dwg. is serving as the landscape architect for the adaptive reuse of the Light and Print Buildings located on Broadway Street in downtown San Antonio. The first phase of the project renovates the former San Antonio Light newspaper offices into 60,000 square feet of Class A Office space.
The landscape scope includes the addition of an exterior amenity area, replacing a portion of the existing parking lot with a lush area including shade trees, planting beds and outdoor seating. The design emits the feeling of a small urban park and encourages gathering and outdoor meetings. A central amenity lawn softens the building’s exterior and provides flexible gathering space. The scope additionally includes an upgraded streetscape and street trees along McCullough Avenue and portions of North Alamo Street.
The project was awarded a San Antonio River Authority Watershed Wise Rebate. This program reimburses construction for low impact developments demonstrating best practices of on-site storm water management. The purpose of the program is to promote the use of LID techniques to address storm water runoff. dwg.’s stormwater management plan includes four bioretention basins in the parking lot and a 1200 SF linear bioretention basin at the site’s low point will capture stormwater and treat 60% of the site’s runoff. Overflow will be piped to the linear basin and will be tied to a nearby existing storm inlet. We were proud to manage the successful SARA application process for this generous rebate.