From the Road: San Antonio

San Antonio may well be on the verge of a preservation renaissance. This Southwest cultural center that just became a UNESCO World Heritage City – thanks to the listing of the San Antonio Missions as a UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2015 – is moving away from the amusement park feel of the Alamo district towards a more sophisticated urban planning model that includes the incorporation of vernacular architecture in public spaces to opportunities for other mixed-use complexes in other historic breweries that dot the city. And vacant historic buildings in the commercial district are starting to buzz with signs of new life.