An abandoned peanut factory in downtown San Antonio will be completely transformed into a 90-unit apartment and townhome complex, thanks in part to the engineering and consulting services of local civil engineering firm BIG RED DOG.
BIG RED DOG will provide civil engineering and entitlements services for the project, which is set to break ground at the beginning of 2014. B & A Architects is overseeing the contemporary and eco-friendly design.
The current estimate on the project is stated at $10 million. BIG RED DOG was contracted due to its strong ties to urban development in the San Antonio area. Other recent projects announced include Elan Riverwalk apartments, set for development on the former Univision site.
Chris Weigand, President of BIG RED DOG San Antonio, says his firm’s strong relationship with the owner of the Peanut Factory property led to the partnership. “San Antonio is truly a big city with a warm, hospitable small town feel, so it was great to be able to have a relationship with someone that needed our services,” he says. “It’s going to be an exciting project to be a part of, one that will continue Mayor Castro’s mission to make the 2010s the ‘Decade of Downtown’”
The property has been vacant for several years, so the makeover will be a welcome addition to the community. “This is one of the types of projects that we enjoy working on the most,” Weigand says. “Anytime we can help make San Antonio a little more beautiful and pleasant to live in, that’s a plus for us.”