mixed income multi-family housing 2015-2017

Wheatley Courts Multi-Family Phase II


In 2013, the San Antonio Housing Authority, in conjunction with developer McCormack Baron Salazar, embarked on the ground-up redevelopment of the old Wheatley Courts public housing project. Funded through a mix of HUD grants and mixed-income tax credits, the project was developed in several phases, with the vision of transforming the dilapidated east-side property into a safe and attractive walkable, mixed-income community serving a variety of residents. The community contains 38 buildings, with over 400 units in a mix of apartments and townhomes, as well as parks, walking paths and community amenities.

SLS was engaged by SAHA and MBS to act as general contractor for Phase II of the project, with the responsibility of developing and constructing 215 mixed apartment and townhome units. Included in the scope was the vertical construction of the buildings, as well as extensive site development including underground utilities and new roads.

Construction of the project required working with multiple stakeholders, residents and advocate groups and following strictly mandated HUD construction guidelines and tax credit parameters dictating appropriate unit mixes. Also critical to the project was ensuring the design and construction of Phase II blended with Phase I and the subsequent Phase III for aesthetics, cohesiveness and overall community feel.

Project Specs:

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Client: San Antonio Housing Authority

Type: HUD/Tax Credits

Value: $32 Million

Units: 215 Units