THIS IS A PROPOSED DRAFT SUBJECT TO COMMUNITY INPUT, LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND WILL BE REPLACED BY THE FINAL PLAN ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL.

UTSA Area Regional Center Plan Administrative Draft (PDF 52.8 Mb)

The Planning Department is accepting public comment on this Administrative Draft until June 26, 2019 - the day before the Planning Commission Hearing. Please submit your comments to Brenda.Valadez@sanantonio.gov. The UTSA Area Regional Center Plan will be presented for a briefing to the Comprehensive Plan Committee on May 14, 2019; for a briefing to the Planning Commission on June 12, 2019; for Planning Commission Hearing on June 26, 2019; and for City Council Hearing on August 15, 2019.

The Plan Framework map above identifies and shows the interrelatedness of key physical concepts and strategies in the plan. These include priority focus areas for (re)development; pedestrian, bicycle, and street improvements; parks and open space recommendations; and priority areas to encourage mixed-use corridors. These recommended physical improvements and investments are complemented by other supportive plan strategies related to housing; economic development; infrastructure; and neighborhood priorities.

The UTSA Area Regional Center focuses growth and new development in appropriate areas, while ensuring protection of established single-family neighborhoods, sensitive lands, and natural features. Gateway treatments along South Presa Street and at the intersection of Goliad Road and SE Military Drive will announce and celebrate the entry to the creeks, greenways and mixed-use centers throughout the area. The largely rural character of the southernmost parts of the plan area will be preserved.

Mobility improvements focus on enhancing east-west connectivity, including improved access to the San Antonio River and Salado Creek. Improved pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure are key priorities for existing and new neighborhoods, especially around community destinations such as schools, parks, libraries, and community and senior centers. Key corridors will be improved to create pedestrian-friendly environments for residents and businesses as well as increase safety and comfort for all. Greenways that follow and extend from existing creeks will connect open spaces, parks, and community destinations and create opportunities for environmental protection and environmentally-sensitive development.