Many of the old houses that line the picturesque block of Katherine Court recall the centuries-old history of Alamo Heights. But signs on the lawns of the Country Club subdivision on the southern outskirts of town testify to the impact of the area’s residential growth.
These road signs advertise that the north side of the street could house a huge three-story apartment complex spanning almost half of the block.
And this has brought in some of the clergy, doctors, retired military personnel and professors who have lived in the neighborhood for years irritated.
“While it is obvious that improvements are needed on the properties in question, this is not the right way to go,” Dr Joan Cunningham, an epidemiologist who lives nearby, told the town in a letter. recent. “It destroys the small town nature of our street.”
The majority of the nearly 30 houses in Katherine Court were built in the 1930s. A few houses have been demolished and replaced with townhouses whose front facades blend in with the character of the neighborhood.
The project that crosses the Town Hall includes four apartment buildings on the north side of Katherine Court. The effort would bring in 67 households and represent half of the units in the block.