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In addition to its residential complex, Alliance is building a
five-story parking garage. Broadstone at Medical Center will feature
a dog park and clubhouse with a game room and business center,
fitness room and pool. It will also have a secondary courtyard with a
barbecue area, water feature and fire pit.
The goal is to provide something for all residents, especially
potential residents who work near the project, because Broadstone is within walking distance to many hospitals in the area.
"We are aiming our target toward medical center workers, as we
are located directly across the street from one medical center specifically," Swope says. "So it's all about catering to those individuals who want to live closer to where they work, as convenience is
Alliance is using a number of different finishes both on the exterior and inside of Broadstone, which makes the project unique, Swope
notes. "We have stucco in many locations of the site, brick in our
patios and feature stone," she says. "On the interior, we are implementing granite and quartz in the units, and upgraded plank in the
unit living and dining areas."
Swope adds that she is "very excited" about the project because
Broadstone will stand out among other buildings in the area. "The
mix of these finishes are going to give this project a fresh look
that's different from everything else in the community," she says.
"Overall, it will have a pretty modern look, which will make it
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Alliance's latest project is Broadstone at the Medical Center, a
four-story 276-unit residential development located on the site of
the former Oak Hills Medical Center Hotel in San Antonio.
Although demolition of the existing hotel and restaurant was
slated for December 2015, Alliance didn't start until January the
following year due to the weather. Even then, demolition of the site
was challenging, Swope notes, as Alliance had prepared in advance
to clear the asbestos in the building, which took four months.
However, Alliance did not anticipate having to delay its schedule by nearly three-and-a-half months due to issues with the local
power company. "They were behind on many of their projects, which
delayed us," Swope says. "We had underground utilities, as well as
overhead poles we needed resolved with the power company in
order to move forward. Despite that, we are anticipating completion
of the project in July 2018."
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