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UTSA Area Regional Center

A History of the UTSA Area Area

The UTSA area is one of the more recently developed regions of the city. However, it has an important history that helped shape the City of San Antonio we know today. This history weaves together major themes of natural resources, the military, education and tourism.

Quarries typically serve as economic generators for decades. Once depleted, they are often re-purposed for other uses. In the UTSA Area, the Beckmann Quarry began operations in 1933 and remains one of the largest aggregate mines in the nation. Beginning in the 1980s, portions of the quarry near I-10 and Loop 1604 were fully mined out and repurposed as new developments. The La Cantera Resort & Spa and golf courses, the Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park, the Shops at La Cantera, and The RIM Shopping Center eventually grew out of the old quarry sites and have become a beacon for locals and tourists, alike.

Camp Bullis is located northeast of the UTSA Area. Although not located within the boundaries of the plan area, the military installation has a significant impact on the properties surrounding it. Established in 1917, Camp Bullis continues to provide important employment, economic, and partnership opportunities for our city. This plan area is anchored by the University of Texas at San Antonio main campus. The campus was developed in the mid-1970s and was the first public university to serve the City of San Antonio. As the school has grown and evolved, it has also functioned as a catalyst for the development of housing and public amenities within the UTSA Area Regional Center.

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Project Manager

Brenda Valadez

Senior Planner and Project Manager, San Antonio Planning Department

brenda.valadez@sanantonio.gov

210-207-5428

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