Growth in San Antonio is taking a new direction - heading down Broadway.
In the next few months, hundreds of new residents are expected to move into one of four new luxury apartment developments: Can Plant at the Pearl, 1800 Broadway, Mosaic, and 1221 Broadway.
Developers estimate in the next year 1,500 new residents will call the Broadway corridor between Josephine St. and Jones Ave. their home.
“It’s changed a lot,” said Anne Ng, owner of the new Bakery Lorraine located a block off of Broadway.
Her specialty gourmet bakery and coffee shop opened last Tuesday along Grayson St. in what just a few months ago was a condemned house.
Now other vacant houses along Grayson are being remolded into retail spaces for restaurants and boutiques.
"We are really excited to be a part of the trailblazing group over here," Ng said.
Homeowners in Tobin Hill, Government Hill, and Westfort neighborhoods along Broadway have seen their home values increase while Anthony Puente said the crime has decreased.
"Crime did go up here for awhile, but lately it's come down," he said. “The neighborhood has cleaned up quite a bit.”
For as much as the area has changed in the past two years, developers said in the next six months with hundreds of new residents moving in, it will change even more.