For locally based Embrey Partners Ltd., the key ingredient to its success has been about fitting a product to a site.

“We treat every site uniquely,” says Embrey Partners President Walter “Trey” Embrey III.

Work is under way now on one of the latest examples of the firm’s focus on uniqueness. A new multifamily project will be located on a 15-acre tract located behind the Rudy’s restaurant in the city of Leon Springs, just northwest of San Antonio.

Plans call for the construction of 320 units, says Embrey. The first units should be ready for occupancy next February.

In describing the project, Embrey says that it will be an upscale, eclectic, pedestrian-friendly environment that will pay homage to the city’s history and the Old Spanish Trail that once made its way across the front of the property.

Put another way, the look will be “Texas Country French,” explains Jeff Booth, senior managing partner on the project.

Embrey Partners’ new complex is part of a larger mixed-use community that will front Interstate Highway 10, between Leon Creek and the historic Leon Springs community.

Amenities for the community will include a two-story clubhouse of 6,397 square feet — complete with such features as a catering kitchen, fitness center and an indoor golf simulator. The complex will also boast a luxury pool with cabanas.

Another amenity of the project, the fact that it is situated within walking distance of area retail and renowned restaurants like Rudy’s and The Grill.

Booth has been working on the project for three years, says Embrey, who points out that much of that time has been spent to improve access to the site.

“We’ve worked with other landowners to create a place with improved access that offers the ability to drive into the area and safely walk around,” Booth says.

The east side of the community will back up to Leon Creek and will overlook the homes in the Dominion.

“We’re very excited about developing it in a way that will reflect the quality and timeless architectural appeal the Dominion is known for,” Booth adds.

Tricia Lynn Silva covers real estate, retail, construction, and law firms; she also plans and edits some special reports.

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