Casey Development plans resort-style apartment project near SeaWorld

Tacara at Dove Creek apartments planned near SeaWorld

September 24, 2020


A prominent San Antonio development team aims to bring resort living near SeaWorld with its next luxury apartment project. Casey Development will begin construction of Tacara at Dove Creek — a 321-unit apartment complex at 189 Empresario Dr., near Loop 1604 on the far West Side — in the fourth quarter. The first units will be available late next year, with completion set for fall 2022.

“We pride ourselves on providing a true Class A luxury product to our residents, who might not necessarily want to own a home or pay the premium associated with homeownership,” said Development Associate Drew Caraway.
Casey Development builds its own apartments through its in-house construction arm, Baxter Contracting. The SAGE Group designed the project. Management has not been selected, but Casey has worked with Greystar on past projects.

The average monthly rent of units is expected to be roughly $1,200 to $1,300 per month, with an average size of 870 square feet. Studio, one-, two-, and three bedroom units will be available. Amenities include a fitness center, yoga studio, pet park, pool and a cabana with outdoor fireplaces and grilling spaces.

“We’re just trying to create a real resort-style atmosphere, make it something that tenants will use and enjoy, because some of these [other] communities have the pool, have the fitness center, but they don’t get used,” Caraway said. “We want to make our residents proud of the place they call home.”
Casey acquired the property in 2017 from Paul Blackburn of Blackburn Properties, as well an additional 100 acres it later sold to homebuilder KB Home for an ongoing single-family development. Casey, which has developed and acquired a multitude of office and retail properties across the city, has increased its focus on residential developments throughout the last decade.

The company has two area projects under construction now, the 338-unit Tacara at Stone Oak and the 302-unit Tacara at Crosswinds on the Northeast Side. Both are built by Baxter.

Mitchell Parton
San Antonio Business Journal