New apartments in Southtown pay homage to the property’s former tenant, Big Tex Granary, by keeping several of the structures from the early 1900s in the design.

Developed by The NRP Group, The Flats at Big Tex is a 336-unit, pet-friendly apartment community with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom options and several different floor plans.

The Flats at Big Tex celebrated a grand opening in late November at 423 Blue Star St., built along a half mile of the San Antonio River.

“The community and units are modern and inviting with tall ceilings and large windows for a very open feeling. The community was designed to highlight the beauty of the river and city views,” said Diane Tidewell, NRP Group regional property manager.

“The NRP Group has a long history of developing in San Antonio, and was pioneering in Southtown, specifically with the opening of Cevallos Lofts in 2011,” she added. “After the success of that project, our company has continued to look for ways to add density and vibrancy to that community.”

Tidewell added Southtown is the perfect place for apartments because it is convenient to offices, cultural centers and dining.

“The Flats at Big Tex offers excellent access to the San Antonio River Walk, superior amenities at the community, and beautiful finishes within each apartment,” Tidewell said.

The complex includes a fitness center, two dog parks, a resort-style pool, bicycle storage with a repair station and more.

There are 40 floor plans. Rent is competitive with similar communities in the area, company officials said.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.


423 Blue Star St.

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