East Meadows is the former Wheatley Courts Public Housing complex. Built in 1940’s, Wheatley Courts had 248 units and known for its high crime rate, drug activities, and poverty. In 2012, the City partnered with the San Antonio Housing Authority to redevelop the complex into a mixed-income community.
the starling apartments
The Starling Apartment complex is a multi-family housing development project. The project includes 90 units in three buildings. The complex was constructed over 9.62 acres and includes a pool area, playground, and parking. The apartments accommodate residents whose household income does not exceed 80% of the area median income. The estimated cost of the project was $18 million and included HOME funds in the amount of $1,200,000.
CentroMed vista point clinic and Fitness Center
The City awarded $472,000 in CDBG funding to El Centro del Barrio (CentroMed) for construction of a clinic and fitness center located at 5427 Ray Ellison Blvd. in Council District 4. CDBG funds were used for soft construction costs of the clinic. The center provides health and wellness services to the underserved areas of the Indian Creek and surrounding communities.
Wheatley Park Senior Living APARTMENTS
The City awarded $1,200,000 in HOME funds to Wheatley Park Senior Living, an 80-unit senior rental housing development located at 910 N. Mittman in Council District 2. HOME funds were used for construction costs. The development is geared to serve seniors with incomes at or below 60% of the area median income.
San Pedro springs Park Improvements Project
The City awarded $150,572 in CDBG funds to San Pedro Springs Park Improvements Project. The improvements included design and construction of a retaining wall/linear bench at the San Pedro Springs Pool for erosion control. Improvements also included drainage expansion at the San Pedro Playhouse to alleviate drainage problems at north and south ends of the building located at 1315 San Pedro Ave in Council District 1.