Process and Timeline
The process of developing the UTSA Area Regional Center lasted approximately 2½ years, from project chartering to City Council adoption. Planning Department staff worked with a wide range of community members that included neighborhood representatives, business and property owners, employers, educational and cultural institutions, and partner organizations and City departments to create a realistic and implementable plan for this important northside regional center.
"San Antonio is planning boldly to ensure our great City captures the type of growth and economic development that will lead our community into the future and provide benefits to all our residents. "
Phase 1: Project Chartering
April - June 2017
The first phase of the project focused on project chartering, which included determining the Planning Team membership and finalizing the detailed plan area boundaries. Phase 1 also included an analysis by the Project Team to refine estimates for capture of growth in all regional centers and to determine how total projected growth for the city should be allocated into each regional center, and more generally to the future high capacity transit corridors as delineated in the adopted Comprehensive Plan for San Antonio.
Phase 2: Analysis and Visioning
June 2017 - January 2018
The second phase of the project focused on assessing the existing conditions and growth capacity of the UTSA Area Regional Center. The Planning Team and community members provided direction on visioning and goal setting for the UTSA Area. The analysis and refinement of existing conditions helped ensure that the vision and goals for the UTSA Area Regional Center are grounded in the proper context.
Phase 3: Plan Framework
October 2017 - January 2018
The third phase of the project focused on working with the community and stakeholders to establish the Plan Framework. The Plan Framework components include Land Use, Housing, Economic Development, Mobility, Amenities and Infrastructure, and Focus Areas/Corridors.
Phase 4: Recommendation and Implementation Strategies
June 2018 - February 2019
The fourth phase developed specific projects, programs, and policies to affect change in the UTSA Area Regional Center. This phase also included the development of specific, action-oriented implementation strategies and recommendations for potential funding sources.
Phase 5: Documentation and Adoption
February - October 2019
The last phase of the project was devoted to converting this project website into the final ePlan for the UTSA Area Regional Center, creating the Executive Summary, and guiding the plan through the approval and adoption process. The Project Team met with City departments and other partners to develop critical next steps to support implementation of the plan.
The SA Tomorrow Plan
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