Balcones Heights Lofts
NRP Group – San Antonio, Texas

Rising above the urban San Antonio landscape, the City of Balcones Heights – located on top of the southern Los Balcones escarpment – has a rich history. In the 1930’s, developments to the south of the Balcones Heights boundaries enticed ever-optimistic developers to find home sites in the hills just above the newly established Jefferson Heights Neighborhood. As the architecture of Jefferson High School established the tone of the Spanish Colonial Revival for Jefferson Heights, the Balcones Heights area was middle ground that opened the frontier of new architectural development during a time when the Mid-Century Modern movement was highly influential. Balcones Heights exhibits some of the finest examples of historically significant Mid-Century Modern architectural developments in South Texas. 

This Urban in-fill mixed-use development centrally located in Balcones Heights has a modern twist to the classic mid-century modern architecture unique to this location. Designed for national developer NRP GROUP, the project includes retail with public access, amenities for the development use and both market rate and tax credit living units to meet the development needs of the city.

3230 Hillcrest Drive
Balcones Heights, TX 78201

Final Construction Cost

Project Size
72,691 sq.ft.
2.492 acres
84 units

Construction Type

Design Start
January 2014

Design Finish
April 2014

Substantial Completion
February 2016

Firm’s Responsibility
Prime Architect

Delivery Method
Design Bid Build

Principal-In-Charge/Project Architect
Geof Edwards, AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager
Mariela Valdivia

Project Coordinator
Deepa Modadugu

Civil: BURY
Structural: CPH Structural Engineering, Inc.
MEP: Raymond Engineering, Inc.
Interior: David I. Hawkins ASID
Landscape: BURY
GeoTech: Intec of San Antonio, LP

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