In the coming year, several major projects across the city are set to reach the ribbon-cutting stage.

Though pandemic economics affected both the price and supply of construction materials, development already in the works marched on.  

Here are six transformative developments you can expect to see in 2022 and 2023. 

Innovation center, Port San Antonio 

Construction at Port San Antonio of the highly anticipated 130,000-square-foot innovation center began in fall 2020. The $60 million project is designed to be a world-competitive destination for esports enthusiasts, science education and innovation. Completion of the center is expected by spring 2022.

Federal courthouse

The new federal courthouse at 214 W. Nueva St., under construction since spring 2019, is a $144 million building that will replace the John H. Wood Jr. U.S. Courthouse, originally constructed as the United States Pavilion for the 1968 world’s fair. The courthouse is scheduled to be complete in spring 2022. 

Jefferson Bank headquarters

Among the numerous development projects along the lower Broadway corridor is the new 10-story headquarters for Jefferson Bank at 1900 Broadway. Construction at the 1.7-acre site began in fall 2020 and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2022.

UTSA School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center

Construction on the University of Texas at San Antonio’s $90 million School of Data Science downtown began in January 2021. The six-story facility at 506 Dolorosa St. will house seven UTSA research centers supporting cybersecurity and national security initiatives. It will be completed in summer 2022.  

Basila Frocks

The economic development group Prosper West and development partner DreamOn Group are investing $3.8 million to transform the historic former frock factory at 500 N. Zarzamora St. into office and commercial space. Initially expected to be completed in 2022, officials now say the renovation will be finished in 2023.

Single-family housing in Bexar County

Perhaps bolstered by the pandemic and a rising demand for housing outside the city center, new housing starts rose dramatically in 2020 and continued into 2021 despite increasing construction costs. New neighborhoods have sprung up across the county, especially in the northwest and western sectors.

The number of single-family building permits issued between January and October 2021 exceeded 6,886, up from 4,227 for the same period in 2020, according to data compiled by the Texas Real Estate Research Center of Texas A&M University. 

Shari Biediger

Shari Biediger is the development beat reporter for the San Antonio Report.