throughout the design, such as rooftop solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and a rainwater collection system. Upon completion, Oxbow is slated to be LEED-platinum certified, notes a release.
Restaurant and retail tenants have not yet been named, but the building was designed to evoke a communal vibe, with tree-lined patios and ground-level, interior-exterior cafes that spill out onto the street. Developers also tasked local artists, artisans, and sculptors to create original work, including a 20-foot-tall ceramic mural by local ceramicist Diana Kersey.
The building also offers more than 110,000 square feet of office space, some of which has already been snatched up by Bank of America, and four levels of parking.
Though once considered a prime location, this stretch of Broadway Street is currently undergoing a renaissance, sparked by the nearby Pearl and River Walk. Oxbow developers say this new building is the latest piece in returning Broadway to a community hub for San Antonians.
“The Broadway corridor was the heart and soul of our city back in the day,” say Bill Shown, managing director of real estate for Silver Ventures, in a release. “We’re thrilled to see the energy returning to the area, and our hope is that Oxbow will entice businesses to return to the city center and be a catalyst for future growth and energy.”
Joining Oxbow next-door is the Credit Human headquarters, another office building with ground-level restaurant space. Also in the neighborhood is a community fountain and plaza, and community park on Grayson Street.