dwg. is proud to announce our involvement as the landscape architect for the TRTF adaptive reuse of the Merchant Building on the east side of San Antonio. The resulting mixed-use campus will create an integrated live, work, and play complex.
Lake Flato is serving as the architect and designed the five-building complex at 1305 East Houston Street which features a multi-building innovation center, a boutique hotel, an event center, office and lab space, residential apartments, an outdoor plaza, and greenspace.
TRTF’s new innovation hub VelocityTX will be the complex’s first tenant. Ideally, the bioscience, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies companies identified in TRTF’s international partnerships plan, would move in as they scale up operations.
With more than 110,000 square feet of built-out space on almost five acres, the long-term vision is to redevelop the plot into a campus complete with partnering ventures and other tenants leasing from TRTF. The commercial activity and leasing income would sustain TRTF’s innovation accelerator with continuous revenue streams.
“Although we are early in the process, we are very happy with the direction Lake Flato and dwg. are taking, not only from the development perspective, but also [from] the self-sustaining perspective,” TRTF CEO Randy Harig stated in a press release.
Stay tuned as this exciting project progresses!