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Proposed change could mean more guest houses in Bexar County

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San Antonio – San Antonio could soon see an increase in prefabricated modular homes, partly due to proposed changes to the city’s development code.

Last month, Business Journal wrote: Amendments to the Development Code to be held at City Council in Octoberwhich eases restrictions for homeowners to build guest homes.

Modifications are not limited to prefabricated construction, but this style is suitable for guest house construction. There are advantages to factory-built construction, which involves building individual panels that are assembled on site, or completely completing the construction of a building and shipping it to a location.

A Houston subcontractor who just opened a shop in Alamo City and specializes in prefabricated modules told Business Journal: Skilled workers will be needed on the design side of development, not on the construction sideThis shows that modules can be built in weeks and assembled in days.

An Attached Housing Unit (ADU) is a secondary residence on the site that may be a separate guesthouse or a garage or basement dwelling attached to the main residence on the site.

Braustin Homes CEO said: Alberto Piña.

Braustin, a San Antonio-based prefabricated mobile home dealer, Recently hired a Chief Financial Officer and two executives To expand our business and meet the steady increase in demand since we opened in 2017.

“The industry thrives when traditional housing costs get too high, borrowing costs skyrocket, and material costs skyrocket,” Piña says. “Right now it’s like the perfect storm for all these conditions.”

The founder of Bob’s Containers shares a similar sentiment. Robert Balderas, outsiders are also paying attention to the revised bill. Austin-based Bob’s Containers manufactures container homes and is poised to bring his game to town if amendments pass and a few factors are maintained.

Some San Antonio residents have expressed concerns at public meetings about proposed amendments that would make it easier to build ADUs, noting they could be used as short-term rental properties on platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo. .

“My main concern is my children,” one resident said at a July 5 zoning board meeting. ’ does not interact with them outside of online.”

So far, Balderas says that’s not the case for his local company.

“In Austin, people mostly use our product as Airbnb,” he said. “But in San Antonio, they’re mostly used as guest houses.”

The Business Journal will continue to track the story and provide an update after the City Council votes unanimously on the proposed amendment in October.

Editor’s Note: This article was written by partnership Between KSAT and San Antonio Business Journal.

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