If you visited downtown San Antonio this summer, you noticed it was a LOT quieter than usual. Now, as COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the area and with a low-risk level, more visitors and tenants are returning to the area.
In addition to a decline in cases in Bexar County, the positivity rates remain low as well. With this good news comes more and more people safely returning to the area, whether for work or play.
Our role in keeping downtown San Antonio safe
Pre-COVID, Weston Centre averaged more than 1,400 tenants in our building on any given day. The numbers are now closer to 250-300, but we continue to welcome back our tenants with the peace of mind we have comprehensive safety measures in place.
Back in August, we outlined the extra steps we are taking to keep our tenants safe.
- New Merv 13 air filters
- UV lights at all Air Handler Units
- Required face coverings
- Enhanced daily and monthly cleaning protocols
- Enforced social distancing on elevators
- Temperature checks on all management staff, Engineering and Courtesy Officers
We continue to practice and enforce these added safety measures to ensure our valued tenants that Weston Centre will always provide a safe and clean work environment.
Other exciting developments in downtown San Antonio
We are not the only business in downtown San Antonio looking forward to welcoming back the community.
As more people return to downtown San Antonio, new businesses are opening and look forward to welcoming back visitors.
While some construction projects have stalled in other cities, when you drive around downtown San Antonio, you will still see construction crews working hard on new developments.
Here are just a few of those new developments expected to be completed in the near future:
Flats at River North: Currently under construction, the Flats at River North will be a five-story mixed-use apartment building that’s being developed by the NRP Group at 1011 Broadway.
San Antonio City Hall: The 130-year-old building has been under renovation since 2018, and construction efforts are still ongoing during COVID-19.
The Soto: As the first mass-timber mixed-use building in Texas, The Soto is still under construction in downtown San Antonio. It’s being developed by Hixon Properties where a Cavendar auto dealership once was located at 711 Broadway.
Local attractions are open
In addition to new construction projects starting, local attractions are also beginning to reopen in downtown San Antonio.
Tobin Centre for the Performing Arts: This world-class venue is welcoming guests back to its box office for all kinds of entertaining shows, including Evita, Frozen, the Lion King, and much more. They are also hosting a true-crime walking theatre show called Art Heist. Hosted outdoors and with social distancing in place, it’s a safe way to enjoy the art scene in San Antonio. Click here to see their complete box office.
HopScotch: Located at 711 Navarro, HopScotch is a “uniquely curated, permanent 20,000 sq. ft gallery which features 14 distinctive immersive and interactive installations from over 40 local, national and international artists.” In addition to their gallery, they also have a full bar, large patio, food truck, and gift shop. Click here to read about their enhanced safety protocols.
Remember, by following the right safety measures, we can go back to enjoying the things we love sooner! For more information on Weston Centre safety protocols and availability, click here.