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Former Lone Star Brewery to Transform Into San Antonio’s Newest “All-Day District”

Lone Star District is poised to be one of San Antonio’s most sought after mixed-use destinations. Learn how WGI is helping preserve the historic features of this iconic site, while working to revitalize the surrounding community and create a whole-life experience.
Lonestar District San Antonio engineer

Midway and GrayStreet Partners are teaming up to transform one of San Antonio’s most unique landmarks, into the city’s newest “all-day district”; dubbed Lone Star District. Sitting vacant for over two decades, the historic Lone Star Brewery and cluster of buildings that make up the 32 acre site along Lone Star Blvd, remain an iconic part of the Alamo city.

Lone Star Brewery Ca. 1980
Lone Star Brewery circa 1980. Built in 1933 towards the end of prohibition, the facility didn’t begin brewing Lone Star beer, “The National Beer of Texas”, until 1940. The complex has been vacant since Lone Star relocated operations to Longview, TX back in 1996.

“Location, Location, Location!”

Bordering the San Antonio river and just 1.5 from downtown, the new Lone Star District will be situated within the city’s vibrant Southtown Arts District, as well as conveniently located amidst some of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in the city.

Lone Star District on Map

Development Partners and Redevelopment Plans

WGI is providing civil engineering, traffic engineering and MEP engineering services for this redevelopment. With the support of Lake|Flato Architects and OJB Landscape Architecture, we are helping transform this historic site into San Antonio’s newest lifestyle destination.

The district will include a mix of apartments, offices, restaurants, bars, shops, art and more, curating a live-work-play lifestyle that will revolutionize mixed-use developments nationwide.

Lone Star
Lake|Flato Architects

Community and People-Oriented Focus

Focused on creating an authentic community gathering space, the design features a walkable environment including open air plazas, pocket parks and entertainment venues.

Multiple access points will provide greater connectivity for pedestrians and bikers to the surrounding neighborhoods, with hopes of creating a regional connection to the larger community and revitalizing this historic area of San Antonio once again.

Lonestar District San Antonio
Lake|Flato Architects

Multi-Phased Approach

The mixed-use complex is scheduled to be developed over the next ten years and in multiple phases. The revitalization includes plans to preserve and renovate existing historical buildings, add new buildings and roads, as well as improve access and connect to the miles of existing trails along the San Antonio River.

Phase one contains a pedestrian-friendly mix of 250 residential apartment units, 100,000 square feet of office space and 50,000 square feet of retail and open-air plazas, all situated on 12 acres directly south of Lone Star Boulevard.

Lake Flato Architects Phase Map
Lake|Flato Architects

The first phase is scheduled to kick off later this year with completion expected sometime in 2025. Midway and GrayStreet Partners are currently working on master-plan options for the remaining 20 acres of the site directly south of the first phase.

We’ve Done This Before

Do you have dreams of creating a community centered, mixed-use development like the one here? If so, we can help! Contact our team of experts today and let us put our experience and expertise to work for you!

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